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DestinationQ 2017 Events Conference

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Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre

56 Neil Street

Toowoomba, QLD 4350

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Please join us for the DestinationQ 2017 Events Conference being held in Toowoomba in August.

Events generate significant economic and social value for communities and support jobs growth. The one-day conference will centre around the theme of harnessing the value of events in regional communities, and focus on the drivers of value in events - economic, marketing, community and support by advocacy.

During the day insights from some of the most successful events in Australia will be shared, including Dark Mofo, CMC Rocks, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, and the GC2018 Commonwealth Games. Speakers will also explore maximising the value of events within the wider region and ensuring the commercial benefits are spread throughout the community. See the draft program below.

This is a unique opportunity for the tourism and events industries to discuss learnings on delivering successful and sustainable events, with Q&A sessions, a panel discussion and networking breaks allowing guests to engage with the speakers.

There is no cost to attend, please register to secure your place at this exciting event.

8.30am Registration

Speakers:

  • Glenn Hardy, IER – Creating and measuring economic value around events
  • Sarah Gerrand, HelloWorld; Charlie Buchanan, Flight Centre Travel Group – Packaging and partnerships
  • Jeff Gillies, Ironman – Case study of event packaging
  • Kate Scott, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers; Geoff McDonald, Toowoomba Regional Council - Business engagement and leveraging through Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
  • Louisa Panuel & Theresa Moore, Office of the Commonwealth Games – Connecting with Indigenous culture: 2018 Commonwealth Games Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Kate Gould, Dark Mofo – Keynote
  • Matthew Lazarus-Hall, CMC Rocks; Ben Pole, Ipswich City Council – Connecting communities and events
  • Panel Discussion - Kate Gould, Matthew Lazarus-Hall, Ben Pole, Jeff Gillies

4.30pm Networking reception

5.30pm End

If you have any questions about this event please email Teagan Thompson (teagan.thompson@queensland.com).

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