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Published on : Wednesday, November 20, 2013
ATEC’s annual Meeting Place Conference event will take place this year at The Star Event Centre on Thursday 5 December, attracting more than 350 tourism operators from around Australia and featuring a range of industry leaders and commentators.
Redefining the Visitor: Now and in the Future, will look at who Australia’s visitor is, why they choose to come and how we compete and engage as a destination.
With a keynote address from leading commentator and advisor on consumer and demographic trends, Bernard Salt, an economic update from NAB’s Chief Economist, Rob Henderson, and panel discussions from leading industry representatives across our emerging sectors, the program provides a fantastic opportunity for tourism businesses to access the latest industry insights.
“We are pleased to confirm a great line-up of speakers for this year’s Meeting Place event, providing delegates with up to the minute insights into the industry’s most important issues,” ATEC Chairman, John King OAM said.
“Bernard Salt and Rob Henderson will offer delegates exceptional insight into the trends and economic analysis that is important for their business while we will discover the challenges and opportunities offered by some of our strong growth sectors including caravanning, ecotourism, luxury and cruising.”
The conference will be rounded off with an overview of the emerging Brazillian and Russian markets by PATA Regional Director, Chris Flynn plus a closing keynote from the Business Manager of iconic Tasmanian attraction, MONA, Mark Wilsdon and a Gala Dinner on The Star’s rooftop balcony.
Mr King said the Conference Day and Gala Dinner came at the end of a three day program that included the ATEC AGM and a B2B workshop day along with ATEC’s Young ATEC Future Leaders Conference to be held on Wednesday 4 December, also at The Star.
The Future Leaders Conference will bring together young and passionate industry members and will provide a half day of presentations designed to allow interactive and practical roundtable discussion.
“ATEC has been an industry leader in promoting the opportunities and career progression of young people in the tourism industry and the Future Leaders Conference will help bring out their best.
“With sessions in leadership, building business opportunities and successful thinking, this conference will certainly enable our young industry leaders to be fully engaged in their tourism career.”