2018 WA Tourism Conference

Event - Perth

Following last year’s first regional tourism conference in Albany, this year the WA Tourism Conference returns to Perth on September 3 - 5. The conference is presented jointly by Tourism Council WA, Visitor Centres WA, Caravan Industry Association WA, FACET and WAITOC, and is supported by Tourism Western Australia. 

Held across three days, the conference provides delegates with opportunities for professional and business development, networking and engagement with industry colleagues, and the chance to hear from industry-leading speakers on critical industry issues and innovative ideas.

We hope you will be able to join us for this premier industry event.

Registrations now open - click Register (top right) and select your conference package to secure your place!

Download the delegate prospectus - click here

Conference Program

Conference Speakers

Conference Sponsors

Discounted accommodation rates are available for conference delegates at Parmelia Hilton Perth, with rooms available at the discounted rate of $245 per night, including breakfast and internet. This rate is available until 6 August 2018. To access these exclusive rates, click here. 


Conference Program* 

Monday, September 3 

10.00am - 5.00pm: Workshop on Wheels Tour (Optional) - SOLD OUT!!!

5.30pm - 7.30pm: Welcome Function (Complimentary for all delegates)


Tuesday, September 4

8.00am - 5.00pm: Full plenary day - click here for the full program.

Delegates to the 2018 WA Tourism Conference can select additional touring options for Tuesday evening. Additional costs apply. These activities are exclusive to conference delegates - click on the links below to register for these touring options.


Wednesday, September 5

9.00am - 3.00pm: Industry streams - Marketing & Access, People & Places, Visitor Centres and Caravan Parks (your choice)

6.00pm - 11.00pm: Conference Dinner (Optional) - including the GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards and 2018 WA Tourism Awards Individual Awards for Excellence

Click here for the full program.



  • Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia
  • Anthony Albanese, Shadow Federal Tourism Minister
  • Matt Hale, Mindhacking Happiness – Keynote Speaker
  • Lauren Bath, Digital Influencer
  • Rian Smith, Hootsuite Senior Key Accounts and Partner Manager, ANZ
  • John O’Sullivan, Tourism Australia Managing Director
  • Nathan Harding, Tourism Western Australia Chairman
  • Seph McKenna, Screenwest CEO
  • Justin Marshall, Tourism Research Australia Senior Adviser
  • Kevin Brown, Perth Airport CEO
  • Claire Werkmeister, Tourism WA Director Aviation Development and Policy

More speakers to be announced! Click here for more speakers.


Conference Pricing - Click the Register button (top right) and select your conference package from the drop down options. 


Member Rate**

Non-Member Rate

Full Conference + Tour (SOLD OUT)

(including cocktail function, conference dinner and Workshop on Wheels tour)





Full Conference

(including cocktail function and conference dinner)





2 Day Conference + Tour (SOLD OUT)

(including cocktail function and Workshop on Wheels tour)



2 Day Conference

(including cocktail function)



Dinner Only



*Program subject to change

**Must be a current member of TCWA, CIAWA, VCWA, WAITOC or was a financial member of FACET before 31 May 2018.

Sep 03, 2018 - Sep 05, 2018
10:00 - 23:00
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000
Jun 26, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018
Member price (inc. GST) $425.00
Non-Member price (inc. GST) $850.00
Price Detail For the member rate, delegate must be a current member of TCWA, CIAWA, VCWA or was a financial member of FACET before 31 May 2018. If minimum numbers are not met, you will receive notification of the cancelled event/activity and your payment will be reimbursed. Any cancellations made after close of business August 24, 2018, will not be refunded, however name changes will be accepted. Payment must be received prior to the event to confirm registration.

Event Sponsors

Tourism WA
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Bailiwick Legal
Perth Convention Bureau
Vanguard Press
Commonwealth Bank
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Parks & Wildlife Service
Perth Airport
WA Super

2018 WA Tourism Conference

Event - Perth

(inc. GST)