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October 24, 2018

Wellness Starter Session

0630  -  0730
Meet at Mantra Reception

Join Tim from GreenX7 for early morning wellness session. Meet at Mantra Foyer at 6.20am for 6.30am start.

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Tourism Talk with The Grants Guy – Keith Whelan

0630  -  0730
Mantra Plantation Room

Review current tourism grant opportunities and how to write a successful grant proposal. What are the assessors really looking for?

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Welcome address from Master of Ceremonies

0830  -  0840
Mantra Plantation Room

Welcome address from ART Chair

0840  -  0900
Mantra Plantation Room

Game of Inches

0900  -  1015
Mantra Plantation Room

Nigel Collin is an engaging and memorable speaker. He’s also a passionate traveller. In 2013, Nigel travelled throughout Australia, solo on his motorbike, to meet ingenious Australians and share their stories. The initiative inspired him to establish the Ingenious Oz Project. In 2014, as an ambassador of Start-up Australia, Nigel interviewed 100s of Australia’s top […]

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Morning Tea Break

1015  -  1045
Mantra Foyer - Trade Area

Official Opening of ART Convention 2018

1045  -  1115
Mantra Plantation Room

Pushing Towards 2020 – insights for regional Australia

1115  -  1215
Mantra Plantation Room

The session will be anchored around the theme of regional dispersal, emphasising the significance of the issue, drawing on relevant data to deepen audience understanding and describing new data gathering initiatives and policies to boost regional investment. Part 1 – Regional Dispersal the honest truth – Rob Donelly * Overview of Session (joining the dots […]

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Indigenous Tourism – Giving Back

1215  -  1245
Mantra Plantation Room

Tourism is more than just a business for Aboriginal communities, it is seen as a vehicle to celebrate and share their culture with non-Aboriginal people. Tourism presents the potential to engender a greater understanding and appreciation of their diversity and richness of Aboriginal culture among non-Aboriginal people. It can also create employment opportunities and contribute […]

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Campfires: How and why local government should engage in the visitor economy. Measuring return on investment.

1330  -  1415
Plantation Room 3

(Measuring ROI on Tourism investment, eg. infrastructure, marketing, events) What does it mean taking to National Presented by Paul Matthews Director of Regional and Strategy at Visit Victoria. Session commencing with presenting findings in TICVIC report and followed up with ALGA talking at a National level (Liz del Chastel)

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Campfires: Visitor Information Servicing – optimising your VIC to meet consumers and industry needs

1330  -  1415
Plantation Room 1

When it comes to visitor information services, there has never been a better time to conscientiously consider the idea of ‘Fishing where the fish are”.  For too long we have been discussing how to make VICs more effective and continuously justify their value.  It’s time we implement what we now know are the solutions to […]

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Campfires: – Business Events – opportunities for Regional Australia

1330  -  1415
Plantation Room 2

The business events industry delivers $30+ billion of direct economic benefit to Australia. They generate a strong visitor yield, given the high daily expenditure of delegates and employ an estimated 193,000 people. Ernst & Young estimated that over 38m people attended more than 430,000 business events across Australia in 2015/16. Of these, the overwhelming majority […]

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Campfires – The Tweed’s Destination First Approach – the good, the bad and the ugly

1415  -  1500
Plantation Room 3

Campfires: Regional Events, It’s Time to Reinvigorate!

1415  -  1500
Plantation Room 2

Regional Events, It’s Time to Reinvigorate! Imagine the impact on your community and economy if you lost your flagship destination event. Destination events are important drivers of tourism throughout regional and rural Australia. The two sectors have a symbiotic relationship that means any decline or impact on our events results in an impact on our […]

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Campfires – Visitor Information Servicing – Who are the superheroes of information services (case studies)

1415  -  1500
Plantation Room 1

This session introduces case studies from across the VIC network which demonstrate superhero qualities in the following VIC areas: fishing where the fish are, digital technology and customer service. Listen to the speakers’ stories of how they embraced change to remain relevant in the visitor servicing industry and gain insight for innovation at your VIC.

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Launch of the “VIC a National Way Forward” and its’ impact on the provision of visitor services in your region.

1530  -  1600
Mantra Plantation Room

Launch of the “VIC a National Way Forward” and its’ impact on the provision of visitor services in your region.

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Agritourism – Phase One and Beyond

1600  -  1700
Mantra Plantation Room

Agritourism is an ideal sector to support tourism development throughout regional and rural Australia. With a national approach, ART has led the way by developing a situation analysis of agritourism throughout Australia to identify challenges and opportunities. Learn about the national strategic priorities identified and next steps for the ART Agritourism project.

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Emerging Tourism Professional Presentation

1700  -  1715
Mantra Plantation Room

Roadtrippers and Tourism Australia Regional Scholarship presentation

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ART Annual General Meeting

1715  -  1815
Mantra Boardroom

October 25, 2018

Tourism Talk presented by Destination Tweed

0730  -  0830
Peppers Ballroom

Join Rose Wright (Regionality) and Tim Jack Adams (GreenX7) for indepth look into local Tweed tourism

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Fixing Your Regional Challenge

0845  -  0930
Mantra Plantation Room

Fixing Your Regional Challenge As part of the Convention, we want to hear your thoughts about the best strategies for growing regional tourism and who you think are great examples of this. To do this, delegates have had the opportunity to provide feedback before the Convention with a link to a few questions to help […]

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The Art of Storytelling

0930  -  1015
Mantra Plantation Room

The Art of Storytelling Building on the huge success of last year’s storytelling session, we invite John Pastorelli back to Convention. The ageless and timeless craft of story is becoming an ever more popular means of communicating ideas, thoughts and messages. It is also an invaluable means of exploring opportunities and pushing the boundaries as […]

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Morning Tea Break

1015  -  1045
Mantra Foyer - Trade Area

Destination Focus

1045  -  1215
Mantra Plantation Room

What’s happening to destination management? Destination Management Plans used to sit in the middle of everything. But with fewer and fewer DMPs being commissioned, where is the strategy emphasis right now? This session will explore and contrast two contrasting ends of the destination management spectrum. At one end we’ll explore digital marketing strategy, and at […]

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Protected Areas Panel Session – Connecting with Our Parks

1215  -  1245
Mantra Plantation Room

With nearly 85% of Australians living in urban locations, we have never experienced such unprecedented demand for nature-based tourism. Both domestic and international visitors are increasingly visiting our national parks looking to escape the pressures of city living. And our national parks provide the perfect venue for an immersive and authentic experience in nature; whether […]

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Lunch Break

1245  -  1330
Mantra Pool Deck

Campfires: Drive Tourism – Driving Tourism in Regional Australia

1330  -  1415
Plantation Room 2

Most visitation into regional Australia occurs via road and yet the transport infrastructure while business ready might not be tourism friendly.  Drive tourism presents both passing opportunism as well as high yield more broadly due to length of stay.  In this panel session hear case studies from three distinct regions are dealing with drive tourism […]

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Campfires: Tourism Sentiment Index: the missing KPI and data for destination management

1330  -  1415
Plantation Room 3

Campfires: In a world overloaded with innovation, what future technology should everyone in tourism take time to understand?

1330  -  1415
Plantation Room 1

The world is flooded with new tech, most promoted as the future’s silver bullet. But no one person can keep up with it all, and everyone needs to choose what’s best for their strategy and budget. Paul Shale, CEO of Roadtrippers Australasia, will shortlist key technologies and explain why they will matter most to Australia’s regional tourism.

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Campfires: Regional Aviation

1415  -  1500
Plantation Room 2

Campfires: ATEC’s Tourism Export Ready Program

1415  -  1500
Plantation Room 1

Campfires – Cruise Ships – Pushing Experience Development in our Ports

1415  -  1500
Plantation Room 3

With significant growth in the Australian cruise industry and supporting infrastructure, the requirement of unique and genuine tourism products and experiences in regional ports is a must. Overland tours are new and emerging in Australia, and as a result, still in development. In this panel session, we will explore the perspectives of cruise lines, ground […]

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Leveraging the Power of Media to Influence Change

1530  -  1600
Mantra Plantation Room

We propose to bring in one of our major editorial big guns to talk to your audience about how we can help you leverage the power of the News Corp to agitate and lobby for key changes that support the vital visitor economy.  We are thinking topics like air links, government support and grants – key […]

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Tourism Leadership

1600  -  1620
Mantra Plantation Room

Best of Queensland Experiences Program

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Regional Success Stories

1620  -  1720
Mantra Plantation Room

Interview Session: Regional success stories Speaker – Aymon Gow – General Manager Title: Agritourism – the story of Tropical Fruit World Speaker – Harriet Messenger – Marketing & Sales Manager Title: Husk Distillers – our story of trial and tribulation Speaker – Steven Snow, Owner/ Chef, Fins Restaurant Title: Fins Restaurant – how we achieved excellence in a […]

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Conference Wrap Up

1720  -  1730
Mantra Plantation Room

Gala Dinner

1900  -  Until late
Plantation House - Tropical Fruit World