Delegate Gifts with a Purpose

Delegate Gifts with a Purpose

  By Natalie Johnson 3/8/2020

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Protect, enrich, rejuvenate and regenerate – these are the bold new themes of business event delegate gifts – and Port Douglas and the Daintree delivers them in spades. Whilst it’s a feel-good moment to receive a goodie bag of any description as part of a business event, most of the contents end up in the back of one’s cupboard collecting dust before contributing to ever mounting landfill. Alternatively, create a sustainable feel good moment for business event delegates by getting creative and telling the Port Douglas and Daintree story with our themed guide to unique, sustainable and fun goodies and gifts.


With the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef on your event doorstep, the arrival goodie bag crafted from recycled PET plastic is designed not only to save the ocean from unwanted, floating plastic, but your delegates from burns, bites and over dressing! Surf Lifesaving Australia reef friendly sunscreen won’t damage coral (it has its own natural sunscreen – clever coral!) and will keep delegates safe on beaches with sunscreen profits supporting the ongoing work of Australia’s lifeguards. Whilst the tropics is alive with natural beauty, no one wants to be scratching themselves all day, so bites will be kept at bay with local Daintree Essentials insect repellent, filled with wild, native and natural ingredients from the rainforest, all mixed with the purest water in Australia. Finally, the Protector delivers the Port Douglas, carefree village vibe with custom Havaianas, proudly crafted from both natural rubber and petroleum waste, keeping twinkle toes protected and delegates dressed like locals.


Connecting people and facilitating an enriching experience for delegates is the big picture of business events. Take it one step further by gifting delegates a piece of Kuku Yalanji culture, fused with the Dreamtime stories of animals, language and the environment of the Indigenous rainforest people of Port Douglas and Daintree. Acclaimed Aboriginal artist Binna Swindley from Janbal Gallery creates custom gifts telling these stories through painted burnie bean keyrings, boomerangs and canvases, so delegates can home with them a piece of the world’s oldest living culture.


Everyone loves a treat, but the best treats are the ones you can take home to remind you of your time in the tropics. Local family business Beach Harvest Coconuts create delicious, hand cut coconut chips using organically grown coconuts harvested directly off the beaches of Port Douglas and the Daintree – now that’s paddock to plate, or in this case, beach to belly! Covering all taste bases, you can mix and match flavours including maple, chocolate, original and smokey barbecue. A sensational nibbler between breakfast and doughnuts.

Rounding out the Rejuvenator, delegates can wash it all down with pesticide free Daintree Tea, grown in the heart of the Daintree wilderness, a mean, locally fermented Kombucha by the Kefir Queen with Daintree black tea, freshly squeezed limes and pressed ginger, or a caffeine hit by Skybury Coffee – straight from the family plantation on the Tablelands. For extra gift happiness, delegates can rejuvenate every day thereafter with a hot beverage in a hand painted, quirky, personalised mug by Lynda and Todd from Fun Stuff by Lynda. A permanent reminder on delegate desks back in the office of how much they enjoyed their sensational Tropical North business event.


With recycled paper certificate scroll in hand, delegates departing business events in Port Douglas and the Daintree can take home the knowledge their final night conference gift of a rainforest tree will contribute to the restoration of the region’s natural habitat and biodiversity. NightWings are successfully regenerating a vital wildlife corridor from the Daintree Rainforest to the coastal mangroves, with each delegate gift tree equating to one square metre of rainforest.

Defend, enrich, rejuvenate and regenerate – sustainable gifts with a Port Douglas and Daintree twist, showcasing the extraordinary diversity of the business event jewel of Tropical North Queensland.

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