Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Tourism Futures Student Program


Tourism Futures is the Tasmanian Tourism Conference program exclusive to VET Tourism & Hospitality students, and young Tasmanians who have recently commenced a career in tourism, or aspire to commence a career in tourism.  

Facilitated by 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year, Adam Mostogl, Tourism Futures will inspire, energise and engage you in the exciting opportunities opening for young Tasmanians in our tourism industry. 

Participants will have the opportunity to meet, network with, and learn about our industry from some of the biggest names in Tasmanian tourism, before being challenged to apply your knowledge, passion and ideas in a fun and interactive workshop to create your own vision for the future of Tasmanian tourism.

Along the way we're also going to have a bit of fun - Penny Royal are kindly throwing open their gates to us, and you never know who you might run into on the infamous Dark Ride...

Tourism Futures Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
5pm - 7pm
Penny Royal, Launceston

Network over wood fired pizza with your fellow participants and the leaders of the Tasmanian tourism industry, before checking out the Dark Ride, Cliff Adventures, and other exciting attractions at Launceston’s iconic Penny Royal.

Tourism Futures Conference Program   

Wednesday, 24 May
9am - 3.30pm
Tailrace Centre, Launceston

Some of Tassie tourism’s best and brightest will share their knowledge and insights into the industry. 

Who are our visitors? Why do they come and what do they do? And what are some of the different ways you can be a part of it – from establishing your own tourism business, to savvy digital marketing or a rewarding career in hospitality – these are the people who have been there, done it, and are bursting with insights and enthusiasm to now share with you.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Robert Pennicott - Managing Director of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys and Official Australian Tourism Legend
  • Mark Wilsdon - Co-CEO of MONA
  • Greg Price - Founder of Tassie’s own award-winning backpacking tour company, Jump Tours.
  • Tara Howell – Young entrepreneur bringing luxury to mountain biking with the Blue Derby Pods 
  • Tom Wootton – Marketing wunderkid behind Pumphouse Point and now Federal Group
  • Bianca Welsh – Award winning restauranter 

At the end of the day, facilitator extraordinaire, Adam Mostogl, will take you through a fun, interactive and creative workshop to develop your own idea for an exciting tourism future in Tasmania.

Cost and Registration:

  • Welcome Reception Only:  $30 (incl GST):  pizza + beverages + access to Penny Royal adventures
  • Conference Program Only: $30 (incl GST): program + morning tea + lunch
  • Welcome Program + Conference Program: $50 (incl GST) - all inclusive

Register now

Registrations close:   Friday, 19 May, 2017

Further information:  Call Hannah at TICT on (03) 6231 2244