SCA National Convention
|Event Name||SCA National Convention|
|Destination||Alice Springs, Northern Territory|
|Venue||Alice Springs Convention Centre|
About the event
Strata Community Australia Limited (SCA) is the peak industry body for Body Corporate and Community Title Management in Australia. SCA has in excess of 3,300 members who include body corporate managers, support staff, committee members and suppliers of products and services to the industry.
The convention theme of “Great Southern Strata Land” celebrated Australia and the growth of the strata industry throughout the country. Delegates were strata managers, strata owners and suppliers to the strata industry. They came from each state of Australia, with some attendees from USA, New Zealand and Singapore.
Why the NT?
Alice Springs was selected as the host destination for the 2016 convention due to it being a place of rugged, natural beauty and rich in Aboriginal culture. It helped deliver a unique destination event for the delegates, enabling them to experience an area of Australia they might not otherwise have ever visited.
Each of the convention social functions showcased a unique part of Alice Springs, which was greatly appreciated by the delegates.
These events included a Welcome Reception at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and a gala dinner at Ooraminna Homestead, a family-owned cattle station surrounded by red dusty roads and spectacular rocky ranges. The conference closing function was held at Simpson’s Gap, one of the scenic “gaps” which pierce the West MacDonnell Ranges and the site of one of the most prominent waterholes in the area.
Special NT Touches
The conference commenced with a special cultural tone with a ‘Welcome to Country’ presentation delivered by traditional owner Kumalie (Rosalie) Riley, an Arrernte Elder from Alice Springs with strong affiliations to the land.
Organisers indicated that Alice Springs, its convention centre and the creative social program venues made a huge contribution to creating a unique experience for the delegates. They advised that the Alice Springs Convention Centre was the perfect layout for the conference and exhibition, with the space enabling ‘natural networking’ between exhibitors and delegates, which they deemed to be “fantastic”.