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Tourism leaders gather in Darwin for ATEC’s Meeting Place
ATEC’s annual gathering of the export tourism industry’s thought leaders, decision makers and business development managers are in Darwin this week to explore ‘Authentic Australia’.
This year’s Meeting Place has once again been well supported with tourism businesses travelling from ATEC’s seven branches across the country to descend on Darwin. The packed program of activities and events has been oversubscribed, with record numbers registered for the pre-famil, B2B workshops, CEO forum and Gala Dinner, highlighting the importance of this event on the inbound tourism industry calendar.
ATEC Managing Director Peter Shelley commented “in 2016 we made the decision to move Meeting Place out of its Sydney base, a location where it had been held for 40 years and we can definitely say the move has proved to be highly successful.
“In embracing new locations around the country, Meeting Place has been able to explore different destinations, offering an opportunity to showcase local tourism products to an expanding international buyer audience.”
This year Meeting Place will not only offer the opportunity to explore Darwin and the NT, its food and wildlife, the conference delegates will hear from Matt Wright, the star of National Geographic’s hit TV show Outback Wrangler.
Meeting Place will also deliver 4,000 plus tourism buyer/seller business to business meetings.
Other key conference presenters include:
• Michael Crossland, humanitarian and best selling author
• John O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Tourism Australia
• Stephanie Tully, Executive Manager, Group Brand & Marketing, Qantas
• Nicholas Henderson, Director China Practice, Asia Business
• Saxon Booth, Director of Business Development Dragon Trail, Beijing,
• Nicholas Henderson, Global Manager, Social Media, Tourism Australia
• Michael Nelson, Managing Director Pinnacle Tourism Marketing
• Matthew Findlay, Head of Aviation Development, NT Airports
The program will also present a range Industry panel discussions including Stronger Together - building profitable buyer and seller partnerships, Aviation access – the real driver of growth, How Millennials are Changing the face of Chinese travel and The Undisputed Power of Social Media - case studies from the front line.
Other highlights include the graduation of ATEC’s ELITE Emerging Leaders class of 2018, ATEC’s National CEO Forum and ATEC Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner.
The program runs from 19th to 21st November.
21st August 2017 - ATEC announces major new Chinese Tour Guide Training Project
2nd February 2017 - ATEC flags tourism as Australia’s best export asset
24th November 2013 - ATEC annual meeting to define Australia’s visitors
13th June 2013 - ATEC Awards tourism excellence
16th January 2012 - ATEC Chairman urges attendance at Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference
16th May 2011 - ATEC Conference to focus on tourism futures
12th April 2011 - ATEC calls for forward analysis in regional tourism
10th December 2010 - ATEC Appoints New Board Members
16th September 2008 - ATEC acts on wellness tourism
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