Discussing Tourism Dunedin – 2 August 2017
Join Tourism Industry Aotearoa for a one-day event targeted at those who want to thrive and grow in the tourism industry.
Each one-day event is a series of short, sharp and hard hitting sessions featuring a great line-up of speakers who will challenge, educate, inspire and get you thinking about tourism industry growth.
For a chance to exchange ideas on tourism – join the conversation.
Tourism is New Zealand's biggest industry, biggest employer and biggest export earner. Since 2014, it has also been New Zealand's fastest growing economic contributor.
Our success has created both opportunities and challenges, for the industry and our communities. So how do we respond?
Join us for a thought provoking day with a mix of speakers, panel discussions and audience participation. The day focuses on three key areas:
- Why we should care about sustainability
- Sharing your thoughts on what tourism should look like in the future
- How we can improve public understanding of our industry
The day commences at 9am and concludes at 3pm, with networking drinks until 4.30pm. So even if you live outside Auckland, you'll still be able to join us without the additional cost of an overnight stay.
|9am-9.20am A GLOBAL AND NATIONAL OVERVIEW|
Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, TIA
What are the trends defining tourism globally and in New Zealand? What are the key opportunities and challenges, and how are the public and the private sector responding?
|9.20am-9.40am DEFINING THE LOCAL TOURISM CHALLENGES|
Graham Budd, Chief Executive, Destination Queenstown
As tourism continues its meteoric growth, we are seeing significant and rapid changes at a local level – in our regions, towns and communities. Pressure on our infrastructure and resources can threaten our social licence to operate. Graham Budd gives us the inside story on local challenges and how these are being responded to.
|9.40am-10.10am WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY?|
Bruce Bassett, Industry Strategy Manager, TIA
We want a New Zealand where our economy, people and environment are better off because the tourism industry is successful – and not just for today. Acting responsibly now will equip the tourism industry to be successful in the long term. That’s where the Tourism Sustainability Commitment comes into play. This session will inspire you to make the Commitment and play your part in creating a truly sustainable tourism industry.
|10.30am-12pm HELP SHAPE OUR TOURISM FUTURE|
Phil Tate, Consultant Futurist, Simplicitate
TIA is undertaking a reset of the Tourism 2025 Growth Framework to reflect the significant changes seen in the industry in the past few years. What should be the focus for the industry’s guiding document? Join our facilitator and let us know what you think tourism should look like in 2025.
1-3pm TOURISM - A VIEW FROM THE OUTSIDE
This session is designed to be educational with a strong flavour of what will have the greatest and most immediate impact on you and your business. Walk away with strategies and tools that you can use to help address the issues raised.
Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Aotearoa will then moderate a lively panel discussion.
|3pm-4.30pm NETWORKING DRINKS|
Registration fees include all sessions as well as morning tea, lunch, and networking drinks and nibbles.
Don't miss this chance to exchange ideas on tourism - join the conversation.
Terms and Conditions
By registering to join us at a Discussing Tourism event, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions, including cancellation costs, and health and safety regulations.
Not a TIA Member?
You're still welcome to join us at the Discussing Tourism events, however preferential pricing for members is just one of the many benefits of joining TIA, the voice of New Zealand's tourism industry. Find out more.
Payment by credit card is required at the time of registration, so please have these details handy when you complete the registration form. If you’d like to pay by invoice, please email us to discuss.
If you are a TIA member, make sure you have your user ID and password to access your preferential registration rate.
Registrations for Discussing Tourism Dunedin close at 5 pm on 17 July. After this date, please contact us on 04 499 0104 or email us.
310 Princes Street,
Smart casual or business attire is recommended.