State Forums 2018

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8 & 9 November 2018

Springlife Conferencing Centre – 178 Springwood Road, Springwood

Springlife Conferencing Centre is located in Springwood, Logan on the south side of Brisbane, with easy access to the South East Freeway and plenty of free onsite car parking.


Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Queensland Microfinance Forum 2018!

With a jam-packed two days planned, we will be investigating the new world of NILS and StepUP through the approach of many perspectives – the applicant, the interviewer, the assessor, the administrator, the organisation – and how everyone is working collaboratively to ensure the best outcome.

Come along and get the inside scoop from community sector peaks on what is really happening for our clientele around the cost of living and predatory financial products that are out to take advantage. Be part of the discussion and sharing of how we can work together for a brighter future for all.

Come and meet your fellow microfinance workers; engage in workshops to build your skills; and find out about NILS post transition, what’s happening for StepUP, and where we are all heading within the microfinance space.

I encourage all Microfinance front-line workers, managers and others interested in the Financial Inclusion space to attend the ❤ Small Loans, Big Hearts Queensland 2018 Forum ❤. Come along, share the experience, and let’s support one another to actively move ‘Towards Tomorrow Together’.

See you there,

Karen Denham
Microfinance Manager QLD

Karen Denham


Below is a list of Accommodation options located nearby to the Springlife Conference Centre, 178 Springwood Road, Springwood. Discounted rates for the duration of the State Forum are also shown.

The Glen Hotel
Cnr Logan Rd & Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains
T: 07 3270 6699 E: reservations@glenhotelandsuites.com.au
Queen and Twin hotel rooms from $180 per night (Quote ‘Springlife’ to receive the best available rates)

Springwood Tower Apartments
9 Murrajong Road, Springwood
T: 07 3387 7000 E: sales@springwoodtower.com.au
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments starting at $219 per night

Springwood Motor Inn
145 Barbaralla Drive, Springwood
T: 07 3299 5988 E: reception@springwoodmotorinn.com.au
Queen Rooms from $135 per night. 2 bedroom apartments also available.

Hotel Gloria
14 Carol Street, Springwood
T: 07 3387 6000 E: reservations@hotelgloria.com.au
Hotel rooms (king or twin share) $175 per night, 1 bedroom apartments $228 per night