Discussing Tourism Rotorua – 26 July 2017
Join Tourism Industry Aotearoa for a one-day conference 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.
A thought provoking day with a mix of keynote speakers, panel discussions and audience participation. The day focuses on three key areas:
- The power of insight
- A sustainable industry
- Achieving a brighter future
The day commences at 9.30am and concludes at 3pm, with networking drinks until 4.30pm. This means that even if you live outside Rotorua, you’ll still be able to join us without the additional cost of an overnight stay.
Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, TIA
10.00am-10.30am Addressing the future tourism growth of our region
|10.30am-11.00am The importance and value of new product offerings|
Rotorua - Russell Alexander, CEO, Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tours
Auckland - Jeroen Jongejans, Dive! Tutukaka
Dunedin - Trent Yeo, Executive Director / Owner, Ziptrek Ecotours
Christchurch - Paul Milligan, Chief Executive, Black Cat Cruises
A frank presentation from a business that is getting it right, winning awards, working collaboratively and activating the importance and value of new product offerings.
11.30am - 11.50am Positioning the industry for future challenges
How will the tourism industry prepare itself to be a sustainable sector that still maximises its potential? This quick-fire session will discuss this core theme outlining its importance and take an industry scan of where the region is at with its future planning.
11.50am - 12.50pm How can the industry thrive and be sustainable into the future?
Breaking away into groups we will discuss our tourism future and role as custodians of the tourism experience. How do we manage growth and work collaboratively towards a sustainable future?
|2.00pm - 2.30pm What's next?|
Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Aotearoa
Phil Tate, Consultant Futurist, Simplicitate
A no holds barred discussion that will further bring alive the workshop findings, TIA's latest views and steps the industry needs to confidently take for future success.
2.30pm - 3.10pm What are the views of the political parties
In the run-up to the General Election on 23 September, we hear the political parties' views of the tourism industry.
|3.10pm - 4.30pm Networking Drinks|
Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Aotearoa
Chris joined TIA as Chief Executive in July 2014. Previously he was a General Manager at Tourism New Zealand, with responsibility for government and stakeholder relations.
Chris began his working life as a radio journalist. From senior editor roles at Radio New Zealand he moved to Parliament, which included working for the Minister of Tourism. Chris was involved in the development of the New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2010, the first attempt to have a collaborative industry strategy.
Consultant Futurist, Simplicitate
Phil is a strategic thinker with a passionate belief in helping people thrive in a changing world of risk and opportunity.
With over 25 years experience in large corporates to small business ownership Phil's common thread throughout has been an ongoing pursuit of change and a quest to purposefully embrace the future. Phil's overriding goal is to help people make sense of the changes around them, and through this uncover opportunities they can use to develop both as individuals and within their organisations.
Advocacy Manager, Tourism Industry Aotearoa
Steve ensures TIA members’ views are heard loud and clear. This includes talking and meeting with members and organisations whose work impacts on tourism, such as the Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Steve works to resolve issues impacting on members and ensures TIA takes a leadership role on pan-industry issues such as freedom camping and adventure tourism.
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.
TIA Member – $90 +GST
Non member Registration
Non-Member – $150 +GST
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 Rotorua close at 5 pm on 17 July. After this date, please contact us on 04 499 0104 or email us.
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Smart casual or business attire is recommended.