The Institute for Glycomics Grand Ball is an annual event to raise funds for our ground-breaking research

The Institute for Glycomics Grand Ball is an annual black-tie event which is supported by Griffith University as well as the local and broader community.

It's an unforgettable night including a delicious three course meal, four-hour beverage package (beer, cider, red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, soft drinks), exciting raffle and auction prizes, live entertainment and an exclusive afterparty.

Every dollar raised through this event goes directly towards the Institute's research into finding new cures and preventions for devastating diseases of global impact.

To find out more, to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, the purchase of tickets, or the donation of raffle and auction prizes, please contact


Institute for Glycomics 21st Birthday Grand Ball presented by Meriton Group

  • Date: Saturday 14 August 2021
  • Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort Grand Ballroom
  • Time: 7 pm - 11 pm
  • Dress: Black tie
  • Cost: $220 per person (standard ticket) OR $1,600 for a table of 8 including Standard beverage package OR $2,000 for a table of 8 including Deluxe beverage package (incl GST)

What you can expect:

  • A delicious three course meal
  • A four-hour beverage package (beer, cider, sparkling wine, red wine, white wine & soft drinks)
  • Live entertainment
  • Exciting raffle prizes
  • Live auction
  • Silent auction
  • Exclusive afterparty

Download the 2021 Institute for Glycomics Grand Ball Sponsorship Proposal

For more information or to express interest in sponsorship or the donation of raffle/auction prizes, please contact

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Platinum Partner


Established in 1963, Meriton has made a significant impact on the Australian landscape. The private company has designed, developed and built more than 75,000 apartments and some of the tallest residential towers across the east coast of Australia. Meriton offers sales, leasing and property management services, as well as the luxury accommodation brand Meriton Suites with more than 19 locations nationwide. Meriton has spearheaded the apartment revolution with sophisticated, high-quality apartments. Its founder and managing director, property entrepreneur Harry Triguboff, is still passionately involved in the design and construction of all projects.

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Bronze Partners


The Goldie’s Own 92.5 Triple M embraces all that is the Gold Coast, with its blend of the best Rocks Greatest Hits, Sport and Comedy. Join Bridge, Spida and Flan for the commute to work as they talk about all about everything that matters to the GC. From 3pm, be joined on the drive home by some of comedy’s best, Marty Sheargold from The Marty Sheargold Show and Mick Molloy from Molloy. Get up to speed on all the latest news in sport from 7pm with Queenslander’s Rush Hour with Dobbo.

The Goldie’s Own 92.5 Triple M stays committed to delivering everything Gold Coast and provides listeners with access to global music icons, the ultimate sporting offering and insider news, the best in comedy and more prizes to win.

After 40 years, Triple M continues to be one of Australia’s best-known radio entertainment brands and the only radio network that provides its listeners with a unique combination of Rock’s Greatest Hits, Sport and Comedy. With 49 stations across Australia, including five digital stations, Triple M has become known for music, iconic talent, sporting heroes, comedians and shows that get people talking.

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Media & Support Partners


The team at Luke Marsden Photo take a fresh approach to photography. Founder Luke Marsden has 19 years’ experience and a bunch of awards - including News Limited Australia's Photographer of the Year (2014). It helps that he also loves what he does!

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality photos for both commercial and editorial clients. We offer outstanding communication, plus a friendly, professional and always prompt service.  We make it our mission to understand our clients' needs and deliver stunning photos to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

We are based on the Gold Coast, but also service Brisbane, Byron Bay and beyond.

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THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN, together with The Gold Coast Bulletin and Gold Coast Suns print editions, gives you the best and latest news, information and entertainment about the Gold Coast – Australia’s sixth largest city.

From the sun to the sand to the surf and the spectacular hinterland, the Gold Coast is Australia’s tourism hub, guaranteeing there is never a dull moment.  We’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest local, state, national and world news along with the extensive coverage of the Gold Coast’s sporting teams, the city’s most amazing properties, the hottest gossip, popular photo galleries, newsy and offbeat videos, the opportunity to interact with fellow readers.

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Venue Partner


Enjoy stunning views of the Gold Coast skyline or the Queensland hinterland from your five-star accommodation at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Situated just a short drive from Surfers Paradise, Royal Pines is home to luxurious accommodation options, authentic culinary experiences and a championship golf course. Whether you’re seeking tranquillity at our day spa or a way to entertain the kids, you’ll find it at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Further afield, the resort is the perfect place to base yourself as you explore the fun theme parks and stunning hinterland of the Gold Coast.

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McKenzie are one of the youngest bands playing at leading venues, weddings, festivals and corporate events around Australia, and with good reason. The Gold Coast based 4 piece band perform songs from the 50’s to today, backed with their high energy interaction and stage presence (sometimes with a little McKenzie twist). McKenzie’s key focus is to keep the crowd involved and to put on a great show no matter what the occasion.

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Our Venue Partner, RACV Royal Pines Resort, has very generously offered us exclusive use of their Hydrate Bar as the official Afterparty location for our Grand Ball guests.

Hydrate Bar is a welcoming, casual space, located on the lobby level of the hotel directly opposite the Reception area.

Following the close of our event, a cash bar will be open at Hydrate until 2 am, so guests can wind down with friends before calling it a night.

The Institute for Glycomics has arranged a private DJ to entertain guests from 11 pm until 2 am so please join us there after the close of our special event.

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Sponsorship Proposal and Event Program


2021 Glycomics Grand Ball Sponsorship Proposal

The Institute for Glycomics 21s Birthday Grand Ball presented by Meriton Group will be held on Saturday 14 August 2021 at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Every dollar raised through this event goes directly towards the Institute's research into finding new cures and preventions for devastating diseases of global impact. We welcome the community's support in making this event truly remarkable through sponsorship.


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2019 Glycomics Grand Ball Event Program

View the 2019 Institute for Glycomics Grand Ball event program for a general overview of this prestigious black-tie annual event. Funds are raised through a raffle, silent auction, live auction, ticket sales and in-kind donations.

Every dollar raised supports the Institute's cutting edge research.


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