My Queensland TNQ Tourism Conference

Hilton Cairns | 19 JUNE 2024


Navigating the future of global trends, international travel recovery and technology


The My Queensland TNQ Tourism Conference is a full day of future-focused ideas, discussions, and stories delivered by speakers with extensive backgrounds in tourism, marketing, digital and beyond.

Join us as we share our region’s vision for international travel recovery. We’ll discuss the significance of navigating future global trends and explore how technology is transforming the way we live, learn, and work. Together, we will delve into the importance and future of transformational experiences and their role in shaping the TNQ travel landscape.

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


Sessions include


Session 1 and 2: Global Tourism and Marketing

In these sessions, we will hear valuable insights from a destination and trade marketing perspective. Speakers include representatives from Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland, Tourism Tropical North Queensland, dentsu QLD and My Queensland Holidays.

Keynote speaker Simon Kuestenmacher, Director and Co-Founder of The Demographics Group, will take the morning session to a new level by addressing the demographic and global trends that are shaping Australia today.

Session 3: Transformational Experiences

In this evolving landscape of travel, people are actively seeking experiences that enrich, awaken and transform them. People seek to ignite something new within themselves by consciously connecting with and appreciating our extraordinary planet, its people and cultures. Together we will explore how transformational experiences are woven into the TNQ travel landscape. Speakers include Dr. Yolanda Waters from the University of Queensland and local tourism businesses.

Session 4: Responsible uses of technology and AI

In today’s increasingly digital world, there is no denying that technology is here to stay. As organisations, communities and businesses grapple with how technology is changing the way we live, work, and learn, one piece of technology that continues to level the playing field is artificial intelligence. Keynote speaker Scott Millar will share the ways in which AI is being used today from simple tools we use on our devices, to the innovations transforming industries. With a focus on responsible uses of technology, Scott will challenge audiences to find the opportunity in uncertainty as we all navigate our digital world.

Networking: Happy hour

Compare notes and catch up with your industry colleagues during the networking session at the end of the conference.


Hilton Cairns | 19 June 2024


9:00  | Arrival, registration and refreshments

9:30  | Welcome, Session 1 – Global Tourism and Marketing

Morning Tea

11:00  | Session 2 – Keynote speaker Simon Kuestenmacher, demographic and global trends


1:30  | Session 3 – Transformational Experiences

Afternoon Tea

3:00  | Session 4 – Keynote speaker Scott Millar, Responsible uses of technology and AI

4:30 |  Networking – happy hour


[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
*Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event


TTNQ Champion of Tourism Members receive 2 complimentary tickets. A promo code has been sent to your organisation to access the complimentary tickets.

Contact [email protected] for registration questions or issues.


Registrations close 5pm, Friday 14 June.


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