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Brisbane: The China Tourism Economy - Reaching Australia's Potential

02 November 2017

McCullough Robertson Auditorium Level 11, 66 Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD

Time:         12:00pm Registration for 12:30 - 2:30pm (Including Light Lunch)
The ACBC 2017 China Tourism Report produced in collaboration with L.E.K. Consulting highlights linkages between tourism and other sectors and provides a China Readiness Framework for industries involved in tourism activity, education and consumer goods. The report is a valuable resource for tourism operators, policy makers and the myriad businesses that are connected in some way to the Chinese visitor economy.  

Over one million Chinese tourists visited Australia last year and spent $9.2 billion, and by 2026 the number of Chinese visitors is expected to rise to 3.3 million. A Chinese tourist in Australia is much more than a customer: they are a potential partner in the Asian Century. The report offers careful analysis of data from an extensive survey of Chinese travellers and students, as well as from consultation with academic, government and business leaders. This report goes beyond the principal Chinese tourism opportunities to explore what lies ahead in non-tourism markets such as education, migration, investment and the export of Australian products to China.

The Launch will include the Report Presentation, moderated panel discussion and Q&A, as well as ample networking opportunities.

David Bishop - Partner, L.E.K. Consulting David has 14 years of experience supporting clients in tourism and economic development, retail, media and entertainment. He has a broad base of tourism experience across the public sector, where he advises federal and state agencies on policy development, economic analysis and long-range planning. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in Management Accounting and Economics from the University of Auckland.

Mr Andrew Brodie - General Manager Airline and Retail Management Group, Brisbane Airport Corporation Andrew joined Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) in January 2011. Reporting directly to the CEO and Managing Director, he is responsible for leading and managing the main commercial revenue earning business units of the airport. Andrew’s teams include the Aviation Business Development Group, Retail and Commercial Management Group and Advertising. In FY18, Andrew’s teams will be responsible for AU$460 million of revenue and will grow passenger numbers to over 23 million passengers through Brisbane’s terminals. His team has led the growth of new direct flights to Brisbane particularly from China in recent years.

Anne-Maree Moon - General Manager Tourism and Major Events for Brisbane Marketing, the city’s Economic Development Board. Anne-Maree is one of Queensland’s most experienced events marketing executives, with over 20 years’ experience in arts and entertainment marketing including roles as Associate Director, ACMN Marketing and Advertising, Director of Marketing and Ticketing at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and National Marketing Director, Arts & Entertainment for International Management Group (IMG).  Anne-Maree’s current role entails delivery of strategies that drive visitation to Brisbane and development of major events that drive economic, cultural and social outcomes for the city.

Charles Martin - Head of Sales and Marketing Australia, Hong Kong Airlines Recently appointed to this role, Charles brings a depth of airline and operational management experience to Hong Kong Airlines. Following a 26-year career with Qantas Airways and 7 years with Gold Coast Airport including General Manager positions, Charles has first-hand experience in International markets both as a foreign based airline manager and as an Australian airport operator. He has a strong understanding of the underlying distributions systems that are responsible for driving airline sales and performance in Australia, China, Japan as well as key ASEAN markets.

Ian Hazzard - Partner, McCullough Robertson Ian specialises in master planned and integrated communities and tourist resort investment. His property development experience includes tourism ventures such as hotels, resorts and marinas and commercial, industrial, major retail and residential projects.
Seats are strictly limited – book now to avoid disappointment
Members:                        Complimentary
Non- Members:               $70 (GST INCLUSIVE)
RSVP:                              Friday 27 October