My Queensland TNQ Tourism Conference

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns | 31 MAY 2023


International recovery for the region and leveraging our strengths as a sustainable destination


Join us for a full day of future-focused ideas, discussions and stories delivered by speakers with extensive backgrounds in tourism, government, airlines, inbound, wholesale and beyond.

The year of accessible tourism and international recovery will underpin the conference theme. We will inspire you with our region’s progress in attracting sustainable travellers and the continual elevation of our First Nations tourism story.

At the My Queensland TNQ Tourism Conference you’ll be among industry from across the region. Connect with peers, local suppliers, talk with our speakers and the members of the TTNQ team. When the presentations are done, we’ll help you break the ice with our tourism happy hour. Leave feeling connected and inspired to take your business’s marketing efforts to the next level.

Sessions include


Session 1: International Destination and Trade Marketing

In this session, we will hear insights from an aviation, destination, and trade marketing perspective. Speakers include representatives from Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland, Virgin Australia, Dentsu, Expedia, and My Qld Holidays.

Session 2: Sustainability

Our conference last year provided the foundation for the region’s sustainability journey. This session will focus on the progress made to date, new programs and toolkits that are available, and how we as a region can continue to strive to fulfil our vision of being a global leader in nature-based and ecotourism. Speakers include experts from Business Chamber Queensland and our Indigenous cluster group.

Session 3: Accessibility

The year of Accessible Tourism has put a spotlight on the untapped value and potential of this sector. This session will provide valuable insights into what defines accessible visitors and how our industry can leverage the opportunities. Speakers will include experts from the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Vacayit.

Networking: Happy hour – Sponsored by Tourism Australia

Compare notes with your industry colleagues during the networking session at the end of the conference. The networking drinks are proudly sponsored by Tourism Australia.


Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns | 31 May 2023



9:00  | Arrival, registration and refreshments

9:30  | Welcome & Session 1  – International Destination and Trade Marketing speakers, including panel discussions and morning tea


1:30  | Session 2 – Sustainability update

Afternoon Tea

3:00  | Session 3 – Accessibility panel discussion and networking

5:00 | Conclusion


[please note the program is subject to change]



Members $80 per person*

Non-Members $140 per person*

*Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking drinks


Champion of Tourism Members receive 2 complimentary tickets. A promo code has been sent to your organisation to access the complimentary tickets. Contact Kahlia Pepper for registration questions or issues.

Registrations close 5pm, Friday 26 May.


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