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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

february

26feb8:30 am3:00 pmFeatured2019 VTIC Visitor Economy Forum and Tourism Australia Industry Briefing8:30 am - 3:00 pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

march

06mar6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

15mar7:45 am10:00 amVictorian Chamber Presents: Grand Prix Breakfast7:45 am - 10:00 am Carousel

20mar10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the Date10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

20mar5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber Presents: Fast Forward - Speed Networking5:30 pm - 8:00 pm RACV City Club, Bayside Room 4, Level 2

26mar9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Aboriginal Tourism Workshop9:00 am - 5:00 pm Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

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

april

03apr6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member- Save the Date6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

17apr10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the Date10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

may

08may6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member- Save the Date6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

june

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

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

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