Business Sessions Day: Tuesday, 15 August 2023
Country Club, Launceston
(Click on links for further details on the speaker and session.)
Registrations & Coffee from 8:30am
Coffee cart supplied with thanks to Cumulus Studio
Beginning 9:00am Sharp - The New T21
- Welcome to Country
Clyde Mansell - wukalina Walk
- Welcome from TICT
Daniel Leesong - Chair, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania
- Official Opening
Grant O'Brien - Chair, Tourism Tasmania (with a message from the Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP, Premier & Minister for Tourism)
- 2030 Visitor Economy Strategy Launch
Sarah Clark - CEO, Tourism Tasmania, with Amy Hills - CEO, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, + an industry panel.
- Tourism Tasmania Update
Sarah Clark - CEO, Tourism Tasmania
- The Spirit of Tasmania 2023 Tourism Conference Keynote Address
'From all Angles'
Ben Targett, Managing Director, Old Woolstore & Hadley's Orient Hotel
with thanks to Spirit of Tasmania
10:30am - 11:00am - Steadfast Taswide Morning Tea
Coffee and recovery snacks (the Berocca jugs will be back... And Coffee. Lots of Coffee)
With thanks to Steadfast Taswide Insurance Brokers - official insurance partners of the Tasmanian tourism industry.
11:00am - 12:30pm - Our Positive Impact Agenda from All Angles
- A quick update on the Tassie Tourism Ambassador Program
Larni Davies - Program Coordinator, TICT
- The Compelling Case for Creating Accessible Experiences
Lisa McEwan - Head of Content, Vacayit
with thanks to the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service
- Tourism and Communities. Getting the Balance Right
Cr Michael Lyon - Mayor of Byron Shire
with thanks to Tourism Tribe
- Our Special Guest Speaker:
Steve Sammartino - Australia's Leading Futurist
with thanks to Hobart Airport
Networking Lunch:12:30 - 1:30pm
Country Club's Mega Networking Lunch. Feast, Talk and Build Connections. Simple, really.
Proudly Sponsored by Federal Group.
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Your Breakouts with Take Outs:
Choose your own adventure from one of three concurrent breakouts covering some of the most pressing priorities, opportunities, and challenges for tourism operators and the industry. You'll leave each session informed, energised and engaged on the key priorities for the industry over the next couple of years.
Session 1 (1:30pm - 2:15pm)
The New Spirit of Tasmania Are Only 12 Months Away - Project Update
Bernard Dwyer, CEO, Spirit of Tasmania
with thanks to HYPE TV
Fish Where the Fish are Biting - Understanding the Tasmanian Employment Market in 2023
Prof Richard Eccleston & Dr Lachie Johnson (Tasmanian Policy Excange, University of Tasmania)
with thanks to VXT
- Accessible Tourism:
Marketing your Inclusive Tourism Experience
Hailey Brown, Founder and CEO, Vacayit
with thanks to Knight Frank
Session 2 (2:15pm - 3:00pm)
Project Tourism Net Zero: Measuring, Understanding and Reducing your Carbon Emissions
Lauren Cameron - Carbon Action Adviser, TICT
with thanks to the Department of State Growth
International Tourism Outlook and Priority Markets
Kristy Malapa, Tourism Australia, with Cathryn Carey, Tourism Tasmania
with thanks to Tourism Australia
- Digital Trends:
How AI is going to shake up the Travel Industry and Your Business
Bart Sobies, ibooked.online
with thanks to NRMA Expeditions
3:00pm - 3:30pm - The Tasmanian Vacations Afternoon Tea
Think sugar-hits, sugar-alternative hits, and other sustenance to get through the final big, last, blast!
With thanks to Tasmanian Vacations - a TICT Partner.
3:30pm - 5:00pm - Insights and Inspiration
We really want your company to the very end. So, our trick is to put must-see speakers on in the afternoon. (Sorry, but not sorry!)
There is something for everyone. The latest marketing intel and strategy, an amazing story on entrepreneurialism, before the inspiring and energising story of a First Nations woman who used her 15 minutes of fame as the basis to build a true Positive Impact business.
- More than a montage - how our approach to destination marketing sets Tasmania apart
Christina Aventi, Chief Strategy Officer, BMF, with Lindene Cleary, CMO, Tourism Tasmania.
with thanks to Tourism Tasmania
- From Tummy Tea to Tasmanian Whisky. A story of entrepreneurialism
Tim Polmear, Co-Founder, Waubs Harbour
with thanks to McDermott's Coaches
- Our Closing Key Note:
Making Your Positive Impact Matter
Mindy Woods, Chef and Restaurateur
with thanks to HostPlus
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