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From the Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani

30 /08/ 2018 Comments are Closed

It’s hard to believe that half the year if over already and we’re on the downward slide to Christmas!

VTIC punctuated the half yearly mark with what has been an amazing tourism conference – and a sincere thank you to all those that joined us for the event. You helped us to create the most successful conference that VTIC has ever delivered.

It’s also great to see off the back of the conference that Visit Ballarat has engaged one of our most loved presenters from the event. Jesse Desjardins who delivered a highly engaging keynote presentation on his Guest Experience Mapping program is making a special appearance in Ballarat on Tuesday 4 September to do a deep dive session with operators on mastering the GEM program. It’s really encouraging to see elements of our program being brought to life in other forums.

I know that we were sadly not able to accommodate all the demand for our conference this year…. And while this was a great problem to have as conferences go, we were disappointed that we could not satisfy everyone’s requests.

At the event, I spoke with many members and colleagues who were keen to be considered as our host for next year’s event. It’s great to see so much interest in being part of what has evolved to become such a pinnacle event for VTIC and we’re working with the Board now to consider options and ideas for how we progress to next year’s event.

This is an action packed e-newsletter this month, so I will let you get on with reading all the exciting updates the team are delivering and I look forward to connecting with you again real soon!


About the Author


The peak body for Victoria's tourism and events industry, VTIC represents key industry associations and operators, with over 1400 members.



28mar12:00 pm4:00 pmVictorian Chamber Presents: AFLW Grand Final Lunch12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Marvel Stadium


03apr6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC Spotlight on a Member at Melbourne Sealife Aquarium with Party Higher6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

17apr10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Skills of the Visitor Economy10:30 am - 11:30 am Online


01may12:00 pm2:30 pmVictorian Chamber and Melbourne Press Club present: Post-budget lunch with Tim Pallas MP12:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

08may6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member- Melbourne Cricket Ground6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

22may10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the Date10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

30may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Destination Melbourne LIVE9:00 am - 5:00 pm Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion


05jun5:30 pm7:30 pmSpotlight on a Member- Floyd’s Aperitivo Bar5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Novotel/ Ibis Hotel

19jun10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the Date10:30 am - 11:30 am Online


17julallday18allday2019 Vic Tourism Conference(All Day) GMHBA Stadium


21augallday23allday2019 Victorian Visitor Information Services Summit(All Day) Holmesglen at Eildon