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Conference Program - draft program on going 2011


									                                          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
9.40am             Tourism Keynote Address                                 Rachel Botsman, author, speaker, consultant
                   Collaborative Consumption – making it work in your
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
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
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.

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