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Bendigo NEXT Tourism Conference

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On Monday February 18th, 2019 Bendigo Tourism will bring you our first ever full day tourism conference; Bendigo NEXT, at the iconic Capital Theatre at 50 View St, Bendigo.

Join us in exploring the latest and emerging trends in the tourism industry. Key topics include creating your brand, designing unique experiences, and marketing techniques for the next generation of visitors. Featuring expert speakers, practical workshops and networking opportunities, this is one that you won't want to miss!

Conference MC Adrian Byrt was the Master of Ceremonies at the 2018 Victorian Tourism Conference and is head of his own creative agency, Yak Creative.

Chelsea Thomas is the creator of Australia’s largest budget fashion blog, iheartbargains.com.au, and has built an online community of over 150,000 users.

Simon Waller will take us Beyond the Experience to the bold new future of tourism. An author, futurist and a recent keynote speaker at tourism conference Melbourne Live, Simon wants to show us how technology can help us to work and live better.

Christine Smith is a business owner and passionate accessibility advocate. In 2018 her business won the State Disability Award for “Excellence in Creating Inclusive Communities”.

Michelle Blancato is The Urban List’s head of content, with over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications. Michelle will share her insights into youth markets and future trends.

Zoe Meagher is an Experience Creator at premier tourism destination Melbourne Museum. Zoe will share her gift for finding and telling hidden stories.

Nicki Kenyon is General Manager of Consumer Markets at Visit Victoria, responsible for keeping our state at the forefront of tourism trends.

Tim O’Callaghan, Regional Manager at Qantas Airways, discuss the new Qantas daily flights between Bendigo and Sydney and the opportunities this presents to our industry. Your ticket includes the access to the conference, keynote speakers and workshops, as well as morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Find out more about our speakers on the conference page.

Bendigo Tourism partners can purchase subsidized tickets for $85 (valued at $150 each).

If you are a Premium level member of Bendigo Tourism a staff member will be in touch about your complimentary ticket as included as part of your membership benefits.

Capital Theatre, 50 View St, Bendigo

No refund available if cancellations made within 7 days of conference date.