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Welcome to Country

Robert Taylor  




Hon Zoe Bettison MP Minister for Tourism and Multicultural Affairs
Douglas Gautier Adelaide Festival Centre
Eoin Loftus Tourism Industry Council South Australia


The Art of Travel

James Muecke Lieutenant Governor of South Australia, Australian of the Year 2020, Sight For All


Marketing SA – Stronger Together

Erik de Roos South Australian Tourism Commission


Tourism Infrastructure Development Panel
An informative discussion on destination development and creation of new experiences following unprecedented funding for regional tourism infrastructure. 

Jo Podoliak Department of Environment & Water
Trudy Dickson Ambleside Distillers
Ben Koop Alinea Group

Morning tea


Changing Landscapes

Besa Deda Westpac Business Bank & BankSA


A Future for Arts and Cultural Tourism

Justyna Jochym Festivals Adelaide


Cultural Tourism Panel
Tourism and Arts Industries have worked together for a number of years. This discussion will reveal some of South Australia’s biggest success stories, highlighting the importance of cultural tourism.

Brian Parkes Jam Factory
Anthony Peluso Country Arts SA
Emma Knights Emma Knights Productions
Rachael Azzopardi Illuminate Adelaide


Australia… The Unfinished Masterpiece

John Morse Welcome to Country



Respectful Engagement of Aboriginal Business & People

Jack Buckskin Kuma Kaaru Cultural Services


Building Connection, Momentum and Community

Peta Granger Retail Consultant and Industry Advisor


Insurance: it’s not sexy, but it’s vital

Martyn Luck Gallagher Insurance


The Modern Traveller Panel

A discussion about ever-changing consumer trends and expectations and the challenges this brings for businesses. Learn more about how factors such as the economy, technology and a global pandemic can be trying but also bring great opportunity.

Lauren de Cesare Adelady
Tara Howell Blue Derby Pods Ride
Gina Norman RAA

Afternoon tea


Industry Update

Shaun de Bruyn Tourism Industry Council South Australia


Labour & Skills Panel
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the issues associated with labour and skills within the tourism industry. Learn about how businesses can engage with a potential labour market and become an employer of choice. 

Jo Fort Innamincka Hotel
Andrew Copus Department for Education
Marion Weck Flinders University


Sustainable and Experiential Travel


Tara Howell Blue Derby Pods Ride

Formalities conclude


Post Event Networking Drinks