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2012 Tasmanian Tourism Conference - Speakers

When:Monday 16th - Tuesday 17th July 2012
Where:Country Club Tasmania, Launceston


Simon Currant

 Chairman, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT)
Welcome - 9:00am
Simon Currant is Chairman of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, a Director of TT-Line, a Director of Tourism Tasmania, and leading developer and operator of tourism infrastructure. His past and present developments - among them Cradle Mountain Lodge, Franklin Manor, Strahan Village, Peppermint Bay and Hobart Cruises - have won 11 State and nine national tourism awards. He is currently... more


Scott Bacon MP

 Minister for Tourism, Minister for Hospitality
Official Opening - 9:15am
Scott Bacon was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1977 and moved to Tasmania in 1981. After moving to Tasmania, Scott was educated at Campbell Street Primary, Cosgrove High School and Elizabeth College, before attending the University of Tasmania and completing a degree in Economics. He has worked in business for the Commonwealth Bank and Perpetual Trustees and for Government at... more


Morris Miselowski

 Business Futurist and Entrepreneur
Futurevation: The Tomorrow and Beyond of the Tourism Industry (Keynote) - 9:30am
As a speaker, strategist, consultant and mentor, Morris Miselowski provides prescient, practical advice to CEOs and decision-makers at organisations around Australia and the world. By the age of 22, when all of his contemporaries were still at university, Morris Miselowski had already built and sold his first business. Since then, he has accumulated 30 years’ experience in business and strategic... more

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Darryl Gobbett

 Chief Economist, WHK Group Australia
Economic Outlook for Tourism - 11:00am
Darryl Gobbett BEc(Hons), GDipFinFP(Finsia), SF Fin (Life) is the Chief Economist for WHK Group, a leading accounting and financial services provider with offices throughout Australia and New Zealand. WHK operate under the WHK, Crowe Horwath and Prescott Securities brands. Darryl is also an Adviser, Representative, Responsible Officer and the previous CEO of Prescott Securities Ltd... more

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Luke Martin

 CEO, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT)
Our Industry, Our Future... In Our Own Hands - 11:30am
Luke Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania in March 2011. Luke grew up in the tourism and hospitality industries, working in his family’s accommodation businesses in Hobart from a young age, as well as the Moorilla winery while attending University. He has returned to the Tourism industry with a diverse range of experiences across government... more

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Adam Sproule

 Acting/Director Operation and Planning, Tourism Tasmania
Delving Into Tourism Tasmania's Extensive New Research - 11:45am
Adam is responsible for overseeing the activities and programs of the Operations and Planning Unit, which includes its business services, corporate media and industry communications and its market research activities. Major activities include the delivery of corporate support services, industry and media liaison, and interpreting tourism trends, performance and markets.... more

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Kathryn McCann

 Director Marketing, Tourism Tasmania
Marketing Tasmania: Looking Ahead With a Clear Vision - 12:00pm
Kathryn manages the Marketing Unit, responsible for promoting Tasmania as a holiday destination and stimulating travel to our state. She oversees four marketing teams within her unit - Media and Public Relations, Marketing Operations, Digital and Distribution, and Sector and Niche Marketing. These activities include developing the strategy and annual plan, which outlines targets for the entire... more

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Mark Kelleher

 Chair, Access Working Group
Working Towards the Tasmanian Access Strategy - 12:45pm
Mark Kelleher was appointed to the position of Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts in May 2009. As part of the role, Mr Kelleher is the Chief Executive of the Tasmanian Development Board and a member of the Tourism Tasmania Board. He is also a member of the Ten Days on the Island Board, the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Industry... more


Ken Kipping AM

 Director, Campervan & Motorhome Assoc. of Australia (CMCA)
The Wandering Baby Boomers: They’re Coming, Are We Ready? - 2:00pm
Mr Kipping is currently on the Board of Directors of the Campervan & Motorhome Association of Australia since 2008 and as a passionate advocate for grey nomad tourism is also Director of the RAR Foundation and Defence Holidays for North Queensland. He was instrumental in structuring Defence Health Term Life and Accident Insurance, optional insurance programmes designed specifically... more

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Stuart Lamont

 CEO, Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA)
The Wandering Baby Boomers: They’re Coming, Are We Ready? - 2:00pm
Stuart Lamont is the CEO of Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA), the peak national body for the Caravanning & Holiday Parks Industry. Representing 4,000 industry businesses and communicating to over 130,000 VIP consumer club members, CRVA’s aim is to create awareness, change perceptions and motivate action in consumers, media, and Government towards caravanning and camping... more

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David Inches

 Principal Consultant, Inspired by Marketing
The Experience Seeker - What They’re Looking for and What They Expect - 2:00pm
Inspired by Marketing was established in 2006 as a specialised and personalised marketing consultancy, working closely with businesses to ‘make a difference’ through inspired strategic marketing planning. David Inches, owner and lead consultant has recently re-ignited his marketing consultancy after 2 years as Director for Consumer Marketing at Tourism Tropical North Queensland in Cairns... more

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Richard Beere

 Managing Director, Fastrak Asian Solutions
Asia Today - China & the Broader Asian Markets - 2:00pm
Richard has spent nearly half his professional life working and living in Asia in senior management positions with responsibilities covering the broader Asian region from Japan to India. This involved 3 years living in Japan, 2 stints in Singapore of 4 and 5 years, and 4 years in Hong Kong. With a passion for building bridges between peoples, cultures and markets; Richard is also a senior manager... more

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Darren Alexander

 Director NBN Co, and CEO Autech
The NBN and Tasmania’s Tourism Industry: What’s in It for Us? - 2:50pm
Darren Alexander has been involved in the Tasmanian ICT industry for the past 12 years, regularly travelling the world to promote Autech and Tasmanian ICT. His passion is Tasmanian small business, ICT and in particular the National Broadband network. Darren is committed to growing the Tasmanian ICT sector and a strong advocate for the on-going development and success... more


Rebecca King

 Partner, Sentio Tourism
Social Media 101 - 2:50pm
Does My Business Really Need a Facebook Page, and How Do I Use It?

Rebecca is a multi-award winning business woman who has worked in small business, State Government, the airline industry, media and now as a Director of her own consultancy Kingthing. Organisations actively seek Rebecca’s marketing advice largely due to her hard-won success as a tourism operator... more

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Avril Carter

 Manager for Territory Australia New Zealand, TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor - Make User Generated Tourism Work for You - 2:50pm
With a broad-ranging career in the travel & hospitality industry covering a diverse cross-section of business units such as global online travel, independent & worldwide luxury hotels, international & domestic tour operators, travel distribution and airfare consolidation, Avril Carter has been growing revenue and increasing company profiles for both the onshore and offshore markets... more


Simon Westaway

 General Manager - Corporate Affairs & Strategy, Tourism Australia
Tourism Australia Update - The Long Term Tourism Plan - 4:00pm
The Corporate Affairs and Strategy team is Tourism Australia’s main interface with government and is also responsible for delivering strategic, corporate and operating plans in line with the 2020 Tourism Industry Potential and the National Long Term Tourism Strategy. Prior to joining Tourism Australia, Simon was Head of Corporate Relations at Jetstar Airways and has also held the positions of... more

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Grant Hunt

 Chairman, The Anthology Collection
Innovation in Tourism (Keynote) - 4:20pm
Grant Hunt is the Founder of Anthology - the travellers’ collection. Anthology is a specialist manager and marketer of nature based tourism assets and experiences in remote and sensitive locations throughout Australia. Grant is also Chairman of Tourism Tasmania and the Commonwealth Iconic Sites Task Force. He has served in the past as Chairman of the Tourism NT and on the board of Tourism Australia.... more

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Will Hodgman MP

 Opposition Leader, Shadow Minister for Economic Development, Tourism & The Arts
Closing Address - 4:50pm
Will Hodgman MP was born and educated in Hobart. Will graduated in Arts and Law at the University of Tasmania in 1993 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1994. In 1995 he travelled to the United Kingdom and worked for the Wiltshire County Council, prosecuting cases of child abuse and neglect. In 2002, at his first attempt, Will was successful in... more


Martin Flanagan

 Senior Writer for The Age Newspaper
Conference Dinner Guest Speaker - 7:30pm
Martin Flanagan is one of Australia's best loved journalists and story tellers. Born in north-west Tasmania in 1955, Martin graduated with a law degree from the University of Tasmania before joining the Examiner as a reporter in the late 70s. In 1985 he moved to Melbourne to write for the Age, and over the last twenty five years has emerged as one of this Country's most prolific writers on Australian Rules Football... more

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