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Otago Tourism Policy School Programme

Thursday 7 March
3:30pm Early registration
Millennium Copthorne Hotel, Cnr Frankton Rd and Stanley Street
4:00pm Public Lecture
Urs Eberhard, Head of Markets, Switzerland Tourism
Cash bar to follow
7:00pm Formal Dinner NZ$93.00
Dress code: Business attire
Host: Professor Richard Blaikie, Divisional Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, University of Otago
Speaker: Jim Boult, Mayor, Queenstown District Lakes Council, ‘Has Queenstown got a Tiger by its Tail?
Friday 8 March
8:30am Registration at Queenstown Resort College, 7 Coronation Drive
Tea/coffee available
8:45am Mihi whakatau
Traditional Māori welcome to the Inaugural Annual Otago University Tourism Policy School
Facilitator: Professor Richard Blaikie
9:00am Opening speech Hon Kelvin Davis, Minister of Tourism
Session 1: New Zealand and global tourism: The issues
9:20am Tourism in New Zealand: government priorities Danielle McKenzie, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Principle Policy Advisor – Tourism
9:40am Industry challenges, issues and opportunities Paul Anderson, CEO, nzski.com
10:00am A global view from Switzerland Urs Eberhard, Head of Markets, Switzerland Tourism
10:20am Roundtable 1:
What are the emerging global issues?
Facilitator:
Craig Stobo
Iain Cossar, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Peter Harris, Queenstown Lakes District Council
Helen Marano, World Travel and Tourism Council
John Fitzgerald, CEO, Tourism Tasmania
11:00am Morning tea
Session 2: Environmental sustainability: Challenges and opportunities
11:30am Tourism and global environmental change: The IPCC Special Report October 2018 Professor Stefan Gössling, Lund University
11:50am What about the New Zealand environment?
A commercial tourism operator's perspective

Judy Chen, CEO, Tourism Export Council New Zealand
12:10pm Domestic responses to global issues: Tourism and the SDGs Professor Jonathan Boston, Victoria University Wellington
12:30pm Roundtable 2:
What about the environment?

Facilitator:
Professor Richard Blaikie
Lou Sanson, Director General, Department of Conservation
Bruce Bassett,Tourism Industry Aotearoa
Trent Yeo, Zipline
Kauahi Ngapora, Whale Watch Kaikoura
1:10pm Lunch
Session 3: Managing growth: Opportunities for disruption
2:00pm Global tourism: Managing explosive growth Elizabeth Becker (pre-recorded), Freelance journalist, author of 'Overbooked'
2:20pm Local government priorities – dealing with central government Dave Cull, Mayor, President of Local Government New Zealand Jason Krupp, Local Government New Zealand
2:40pm Who pays for change; Who pays for no change? Jason Krupp, Local Government New Zealand
3:00pm Indigenous business models Quinton Hall, CEO, Ngāi Tahu Tourism
3:20pm Afternoon tea
3:45pm Roundtable 3:
Opportunities for disruption

Facilitator:
Dr Oliver Hartwich
Reuben Levermore, Head of Tourism and Regional Affairs, Air New Zealand
Alexa Forbes Queenstown Councillor
Justin Watson, Christchurch International Airport
Dr Patrick Nolan, Productivity Commission
4:35pm Pathways forward
Thanks to sponsors
Formal close
Professor Richard Blaikie
5:00pm Close
5:15pm Drinks Reception until 6:00pm Queenstown Resort College
Programme subject to change

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