Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Thursday, 19 August 2021 - Country Club Launceston

  • Looking forward to the future of Tasmanian tourism in a post-COVID and post-Carbon world
  • Updates and insights from our industry leadership and destination marketers at the State and National levels
  • Deep-diving into our key industry strategic priorities from theT21 Tasmanian Visitor Economy Strategy
  • A dash of inspiration from some of Tasmania's best and brightest
  • One of Australia's leading presenters on the future and the state of the world - 'Future Crunch'

Please note: For obvious reasons this year, program is subject to change.

Click on the title for more information on the speaker and their session. (Profiles will be uploaded as provided)

Registrations & Coffee from 8.30 am

Coffee van supplied with thanks to Cumulus Studio

9 am - Setting the Scene

  • Welcome to Country
    Representatives of the palawa

  • Welcome from TICT
    Daniel Leesong, Chair, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania

  • Official Opening and Minister's Address
    Hon Peter Gutwein MP, Premier of Tasmania & Minister for Tourism

  • The National and Global Tourism Outlook
    Sarah Clark, Managing Director, Intrepid Group

  • The Spirit of Tasmania 2021 Tasmanian Tourism Conference Key Note Address
    COVID Diaries of a Backpack Tour Operator
    Greg Price, Managing Director, Jump Tours

10.30 - 11 am Morning Tea

Sponsored by Steadfast Taswide Insurance Brokers

11 - 12.30 pm Building for the future

  • The changing priorities and behaviours of Australian travel consumers
    Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research
    with thanks to Roy Morgan Research

  • Marketing Destination Tasmania in the New Normal
    John Fitzgerald, CEO, and Emma Terry, CMO, Tourism Tasmania
    With thanks to Tourism Tasmania

  • A whip around the State of our Future Building Visitor Infrastructure Projects
    • Bernard Dwyer, CEO Spirit of Tasmania - The Next Generation Spirit of Tasmania Ships
    • John Perry, Coordinator-General, Tasmanian Government - The Cradle Mountain Master Plan
    • Jason Jacobi, General Manager , Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service - Parks Infrastructure Program
    • Andrew Paynter, COO, NRMA Expeditions - Iconic Regional Tourism Infrastructure Assets
    • Michael Stretton, CEO, City of Launceston - Major Visitor Attraction Projects for Northern Tasmania

12.30 - 1.30 pm The Legendary Country Club Tourism Conference Lunch

With thanks to Country Club Tasmania and Hype TV.

1.30 - 3.00 pm Deep Dive Break-Outs

Choose one of three concurrent break-outs at each of two sessions.

With thanks to Host Plus - Official Superannuation for the Tasmanian tourism and hospitality industries.

Session 1 (1.30 - 2.15pm)

Session 2 (2.15 - 3.00pm)

3.00 - 3.30 pm Afternoon Tea

Sponsored by Knight Frank Realty.

3.30 - 5.00pm - The Big Close

(Trust us, you will not want to leave early and miss this!)

The Future Crunch Experience

Followed by our Closing Address:

Confidence and living fearlessly through the unexpected.
Hanny Allston - Tasmanian World Champion, Businesswoman, Mum, Runner, Inspiration.
With thanks to the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service .

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