Tourism: Selling Queensland Business Luncheon

Tourism: Selling Queensland Business Luncheon
The tourism industry is one of the most competitive industries worldwide and is also one of the backbone economic sectors of Queensland, supporting more than 217,000 Queensland jobs. This year, regional and outback tourism have been the focus of Queensland Government, and the emerging Indigenous tourism operators in local SEQ communities have been growing from strength to strength. What tangible business growth opportunities are there for operators and what will the impact on employment opportunities be across the industry? How can government and industry work together to better understand the concept of experience economy and experience design? How can tourism businesses deepen their connections with destination experiences? What can we learn from Indigenous success in the USA? Join our panel of industry leaders to discuss how all players, in all sectors and at every level, can work cooperatively and collaboratively to achieve the most innovative, best-practice approach to tourism – what are the challenges and future opportunities? pastevent
TOURISM: SELLING QUEENSLAND
'Showcasing authentic experiences'


AmCham Business Luncheon


About the Event

The tourism industry is one of the most competitive industries worldwide and is also one of the backbone economic sectors of Queensland, supporting more than 217,000 Queensland jobs^.

This year, regional and outback tourism have been the focus of Queensland Government, and the emerging Indigenous tourism operators in local SEQ communities have been growing from strength to strength.

Indigenous tourism experiences are a point of differentiation for Australia in a highly competitive global market. How can Queensland create an environment conducive to stimulating Indigenous tourism product? What can we learn from Indigenous success in the USA? In North America, Indian communities are among the most popular tourist attractions. The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), a national organisation that helps Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tribes and communities to advance tourism, projects the number of international visitors to U.S. reservations will rise to 2.4 million by 2020^.

What tangible business growth opportunities are there for operators and what will the impact on employment opportunities be across the industry? How can government and industry work together to better understand the concept of experience economy and experience design? How can tourism businesses deepen their connections with destination experiences?

Join our panel of industry leaders to discuss how all players, in all sectors and at every level, can work cooperatively and collaboratively to achieve the most innovative, best-practice approach to tourism – what are the challenges and future opportunities?

On our panel of speakers:
  • The Honourable Kate Jones MP, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail, Queensland Government
  • Paul Scurrah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Australia
  • Sherry L Rupert, Executive Director, AIANTA
  • Shannon Ruska, Managing Director, Tribal Experiences
  • Panel facilitator Kristin Devitt, Director, KDPR
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Event Details

Date Friday 25 October 2019
Time 11.30am - 2pm
Venue Hilton Brisbane
Level 5 Grand Ballroom

190 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000


Pricing

  Regular Rate Table of Ten 
Members and guests $159.00 $1,590.00
 Non-member $199.00 $1,990.00



About the Speakers

The Honourable Kate Jones MP
Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development
Minister for Cross River Rail
QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT


Kate Jones is the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail in the Queensland Government.

Kate is committed to building innovation in Queensland by attracting new investment, growing entrepreneurialism across the state and supporting local start-ups to scale up and think global.

She is also a proud champion for Queensland’s tourism industry and oversaw the successful delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Queensland’s largest ever event.

She has previously served as the Minister for Education, Minister for Environment, Minister for Climate Change and Natural Resource Management and Minister for Small Business in previous Queensland Governments.

When Kate was first sworn-in in 2009, she was the youngest ever Queensland Government Minister.

Kate is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology and holds a Masters in Environmental Law from Australian National University.


Paul Scurrah
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA


Paul Scurrah was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Australia Group on 25 March 2019. Paul has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the transport, logistics, travel and aviation sectors, having previously been CEO of DP World Australia and Queensland Rail and held Executive Management roles at Aurizon, Flight Centre and Tourism Queensland.


Sherry L Rupert
Executive Director
AIANTA

Sherry L. Rupert, of Paiute and Washoe heritage, joins AIANTA as Executive Director after an illustrious career with the State of Nevada. Formerly the Executive Director of the State of Nevada Indian Commission, she managed Nevada’s Indian Territory, the state’s official arm for promoting Native American tourism, and created and produced the annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference for more than a decade.

Also the former President of AIANTA’s Board of Directors, Sherry brings extensive experience in tribal tourism, economic development, marketing, tribal relations and legislative advocacy, Her work at the national level includes serving on the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (US TTAB) and AIANTA’s Board of Directors since 2010. She is also the recipient of multiple awards for her work in tourism and economic development and she was also instrumental in the passage of the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act during her tenure as AIANTA Board President.


Shannon Ruska
Managing Director
TRIBAL EXPERIENCES


Shannon Ruska' is the Managing Director of Tribal Experiences and a proud descendant of Australia's First Nations people of Brisbane City. For over 28 years he has delivered Aboriginal culture via Tourism and Education National and International to more than 15 million people in various Countries such as France, New Zealand, Italy, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Greece and many more...

Via his company Tribal Experiences Shannon creates opportunities for the World to Experience Aboriginal Culture on home grounds and abroad.

Click here to view Shannon Ruska's full biography.          


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When
25/10/2019 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where
Hilton Brisbane Level 5 Grand Ballroom 190 Elizabeth Street Brisbane City, QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

Program


Friday, 25 October 2019

 
Time
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
25/10/2019 11:30 AM

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