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With change, consultation is crucial

23 /09/ 2015 Comments are Closed

Spring has sprung and change is in the air. As you may be aware, I have recently announced that I will be taking a six-month secondment at the new entity for tourism and major events, Visit Victoria, in the role of GM Regional, and so, while this is not goodbye, you might hear less from me for a little while.
I am pleased to take up this wonderful opportunity, which I believe signals the value placed by policymakers on the role of VTIC and industry insight in governance as we work together to drive Victoria’s Visitor Economy.
Please join me in welcoming experienced tourism professional Erin Joyce who will act as VTIC Chief Executive for the corresponding period.
Despite my own change, there have been many considerable changes for industry of late, and many more matters arising. Throughout this, the importance of consulting with industry and the potential for us to play a partnership role with government is highlighted.
The State Government’s recently-launched new brand for Victoria is a fitting example of the importance of industry consultation and the need for collaboration between industry and government. While we acknowledge the importance of renewal, the Jigsaw Brand has served us well, and has been a key strength for Victoria. We’re hopeful that a brand solution for consumer-facing marketing may be developed and for genuine consultation with the industry regarding the most appropriate use of the Jigsaw as brand architecture for the future.
Another example which highlights the great need for industry consultation is the State Government’s action to reduce maximum lease terms in Victoria’s national parks from 99 to 21 years. VTIC has responded strongly to this action, calling on the Parliament of Victoria to consider reducing maximum lease terms to no less than 50 years. Our main concern is it will discourage much needed tourism investment.
We look forward to working through these changes and are pleased with the increased focus on the Victorian Visitor Economy.
I would like to thank the VTIC Board and VECCI for enabling my secondment, and I look forward to staying in touch with VTIC members and stakeholders in the coming months.

Dianne Smith

About the Author

Dianne Smith

Dianne Smith has enjoyed being Chief Executive of Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) since January 2012. In this role, Dianne draws on her vast knowledge and experience gained from over 20 years in the industry which has included marketing, visitor services, policy and strategy roles in regional Victoria and Melbourne.

Events

january

23jan2:00 pm3:30 pmVictorian Chamber Presents: Fair Work Update2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Online

february

06feb6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member at Auscarts Racing6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Auscarts Racing

12feb9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Playful Tourism9:00 am - 5:00 pm Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

12feb5:45 pm7:30 pmVictorian Chamber Presents: Business After Dark5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Marvel Stadium

19feb8:00 am10:00 amVictorian Chamber Presents: ignite+Swinburne8:00 am - 10:00 am Swinburne Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre

20feb10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the Date10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

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

01may6:00 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

05jun6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member- Save the Date6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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