TTF LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Towards 2040: An extended vision for Australia

WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
Parliament House, Canberra

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About

The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) is delighted to present the 2017 Leadership Summit.

The Leadership Summit, now in its 17th year is our flagship event, designed to facilitate dialogue between political leaders, policy makers and the leaders of TTF’s member organisations from the tourism, aviation and transport industries.

The 2017 event, themed Towards 2040 – An extended vision for Australia will be held on Wednesday 13 September at Parliament House in Canberra.

The Summit will provide attendees with an unrivalled opportunity to engage and connect with industry leaders, network with peers from across Australia and to generate new business opportunities and partnerships.

This year’s event will see our Friends of Tourism cocktails with the Government and Opposition flow through to the official summit cocktail reception brought to you by The Star Entertainment Group. Chefs from The Star’s signature restaurants in Sydney, the Gold Coast and Brisbane – including Momofuku Seiobo (rated Australia’s No.1 restaurant by Gourmet Traveller), Sokyo, Kiyomi, Fat Noodle and Garden Kitchen & Bar – will deliver to delegates a dining experience to remember.

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Program

Leadership Summit | Wednesday 13 September 2017 | Venue: Parliament House, Canberra
Time SessionSpeakers
8.30am – 10.50amConference registration: refreshments served
Conference OpeningMargy Osmond | Chief Executive Officer | Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF)
Message from the Chair Katie Lahey AM | Chairman | Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF)
Opening AddressTOPIC: The importance of Australia’s relationship with Asia. How will Australia navigate an uncertain world in a time of economic transition?

Hon Julie Bishop MP | Minister for Foreign Affairs

Keynote AddressTOPIC: What is the Government’s tourism strategy now and beyond 2020?

Hon Steven Ciobo MP | Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

Interview SessionTOPIC: The role of tourism in the broader Australian economy: the Government’s perspective.

Moderator: Margy Osmond | Chief Executive Officer | TTF

Hon Scott Morrison MP | Treasurer

Interview SessionTOPIC: What is the ALP’s tourism strategy should it win the next election?

Moderator: Margy Osmond | Chief Executive Officer | TTF

Hon Anthony Albanese MP | Shadow Minister for Tourism; Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

10.50am – 11.30amMorning Tea
11.30am -1.10pmMedia PanelTOPIC: Political issues of the day

Moderator: Brian Tyson | Managing Partner | Newgate Communications

Malcolm Farr | National Political Editor | news.com
Kieran Gilbert | Chief Political Reporter | Sky News
Mark Riley | Political Editor | Seven Network

Keynote AddressTOPIC: The role of tourism in the broader Australian economy: the ALP’s perspective.

Hon Chris Bowen MP | Shadow Treasurer

Interview Session TOPIC: Welcoming our guests while protecting our borders – getting the balance right between customer service and security.

Moderator: Margy Osmond | Chief Executive Officer | TTF

Hon Peter Dutton MP | Minister for Immigration & Border Protection

1.10pm – 2.10pmSummit Luncheon
2.10pm – 3.50pmPanel DiscussionTOPIC: How do we ensure that Asia’s current love affair with travelling to Australia becomes a long-term marriage rather than just a one-night stand?

Moderator: Margy Osmond | Chief Executive Officer | TTF

Andrew Mulholland | Managing Director | Wendy Wu Tours
Geoff Parmenter | Executive General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Affairs | The Star Entertainment Group
Martin Winter | CEO | Gold Coast Tourism
Kathy Zhang | General Manager Oceania | China Eastern Airlines

Panel DiscussionTOPIC: Tourism policy in Australia – perspectives on achieving the sector’s full potential.

Moderator: Margy Osmond | Chief Executive Officer | TTF

Senator Pauline Hanson | One Nation
Senator Jacqui Lambie | Jacqui Lambie Network
Senator David Leyonhjelm | Liberal Democratic Party

Keynote AddressTOPIC: The infrastructure challenges of tourism growth.

Mike Mrdak AO | Secretary | Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

3.50pm – 4.10pmAfternoon Tea
4.10pm – 5.30pmKeynote AddressTOPIC: Perspectives on Australia’s transport and infrastructure needs beyond 2020; what are our priorities?

Hon Darren Chester MP | Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Keynote AddressTOPIC: Trends in Australia’s trade with China, how can we manage the boom in visitor numbers from the world’s biggest market?

Andrew Wu | Leading authority on Chinese consumers

Keynote AddressBob East | Chair | Tourism Australia
5.30pmSummit Close
5.30pmFriends of Tourism Cocktails with the Government and Opposition
7.00pm – 9.00pmLeadership Summit Cocktail Reception in partnership with The Star Entertainment Group

Speakers

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

LVMH Group Greater China President
Hon Julie Bishop MP

Hon Julie Bishop MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs
Hon Scott Morrison MP

Hon Scott Morrison MP

Treasurer
Hon Darren Chester MP

Hon Darren Chester MP

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Hon Peter Dutton MP

Hon Peter Dutton MP

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Hon Chris Bowen MP

Hon Chris Bowen MP

Shadow Treasurer
Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development and the Shadow Minister for Tourism
Senator Pauline Hanson

Senator Pauline Hanson

Queensland Senator, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
Senator Jacqui Lambie

Senator Jacqui Lambie

Senator for Tasmania, Lambie Network
Senator David Leyonhjelm

Senator David Leyonhjelm

Senator for New South Wales, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Mr Mike Mrdak AO

Mr Mike Mrdak AO

Secretary — Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Bob East

Bob East

Chair | Tourism Australia
Andrew Mulholland

Andrew Mulholland

Managing Director | Wendy Wu Tours
Geoff Parmenter

Geoff Parmenter

Executive General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Affairs | The Star Entertainment Group
Martin Winter

Martin Winter

CEO | Gold Coast Tourism
Kathy Zhang

Kathy Zhang

General Manager Oceania | China Eastern Airlines
Brian Tyson

Brian Tyson

Managing Partner | Newgate Australia
Barrie Cassidy

Barrie Cassidy

Host of The Insiders, ABC
Malcolm Farr

Malcolm Farr

National Political Editor, News.com.au
Kieran Gilbert

Kieran Gilbert

Chief Political Reporter | Sky News
Mark Riley

Mark Riley

Political Editor, Seven Network

Venue

Parliament House, Canberra

Parliament Dr,
Canberra ACT 2600

Accommodation

Our preferred hotel is Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT.

TTF has negotiated a special Summit rate for a limited number of rooms at Hotel Realm for $290 (Realm Room) and $310 (Realm Suite).  To take advantage of these rates, you will receive a code once you have registered. To book, visit www.hotelrealm.com.au

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