Social program

Exhibition opening and welcome night

Wednesday 13 September 2023

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Please join us for a relaxing evening of collegiality and catching up with new and old friends. Also make the most of this opportunity to meet and mingle with companies from across Australia, keep up to date with the latest products and services whilst starting your passport competition to win some amazing prizes!


VBG Gala cocktail party

Thursday 14 September 2023

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration and networking at the Veterinary Business Group cocktail party and awards presentation, hosted at the exquisite Sixteen Antlers, located on the rooftop of Pullman Mercure King George Square, Brisbane! Indulge in the ambiance as you mingle with fellow veterinary professionals, distinguished speakers, and industry leaders overlooking the Brisbane skyline. 
Learn about the wonderful work your fellow colleagues and businesses are doing with the announcement of the Veterinary Business Group Scholarships and Awards and raise a toast to the well-deserving recipients.
The evening promises laughter, inspiration, and fostering meaningful connections within the VBG. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Kindly sponsored by VetPay


Breakfast sessions

BOQ Specialist breakfast 

Thursday 14 September

6.45am for 7.00am – 7.50am

Dr James Ramsden, Director of PetPack 

Expert online marketing for vets 

Online marketing is integral to a successful vet practice - from new clinic launch through to maturity through to the eventual sale of the business. Learn how online marketing has been proven to be the driver of success in leading Australian vet practices.


Macquarie Bank breakfast 

Friday 15 September

6.45am for 7.00am – 7.50am

Adele Creighton, National Head of Healthcare, Macquarie Business Banking

Funding growth – succession and partnership funding. Macquarie Bank’s Perspective

Join Macquarie Bank’s National head of Healthcare, Adele Creighton, as she takes us through business growth drivers and ways in which to fund veterinary business evolution. Adele will deep dive on important business strategies:  bringing in new owners, expansion, succession, change and structuring for growth including case studies live from our AVA member audience. This is a breakfast session that will kick start your day!