Pacific Bay Resort, recently named the North Coast Business Event Venue of the year at the North Coast Tourism Awards, has opened its doors to the Australian Children’s Content Summit welcoming children’s content makers from around the world to the Coffs Coast. Presented by SLR Productions with Principal Partner the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Major Government Partner Screen Australia, Supported by Screen NSW and the Department of Regional NSW, the event was the first of its kind and seems to have found its home at the award-winning property, with the summit set to return in August 2024. Local Member and Shadow Minister for Tourism Gurmesh Singh said the event was an important first step as part of a bigger plan to attract production to the area following the 2021 announcement of a proposed Pacific Bay Resort Studios & Village.

Emma Watkins joined Children’s producers, writers and content makers attending the inaugural Australian Children’s Content Summit at Pacific Bay Resort. (Image credit: andthetreesphotography)

Securing these types of new and ongoing business events is not only fantastic for the region but identifies Pacific Bay Resort as a destination that can deliver on the expectations of quality and consistency. Guests enjoy a seamless experience from check-in to check-out. From accommodation to Audio Visual, to exceptional food and beverage and the activation of bespoke networking spaces across the resort both, inside and outside. Brad Daymond, Executive General Manager at Pacific Bay Resort said “It’s a pleasure to play an ongoing and important role in the growth and vibrancy of the Australian screen industry. We hope the summit becomes a corner post annual event for Coffs Harbour and we are delighted to see this event return to Pacific Bay Resort in 2024”.

Delegates at the Australian Children’s Content Summit enjoyed a welcome to country by the by Uncle Alex, a traditional smoking ceremony and cultural performance by the Giingan Girrwaa Yiiliwiyay group before the three-day summit began. International and local VIP’s included ABC, BBC, CBC, NITV, Apple, Hello Sunshine, Sony Kids and Netflix.

Above: The Giingan Yiiliwiyay Girrwaa group welcomed delegates at the Australian Children’s Content Summit at Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour. (Image credit: andthetreesphotography)