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A message from Chief Executive, Brad Ostermeyer

28 /11/ 2017 Comments are Closed

The highlight every November is the tourism and events industry night of nights, the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala Ceremony.  It was a spectacular evening, with Victoria’s finest operators being recognised for their excellence.  Well done to Mike Hamilton and Olivia Bowden in particular for making this happen.

On the advocacy front, VTIC has been pitching our 2018 State Budget Submission with key Government Ministers and also with Opposition MPs.  This advocacy has already proven to be successful, with the State Government recently announcing some much needed funding for Puffing Billy.

The VTIC AGM was also held on 29 November, with the Annual Report providing an insight into activities for 2016/17.  The next major event is the Victorian Tourism Industry Christmas Party on 11 December 2017, proudly brought to you by VTIC, Melbourne Convention Bureau and Destination Melbourne.

As this newsletter coincides with my departure from VTIC, I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know what a privilege it has been to lead the peak body for Victoria’s tourism and events industry.  At the Tourism Awards Gala Ceremony, I talked about the industry being built on a fundamental strength – its people – and this provides enormous confidence for the future.  I wish you all well and every success in the future.

 

Brad Ostermeyer

About the Author

Brad Ostermeyer

Brad is VTIC's Chief Executive. Brad has experience in economic development, industry development and the delivery of regional economic infrastructure projects, primarily through strategic and commercial partnerships with the private sector and local government.

Events

february

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

15mar5:45 pm7:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Business After Dark5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Roc's Bar

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

july

30jul(jul 30)8:00 am31(jul 31)3:30 pmVictorian Tourism Conference 2018SAVE THE DATE8:00 am - 3:30 pm (31) RACV Cape Schanck Resort

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