2019 WA Regional Tourism Conference - Program

The 2019 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. 

Optimise your trip to Karratha with pre- and post-conference touring - click here to view options. 

Monday, September 16 - Aboriginal Tourism Conference


Aboriginal Tourism Conference

Full day conference, hosted by WAITOC and Tourism Council WA, focused on developing Aboriginal tourism across WA. 

Suitable for Aboriginal tourism operators, tourism businesses offering cultural experiences, local government, consultants, planners and policymakers interested in developing Aboriginal tourism. 

Sessions and speakers to be announced soon.

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct, 27 Welcome Road, Karratha


Monday, September 16 - WA Regional Tourism Conference


Welcome Cocktail Function - Complimentary for all delegates

Join fellow delegates, invited guests and sponsors for a welcome function hosted by the City of Karratha.

Venue: The Shelf, Red Earth Arts Precinct, 27 Welcome Road, Karratha


Tuesday, September 17 - WA Regional Tourism Conference


Tourism Conference Plenary Sessions & Breakout Sessions

Full day conference including plenary sessions and breakout sessions. Hear from industry-leading speakers on issues affecting your business and the broader tourism industry. Co-hosted by Tourism Council WA, Visitor Centres WA, WAITOC, Caravan Industry Association WA and FACET. 

Suitable for tourism businesses of all types and sizes, government representatives, consultants, planners and policymakers interested in tourism.

Sessions and speakers to be announced soon.

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct, 27 Welcome Road, Karratha

5.30pm to  10.30pm

Conference Dinner - Included for all delegates

Hosted by Master of Ceremonies and GWN7 News presenter Noel Brunning, the conference dinner will bring together delegates for high-level networking and entertainment. Dinner proceeding include the presentation of the GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards and 2019 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards for Individual Excellence

Venue: TBC


Wednesday, September 18 - WA Regional Tourism Conference


Workshops & Tour - Included for all delegates

Delegates can select from the following activities:

1. Roebourne and Cossack History Half Day Tour

2. Workshop: Photography for Tourism

3. Workshop: Reaching Customers Through Distribution - Commissions, Channel Managers & More


Click here to register for the 2019 WA Regional Tourism Conference.