2017 WA Regional Tourism Conference Program
The 2017 WA Regional Tourism Conference includes a range of social events, key speakers, panel sessions and networking opportunities across three days.
Please note, program is subject to change.
Monday, September 11
|8.30am - 5.00pm||
Training Workshops - Optional, additional fees apply.
|6.00pm - 8.00pm||
Welcome Cocktail Function - Complimentary for all conference delegates.
Join fellow delegates, invited guests and sponsors for a welcome function hosted by the City of Albany. Includes welcome address from City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington and Welcome to Country from local Aboriginal Elder Joey Williams.
Tuesday, September 12
Plenary day for all delegates followed by Conference Dinner (included for all delegates).
Venue: Centennial Park Stadium, 156 Lockyer Road, Albany
|8.00am||Registrations commence - All delegates|
|9.00am||Introduction by Master of Ceremonies
Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall
Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA, Minister for Tourism
Tourism WA Update
Consumer Trends and Key Observations for Tourism
Innovation and Adaptation in Tourism Product - Meeting Modern Customer Expectations Panel
|11.15am||Tourism Australia Update
The Importance of Online Marketing for Local Destinations
Developing a Unique Selling Point - Case Study
Eco, Cultural & Indigenous Experiences Panel
Future Opportunities for Local Tourism Destinations
Closing comments and day concludes
|6.00pm - late||
Conference Dinner - Pre-Dinner Drinks from 6.00pm
Venue: Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Place
Wednesday, September 13
Tour & Learn for delegates who have selected the Full Conference + Tour Option.
8.30am - 1.00pm
Tour & Learn - Limited Spaces Available! For delegates who select the Full Conference + Tour Option
Commences from Centennial Stadium, 156 Lockyer Avenue, Albany
Includes light breakfast and lunch.
This morning’s program is an opportunity to learn how local businesses and destinations can take a dynamic approach to building tourism community, developing hero experiences, and build their businesses through enhanced tourism distribution channels.
This Learning Tour uses the Amazing South Coast as a live case study. Hear about how the National Anzac Centre is building sustainability through local community engagement; join Busy Blue Bus to learn about the growth of their business through new product development and visit Albany’s Historic Whaling Station to hear about their journey through brand re-positioning and event strategies. The tour finishes with a presentation from City of Albany on their latest developments, destination marketing and the development of the Amazing South Coast brand.
Delegates must select a stream for the Tour when registering.