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From the Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani

31 /01/ 2019 Comments are Closed

Hard to believe that we are welcoming 2019 already.

It’s been an incredibly eventful year behind us, with the November election seeing a new Minister responsible for the Tourism Portfolio. The Hon. Martin Pakula MP has been awarded the portfolio of Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Innovation and Trade, and Racing. VTIC is pleased to be welcoming Minister Pakula in his first official address to the industry as he opens our 2019 Visitor Economy Forum at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 26 February.

Our position that ‘Tourism is Victoria’s Business’ is a concept that continues to resonate beyond the term of the election period last year. VTIC looks forward to working with the new Minister to outline the priorities of industry and to further advance the important role that the visitor economy plays in driving the future economic fortunes for the State.

Over the last three months, the Board and management of VTIC have been focused on the task of developing a  three-year strategic direction that will shape the focus of what we do and point our efforts and resources toward the priorities identified by you, our members.

On the 26 February, I’m pleased that we will be launching VTIC’s three-year strategy and how this plan responds directly to the insights and information that you shared with us along this journey. The direction we have created has been shaped and defined by what our members told us is important to them, and what you want VTIC to stand for into the future.

The 2019 Visitor Economy Forum and Tourism Australia Industry Briefing is the first official event on the 2019 event calendar for VTIC, and the perfect place for us to be outlining our future direction. The event will once again be co-hosted with Tourism Australia and we look forward to welcoming you all there.

If you haven’t booked your spot already click here.

Felicia Mariani

About the Author

Felicia Mariani

Felicia brings to VTIC extensive experience across the public, private and Not-For-Profit sectors, most recently leading The Good Food Foundation and Jamie’s Ministry of Food. Felicia has previously been in executive and senior management roles at Tourism Victoria, Managing Director of the Australian Tourism Export Council and former CEO of Tourism Tasmania.

Events

may

02may10:39 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - First timers introduction10:39 am - 11:30 am Online

03may9:00 am11:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: ignite+RMIT9:00 am - 11:00 am RMIT University Storey Hall

07may5:45 pm7:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Business After Dark5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Trinket

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

09may10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - What's new for 201910:30 am - 11:30 am Online

15may11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Torquay11:00 am - 2:00 pm RACV Torquay Resort

16may10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Evaluate your Tourism Excellence10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

17may11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Inverloch11:00 am - 2:00 pm RACV Inverloch Resort

23may10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Review key features of your Business Plan10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

27may11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Shepparton11:00 am - 2:00 pm Online

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

30may10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Let's review your marketing plan10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

june

03jun11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Goldfields - Creswick11:00 am - 2:00 pm RACV Goldfields Resort

05jun11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Healesville11:00 am - 2:00 pm RACV Healesville Country Club

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

06jun10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Assessing your Customer Service and Sustainability Plan10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

12jun5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Fast Forward5:30 pm - 8:00 pm RACV City Club, Bayside Room 4, Level 2

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

july

17julallday18allday2019 Vic Tourism Conference(All Day) GMHBA Stadium

august

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

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