About

Outlook 2019 will be Australia’s pre-eminent national tourism industry and policy conference. Since its inception in 2006, Outlook has developed into one of TTF’s most significant events for its members and the broader tourism industry.

The event will be held on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 and will feature Australian and international keynote speakers, expert panels and case studies.

The conference will bring together public and private sector experts from throughout Australia and across the globe and compromises a one-day conference concluding with the newly introduced closing canapes and cocktails providing an environment conductive to networking and an opportunity to discuss insights from the day’s program. It will provide unrivaled opportunities to engage and connect with industry leaders, to network and to generate new business opportunities.

In 2019, Outlook will feature the theme ‘Tourism Transformation: rethink, evolve, adapt ’ which will set the future of the industry. The program will offer a broader range of topics such as:

  • Solo travel: two’s a crowd – travel solo, travel your way
  • Enhancing the visitor experience
  • Get lost: the rise of experience tourism
  • Undercover tourism: turning history into high-end tourism
  • The economic power of arts and culture

Offering more choice, TTF will continue with it’s revised format providing attendees with the opportunity to hear a broad spectrum of topics that will highlight key issues across the various industry sectors.

Due to its resounding success in 2018, following the conclusion of the official program, delegates will again be invited to attend the closing networking drinks, where they will have the opportunity to enjoy a beverage and canapés whilst discussing their thoughts and insights on the content throughout the day.

This is a conference not to be missed and don’t forget to stay up to date with all the latest news on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities

To contact us and request information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 event, please click here or contact Amanda Clark | Director, Marketing & Operations on Ph: 02 9240 2000.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Program

TimeSessionTitle
Panel Session

Opening up the regions
There is a growing demand for distinctive and authentic experiences, many of which are located in regional and remote areas. What is the role of tourism product in opening up the regions?

Chris Cocker | CEO | South Pacific Tourism Organisation
Rodney Harrex | CEO | South Australian Tourism Commission
Stuart Smythe | CEO | Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Cathy Treasure | Festival Director | The Parkes Elvis Festival

Keynote Address

Inbound trends: where from, where to?
Phillipa Harrison
| Executive General Manager International | Tourism Australia

Panel Session

Solo travel: two’s a crowd – travel solo, travel your way
The benefits of travelling where you want, how you want and even with who you want – what is the future for solo travel?

Ryan Hanly | CEO and Co-Founder | Travello
Leigh-Ann Pow | Editorial Director | Australian Traveller Magazine
Matt Cameron – Smith | MD | AAT Kings & Inspiring Journeys

Lunch
Panel Session

Economic power of arts and culture
Culture and arts feed the soul, they also fuel the economy directly. What is the economic power of arts and culture?

Sandra Chipchase | CEO | Destination NSW
Joel Edmondson | Executive Director | Queensland Music Festival
Courtney Gibson | Chief Executive | South Australian Film Corporation
Suzanne Jones | Executive Producer | The Gordon Frost Organisation & CEO | Jones Theatrical Group

Interview

The Future of the Visitor Experience at our Airports
Tom McCormack | Chief Information Officer | Western Sydney Airport

Interview

Media and its influence on travel decisions
New and different ways markets can be targeted, how do partnerships promote the industry?

Trent Chapman | Head of Production & Development, Travel Guides | Nine

Panel Session

Media and its influence on travel decisions
New and different ways markets can be targeted, how do partnerships promote the industry?

Trent Chapman | Head of Production & Development, Travel Guides | Nine
Mark Fren | Travel Guides | Nine
Cathy Fren | Travel Guides | Nine
Jonathon Fren | Travel Guides | Nine
Victoria Fren | Travel Guides | Nine

 

Conference Closing Drinks

*Program subject to change

Speakers

Andrew McEvoy

Andrew McEvoy

Chairman | Tourism & Transport Forum
Margy Osmond

Margy Osmond

CEO | Tourism & Transport Forum
Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander

Founder & CEO | Hobbiton Movie Set
Matt Cameron-Smith

Matt Cameron-Smith

MD | AAT Kings & Inspiring Journeys
Trent Chapman

Trent Chapman

Head of Production & Development | Nine
Sandra Chipchase

Sandra Chipchase

CEO | Destination NSW
Chris Cocker

Chris Cocker

CEO | South Pacific Tourism Organisation
Jim Costello

Jim Costello

Project Manager | The Big Pineapple Renewal
Simon Currant AM

Simon Currant AM

MD | Simon Current & Associates; Tourism developer, operator and consultant
Joel Edmondson

Joel Edmondson

Executive Director | Queensland Music Festival
Fren Family

Fren Family

Travel Guides | Nine
Courtney Gibson

Courtney Gibson

Chief Executive | South Australian Film Corporation
David Hammon

David Hammon

CEO and Director | Hammons Holdings
Ryan Hanly

Ryan Hanly

CEO and Founder | Travello
Rodney Harrex

Rodney Harrex

CEO | South Australian Tourism Commission
Phillipa Harrison

Phillipa Harrison

Executive GM International | Tourism Australia
Shirley Hollingsworth

Shirley Hollingsworth

GM | Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Jimmy Hurlston

Jimmy Hurlston

CEO | Easey's Group
Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Executive Producer | Gordon Frost Organisation
Tom McCormack

Tom McCormack

Chief Information Officer | Western Sydney Airport
Nigel Oakey

Nigel Oakey

MD | Be Our Guest Holdings (Premier Mill Hotel, Katanning WA)
John O’Sullivan

John O’Sullivan

MD | Tourism Australia
Lisa Perkovic

Lisa Perkovic

Senior Manager Global Editor | Expedia Group
Leigh-Ann Pow

Leigh-Ann Pow

Editorial Director | Australia Traveller Media
Stuart Smythe

Stuart Smythe

CEO | Falls Creek Alpine Resorts
James Thornton

James Thornton

CEO | Intrepid Group
Cathy Treasure

Cathy Treasure

Festival Director | The Parkes Elvis Festival

Registration

*Image provided by James Fisher/Tourism Australia Copyright