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Chief Executive Update – November 2014

27 /11/ 2014 Comments are Closed

By Dianne Smith
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It’s been a big year for VTIC and for the Victorian tourism and events sector overall.

For those of you who were at our AGM two weeks ago, you would know we’ve been working hard in 2014 to:

·         bring you together as an industry, through our policy committees and sharing common issues and opportunities,

·         Advocate strongly on your behalf through media and our communications, and

·         Deliver a range of events and services to help you grow and develop your businesses.

It was wonderful to induct Matt Noble as our newest VTIC Life Member, and welcome Charles Davidson and Will Flamsteed as our newest Board Directors. We shall miss Roger Grant and Laura Miles being around our Board table, however are delighted they’re both staying on in their policy committees.

During November, we are especially proud to launch our new Jobs Board and Member Directory on our website.

On reflection, I was proud that VTIC had a stronger presence in regional Victoria this year, holding two of our major events outside of Melbourne: the Victorian Tourism Conference, down in Geelong, and the Visitor Information Centre Summit in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region.

Now, of course – we’re in the final days before the state Election. Throughout this year, we’ve been aiming to get Tourism on the agenda because we believe Tourism equals jobs. We’ve been pleased with the recent commitments to expand the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, both parties committing to invest in the Grampians Peaks Trail, upgrading facilities at Sovereign Hill and Puffing Billy, and the extension of the Formula 1 Grand Prix contract to 2020. We eagerly await the outcome of the State Election to see how many of the pre-election commitments are realised by the next government.

Thanks for being a VTIC member and for contributing the great industry that is Victorian tourism and events. On behalf of our Chair, Jeremy Johnson, and Board Members Merry Christmas and may you all have a bustling Summer season.

VTIC

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Events

february

07feb9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Masterclass- Marketing to Chinese Visitors9:00 am - 5:00 pm Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

07feb5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - February Tourism Networking Event5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

13feb5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Fast Forward speed networking5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Venue TBC

21feb10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series: Fair Work Commission UpdateSAVE THE DATE10:30 am - 11:30 am

28feb9:00 am3:00 pm2018 VTIC Visitor Economy Forum & Tourism Australia Industry Briefing9:00 am - 3:00 pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

march

07mar5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - March Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

15mar9:30 am5:30 pmTourism Australia's Destination Australia Conference 20189:30 am - 5:30 pm The Glasshouse

19mar9:00 am11:00 amDestination Melbourne presents: Tapping into Tourism9:00 am - 11:00 am Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre

21mar10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series: PR for Tourism Businesses - Telling your storiesImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

23mar7:45 am10:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: Grand Prix Breakfast7:45 am - 10:00 am Albert Park

april

04apr5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - April Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

18apr10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Risk Management 101Improving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

may

02may5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - May Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

31may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Melbourne LIVE9:00 am - 5:00 pm Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion

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