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Message from the Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani

26 /03/ 2018 Comments are Closed

It was a pleasure to host my first Visitor Economy Forum last month at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. From all accounts and feedback, the real highlight was the energy and focus that was created through the content shard that day.

The event saw us outline the direction of our 2018 Election Priorities and, from all accounts, our emphasis on addressing supply side issues in regional areas across the state has really struck a chord.

As I noted on the day, 2018 will be our OLYMPICS YEAR for tourism in Victoria. We only get the opportunity once every four years to influence policy and investment in our industry that can make or break our success over the following four years.

Over the immediate weeks following my commencement in the role, we have been meeting with both sides of government to outline our platform and to advocate strongly on your behalf for the infrastructure game-changers that can spur our future growth.

Our success in driving the investment and vision necessary to push Victoria ahead of the pack in the competitive arena of tourism needs to be a collaborative effort. VTIC will take a strong lead in pushing hard for the priorities we have identified as crucial to our success; but we will need each of you to support this message and ensure that every politician on all sides of government is aware of the unity and influence our industry can garner.

In the next few weeks, we will be providing our members with digital assets and collateral material that will allow you to share in our advocacy platform. Spreading the message that TOURISM IS VICTORIA’S BUSINESS is a powerful platform that focuses attention on the jobs and economic and social outcomes that are a direct result of our industry’s performance.

Working together, we can ensure that tourism takes home the gold in this our Olympics Year!

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

april

27apr10:00 am12:00 pmThe Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Meletos

30apr2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Great Ocean Road Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Alkina Lodge

may

01may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Accessible Tourism Masterclass9:00 am - 5:00 pm Crowne Plaza Melbourne

02may10:00 am12:00 pmThe Mornington Peninsula Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm St Andrews Beach Brewery

02may12:00 pm2:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Post-Budget Lunch with Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria12:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Ballroom, Park Hyatt Melbourne

02may5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - May Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

04may10:30 am12:30 pmThe Ballarat Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:30 am - 12:30 pm Ballarat Town Hall

07may10:00 am12:00 pmGeelong & the Bellarine Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tourism Greater Geelong & the Bellarine

14may10:00 am12:00 pmGrampians Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Aradale Asylum

16may10:00 am12:00 pmBendigo Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Masons of Bendigo

16may10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Turning small business competitors into partnersImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

31may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Melbourne LIVE9:00 am - 5:00 pm Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion

june

06jun6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - June Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

july

04jul6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - July Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

30jul(jul 30)8:00 am31(jul 31)3:30 pmVictorian Tourism Conference 2018SAVE THE DATE8:00 am - 3:30 pm (31) RACV Cape Schanck Resort

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