Action movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger is used to blowing buildings up.

Now he’s coming Down Under to talk them up.

The Terminator star will speak at a Queensland Real Estate convention in Brisbane on March 17.

Event organiser Brisbane real estate agent coach Glenn Twiddle is behind the deal to bring the Hollywood star to the Sunshine State for the second day of the two day meeting.

Schwarzenegger will appear at the summit for about three hours and conduct a VIP meet and greet as well as deliver a motivational speech. Twiddle says he’s still coming to grips with the opportunity to meet his boyhood idol.

“The contract only came through in the last couple of weeks and when I saw his autograph next to Glenn Twiddle’s I was in heaven,” he said.

Of late, Schwarzenegger has been the face of Australia Lives Here TV campaign.


Twiddle said the Hollywood legend’s speech would be more motivational than anything else, although it would be relative to the real estate industry.

Tickets, which start $199, for the event do not go on sale until January 23, leaving the Sunshine Coast based real estate coach about seven weeks to sell out the event.

Twiddle estimates he needs to sell about 1000 tickets to break even on the event which includes VIP packages. The event is being staged at Royal International Convention Centre at the RNA on the weekend of March 16-17.

“It’s nine days from now that we start selling and and the waiting list on the website ( has hundreds of people lining up,” Twiddle said.

Twiddle started dealing with Schwarzenegger’s agent late last year but had to wait until when the former governor of California was available before setting a date for the event.


“You have to do it when they can fit it into their schedule so I just have to make it work,” Twiddle said.

He said even though it’s billed as a real estate agents event, Schwarzenegger’s advice would for on a much broader audience.

“It is really rubber on the road advice on the way he thinks, his mindset and the way he attacks life, business and politics,” Twiddle said. AAP

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