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广西快乐十分杀号技巧:A Welcome from the MD

广东快乐十分走势图 There are few places as authentically Australian as the Northern Territory. It’s undoubtedly been the inspiration for many a trip Down Under and we are pleased to be heading north for our first ever Meeting Place in Darwin.


“Authentic Australia" is the theme of this year’s event. It’s a celebration of the unique destination we offer the world, one that continues to capture imagination and inspire adventure.


Meeting Place offers the most valuable commercial networking opportunities for the inbound tourism industry and we invite you to come along and enjoy what is bound to be another memorable gathering of our tourism export leaders at Meeting Place 2018 in Darwin.


Peter Shelley's Signature

Peter Shelley
Managing Director

Conference Countdown 20 days to go


Keynote Speakers

Matt Wright
Australia’s Outback Wrangler

Raised on the rugged plains of Australia, Matt Wright has done plenty of jobs — horse wrangler, Australian Army soldier, crocodile egg collector — that helped develop his passion and skills for a career as a helicopter pilot, wildlife relocator and award-winning tourism operator. The star of National Geographic’s hit TV show Outback Wrangler, Matt tracks down, captures, and transports a diverse range of dangerous animals, including crocodiles, wild buffalo and even polar bears, that are posing a threat to people. As a chopper pilot he is able to access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach. Matt’s goal, he says, is based on the preservation of wildlife: to remove and relocate problem animals rather than kill them.

Michael Crossland
Speaker, Executive Coach, Humanitarian, International Best Selling Author

Raw, Real and truly Inspiring. An extremely moving presentation with heartbreaking lows and life changing highs that is the rollercoaster journey of Michael Crossland. Spending nearly 1/4 of his life in hospital he has still managed to achieve remarkable success in both the corporate world and sporting arena. Audience numbers to date exceed 500,000 people around the world, he has represented Australia in his chosen sport, regularly features across all forms of media, runs a school and orphanage in Haiti and his autobiography is now a best seller across 6 different countries. Michael has a true passion in making the world a better place than what he found it.

John O’Sullivan
Managing Director and CEO

John O’Sullivan joined Tourism Australia as the organisation’s Managing Director in March 2014. In the four years since, John has successfully overseen the evolution of the organisation’s award winning global campaign There’s nothing like Australia – from its food and wine focused Restaurant Australia campaign (launched in 2014) to the emotive Aquatic and Coastal campaign (2016). This year, John has led the organisation for the launch of its biggest ever campaign for the US market with the ‘Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns’ at the 2018 Super Bowl. During his time at Tourism Australia, John has also focused on growing the organisation’s partnership marketing effort and partner contributions to more than $65 million annually whilst also transforming the organisation’s digital capabilities to reflect changing consumer behaviours and to better tackle conversion challenges.

Stephanie Tully
Executive Manager, Group Brand & Marketing, Qantas

Stephanie’s 15 years of strategy, commercial and marketing experience from the aviation, retail and professional services industries helps her to lead the highly talented Qantas Group Marketing team. The scope of the Group Marketing function includes Marketing Strategy and Planning, Marketing Design and Marketing Delivery for airline and loyalty brands. Stephanie also leads the Sponsorships, Community and Events portfolio and is currently leading a group wide transformation initiative focused on Personalisation.



Peter Shelley
Managing Director, ATEC
Michael Nelson
Managing Director, Pinnacle Tourism Marketing
Richard Beere
Managing Director, Fastrack Asian Solutions
Nick Henderson
Global Manager, Social media, Tourism Australia
Peter Graham
Director of Sales
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia
Gary Paterson
Group General Manager, AOT Inbound & Experience Tours Australia
Cheryl Zhong
Director, Equity Consulting Services Pty.Ltd
Michael Curtis
International Business Development Manager - QLD Airports Ltd.
Matthew Findlay
Head of Aviation Development - NT Airports
Matthew Borger
Group Director of Trade Sales for Mantra Group
Dave Atherton
General Manager – International Sales Journey Beyond
Nicholas Henderson
Director, China Practice at Asialink Business
Saxon Booth
Director of Business Development, Dragon Trail
Kerry Gouws
Senior Manager, Market Management, Australia
Marcus Falconer
CEO, Australia’s Golden Outback
Alice Dore
Social Media Manager, Hamilton Island
Tegan Benflied
The Sovereign Hill Museums Association


  • 2.00pm - 2.10pm - Conference Welcome

    Peter Shelley - Managing Director, ATEC

  • 2.10pm - 2.40pm - The Power of Promoting Authentic Australia

    John O’Sullivan - Managing Director, Tourism Australia

  • 2.40pm - 3.10pm - Australia’s Outback Wrangler selling Australia to the US

    Matt Wright - The Outback Wrangler

  • 3.10pm – 3.40pm - Qantas, authentically growing share for Australia and its national carrier

    Stephanie Tully - Chief Marketing Officer, Qantas Group

  • 3.40pm - 4.00pm - Afternoon Networking Break
  • 4.00pm - 5.15pm - Stronger Together - building profitable buyer and seller partnerships

    Leaders’ panel and industry roundtables moderated by Michael Nelson, Managing Director, Pinnacle Tourism Marketing
    Panellists: Dave Atherton (Journey Beyond), Matt Borger, (Mantra Group), Kerry Gouws (Expedia), Peter Graham (Voyages Indigenous Tourism), Gary Paterson (AOT Inbound & Experience Tours Australia), Cheryl Zhong,(Equity Travel)

  • 1.15pm - 1.40pm - Tourism Drives Growth - government awareness raising campaign

    Peter Shelley - Managing Director, ATEC

  • 1.40pm - 2.10pm - Aviation access – the real driver of growth.

    Thought leaders panel moderated by Richard Beere, Managing Director, Fastrack Asian Solutions
    Panellists include; Trent Mumford (Head of Government relations and Public Affairs, Qantas Airways), Matt Findlay (Head of Aviation Development, Northern Territory Airports Darwin), Michael Curtis (International Business Development Manager, Gold Coast Airport)

  • 2.10pm - 2.40pm - How Millennials are Changing the face of Chinese travel

    Nicholas Henderson - Director, China Practice at Asialink Business
    Saxon Booth - Director of Business Development, Dragon Trail

  • 2.40pm - 3.10pm - Afternoon Networking Break
  • 3.10pm - 3.40pm - The Undisputed Power of Social Media – case studies from the front line

    Social media success stories moderated by Nick Henderson - Social media success stories moderated by Nick Henderson, Global Manager, Social media, Tourism Australia

  • 3.40pm - 4.30pm - Optimism & Resilience

    Michael Crossland - Speaker - Executive Coach - Humanitarian - International Best Selling Author
    Michael Crossland is one of Australia's most in-demand inspirational speakers

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