Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Parks 21 Forum

Parks 21 Forum is the must-do industry event for Nature tourism operators and tour-operators working in and around Tasmania's extraordinary nature reserve areas.

A joint initiative of TICT and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, the annual Parks 21 Forum is held in September/October each year in-time for the start of the peak nature tourism season.

Each year's program includes:

  • Key note address from the Minister for Parks
  • A comprehensive update from the General Manager of the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service on infrastructure and maintenance spending, leasing and licensing issues.
  • Practical workshop-style presentations on ecotourism market trends and sustainability practices.
  • Ample networking opportunities with fellow nature tourism operators and Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service management and staff

2018 Parks 21 Forum - BOOKED OUT
9 am – 12.30 pm
Premier’s Reception Room
Executive Building, 15 Murray Street Hobart

Premier – and new Parks Minister – Will Hodgman has kindly made available his reception room to host our 2018 Parks 21 Forum.

The Premier will open the forum, before a comprehensive update from Jason Jacobi (GM of PWS) on Parks projects, infrastructure investment and answer any questions about licensing and access.

We will also hear a key note address from Michelle Bain – developer of South Australia’s Award-winning Yondah Beach House, one of the country’s most celebrated sustainable tourism products. Michelle is also a branding and interpretation guru and board member of Ecotourism Australia, bringing together a unique mix of tourism and business insights.

The full program for our Parks 21 Forum will be released in August.

Forum includes Morning Tea.

Registrations for the 2018 Parks 21 Forum have reached capacity.

TICT 2nd Annual ‘Tourism and the Environment’ Networking Luncheon
1 – 2.30pm
Reception Room
Parliament House, Hobart

Following our Parks 21 Forum, we’ll be popping across the road for our second annual ‘Tourism and the Environment’ Luncheon at Parliament House.

This rare and unique opportunity to soak up the historic atmosphere of Parliament’s Reception Room, while networking with fellow ecotourism operators from across Tasmania.

This year’s luncheon will be addressed by James Hattam – the new CEO of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC).

The TLC is a not-for-profit, apolitical, science and community-based organisation that raises funds from the public to protect irreplaceable sites and rare ecosystems by buying and managing private land in Tasmania.

From humble beginnings in 2001, TLC has grown to become one of Tasmania’s largest private landowners, working in nature conservation projects across more than 65,000 hectares of land in Tasmania, including King Island.

James will share the TLC’s vision and explore the opportunities for the tourism industry to collaborate and support the TLC in its vision for Tasmania to be a global leader in nature conservation and sustainability.

Includes lunch and beverages.

Registrations for the Luncheon are still available.

Register Now for the 2018 Parks 21 Forum + 'Tourism and the Environment' Networking Luncheon!