We're off to Australia this week! Not for a holiday, mind. We're actually going to the AREC conference on the Gold Coast. And when I say we, I mean Adam and Alex, because they won't let the rest of us come.

In preparation for our trip, we've gone and purchased a few bits and pieces so we don't "stand out like a shag on a rock" as they say over there. So we're all stocked up on Vegemite, anti-venom and a lone cork hat ("lone" because Alex won't wear one).

We're really looking forward to this trip as it's a fantastic opportunity for us. We're excited about the potential for networking, what the conference has to offer, as well as taking in some of the country itself. We'll be going to the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne while we're there, hopefully cracking open a few cold ones along the way.

There are also a bunch of speakers we're looking forward to seeing. We're excited to see Tom Panos, Sarah Hackett and Steve Carroll so we can get a better understanding of what's happening in the industry, which will in turn provide greater value for our clients.

It's not just us going. Our good friend Stephen Brown is tagging along, as well as Shaun Adams of Cooper Adams and Luke St Clair, who owns Knightsbridge Estates. 

Of course everything will still be running as usual at home, so if you have any questions or issues, don't hesitate to let us know.

Thanks, and hoo roo!