Destination Phillip Island Conference –
Delivering Sustainable Tourism


Thank you local industry, Destination Phillip Island Board members, representatives from local and state government for a day of learnings and networking at our premier event for the year. Tailored to small and large business.




This year’s conference was held at the  NEW $58 million  Penguin Parade Visitor Centre Building with its stunning architectural design. Thank you to the Phillip Island Nature Parks for supporting the conference  and sharing your new building.

For more information visit Phillip Island Nature Parks






A global leader in hospitality management & food service management, Delaware North Companies presents top destinations to half a billion guests each year.

Delaware North operates food and beverage services at Phillip Island Nature Parks. Locations include the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Nobbies Centre.


Thank you to the Phillip Island Delaware team on an amazing menu for the conference.


2019 Conference Program


DPI Conference program 2019

 Guest Speakers and Presentations


Ainsley Pope
Chocolate conversations 

Ainsley Pope is a creative and strategic communications practitioner with strong leadership and commercial strategy experience founded on a wide variety of experiences across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the broader Asia Pacific region. With extensive content management experience, executing large and small integrated campaigns and managing teams and agencies, Ainsley is passionate about human-centred creative solutions designed with measurable results to support commercial outcomes. Ainsley brings the trifecta of consumer, corporate and consulting experience, working closely with organisations to develop engaging, commercially sustainable strategies and activity.

Ainsley Pope – Chocolate conversations



Peter Bingeman CEO Visit Victoria

Peter Bingeman was appointed the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Visit Victoria in May 2016.

Having achieved a double degree in Economics / Marketing and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Peter commenced his fast-moving consumer goods career with Procter and Gamble and has since worked for Cadbury / Schweppes, Kraft and Mondelez.

Over the last decade, Peter has held senior leadership positions across sales and marketing. He has been instrumental in organisational success where acquisitions have changed the landscape considerably. Prior to joining Visit Victoria Peter was Managing Director, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Indochina with Mondelez International.

Having lived in Singapore and Malaysia for four years, Peter brings his global business, change management, and strategic marketing/sales experience to Visit Victoria.

Visit Victoria – Update on Key Strategies (13mb)


Ali Wastie  CEO Bass Coast Shire Council

With degrees in Arts, Education and holds a Masters of Diplomacy and Trade, Ali has held executive positions within the Victorian Public Service and Local Government. She is also an accomplished Board Director across the not-for-profit, community, tourism and health sectors. She is also an accredited executive coach, mediator and alumnus of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

An authentic leader and outstanding communicator, Ali has achieved great outcomes for the boards, communities and organisations she has served. Ali is passionate about developing high performing teams and creating a workplace culture that is innovative, empowered, strategic, trusting and fun.

Before joining Bass Coast Shire Council,  Ali’s prior roles within the Local Government sector include Director City Communities at Melbourne City Council and Director of Social and Economic Development at Yarra Ranges Council.

Bass Coast Shire Counil – CEO The Future Story.



Tash Menon and Siona Singletary    MASH Brands

At MASH, we curate teams from only the mightiest independent creative talent for the brands and projects they were made for. With 30% of Australia’s workforce now working in a freelance/independent capacity, we house a highly curated network of strategic, creative and digital talent that can be “plugged-in” as lean, efficient and proven project teams for brands. Heroing the gig-economy, over the past 12 months, we have built our reputation on bringing non-traditional thinking to traditional organisations through the curation of over 30+ bespoke creative teams across two continents.



Ali Pay – George Lawson

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Over 1,000,000,000 Users.
Alipay is a third-party mobile and online payment platform, established in Hangzhou, China.
Alipay customers can simply scan a code displayed on the screen payment terminal to pay from their mobile phone.



ALIPAY. – Connecting with Chinese Consumers 



Bass Coast Shire Council  Teresa Mahood Presenting on GSTC

Global Sustainable Tourism Certification

GSTC manages the global standards for sustainable travel and tourism and acts as the international accreditation body for sustainable tourism certification. Being certified sustainable by a Certification Body that is GSTC Accredited means that your destination complies with the highest social and environmental standards on the market.

Bass Coast Shire Council – Global Sustainable Tourism Certification – Next Steps


Phillip Island Nature Parks 
Phillip Island Nature Parks NEW Visitor Information Centre has installed new initiatives into
the commercial retail area and management plans.
 The following areas are involved with the new initiatives,
Water/Waste  Management
Composting/Recycling  and waste systems
Energy consumption and efficiencies
General operations that relate to a more sustainable outcome.
Totally Renewable Phillip Island – Bhavani Rooks & Benita Russell

The ‘Totally Renewable Phillip Island’ initiative is a collaborative partnership between various local community organisations, working together towards a totally renewable and zero-emissions community.

Organisations on board so far are; Energy Innovation Co-operative Ltd,
Phillip Island Conservation Society,
Phillip Island Landcare,
Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre (PICAL),
Plastic Free Phillip Island and San Remo,
Boomerang Bags Phillip Island and San Remo.

TRPI Destination Phillip Island Conference





For more information contact:
Pauleen Boulton
Tourism Development Coordinator
T: 03 5952 2729