DestinationQ events

As part of the DestinationQ partnership, targeted events are hosted to enable tourism businesses, government and industry stakeholders to connect, collaborate and share knowledge to help grow the visitor economy.

Inaugural Queensland Tourism Week - 14-16 November 2018 - Gold Coast

8th Annual QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Forum, hosted by QTIC, 14 November 2018

The 8th Annual QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Forum is an initiative of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, hosted by the QTIC Indigenous Tourism Champions Network and proudly supported by The Star Entertainment Group.

The forum brings together business leaders, employers, government representatives, tourism organisations, native title holders and community organisations to discuss important issues, opportunities and strategies for supporting Indigenous tourism growth and Indigenous employment across the state. Keynote and panel speakers to be announced soon.

DestinationQ Masterclasses and Market Briefings, 15 November 2018

As part of the inaugural Queensland Tourism Week, on Thursday 15 November a series of Masterclasses and International Market briefings will be held at the Gold Coast.

Further information on the market briefings and masterclass topics, and how to register, will be released closer to the date.

2018 DestinationQ Annual Forum, 16 November 2018

The DestinationQ Annual Forum is Queensland’s leading tourism industry forum, bringing industry and government together to find ways to grow the tourism industry and create jobs.

DestinationQ Annual Forums provide delegates with an opportunity to engage with industry leaders, discover new insights and research, and consider best practise solutions in addressing the challenges and opportunities arising in the industry.

In 2018, the Annual Forum will be held on the Gold Coast on 15-16 November, coinciding with the Queensland Tourism Awards gala ceremony.

Queensland Tourism Awards gala ceremony, 16 November 2018

The 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards will be held at The Star Gold Coast on Friday 16 November 2018. Hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the state’s tourism industry, including individuals, businesses and events.

The Queensland Tourism Awards are presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, The Star Entertainment Group and supporting partner Tourism Australia. For further information visit www.queenslandtourismawards.com.au.

Regional and other DestinationQ events

World Environment Day Tourism Lunch, hosted by QTIC, 5 June 2018, Cairns

In celebration of World Environment Day QTIC invites tourism colleagues to attend a networking lunch at the Cairns Aquarium on Tuesday 5 June 2018.

In-line with the 2018 World Environment Day theme ‘beating plastic pollution’, this year’s event will focus on the important role tourism plays in awareness and action for the protection of our environment, particularly the Great Barrier Reef and other natural icons across the state. Speakers include Andy Ridley, CEO, Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, Molly Steer, 10-year old Cairns student who started the Straw No More campaign and Peter Mooney, former General Manager of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. Book your tickets online. For further information on World Environment Day and the 2018 theme, visit worldenvironmentday.global .

2018 International Education and Training (IET) Summit, 28 – 29 June 2018, Cairns

The second annual International Education and Training Summit will be held on 28-29 June in Cairns with the theme ‘Delivering on Diversity’. This year’s summit will include a DestinationQ Edu-tourism stream, highlighting the importance of collaboration between the education sector and the tourism and events industries. For further information and to register visit the Queensland International Education and Training Strategy website.

Second Annual QTIC NAIDOC Corporate Breakfast, 11 July 2018, Brisbane

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council in partnership with The Star Entertainment Group present the 2nd Annual QTIC NAIDOC Corporate Breakfast on Wednesday 11 July 2018. The annual corporate breakfast provides an opportunity for the Queensland tourism industry to acknowledge and celebrate the important role tourism plays in connecting visitors to Australian culture and history and how tourism can empower Indigenous Australian through employment and community support.

The 2018 QTIC NAIDOC Corporate Breakfast will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to the tourism industry and ultimately the positive impact Aboriginal women have on community, local, state and national levels. Keynote and panel speakers to be announced soon. For further information on NAIDOC Week, click here .

DestinationQ Events Conference, 8 August 2018, Gladstone

Following on from the success of the 2017 DestinationQ Events Conference in Toowoomba, Gladstone will host this one-day conference on 8 August 2018.  The day will focus on the economic, marketing and community benefits of regional events in Queensland.

World Tourism Day and QTIC Prize for Innovation, 27 September 2018, Brisbane

The 2018 QTIC World Tourism Day Networking Event will be held at the new Emporium Hotel in South Bank on Thursday 27 September. Opening in July 2018, the World Tourism Day event will be one of the first functions held at the new flagship Emporium Hotel.

Hear from inspiring innovators and enjoy spectacular views of the Brisbane city skyline. During the night, the winners of the 2018 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism will be announced along with a presentation to the participants from QTIC’s Young Professionals Mentoring Program. Speakers to be announced soon. For further information on the QTIC Prize for Innovation click here and to read more on World Tourism Day here.

For updates on DestinationQ events in 2018 follow the DestinationQ social media channels and check back here as program and registration details are released.

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