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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.



26sep11:30 am4:00 pmVictorian Chamber and Pitcher Partners presents: Grand Final Lunch11:30 am - 4:00 pm Olympic Room, MCG


03oct5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series – October Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Wallis & Ed

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

17oct10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - What can we find out by tracking tourists?Improving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

22oct12:00 pm2:00 pmVTIC Premium Member Lunch with Lyell Strambi12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Angliss Restaurant


14nov6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - November at Melbourne ZooConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Melbourne Zoo

21nov10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - save the dateImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

22nov6:00 pm11:00 pm2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards – Gala CeremonyTickets on sale now6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Palladium at Crown Dress Code: Black Tie

28nov4:30 pm6:00 pm2018 VTIC Annual General Meeting4:30 pm - 6:00 pm VTIC Offices, Level 3