2016 Convention - Roma, Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 October

About our Conventions

Our annual ARTN Convention provides a forum to discuss, debate and investigate issues, challenges and opportunities facing regional tourism. The Convention is for all sectors of the tourism industry to exchange ideas about ways to grow a sustainable regional destination and to showcase best practice success.

Recent Conventions have distilled the key issues of concern into the ARTN Manifesto. Our Manifesto has been the focus of the the ARTN Board’s work in developing regional tourism. Each Convention starts by reporting on our implementation of the previous Manifesto, and at the end, offers delegates the opportunity to refine it for the coming year.

Download the ARTN Manifesto.

Delegates attending typically come from local government, Regional Tourism Organisations, State Tourism Organisations and the private sector. Delegates attend the Convention because it provides works through issues and generates solutions in an interactive and empowering manner.

2016 ARTN Registrations are now open

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Our Speakers

2016 ARTN Young Tourism Professional

The ARTN YTP program enables our young professionals to be exposed to the national regional tourism network as well as receiving first hand, up-to-date industry knowledge, new skills and industry research. Each State Tourism Organisation is offered the opportunity to put forward a finalist to attend the ARTN Convention from which a National winner will be selected.

The winner will then receive the opportunity to further advance their career through a meaningful and relevant prize package, however the benefits of participating in the awards alone make this a fantastic opportunity to recognize and reward our future industry leaders.

The objectives of the Award are to:

  • Recognise excellence, achievements and innovations in regional tourism
  • Incentivise young regional tourism practitioners to strive for best-practice
  • Encourage young regional tourism practitioners to remain in the industry

To download nomination information, Click Here.

ARTN 2016 Convention Sponsorship

The ARTN Convention provides you the opportunity to showcase your product or company at a nationally significant event to delegates from across Australia with a focus on regional tourism.  It also represents an ideal opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to supporting regional tourism and to network with key regional tourism stakeholders.

To request further information regarding ARTN 2016 Convention Sponsorship Prospectus, Click Here.

Snapshot of Previous Conventions 

The inaugural Convention was held in Port Macquarie, NSW, in September 2001. Subsequent events have been held in Longreach, Hobart, Lorne, Busselton, Norfolk Island, Canberra, the Barossa Valley, Alice Springs, the Yarra Valley & Dandenong, Townsville, Launceston, Margaret River, Port Stephens and Victor Harbor.

Last years 2015 ARTN Convention was held in Victor Harbor, South Australia in October.

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