Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Our Bold and Ambitious Future: Wednesday 21 August 2024 - The Country Club, Launceston

8:00am - Registrations, Coffee Cart & Sustainable Supplier Showcase

Coffee cart supplied with thanks to Cumulus Studio

9:00am - 10:30am - Official welcome, Tasmanian tourism overview and direction

Welcome to Country
Dewayne Everettsmith - Founder & Director, mina nina

Premier's Address
The Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP, Premier of Tasmania and Minister for Tourism & Hospitality

Strategic Update & Progress Report on 2030 Visitor Economy Strategy
Tourism Tasmania & TICT

Tourism Tasmania Marketing Update
Lindene Cleary - CMO, Tourism Tasmania

The Spirit of Tasmania 2024 Tourism Conference Keynote Address
'Inspire. Innovate. Collaborate' - Massimo Mele, TV Personality, Chef & Culinary Director (Grain of the Silos, Peppina)
with thanks to Spirit of Tasmania

10:30am - 11:00am - Morning Tea & Sustainable Supplier Showcase

With thanks to Tasmanian Vacations

11:00am - 12:30pm - Future Focus

Tasmanian Economic Update
Saul Eslake - Economist

Future Focus Keynote Address
Gus Balbontin - Investor, advisor, adventurer and alternative futurist

Tasmania's Aviation and Sea Travel Future - Q&A Discussion
1. Kristy Malapa - Industry Relations Manager TAS, Tourism Australia

2. Norris Carter - CEO, Hobart Airport

3. Bernard Dwyer - CEO, Spirit of Tasmania

4. Shane O'Hare - CEO, Launceston Airport
with thanks to Launceston Airport

Networking Lunch: 12:30 - 1:40pm

Supported by the Tasmanian Hospitality Association

1:45pm - 2:30pm - Breakout Session

Choose your own adventure from one of three concurrent breakout sessions centred on the themes of the Conference: Inspire, Innovate, Collaborate. You'll leave each session informed, energised, and engaged on the priorities and opportunities of our industry.

Creating unique and authentic Tasmanian experiences
Anna Terry - Co-Owner, Truffle Farm, and Al McCormack - Marketing & Partnerships Manager, Festival of Voices

Tourism Retail - how to make it work for you, your customers and your community
Christine Proctor - Owner, Worth & While

With thanks to the Tasmanian Visitor Information Network

Creating diversity in your workforce
Carla Giuca - Head of Visitor Economy Capability, Workforce and EMDG Policy Brand, Austrade, and Emily Briffa - CEO, Hamlet

With thanks to Austrade

2:45pm - 4:15pm - Inspire, Innovate, Collaborate - Put into Practice

The Story of Sam Bloom - A journey from an accident in Thailand in 2013 to World Parasurfing Champion and Adventure Traveler
Sam Bloom - 3x World Para Surfing Champion, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Tourism Australia Ambassador and Inspiration behind international Netflix hit movie Penguin Bloom.
with thanks to Austrade

Cultural Yarn - How we inspire innovative collaboration
Dewayne Everettsmith, Founder & Director, mina nina

Future Tasmanian Tourism Game-changers - Panel Discussion

Simon Currant AM - Principal, Simon Currant & Associates

Peter Walker - Director/Principal Architect, Cumulus Studio

4:15pm onwards - Post-Conference Drinks

After an incredible two-day program jam-packed full of networking, thinking, talking and more, the TICT would like to take the opportunity to celebrate by raising a glass to thank everyone for being involved.

See you in the Tonic Bar at the Country Club once the final speaker concludes. Drinks will be available to purchase.

Ready To Register?

Registrations for the 2024 Tasmanian Tourism Conference are open! When purchasing your tickets, you'll be prompted to fill-out your Day 1 Workshop or Day 2 Breakout Session preferences, depending on which day(s) you'll be attending - so make sure to have check out the Program and pick your favourites!

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Sponsor Collage - Conference (1)