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National Tourism Conference Secures MCG for 2012 and 2013

02 /02/ 2012 Comments are Closed

The premier national tourism industry annual conference, Tourism & Events Excellence (TEE), has secured the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the venue for 2012 and 2013.

Tourism industry leaders are reminded to save 16 and 17 July for this year’s event.

Staged for the first time in Melbourne in 2011, the TEE conference was a critical forum for the tourism and events industry, featuring an impressive line-up of speakers who presented ways of overcoming challenges despite the tough times. Securing the venue for the next two events is testimony to the success of the TEE National Conference.

“The industry continues to confront serious challenges, with the global economic uncertainty, Aussies choosing to holiday overseas and labour shortages. The conference last year put the industry’s issues on the political agenda and also generated creative ideas that were very energising for the delegates,” says Mr Tony Charters, co-convenor of the event.

“Tourism and events will continue to feel the intense pressure they have had to weather in recent years, making this conference a critical focal point for the year.

“As a leading tourism destination in Australia, Melbourne is the obvious place to base this conference. The MCG and its hospitality partner EPICURE is a fine example of everything Melbourne is doing well,” says Mr Charters.

“EPICURE at the MCG is delighted to be part of the team hosting this prestigious event and we look forward to building on the success of last year,” says James Gilham, EPICURE Sales Manager.

Ms Dianne Smith, Chief Executive of the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), is co-convenor of the conference and says the event will focus on the outlook for tourism and address issues that will help shape business plans across the country.

“It is easy to be overwhelmed by the challenges in the current market, but there are also some sectors making good inroads,” says Ms Smith.

“We look forward to building on the partnership with EPICURE and again using the backdrop of many legendary sporting dramas and triumphs at the MCG as the venue for the tourism industry to wrestle with the business challenges we face.”

For further details about the conference, visit www.teeconference.com

VTIC

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