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2019 VTIC Visitor Economy Forum and Tourism Australia Industry Briefing

february, 2019

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

Event Details

As 2019 kicks into gear, share in the insights from our new Tourism Minister, State and National industry leaders and key stakeholders.

Join VTIC and Tourism Australia for our annual Visitor Economy Forum and Tourism Australia Industry Briefing on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

VTIC will present our new three-year strategic direction, and key partners will be providing updates and insights into their activities for the coming year.

Our event this year will be the first official address to the industry by the Hon. Martin Pakula MP, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events.

This forum is an important start to each new year and is a not-to-be-missed event for industry to gather early insights and learnings to support your efforts.

Agenda

VTIC Visitor Economy Forum

8.30am Registration
9.15am Welcome
The Hon. Martin Pakula MP
VTIC Update and launch of three-year strategic plan– Felicia Mariani, Chief Executive, VTIC
Launch of the School for the Visitor Economy– Peter Dawkins AO, Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University
Visit Victoria update– Peter Bingeman, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Victoria

12.15pm Lunch

Tourism Australia Industry Briefing
1pm Tourism Australia’s global market strategy and creative direction– John O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Tourism Australia
The value of business and industry events– Penny Lion, Executive General Manager Events, Tourism Australia
Support and resources for tourism businesses– Kristy Carstairs, Industry Relations Manager, Tourism Australia
Panel Discussion with John O’Sullivan- Managing Director, Tourism Australia, Penny Lion- Executive General Manager Events, Tourism Australia, Nicki Kenyon- General Manager of Marketing, Visit Victoria, Kristy Carstairs- Industry Relations Manager, Tourism Australia
3pm Close

Cost

Full day – VTIC Member (Essentials and above) $40, In the Loop Subscribers and Non-Members $70
Morning only – VTIC Visitor Economy Forum – VTIC Member (Essentials and above) $40, In the Loop Subscribers and Non-Members $70
Afternoon only – Tourism Australia Industry Briefing – FREE (registration required)

Members- please enter promotional code received via email when selecting number of tickets or contact the VTIC team on 03 8662 5425 to receive the code.

Getting there
MCEC is easily accessible by tram (96, 109 and 12) and train (Southern Cross Station), and discounted parking ($18.50) is available on the day at the Wilson Car Park underneath the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The Clarendon Auditorium is best accessed via MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance.

Questions?
Please contact the team on 03 8662 5425 or info@vtic.com.au

 

Time

(Tuesday) 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place

Organizer

Victoria Tourism Industry Councilinfo@vtic.com.au

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