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DESTINATION Phillip Island’s fourth an-
nual conference attracted over 85 business
representatives to Silverwater Resort last
week, for a day of diverse presentations
aimed at inspiring growth and development
in the local economy.
The key objectives of this annual event is
to provide networking opportunities and in-
formation for members of the local business
and tourism industry, and an insight into
trends influencing the regional, state and na-
Destination Phillip Island Chair John Pan-
dazopoulos was the MC for the day with
board members and staff co-ordinating the
Guest speakers included Bass Coast Mayor
Cr Pamela Rothfield, who outlined the coun-
cil’s key economic development objectives
and the aims and objectives contained in the
Phillip Island and San Remo Visitor Econo -
my Plan over the next 20 years.
Bass Coast CEO Paul Buckley described
a number of major projects being driven by
council that will develop infrastructure val-
ued at over $6 million in Cowes in the next
A presentation on the importance of imag-
ery in business was presented by local team
Dale and Cecilia Rogers from Photo Rangers;
a session on Cyber Security planning was
presented by Adroit; and the importance of
the development of a strong customer ser-
vice focus was outlined by Karen Taylor.
Key note speaker on the day was Mark
Carter, a former Contiki Tour Leader who
has travelled the world.
Newly appointed General Manager of Con-
sumer Markets, Visit Victoria’s Nicki Ken-
yon, shared her insights into the changing
world when it comes to marketing destina-
tions and experiences, and how Visit Victo -
ria is developing a new approach to attract
Chris Rose, from TRC Tourism, spoke on
the proposal for the establishment of a car
ferry between Stony Point and Cowes, urg-
ing industry members to be involved in the
consultation sessions that will be held in Oc-
Kristie Carstairs, Industry Development
Manager with Tourism Australia, gave an up-
to-date picture on international visitor data,
and outlined opportunities for the local in-
dustry to engage with the national agency.
Inclusive tourism and the importance of
providing options for accessibility was the
subject of an address by local operators Mi-
chael Wells and Dianne Holberry.
The event concluded with the presentation
of Ken Hore Tourism Mentoring Program
graduates from the 2016/17 program and
the announcement of the 2017/18 group.
The conference concluded with a three
course dinner at Harry’s on the Esplanade,
where updates from Plastic Bag Free Phillip
Island and San Remo, Western Port Ferries,
Phillip Island Hot Springs and Phillip Island
Flyboarding were given.
For more information on industry develop-
ment opportunities please contact Destina-
tion Phillip Island on 03 5952 2729.
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BURLAP Celebrating our island’s tourism
Pictured at last week’s Destination Phillip Island conference is, from left, Ian McDougal
(VTIC), and Michael Wells and Dianne Holberry from Ripples’n tonic.
Pictured during a break at last week’s Destination Phillip Island annual conference is,
from left, Lisa McKenzie (PINP), Glenn Holland, Sharon Marshall and Cageon Loy (all from
Bass Coast Shire Visitor Information Centre), Roslyn Jenzen (BCS) Janette Little (Visitor
Local tourism operators Jess Patman (Wildlife Coast Cruises), Lydia Tesch (A Maze’N
Things) Nicole Hrvatin (Chisholm Institute) and Debbie Love (A Maze’N Things) are pictured
at the annual DPI conference.
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