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2017 Australian Regional Tourism Convention Monday 23 – Thursday 26 October 2017, Canberra ACT

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The ARTN Board invites local government representatives, regional and state tourism organisations and all sectors of the Australian tourism industry to contribute to a national discussion that will help formulate a plan for sustainable regional tourism growth and development to 2030. 

The speakers program for this year’s Convention includes presentations, concurrent sessions, panel sessions and workshops delivered by an exciting line-up of more than 40 tourism professionals.

  • Delegates will hear from Austrade and our hosts, Visit Canberra
  • Fiona Nash (Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, Regional Communications) has been invited to speak on Federal Government Regional Taskforce initiatives for tourism
  • Digital-disruptors, Uber and AirBnB will outline the transition of the share economy into regional areas
  • We’ll talk agritourism product development and discuss the findings and implications of the first national benchmarking Local Government Spend on Tourism research
  • There’ll be case studies and informative sessions surrounding Aboriginal tourismaccessible/inclusive tourism and visitor servicing looking forward to 2030
  • Keeping with the theme of increasing regional dispersal, we’ll address the challenges regions face when it comes to air access and cruising, and be inspired by the journey of local tourism operators

Delegates will enjoy our oh-so social networking program, which is made up of:

  • Welcome Reception at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre on Monday evening,
  • Field Trips on Tuesday afternoon,
  • Regional Dinners at on Tuesday night, and
  • Farewell Dinner at the National Arboretum Canberra (pictured) on Thursday night

The full program will be released in mid-September, 2017.

From the sale yards in Roma to the foothills of Parliament House,
the 2017 Australian Regional Tourism Convention is not to be missed!

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