Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019
Over 450 leaders from the export tourism industry from all over Australia will assemble in Brisbane during the last week of this month for the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Meeting Place event. It’s an event that has been running for 40 years.
The edition for this year will be the biggest ever and its conference programme ‘Into the Future’ showcases a strong line up of thought leaders and industry insiders who will head the discussions on present issues of the world which are impacting the travel industry.
“Representatives from tourism councils in South Africa, New Zealand and Europe will provide insights into the global marketplace and share their experiences, while local inbound operators will unravel some of the complexities of our inbound marketplace, providing valuable insights into the performance of our key inbound tourism markets over the next 12 months – including China, North America, UK/Europe, Japan and India,” said ATEC Managing Director Peter Shelley.
Also, the programme features a forum aimed on the growth and development of a sustainable tourism industry.
Other efforts include the Marketplace exhibition area.
“Welcoming Australia’s tourism industry to Brisbane for the 2019 ATEC Meeting Place is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Queensland and drive future growth in our tourism industry,” said Queensland’s Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones said.
“We are excited to host more than 450 tourism leaders at the annual ATEC conference and take part in valuable discussions about the tourism industry. Tourism is such an important market – we want to drive tourism in Brisbane and the surrounding regions,” said Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.
The Meeting Place conference programme will end with comedian, Vince Sorrenti, before guests start moving toward Brisbane’s latest and most popular destinations the Howard Smith Wharves, for ATEC’s annual Gala Dinner and Awards.