Tourism Collective - For International Women's Day 2024
To kick off the 2024 event calendar, TICT is proud to launch its sixth annual Tourism Collective Luncheon. This important event for our industry is hosted during the week of International Women's Day, and is about celebrating, honouring, and challenging the role of Tasmanian women in tourism, as well as the industries which connect with and support us.
This year we have an incredible line-up of speakers who will share their insights and have some important conversations with Amy Hills, the CEO of the TICT, who will be our MC for the day.
We are honoured to have award winning actress and producer Marta Dusseldorp as our Guest Speaker. As Director of Archipelago Productions in lutruwita/Tasmania, Marta will provide a unique perspective on working in Tassie and the connection of the Arts with our industry.
We'll then get into our industry panel where Amy will lead a Q&A conversation with the CEO of Tourism Tasmania, Sarah Clark, Marketing Manager with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Melinda Anderson, and Executive General Manager of TAS, VIC, SA and NT of Southern Cross Austereo, Ally Bradley.
Importantly, the TICT is proud to have an ongoing relationship with Dress for Success Tasmania - the charity partner for the Tourism Collective event. Last year, we raised a record amount through a raffle - and this year we’ll be doing it all again. There will be a number of prizes available on offer, and raffle tickets available to purchase throughout the day (Eftpos only). If you are interested in donating a raffle prize, please contact TICT Event Coordinator, Bella Alcorso, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0488 732 159.
Wednesday 6 March 2024
Centurion Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hobart
12:30 - 3:30pm
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES:
- Two-course lunch and premium Tasmanian beverages.
- Keynote address from renowned actress and producer, Marta Dusseldorp.
- Industry panel Q&A with three leading Tasmanian women.
- Plenty of networking opportunities with like-minded tourism and hospitality operators and stakeholders.
Keynote Address: Marta Dusseldorp
Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for more than 30years, and is one of Australia’s most recognised actresses.
Marta received the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama for ABC’s Janet King in which she plays the title role and was also an Associate Producer. She starred in the popular series A Place to Call Home for Foxtel/Seven and in the ABC series Jack Irish opposite Guy Pearce. She has been nominated multiple times for AACTA and TV Week Logie Awards in Lead Actress categories for her work in these productions. She most recently appeared in the TV series Wentworth and The Twelve for FOXTEL and in the film Ellie and Abbie.
Marta is the Director of Archipelago Productions in lutruwita/Tasmania. In 2023 she co-created the hit ABC series Bay Of Fires with Andrew Knight and Max Dann and has produced and starred in the eight-part television series mainly shot on the West Coast of Tasmania. She recently wrapped shooting the Australian feature film With or Without You.
Archipelago recently produced Women Of Troy with Ten Days On The Island at the Theatre Royal in which Marta also performed. Marta is also developing other television series, feature films and theatre with various partners.
1. Sarah Clark - CEO, Tourism Tasmania
Sarah is the Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Tasmania. Sarah is an established leader with broad industry experience, from working in front-line roles to trade, marketing and general management. She has a passion for sustainable tourism and is delighted to help realise Tasmania’s future in positive impact tourism.
Born in Tasmania, Sarah has over 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, having started her career as a tour guide with Topdeck Travel. While travelling, studying and working all over the world, Sarah rose through the ranks at Topdeck to establish a brand presence in North and South America, before leading the business as General Manager for Asia Pacific and as Global General Manager, based in London. She has been part of the global management team of Flight Centre, Vice President for STA Travel in Dallas, Texas, a Board Member of Eurail, and a Phocuswright Young Leader USA. Before joining Tourism Tasmania, she was Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at Intrepid Travel, while also on the Tourism Tasmania Board of Directors.
2. Melinda Anderson - Marketing Manager, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Melinda is a passionate tourism and marketing professional having worked for more than 25 years in the industry. Her diverse experience has seen her work across the private, local and state government, and not-for-profit sectors and in multiple states.
Roles have included Marketing Director at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, Research Manager at Tourism Victoria, Business Development Manager at Victorian Tourism Industry Association, Tourism Manager Launceston City Council, General Manager Tscharke Wines (Barossa Valley), and CEO Destination Southern Tasmania.
Melinda's current role is Marketing Manager of the multi-award winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. She has been with the Pennicott team since 2018 and manages the marketing of the growing portfolio of eco tourism experiences.
3. Ally Bradley - Executive General Manager TAS, VIC, SA & NT, Southern Cross Austereo
Ally Bradley is a seasoned media professional with a career spanning more than two decades. Hailing from regional Australia, Ally's early fascination with radio stations paved the way for a successful journey in the media industry.
Before moving to Hobart in 2015, Ally had cemented herself in various roles at Southern Cross Austereo, and in February 2018 took on the role of General Manager of Tasmania overseeing the day-to-day operations of Southern Cross Austereo's Tasmanian assets. This included leadership of the top TV network, 7Tasmania, and prominent Hobart radio stations, 107.3 Triple M and Hit 100.9. By August 2020, Ally's contributions were acknowledged with her appointment to Executive General Manager for Tasmania and Victoria, and in September 2023 her role extended to include South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Beyond her professional success, Ally is deeply committed to her community. She proudly serves as a board member for Tennis Tasmania, Dress for Success Tasmania, and St Virgil's College, in addition to her role as a mentor with Mentor Walks, aiming to cultivate a future generation of women in leadership.