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Browse our news stories about the activities and achievements of Queensland local councils and learn more about the challenges and issues affecting local government and their communities.
Many of these stories are published in our weekly enewsletter Council Courier. If you would like to know more about these stories please contact the LGAQ media and communications team on 1300 542 700.
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DestinationQ: Competitiveness through collaboration
The annual DestinationQ Forum is Queensland’s leading tourism industry forum, bringing industry and government together to find ways to grow the tourism industry and create jobs.
DestinationQ Forums are designed to provide delegates with an opportunity to engage with new insights and research and consider best practise solutions in addressing the challenges and opportunities arising in the industry.
For delegates attending the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Annual Conference, this is a great opportunity to hear insights and best practice on how local governments can support the development of tourism in their region.
The panel of speakers will include:
Program highlights include:
- LGAQ President and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson from Sunshine Coast Council will give a keynote address on Government, industry and community collaboration.
- Professor Sara Dolnicar from UQ Business School will speak about The transformative power of Airbnb: insights for local government.
- Ben O’Hara, Development Director for Spicers Scenic Rim Trail will speak about Delivering on the promise: working with government to deliver a new ecotourism experience.
Monday, 16 October 2017
8.45am - 10.45am
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon St, Gladstone