Fri, 24 Apr


The Island, Surfers Paradise


From homelessness to millionaire entrepreneur - INTERNATIONAL guest speaker Liza Pavlakos.

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Time & Location

24 Apr 2020, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Island, Surfers Paradise

About the Event


Come join us at our launch of SKU Group's first ever event, #STRONG, overlooking the skyline of Surfers Paradise in the stunning penthouse room at the Island Hotel. This is your opportunity to learn and listen to a hand selected line up of guest speakers that embody everything about the word strong. They each have a story that is raw, uplifiting and relevant.  You will leave inspired and ready to take on any challenge that life throws at you.  

#strongwomen are #skuwomen

Along with this you will have the chance to network and connect with like minded women. Expect lots of laughs, a delicious two course lunch and flowing bubbles.  Bring a group of friends or come alone, we will make you feel comfortable.

We are so excited to see inspirational international keynote speaker Liza Pavlakos. 

FROM HOMELESSNESS TO MILLIONAIRE - Entrepreneur, author, speaker and SURVIVOR!

Liza has a story that can transform lives to achieve breakthrough performance. She has spoken at numerous engagements across the world, including Win Summit New York, Columbia University New York, Brand Ambassador for Qatar Airways, and more.

"I draw from my own story of grit and gravitas to influence my audience, to convince them that obstacles are not insurmountable. Some people come into your life as blessings, other people come into your life as lessons." Liza Pavlakos. 

Follow this link to see a snap shot of Liza Pavlakos

Our second guest speakers are locals from the Gold Coast, Dr Dinesh Palipana and his amazing mother Chithrani Palipana. Dr Palipana has a story of overcoming a tragedy to becoming only the second quadriplegic medical graduate in Australia, all with his mum by his side. In 2019 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to medicine. His amazing mum was also a finalist at Gold Coast women in business awards for her work as a disability advocate. Their story is of sacrifice and overcoming challenges. It will leave you inspired!

"Some of the most powerful influences on my life have been women. Without my mum, I wouldn't be who I am. Without my female collegues, I wouldn't be who I am." Dr Dinesh Palipana

We are so thrilled to have Sophie Guidolin the ultimate boss babe as our final guest speaker! An author of 9 recipe books, Co-creator of @thebod_ , professional IFBB bikini athlete, qualified NLP practitioner and mindset coach, personal trainer, fitness model and mum to four children. We can't wait to listen to Sophie share her journey of ups and downs while creating her brand and building an online empire.  Sophie is also to be commended for her use of her social media platform while Australia was going through its terrible summer of bush fires.  Sophie raised well over $1 million in donations.  What a superstar local on the GC! 

What is included:

  • One international guest speaker - the amazing Liza Pavlakos!
  • Local Gold Coasters - Dr Dinesh Palipana and his Mum, Chithrani.
  • Sophie Guidolin - ultimate local boss babe who has built an online empire and brand 
  • 2 course lunch
  • 3 hour drinks package 
  • Goody bags
  • Amazing prizes and giveaways

VIP ticket bonus inclusions:

  • Meet 'n' greet with guest speakers
  • Premium upfront seating
  • Early entry to beat the lines
  • Photo opportunities

VIP Corporate package bonus inclusions:

  • Meet 'n' greet with guest speakers
  • Premium upfront seating
  • Early entry to beat the lines
  • Photo opportunities
  • Corporate table signage
  • Logo on screens

BOOK NOW through Gold Coast Tickets 

Early bird tickets available from 21 February 2020 to 1 April 2020.

General admission - $155 

VIP ticket - $220  

Table of 10 - $1,500 

VIP Corporate package - $2,100 


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