Australian Tourism Directions Conference 2012

Thursday 1 November
Parliament House, Canberra

The annual Australian Tourism Directions Conference is the peak industry meeting looking at the long term opportunities for tourism, its high and growing economic value, whilst addressing key issues. The conference also reports on the state of the Australian tourism industry and delivers research and insights. This year the Australian Tourism Directions official Conference will bring together 30 senior industry and government speakers. Respected journalist Helen Dalley will be Master of Ceremonies for the day and will be joined by keynote speakers including:

  • The Hon. Martin Ferguson AM MP, Minister, Resources Energy & Tourism
  • The Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Minister, Immigration and Citizenship
  • Geoff Dixon, Chairman, Tourism Australia
  • Saul Eslake, Former Chief Economist for ANZ Bank
  • Leo Jago, Chief Economist, Tourism Research Australia
  • Siew Hoon Yeow, Travel industry journalist and speaker
  • Drew Clarke, Secretary, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
  • Felicia Mariani, Managing Director, Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)

The conference is a great opportunity for academic colleagues to join with industry practitioners and government representatives to discuss the future directions of tourism.  This year CAUTHE has been closely involved in planning for the event.  As well, several CAUTHE colleagues have been invited by the organizers to make direct contributions to the afternoon workshops by way of preparing discussion papers on various elements of the long term tourism strategic research plan.  A strong representation from the academic community will further contribute to a closer working relationship between CAUTHE, our member colleagues in academia and our partners in industry and government.

Download flyer. You can follow developments at the Tourism Australia website.