Towards 2030 Conference

Towards 2030 Conference, Darwin

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The Tourism Towards 2030 Conference will be held again in March 2020.  The theme will be "Tourism Excellence" and topics covered will include future trends, accessibility, managing social platforms and regional dispersal.

Speaker announcement:

Craig and Janet Wickham from Exceptional Kangaroo Island.  Will share their amazing story of "Good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild".

Stay tuned for future speaker announcements in early 2020.

Conference dates:

  • Darwin Wednesday 25 March 8am - 5pm DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin
  • Alice Springs Friday 27 March 8am - 5pm DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

Sponsorship Opportunities exist for suppliers and interested businesses.  Sponsorship prospectus is available to view here.

2019 Conference

The inaugural Tourism Towards 2030 Conference was held in Darwin and Alice Springs in March 2019. 

The conference was designed to meet the current needs of the Northern Territory Tourism industry and provided industry with relevant tools and actionable outcomes to implement across their business models.


Copies of presentations by our Keynote Speakers are available to download or watch below.

Industry Performance: tracking industry performance and towards 2030

Presented by Tourism NT, STR and Tourism Australia this session provided an overview of the current and short-term outlook for the tourism industry in the Northern Territory, from both a national and local perspective.  

Leigh Sorensen, Tourism Australia

Tom Chappel, STR 

Valerie Smith, Tourism NT

Tourism NT Marketing Update 

The marketing presentation included an overview of Turbocharging Tourism marketing results, priority tourism marketing strategies, upcoming domestic and international focus areas and information on how to become involved during the 2019-2020 year.

Tony Quarmby, Tourism NT General Manager Marketing

Keynote Presentation

Charles Davidson, CEO and founder of Penisula Hot Springs

Afternoon break out sessions

Download presentations from the afternoon breakout sessions below.

Tourism Enterprise Development Survey

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture, Tourism NT and partners are asking all tourism businesses to complete the Tourism Enterprise Development Survey. 

The survey will identify the gaps in business development opportunities and to ensure suitable assistance and support is provided. 

Complete the survey here.

Conference partners

Many thanks to the partners of the inaugural Tourism: Towards 2030 Conference.

Towards 2030 Conference Sponsors

Find out more

Phone: 08 8999 3808

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