LGSA Tourism Conference 2011 Gone Fishing. Back Soon… 9-11 March 2011, Engadine Community Centre, 1040 Old Princes Hwy, Engadine DRAFT PROGRAM 14/01/11 Conference MC: Mr Gerry Gannon Wednesday 9 March Pre Conference Seminars 12noon-5.00pm Registration opens at Engadine Community Centre 2.00pm-5.00pm Tourism Managers Exchange (free optional session) TIC forum for discussion with tourism operators, supported by TNSW 2.00pm-5.00pm Building Better Communities with Tourism Seminar: Mayors, GMs, ED Managers ($55 optional session) 2.00pm Structuring Tourism within Councils for Success – Cr Lorraine Kelly, Chair, Sutherland Shire Tourism Sub- what has and hasn’t worked for Sutherland Shire Committee 2.30pm Tourism and local government issues (needs to also John Bates, Group Manager Strategy and Insights, Tourism address Integrating tourism into core business and NSW community plans) and benefits of tourism 3.00pm Beyond Tourism and Economic Benefits Study on Dr Deborah Edwards UTS, Senior Research Fellow, University social and intangible contributions made by business of Technology Sydney events to Sydney and NSW 3.30pm Nurturing & Growing a Tourism Industry Jenny-Lee Stefas, Tourism Manager, The Shire Tourism 4.00pm Presentations from Sutherland Shire local operators Cronulla Cruises – Brad Cornish (invited) Royal Coast Walks – Ian Wells Oyster Bay Bed and Breakfast – Yvonne Paton 6.00pm-9.00pm Welcome Reception and Dinner at The Symbio Wildlife Centre Sponsored by CountryLink and LPMA Crown Lands Welcome from LGA President and Sutherland Shire Mayor. Delegate registration will be available at this event. Thursday 10 March 9.00am Welcome to Sutherland Shire Cr Phil Blight, Mayor, Sutherland Shire Council 9.10am President’s Welcome Cr Bruce Miller, President, Shires Association of NSW 9.20am Tourism Keynote Address Paul McLeay, Local Member for Heathcote on behalf of the Establishment of Taskforce/new tourism strategy and Minister for Tourism implementation 9.40am Tourism Keynote Address Rachel Botsman, author, speaker, consultant Collaborative Consumption – making it work in your favour 10.30am Morning Tea 11.00am Tourism Taskforce Panel – Findings and Cr Rob Pollock, Taskforce Member, Local Government Recommendations Taskforce Facilitated by MC Gerry Gannon Evan Hall, National Policy Manager, TTF and Member Tourism Planning & Investment Taskforce Sally Barnes, CEO, National Parks and Wildlife and Director General DECCW, National Parks Taskforce John King, Global Tourism & Leisure Pty Ltd, Chair, Education Taskforce 12.40pm Leader of the Opposition Mr Barry O’Farrell MP (invited) 1.00pm Lunch TOPIC STREAMS (choose one) TOPIC STREAM 1: Nature Tourism at Royal National Park Facilitated by Mr Michael Treanor, Area Manager, Royal National Park, Sydney South Region Parks and Wildlife Group, DECCW 2.00pm Coach Transfer to Tramway Museum. Tram into Royal Howard Clark, Director, Tramway Museum National Park with talk ‘Overcoming the Challenges of Volunteer Tourism Attractions’. 3.00pm From the Couch to the Bush Charlotte Prouse, Manager Marketing & Promotions, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 3.30pm Discovery Walk to Audley led by National Park Discovery Guides 3.45pm Cronulla Cruises - Tour of Djeebahn Sampler (on Brad Cornish, Cronulla Cruises board the vessel) with presentation ‘Creating Local Indigenous Products’ 4.20pm Parks, Plans and People – developing for the future. Michael Treanor, Manager Royal National Park, Metro South Hard Hat Site Inspection & presentation West Region, Parks and Wildlife Group, DECCW 5.00pm Bus Transfer return to accommodation TOPIC STREAM 2: Planning, Investment and Local Government Facilitated by Geoff Buckley, GM, TICNSW at Engadine Community Centre. Sponsored by LPMA Crown Lands Division 2.00pm Beyond the Ramp: Disability, seniors and the next big Associate Professor Simon Darcy, Deputy Head of School, thing School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Faculty of Business, UTS 2.30pm A bird’s eye view of tourist activities: GPS tracking as Tony Griffin, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management, School of a tourism planning tool. Leisure, Sport and Tourism, UTS and Dr Deborah Edwards 3.00pm Positioning Precincts and integrated planning Dr Rob Lang, CEO, Parramatta City Council 3.30pm Greater Sydney Tourism Lori Modde, Lorick Management, CEO 4.00pm Broken Hill – a destination that stars Andrea Roberts, Community Development Manager, Broken Hill City Council 4.30pm The Changing Face of Parks – caravan parks to Barry Baillie, CEO, Caravan and Camping Industry Association holiday parks (incorporate aging populations, road NSW and Ms Karen Hembrow, Director North, Crown Lands touring) Division, Land & Property Management Authority 5.00pm Return to accommodation TOPIC STREAM 3: Education and Niche Markets - Big Picture, Small Brushstrokes Faciliated by Gerry Gannon, MC, at Hazelhurst Art Gallery 2.00pm Bus transfer and travel to Hazelhurst Art Gallery 2.30pm Guess who’s going to the Gallery? Results of 4 year Michael Huxley, General Manager, Finance and Administration, study and report inclusive of audience development Museums & Galleries NSW and how to use cultural facilities to drive tourism traffic 3.00pm Gallery Tourism and Trails TBC, Incoming Hazelhurst Art Gallery Director 3.30pm New Tourism Development and meeting the needs of Julian Ledger, CEO, YHA Ltd the youth market 4.00pm International Students – an industry overview/update Lynette Harris, Campus Director, Wollongong College Australia 4.30pm Attracting Sports Tourism Chris Parker, Surf Sports, Surf Live Saving NSW (invited) 5.00pm Return to accommodation 7.30pm Conference Dinner at Summer Salt Restaurant and Elouera Beach Surf Club sponsored by LGS 10.30pm Bus transfers back to accommodation Friday 11 March 7.00am-8.00am Tai Chi on the Beach ($16.50 optional session) PLANNING AND INVESTMENT (plenary sessions) 9.00am Tourism Keynote Address and overview/trends in the Lyndel Gray, Executive Director & General Manager, Tourism market NSW 9.20am Social Media in evidence Steve Baldwin and Co, Warrumbungle Cluster Technology Campaign Launch 9.40am Word of Mouse? Social Media - Is it right for you? Mandi Bateson, Director Digital, Hill & Knowlton How does it fit in and how do you implement it? 10.30am Morning Tea 11.00am Regional Tourism Partnership including updates on Andrew Sargant, Director Regional, Tourism NSW RTO boundaries and developments post the Review – includes 15 minutes of questions from the floor 11.30am Sutherland Showcase – Social and Tourism Gain Derril Greenway, Director of Property, Sutherland Shire Council Without Financial Pain 12.00noon Panel chaired by Cr Bruce Miller: How can local Parramatta City Council, Broken Hill City Council and Port government make tourism work for their community? Macquarie Hastings Council 12.30pm Lunch CONCURRENT CASE STUDIES (choose one) 1.30pm Booderee National Park - Tom Phillips, Tourism 1.30pm Lockhart’s Spirit of the Land Festival - Sue Schneider, Manager, Shoalhaven City Council (invited) President, Spirit of the Land Festival 2.00pm Parramasala - George Mannix, Major Events and 2.00pm Port Macquarie Triathlon – Linda Hall, Tourism and Sponsorship Services Manager, Parramatta City Events Manager, Port Macquarie Hastings Council Council (invited) 2.30pm The Clarence River Way Masterplan - Elizabeth 2.30pm TBC Fairweather, Senior Economic Development Officer, Clarence Valley Council (invited) 3.00pm Resolutions and close Correct at the time of printing, changes may occur.