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Registrations Open @ 9.30am "Our brand story - developing experiences and a capable industry"


CHDC's 2020 Tourism & Events Forum will bring together tourism operators, industry representatives, event organisers and key leaders in tourism to discuss the future of tourism and how we can all work together and leverage off these opportunities, enabling Central Highlands to reach its full potential in the tourism market.

CHDC, supported by Media Mortar and EVERI, will be launching the Central Highlands Brand Story and the newly developed Central Highlands Events Platform. Along with keynote speakers providing the latest insights and developments, CHDC will host Q&A time with panelists from the industry as well as our regional tourism operators.

Based on the success of last year's Tourism & Events Forum, the afternoon session 2.30pm - 5pm will again enable operators the opportunity to meet with key industry staff for one-on-one 15-minute mentoring sessions. These sessions booked out well in advance at the last Tourism & Events Forum providing great value to our delegates.

The following day we will go on tour! Hosted by Darryl Black, you are invited to participate in the Indigenous Cultural Discovery Tour - explore more! Please ensure you bring adequate sun protective gear including water bottles, lunch, appropriate footwear, sun protective clothing and hat. Leaving Le Porte Rosse @ 7am, it's going to be a great day!

  • Emerald Keeping Place - Botanic Gardens
  • Mosaic Pathway, interpreting the indigenous artworks
  • Lake Maraboon - the history and significance from an indigenous cultural point of view
  • Minerva Hills Indigenous Culture - from Virgin Rock picnic ground
  • Springsure Keeping Place - understanding the burial caskets and locations



  • General Admission



Paul Thompson

Tourism Development Coordinator, Central Highlands Development Corporation
Paul Thompson is the Tourism Development Coordinator for CHDC. In the time Paul has been here in... More

Angus Robinson

Managing Director, Leisure Solutions
An exploration geologist by profession, Angus established Leisure Solutions® in 1993... More

Alan Smith

Owner/Operator, Aussie Outback Tours
Born and raised in Blackall, Outback Queensland, as a 21 year old I had a dream to share the... More

Matt Mercier

Platform Manager, EVERI
Matthew Mercier is the Platform manager for Everi, an online event search and content platform... More

Hannah Statham

The Boss, Media Mortar
Hannah Statham might only just clear five foot tall, but she is a heavyweight content marketer,... More

Rob Garwood

Creative Director, FIRME
Rob Garwood is the Director and Creative Director at FIRME Agency. Born in Brisbane and... More

Thank you to our Event Partners

Platinum Partner

CHDC Partner

Business & Industry Partners

Event Location

Mayfair Ridge Tavern

Contact the event organiser

Use the details below or the contact form to the right to get in touch.

Kylie Hawkins 07 4982 4386