Tourism Industry Council Tasmania  |  2016 Tasmanian Tourism Conference - Program

2016 Tasmanian Tourism Conference - Program

When:Wednesday 11th - Thursday 12th May 2016
Where:Country Club Tasmania, Launceston

Workshop Sessions - Wednesday 11th May

Presented by Tourism Tasmania.

09:00 amRegistration Opens

10:00 amWorkshop Session 1 (Choose One)

 Robot Staff and Real Life Customers? The Near Future of Tourism Technology
 Rebecca King
 Presented by Kingthing Marketing

 Throw Away The Butcher's Paper - Destination Planning That Works
 Wayne Kayler-Thomson
 Presented by Department of State Growth

 From Launch To Australia's #1 In 9 Months
 Rose Flynn
 Presented by Cumulus

11:40 amLunch

12:40 pmWorkshop Session 2 (Choose One)

 Marketing to the Lifelong Learner Masterclass
 Tourism Tasmania Marketing Team & Leanne Paige
 Presented by Tourism Tasmania

 Tips, Tricks and Cheats To Running a Modern Tourism Business Online
 Nicola Watson
 Presented by Kingthing Marketing

 STAND OUT From the Crowd - Creating A Unique Brandstory
 Grant Cameron

02:20 pmAfternoon Tea

02:40 pmWorkshop Session 3 (Choose One)

 Entering the Tourism Awards – The Biggest Prize Isn’t Always the Gold
 Sam Denmead (Awards Mentor) & Trina Mangels (Industry Services Advisor)
 Presented by Tourism Industry Council Tasmania

 Robot Staff and Real Life Customers? The Near Future of Tourism Technology
 Rebecca King
 Presented by Kingthing Marketing

 Cultivating Innovation in Your Team
 Kath McCann
 Presented by Wrest Point Tasmania

05:00 pmTasmanian Tourism & Hospitality Industry Trade Show

This major, annual event is the perfect opportunity for you and your staff to meet preferred industry suppliers, and catch up with your industry colleagues from all around the state and interstate – all in the one place!
  • Over 50 exhibitors
  • The latest products and services
  • Special discounts and deals
  • Great prizes

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 Hosted by Launceston Tamar Valley Tourism Association

07:00 pmTas on a Plate
 (Optional Dining Experience)

Who will be the 2016 ‘Tas on a Plate’ Restaurant of the Year? Tas on a Plate is an opportunity for you to celebrate the local seasonal produce of Tasmania, with your industry colleagues. Each restaurant will create a signature dish for delegates which will be judged by you and a special guest. The winning restaurant will be crowned ‘Tas on a Plate’ Champion for 2016.

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 Presented by Tourism Northern Tasmania & Hostplus

Business Sessions - Thursday 12th May

Sponsored by Spirit of Tasmania.

08:00 amRegistration Opens

 Morning Session

09:00 amWelcome to Country

09:10 amWelcome from Chairman, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania

09:25 amOpening of Conference & Launch of T21 Progress Report - Premier Will Hodgman MP

09:40 amTourism Australia Update and Outlook
 John O’Sullivan

10:00 amTourism Tasmania Update and Outlook
 John Fitzgerald & Guy Taylor

10:30 amMorning Tea
 Presented by Steadfast Taswide Insurance Brokers

 Exploring Innovation

11:00 amTracking Tourists’ Movement: A New Era in Visitor Research
 Anne Hardy & Richard Eccelston
 Presented by RACT Destinations

11:30 amThe FISH Philosophy
 Professor Stephen Lundin
 Presented by Spirit of Tasmania

12:30 pmLunch
 Presented by TasVacation

 Breakout Sessions

01:30 pmBreakout Session 1 (Choose One)

 Digital Disruption – What's Next for the Travel Industry?
 Greg Freeman (Expedia)
 Presented by Expedia

 Innovate or Die: The Psychology of Successful Disruption
 Chris Maloney
 Presented by Industrylink

02:15 pmBreakout Session 2 (Choose One)

 The Visitor Economy - Thinking Differently?
 Wayne Kayler-Thomson
 Presented by Department of State Growth

 Beyond China - the next wave of inbound market growth for Australian tourism
 Samar Chokshi and Brent Anderson

03:00 pmAfternoon Tea
 Presented by Juicy Isle / Hartz

 Afternoon Session

03:20 pmKeynote: Looking beyond: How visitors ignite innovation
 Robynne Berg (Founder, Thinkplayact)
 Presented by TasTAFE

04:00 pmKeynote: Two feet and a heartbeat: The benefits of great interpretation
 Ryan Zaknich (Co-founder, Two Feet and a Heartbeat)
 Presented by Cascade Brewery

05:00 pmConference Close - Luke Martin (CEO, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania)

06:30 pmVirgin Australia Tasmania Tourism Conference Dinner

Featuring fine Tasmanian food and wine, top off a great day with good company at the Conference Dinner. Network with industry colleagues, be entertained by Australia’s best impersonator, Ben Price.
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 Presented by Virgin Australia


Day Session prices include morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea. Prices include GST.

2 Day Package - Full Package
Day 1 Workshops + Industry Trade Show & Welcome Drink+ Tasmania on a Plate Dinner
Day 2 Business Sessions + Pre-Dinner Drinks + Conference Dinner
  • TICT Members and Accredited Operators - $495
  • Other Operators - $550

Day 1 Only - Workshops
Day 1 Workshops + Industry Trade Show
  • TICT Members and Accredited Operators - $150
  • Other Operators - $180
  • Full Time Students (UTAS, Drysdale, VET) - $110

Day 2 Only - Business Sessions
  • TICT Members and Accredited Operators - $220
  • Other Operators - $250
  • Full Time Students (UTAS, Drysdale, VET) - $110

Tasmania on a Plate
Includes Welcome Drink + Entrée + Main
  • All - $65

Virgin Australia 2016 Tasmanian Tourism Conference Dinner
Includes Pre- Dinner Drinks + Gala Dinner + Entertainment
  • All - $130