Tourism industry professional development workshop presented by Destination North Coast: “Your Business is My Business”.
You’re invited to join us for our Professional Industry Development Day
Tuesday 18 June 2019 at Club Forster, download the full agenda here.
- 8.45am for 9am start
- Industry site inspections: 9am to 12.30pm (video presentations)
- Destination NSW update and lunch: 12.30pm to 2.15pm
- Professional Development sessions: 2.15pm to 4pm
- Networking drinks and nibbles from 4pm
RSVP essential by 7 June to Dennis.Christensen@midcoast.nsw,gov.au
Destination North Coast is holding a series of “Your Business is My Business” professional development training days. These training days aim to highlight opportunities in the Business Events/ Conferencing space and are aimed at growth in the business events sector within regional NSW. The training will focus on steps businesses can take now or in the future to position themselves in this market and how partnering with other businesses may facilitate this shift in focus.
The day will incorporate virtual site inspections of existing facilities across the MidCoast Council area followed by lunch and presentations from Destination New South Wales and professional industry development training from Meetings & Events Australia . Networking drinks will conclude the day.
About Destination North Coast
Destination North Coast (DNC) is one of six Destination Networks formed in July 2016 when the NSW Government announced it would invest $43 million over four years in a major overhaul in the way regional and rural areas attract visitors, including the creation of six new Destination Networks throughout NSW.
Destination Networks have replaced the Regional Tourism Organisation structure. They are administration zones responsible for delivering on the NSW Government objective to double the Visitor Economy by 2020.
The DNC zone stretches from the Queensland border in the north to Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest in the south and encompasses 14 local government areas being; MidCoast, Port Macquarie Hastings, Kempsey, Macksville/Nambucca, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Clarence Valley, Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, the Tweed and Lord Howe Island.
In 2015/16 tourism contributed an estimated $2.8 billion to the North Coast regional economy and accounted for 12% of the North Coast’s gross regional product according to Deloitte Access Economics (2017), North Coast Tourism Satellite Accounts 2015-16. Tourism Research Australia’s National Visitors Survey to year end June 2017 records the North Coast as the third largest domestic region in Australia with 20.0 million visitor nights and 3.7 million international visitor nights.