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Byron Tourism Symposium 2018

June 1

Byron And Beyond Destination Byron Tourism Symposium 2018 Elements of Byron Bay 01

Top experts on tourism in Byron Bay for ONE DAY ONLY!

If you are part of the Byron Visitor Economy, this is your must-do professional development day for the year…

Featuring a stellar line up of industry renowned key-note speakers, this full day of seminars, panels, workshops and networking will canvas data and trends, practical operator tools, and solutions for Byron’s Visitor Economy.

The premier event and business to business marketplace for tourism professionals and operators.

The Tourism Symposium was created for you – accomodations, tour operators, transportation, activities, visitors centers, local government staff & officials, and anyone interested in the future of Tourism in the Northern Rivers. Come hear the latest ideas and developments from across Tourism-related businesses.

The 2018 Destination Byron Tourism Symposium will discuss global trends, deep dive on challenges facing our industry on a local level, and explore solutions which may benefit all stakeholders into the future.

The Most Anticipated Destination Event of the Year

 

Program

Morning Sessions

9:00am – 9:15am WELCOME TO COUNTRY AND OPENING ADDRESS

Cr. Simon Richardson, Mayor Byron Shire Council
Delta Kay, Arakwal People of Byron Bay

9:15am – 9:45am CAUTIONARY TRAVEL TRENDS FOR BYRON’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

Top travel trends that are influencing Byron Bay operators.
Jeremy Holmes, Development Director, Elements of Byron
David Jones, Sales and Marketing Manager, Elements of Byron

9:45am – 10:30am SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – A TOOLBOX FOR CITIES & INDIVIDUAL OPERATORS

Top 10 sustainable tourism projects in-play right now that inspire us.
Real-life examples of global cities & businesses choosing sustainability.
Ross Harding, Founder, Executive Director, Finding Infinity

10:30 – 11:00 MORNING TEA

11:00am – 11:45am OVERVIEW OF THE LATEST VISITOR VOLUME & MARKET SHARE

Peter Valerio & Carly Weiland, Business Development & Marketing Consultant, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

11:45am – 12:30pm TOURISM NOOSA’S MULTI-AWARD-WINNING MODEL

Top 5 learnings from the past decade: ‘Industry Collaboration’, ‘Destination Marketing’ & ‘Visitor Centre’
Steve McPharlin, Chair, Tourism Noosa; Area Manager, Mantra Group – Peppers Resort and Villas, Noosa

12:30pm – 1:15pm LUNCH

Afternoon Sessions

1:15am -1:45pm IS ACHIEVING CONSENSUS IN A LARGE GROUP A PIPE DREAM?

Individualism & collectivism & how they influence consensus​
Damien Stewart, Psychologist, Room 23 Psychology

1:45pm, – 2:45pm EXPLORING SOLUTIONS FOR OUR SHIRE’S COLLECTIVE CHALLENGES

Workshop 1

EXPLORING SOLUTIONS FOR FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE, TRAVEL CONGESTION AND HOW TO MANAGE RURAL WEDDING AND EVENTS

Damien Stewart, Psychologist, Room 23 Psychology

Workshop 2

MANAGING OUR SHIRE’S TRANSITION TO A SHARED ECONOMY, SOLUTIONS FOR FREEDOM CAMPERS AND HOW TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT

Chris Hanley, Byron Bay Writers Festival

2:45pm – 3:45pm PRESENTATION OF SOLUTIONS & PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Damien Stewart, Psychologist, Room 23 Psychology

Panel: Cr. Simon Richardson, Steve McPharlin, Ross Harding, Chris Hanley

3:45pm – 3:50pm PRESENTATION BY DESTINATION NORTH COAST

Cameron Arnold, Chair, Destination North Coast

3:50pm – 4:00pm NETWORKING DRINKS – SPONSORS STONE AND WOOD AND CAPE BYRON DISTILLERY

 

In the event of speaker cancellation. DB reserve the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute speakers as necessary.

Ticket prices include the full day programme, morning tea, lunch and networking drinks supplied by Stone and Wood and Byron bay Distillery.

DISCOVER THE INSIDE EDGE WITH BYRON SHIRE VISITOR ECONOMY STATISTICS

 

Details

Date:
June 1
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.byrontourismsymposium.com

Organiser

Destination Byron
Email:
info@destinationbyron.com.au
Website:
www.destinationbyron.com.au

Venue

Elements of Byron
144 Bayshore Drive
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
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Phone:
02 6639 1500
Website:
www.elementsofbyron.com.au