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Tourism & Events Forum - Wednesday 27 November 2019

Tourism Tours - Thursday 28 November 2019

Bringing industry together to connect, collaborate and explore the best ways to tap into the changing tourism and events market.

CHDC's Tourism & Events Forum will explore opportunities that aim to increase the sustainability of the tourism and events industry, support the Central Highlands' vibrant communities and ultimately enhance the liveability of the region.

The mission is to grow and sustain businesses and events for the region by giving our visitors quality experiences through tourism opportunities they are seeking and, in turn, inspiring them to be advocates for our region through their own networks and social media channels.

Along with a range of keynote speakers providing the latest insights and developments, we will also host a Q&A time with panellists from within the industry as well as operators.

The afternoon session will provide operators the opportunity to connect with key industry staff for one-on-one micro meetings and mentoring sessions.

The following day gives operators and key industry people the opportunity to meet up and share their operation to those from outside the region and to those in the community who have the potential to directly leverage off their operation/event.

CHDC will launch the Tourism & Events Strategy Plan for 2020 - 2023 to inspire and engage the industry to put it into action.

The forum will also be a platform to launch the Central Highlands Mining Trail, an exciting new tourism product aimed at increasing visitors' length of stay and dispersal throughout the region.


Kerry Kerr

Tourism and Marketing Manager, Capricorn Enterprise
Kerry Kerr who commenced with Capricorn Enterprise in June 2018 and is certainly not new to... More

Matt Bron

Outback and Country Queensland Director, Tourism and Events Queensland
Experience Development  Matt has spent the last 20 years of his career working in... More

David Morgans

Director Experience Development, Tourism & Events Qld
Regional Storytelling David Morgans is Strategic Projects Director at Tourism and Events... More

Linda Tillman

Managing Director, Tilma Group
If there was a gold sticker for the ‘Person most passionate about tourism in regional and... More

Brett Kapernick

Deputy CEO & General Manager, Queensland Tourism Industry Council
Brett is the Deputy CEO for Queensland’s peak tourism industry body – QTIC. Joining... More

Taras Synycia

Marketing Manager, Digital Frontier
Taras is an experienced Marketing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the creative... More

Bronwyn Reid

Director, 4T Consultants
Bronwyn Reid is a small business owner and entrepreneur; whose main mission is to help small... More

Angela Taylor

Director, Country Allure
Angela Taylor is the founder of Country Allure. A womens lifestyle brand based in the central... More

Tour Options

Thursday 28 November 2019

Meet @ Vybe Cafe for breakfast from 7am
(at attendees own expense)

Tours depart Vybe Cafe @ 8.30am

Attendees encouraged to bring the following:

  • Adequate footwear
  • Wide brim hat
  • Sun cream/sun protection
  • Water Bottle

Bus to advise of lunch break (at attendees own expense)
Tours arrive back in Emerald @ approx. 5.00pm

Purchase "Small Company Big Business" by Bronwyn Reid, Director of 4T Consultants here






Tourism & Events Forum Presenter, Entrepreneur & Authour Bronwyn Reid.

The Small Company, Big Business book checkout page has been set up to
accept a 
coupon for a Special Forum Price of $22 (25% discount).


Click on the image for puchases @ the special discounted rate.

Thank you to our Event Partners


Business & Industry Partner

Event Location

Maraboon Tavern Cnr Esmond St & Hospital Road Emerald

Contact the event organiser

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

Kylie Hawkins 07 4982 4386