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2015 Tourism Conference

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Last year’s event was held at the Silverwater Resort on Tuesday 25th August 2015 the day consisted of a full day conference, networking drinks, with a local produce display and dinner.

The Phillip Island tourism industry is a huge economic driver for the region, contributing over $653 million to the Phillip Island economy in 2012-13 and generating over 5700 jobs.

The conference delivered by Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board, provides an opportunity for business operators, local government, industry organisations, and anyone with an interest in tourism and events to gather, learn and discuss the opportunities.

The theme  “Investing in the Future” delivered a number of presentations on future projects for the region and state.

Thank you to our guest speakers who provided an amazing update and insightful presentations.

We would like to thank the  Hon John Eren MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events who opened the conference, and to Daniel Mulino MP – Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance for his presentation.

See and download all presentations below

Minister John ErenOpening Address 

Minister for Tourism and Major Events – Hon John Eren MP





Matthew MulkearnsMatthew Mulkearns (Director of Investment Tourism Victoria)


Opportunity and Investment



Steve Burgess - imageSteven Burgess (Principal MR CAGNEY)
“Revitalising Coastal  Townships – the Cowes Experience’

Revitalising Coastal Townships – the Cowes Experience



Matt Jackson - imageMatthew Jackson (CEO Phillip Island Nature Parks)
Future  investments

Phillip Island Nature Parks – Future Investments




Mark Olsen

Mark Olsen (General Manager Earth Check) 

Phillip Island Tourism Strategy 2035

Phillip Island 2035



MulinoDaniel58250Daniel Mulino MP – Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance

Regional Development and the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.




Fergus Cameron v2Fergus Cameron (Managing Director Phillip Island Operations) 

Sustaining our current events and securing new events at the Phillip Island Grand Prix

Events at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit





Staff Photo Glen Davis 1

Glen Davis (Industry Relations Manager Tourism Australia)

What’s next for Tourism Australia and how you can get involved

Tourism Australia – how you can get involved





Dianne Smith (CEO Victoria Tourism Industry Council/Victoria Events  Industry  Council)Advocacy for Investment 

What can the Phillip Island industry do to get the most out of tourism and events?

Victoria’s Visitor Economy: the value of collaboration.



Paul Buckley photo...Paul Buckley PSM (CEO Bass Coast Shire Council )
Future directions

Bass Coast Shire Council – Future directions

Bass Coast Shire Council – Future directions



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Matt McDonald (Director Searoad Ferries)
Case Study

The role of ferry transport in delivering tourism yield and regional connectivity

 Ferry Tales



You can learn more about our guest speakers

Conference Speaker Profiles

Download the Full 2015 Program

Phillip Island Tourism Conference Program 2015..

*Program times and topics subject to change