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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

may

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

june

06jun6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - June Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

08jun12:00 pm2:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: The Hon Julie Bishop MP12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Melbourne CBD

13jun5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Fast Forward Speed Networking5:30 pm - 8:00 pm RACV City Club

14jun9:00 am10:30 amVictorian Chamber presents: Workplace update - are your casuals really casual?9:00 am - 10:30 am Best Western Hovell Tree Inn

july

04jul6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - July Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

20jul9:00 am11:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: ignite+VU9:00 am - 11:00 am MCG

30jul(jul 30)8:00 am31(jul 31)3:30 pmVictorian Tourism Conference 201830-31 July, Cape Schanck8:00 am - 3:30 pm (31) RACV Cape Schanck Resort

august

15aug6:00 pm8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Grow and Glow6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Victoria University

october

16oct6:30 pm8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Emotional Intelligence with Mel Neil6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Victoria University

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