Sapphire Coast Tourism Future 2030 - Forum and Networking Dinner

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Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre

Zingel Place

Bega, NSW 2550


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Get involved in your Tourism Future.

The Sapphire Coast Tourism Future 2030 program has been designed to bring us together to ensure our region benefits from the unique opportunities we have to grow.

It is a three part, sequentially linked, experience development and capacity building program consisting of a forum and networking dinner, a range of skill and development masterclasses designed to directly assist business and a mentoring program giving selected businesses access to work one on one with industry professionals to bring new or improved experiences and products to market.

The program will guide businesses on how to share in the bounty of the rapidly growing cruise sector, and build capacity to capture some of the unprecedented growth in international visitation to Australia. It will introduce businesses to new opportunities in domestic markets. Each part of the program will build on the stage before.

The outcomes? New and improved tourism experiences and products driving more visitors to our region.

Tourism Future 2030 - Forum and Networking Dinner

Thursday November 15 Bega Valley Commemorative Centre

Forum Details | 1pm - 5pm

Learn about Sapphire Coast’s Tourism Future Platform and Vision and join industry leaders for an afternoon of keynote addresses relating directly to your Tourism Future. Keynote speakers will highlight trends, opportunities and provide real insights into the important issues and the huge opportunities facing the industry.

MC: Ian Campbell - About regional

Welcome to Country: Aunty Colleen Dixon

Introduction and regional vision: Anthony Osborne, Sapphire Coast Destination Marketing

Keynote speakers:

Destination NSW | NSW’s Unprecedented investment in regional tourism

Stephen Mahoney - General Manager Regional NSW

Carnival Cruise Lines | Building a sustainable cruise destination

Captain Mike Drake

Tourism Australia | Digital Opportunity

Chloe Knight - Gregson - Tourism Australia Digital

Great Walks Of Australia | Signature Products. What they can deliver and achieve

Andrew McEvoy - Chairman

Fastrak Asian Solutions | Which Asia for our Tourism Future

Richard Beere – Managing Director

My Travel Research | Changing face of regional destinations

Carolyn Childs – Managing Director

Nibble and Chat from 5.30pm

We are pleased to annouce we have secured Mirritya Mundya Indigenous Twist Catering and Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters to provide canapes in between the forum and dinner.

Networking Dinner from 6.30pm

Continue the momentum at the Networking Dinner and hear from a range of important stakeholders - from in and outside of the Sapphire Coast. Get insights into their plans, how they affect us and how you could tap in. The networking dinner is absolutely all about networking with only a number of short presentations, introductions to the speakers and plenty of time to do business.

MC: Ian Campbell - About Regional

Mayoral Welcome: Kristy McBain

Dinner Vignettes: (Short discussion and introductions with Anthony Osborne)

NSW National Parks | Jo Issaverdis | Team Leader Visitor Experience

NSW National Parks Visitor focus

Visit Canberra | Maisi Ahuja | Senior Manager International Partnerships
International impact and Canberra’s Coast

Bundian Way Advisory Committee | Les Kosez | Chair

One Path, Many Stories

Canberra Airport | Kathryn Scarano | Assistant Manager, Planning and Environment

Canberra Airport Update

Eurobodalla Tourism | Meredith Wray | Tourism Manager

Sharing nature tourism

Destination Southern NSW | Shane O’Leary | General Manager

Our role in the region

Department Premier & Cabinet | Megan Cleary | Deputy Director, Regional Development

Port of Eden investment

Destination Gippsland | Terry Robinson | CEO

Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive

Port Authority of NSW | Philip Holliday | COO

More and bigger ships on Eden’s horizon

Bega Valley Innovation Hub | Mia Maze | General Manager

Insight into innovation hub

Pricing - Early Bird to October 15

Forum only $35 plus booking fees

Dinner Only $60 plus booking fees

Early Bird Forum and Dinner $85 plus booking fees

Forum and Dinner $90 plus booking fees

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Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre

Zingel Place

Bega, NSW 2550


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