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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,
10:00am A global view from Switzerland Urs Eberhard, Head of Markets, Switzerland Tourism
10:20am Roundtable 1:
What are the emerging global issues?
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?

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

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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