Past Tasmanian Tourism Conferences
2017 Tasmanian Tourism Conference
Over 400 Tasmanian tourism operators, industry leaders, tourism students and stakeholders converged on Launceston in May 2017 for 'REimagine' the 2017 Tasmanian tourism conference.
Delegates were asked to consider how far the Tasmanian tourism industry had come over the twenty years since Tourism Tasmania's 'Imagine' destination marketing campaign, and to then 'REimagine' how the industry might grow and evolve over the decades to come.
Conference presenters included Susannah George, founder of Urban List on the travel preferences and behaviours of Gen Y, along with Andrew Shievechman from Skift.com on the global megatrends in tourism and travel.
Exciting changes to the conference program in 2017 included the inaugural 'Tourism Futures' program with 160 Tourism VET students attending an inspiring and insightful program designed especially for them, and our first ever 'Enchanted' - a stand-up networking function at Albert Hall to replace a traditional conference dinner.
Check out highlights of the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Conference on this short clip.
Innovators & Entrepreneurs
2016 Tasmanian Tourism Conference
Valuing innovation in tourism and the contribution of entrepreneurs in building our modern industry was the theme of the 2016 Tasmanian tourism conference.
Highlights of the conference include a fascinating presentation by Brad Rosser, former Adviser to Sir Richard Branson, along with the founders of innovative Western Australian walking company, 'Two Feet and a Heartbeat'.
Also notable for the conference was a major Tourism & Hospitality Trade Show at Albert Hall, and a successful 'Tasmania on a Plate' with delegates dining at restaurants across Launceston.
Highlights of the 2016 Tasmanian Tourism Conference, Innovators & Entrepreneurs'
Love your Customer
2015 Tasmanian Tourism Conference
Great customer service and delivering unforgettable visitor experiences was the focus of the 2015 Tasmanian Tourism Customer, 'Love your customer'.
Speakers from across the industry shared their insights on what made amazing visitor experiences and what it really meant to value and appreciate your customer.
Key note addresses were delivered by the inspiring Rachel Argaman, CEO of TFE Hotels, along with Spotify Australia, Managing Director, Kate Vale; and Travability advocate, Bill Forester.
To close the conference, the Tasmanian Tourism Conference Dinner featured Tasmania comedienne, Hannah Gadsby.