Regions Rising Webinar Series in partnership with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Community Enterprise Foundation

Next Webinar: Road trip revival: can domestic tourism fill the gap?

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is gearing up to host the next event in our Regions Rising Webinar Series in partnership with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and their charitable arm, the Community Enterprise Foundation.

It goes without saying that the tourism industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 restrictions, particularly with the closures of state borders. But there are also pockets of innovation around the country that is helping some towns through these tough times.

The panel will discuss the economic role of the tourism sector in regions, and how the role of domestic tourism has changed over the course of the pandemic. How can local tourism operators attract visitors from their own backyard, and is this enough to fill the void left by national and international visitors?

Join the panel in this free event, which will be held as a Zoom Webinar. There will be time for a Q&A session, and you may submit concise questions in advance when you register.

TopicRegional tourism adaptation during the coronavirus pandemic
DateWednesday 23 September 2020
Time10.30am – 11.30am AEST
(10.00am ACST and 8.30am AWST)
CostFree (need to register beforehand)

HOST

GUESTS

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

Chief Economist,
Regional Australia Institute

Photo: Coralie Bell

Coralie Bell

Chair,
Australian Regional Tourism

Photo: Lisa Whitelaw

Lisa Whitelaw

Senior Regional Manager, Business Development, ExpediaGroup

Catrin Allsop

Catrin Allsop

CEO, Australia’s South West Regional Tourism Organisation

ATTENDEE TESTIMONIALS

PREVIOUS GUESTS

Webinar 4: A healthy approach to economic recovery

Gabrielle O'Kane

Gabrielle O’Kane

CEO
National Rural Health Alliance

Catherine Maloney

Catherine Maloney

CEO
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health

Lyndon Seys

CEO
Alpine Health

Webinar 3: Regional Renaissance: can we lead recovery?

Photo: Alexandra Gartmann

Alexandra Gartmann

CEO Rural Bank and GroupExecutive Partnerships, Marketing and Corporate Affairs Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Ivan Neville

Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch Manager, Department of Education, Skills and Environment

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

Chief Economist
Regional Australia Institute


Webinar 2: The big population reveal

Kim Houghton

Dr Kim Houghton

Chief Economist
Regional Australia Institute

Nerida Conisbee

Nerida Conisbee

Chief Economist
REA Group

Cr Chris Bilkey

Mayor
Murray River Council

Webinar 1: Regional recovery - what are we learning?

Marnie Baker

Marnie Baker

Managing Director
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Hon Mark Coulton MP

Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications, and Local Government

Webinar series partner

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Community Enterprise Foundation

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