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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

august

22aug(aug 22)9:00 am24(aug 24)1:30 pmFeatured2018 Victorian Visitor Information Services (VIS) Summit9:00 am - 1:30 pm (24) Capital Theatre

22aug5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber Presents: Fast Forward Speed Networking5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

28aug9:00 am12:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Transformative Technology Workshop9:00 am - 12:00 pm Citadines on Bourke

september

05sep5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - September Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne

11sep9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: The Exchange9:00 am - 5:00 pm

11sep5:45 pm7:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Business After Dark5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goldfields Café and Bar

12sep1:30 pm3:30 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Tapping into Tourism- September1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Hobsons Bay Civic Centre

21sep12:00 pm2:00 pmVTIC Premium Member Lunch with Helen SawczakConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Angliss Restaurant

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

october

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

22oct12:00 pm2:00 pmVTIC Premium Member Lunch with Lyell StrambiConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Angliss Restaurant

november

22nov6:00 pm11:00 pm2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards – Gala CeremonySave the Date6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Palladium at Crown Dress Code: Black Tie

28nov4:30 pm6:00 pm2018 VTIC Annual General MeetingConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers4:30 pm - 6:00 pm VTIC Offices, Level 3

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