Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania


Wednesday 22 May - Workshop Day

A curated program of in-depth workshops and masterclasses on tourism and business skills, growth markets, and insights to take your tourism business to the next level.

Please note: Program subject to change!
Click on the title for more information on the speaker and their session.

8.30 Registrations & Welcome Coffee

9.00 - 10.30 Workshop 1 (Choose between)

10.30 Morning Tea with thanks to Department of State Growth

11.00 - 1.30 Market Masterclasses

  • Rapid fire 40 minute briefings from the experts on the state of play of some of Tasmania's fastest growing visitor markets:

Round 1 (Choose between)

  • Alipay has arrived. Why it's a big deal, What's it all about, and what do you need to know?
    Karl Mohan (NAB)

Round 2 (Choose between)

12.30 - 1.30 Workshop Day Lunch with thanks to Knight Frank

1.30 - 3.00 Workshop 2 (Choose between)

3.00 Afternoon Tea with Thanks to Drysdale

3.30 - 5.00 Workshop 3 (Choose between)

5.00 Close of Day 1!

Thursday 23 May - Business Sessions

A bumper program of industry leaders, tourism gurus and inspirational speakers from across Tasmania, interstate and overseas.

7.30 Early Morning Heart Starter!

For those staying in-house, start your day right, with your choice of two free early morning activities to put you in the right frame of mind for a big day of inspiration, intel and insights:

  • Hit the fairway and tune-up your drive with Country Club's resident golf pro, Bryce Gorham; or
  • Find your conference Zen with a Yoga class in the Country Club fitness centre.
  • Gear and instruction will be provided for both activities - just bring yourself!

8.30 Registrations & Welcome Coffee

  • Arrive nice and early for a great seat and an early start!

9.00 Opening Session: Defining Amazing.

  • Welcome to Country

  • Daniel Leesong - Chairman, TICT
    Welcome & Setting the Scene

  • Will Hodgman MP - Premier; Minister for Tourism, Hospitality & Events
    Official Opening and State Budget Report (Via Video)

  • Nick Haddow - Chair, Tasmanian Brand Authority
    The New Brand Council. What it's all about

  • The HostPlus Opening Key Note Address:
    Brett Torossi - Developer, Avalon Retreats; Chair, Tasmanian Heritage Council; Director, Tourism Tasmania
    Your Tasmanian Experience: Making it Happen

  • John Fitzgerald & Emma Terry - CEO & CMO, Tourism Tasmania
    Tourism Tasmania Update

10.30 Morning Tea with Thanks to Steadfast TasWide

11.00 Our global outlook

  • Luke Martin - Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania
    TICT Update

12.30 NAB Tasmanian Tourism Conference Day Lunch

  • With thanks to NAB, this is Country Club's opportunity each year to dazzle us! A stand-up luncheon of Tasmanian produce designed for networking and refreshing for the afternoon ahead!

Breakout 1 (Choose between)

Breakout 2 (Choose between)

Breakout 3 (Choose between)

3.00 Afternoon Tea with thanks to Juicy Isle and Hartz

3.30 - 500 A quiet little... afternoon with some tourism superstars!

We're starting knock-off drinks early, putting the feet up and spending the afternoon with three of the best minds in the tourism business about what they have learnt about the creation, innovation, and execution of Amazing Experiences.

  • 2019 Legends of Australian Tourism Address with thanks to Cumulus Studio.
    Dr. Ken Chapman
    - Founder, Cairns Skyrail
    The Skyrail Story.

5.00pm We're done!

  • Hit the bar or hit the road - either way, do it responsibly!