A long term Major Partner of the Victoria Tourism Industry Council, Visit Victoria is the Victorian Government’s lead tourism agency. Visit Victoria provides a foundation for industry growth through innovative marketing campaigns, policy development and implementation, research and analysis and facilitating tourism investment. They also offer wide-ranging advice and support to industry and business including information on crisis management, funding, signage, business development and sustainable tourism.
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Home to ‘The Race that stops the Nation’, Flemington is excited and honoured to be hosting the 2017 Victorian Tourism Industry Conference.
With a backdrop of spectacular grounds and city skyline views, it’s only fair to be matched by switched on service, super screen and Wi-fi technology and a host of indoor and outdoor venue options to suit any occasion. From multi-day conferences, business breakfasts and exhibitions to elaborate dinners or product launches, allow our team here at Flemington to take your guests on a journey they’ll never forget. As a world famous venue where history, tradition and possibilities await – it’s little wonder Flemington Events continues to be a winner.
Microhire is a national provider of technical and creative event staging focused on supplying services for the corporate, conference, special events and exhibition markets.
Microhire’s management approach fosters a culture of innovation among its employees. Robust production values are fundamental to our approach and are embedded in our sales, operational and management processes. These values, together with a strong and committed team are key drivers of Microhire’s success.
Founded in 1987 as an audio visual and computer hire company servicing the Melbourne corporate market, Microhire expanded its operation to include offices in Sydney and Brisbane. We now employ over 200 dedicated, vibrant, creative and experienced employees servicing our clients’ needs nationally.
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Victorian Chamber) is the peak body for employers in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members, customers and clients around the State.
The focus of the Victorian Chamber is leading business into the future and being the voice for business, representing and championing its members in a difficult regulatory environment. The Victorian Chamber’s success over more than 160 years is built on consistently providing leadership, information, representation and networking opportunities to businesses across the State.
SkyBus offers safe, value for money high frequency and reliable express travel from Melbourne Airport to the heart of the City 24/7. Stay connected with free on board Wi-Fi and FREE city transfers to the nearest designated drop off and pick up point throughout the CBD, Southbank and Docklands.
Adroit Insurance are professional insurance brokers that are located throughout Regional and Metropolitan Victoria.
Adroit provides tailored policies for all classes of insurance, specialising in the Tourism and Leisure Industries. In addition, they provide Risk Management advice – the forecasting and evaluation of risks, together with the identification of procedures to avoid or minimise impact.
Adroit has a long tradition of supporting local communities and a strong commitment to providing its clients, expert technical insurance advice.
Vibe Hotel Marysville delivers a hotel experience to inspire and engage guests. The hotel boasts 101 rooms, a spa and wellbeing facility, as well as a conference centre and exhibition spaces equipped for up to 430 people. Radius Bar & Grill features premium locally sourced Yarra Valley produce and offers a premium dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Pace is Australia’s longest-serving advertising agency, established in Geelong in 1964. With more years under our belt than any other agency in Australia, we’ve evolved to make sure every client gets more bang for their buck. What does that mean? You get every aspect of success your business needs without the outlandish bills you’ll find everywhere else.
Webfirm was born in Perth in 2001, when the internet marketing industry was just taking off. As one of the pioneers in the industry, we helped hundreds of clients in those first few years grow under our slogan of Better Business Online. Since 2009, Webfirm has been headquartered out of Melbourne, Australia. We still have a strong presence in Perth, but our focus is on helping small to medium sized enterprises in Melbourne build out their businesses using digital marketing
Sherry Link Communications is a Melbourne based marketing, PR & social media agency which provides integrated marketing services to China. We have experience in International Education, Tourism & Hospitality and FMCG industries. We work closely with key stakeholders to develop and implement effective marketing communication strategies to target Chinese consumers in mainland China and in Australia. Services include redefining companies through their approach to social media management, event management, Website development, design & translation, public relations, marketing campaigns, media purchase and a China office representative service
REMPLAN is a pioneer in the field of regional economic analysis and is the developer of REMPLAN Economy, a cloud based economic modelling and analysis system that makes the complex simple.
The REMPLAN economic system is used by State / Territory and Federal Government agencies, economic development boards, local governments, universities and consultants across Australia. In addition to REMPLAN Economy software, REMPLAN now deliver:
- REMPLAN Community software & online community, economy and investment profiles;
- Cost Benefit Analysis and Drive time modelling
- Population & employment forecasting
Spun-off from La Trobe University in 2006, REMPLAN continues to undertake research in regional economics and planning by providing area-specific data, impact modelling of economic and demographic data via online resources and consulting services.
The Victorian Accommodation Industry Association (VicAIA) is a membership based industry body that represents owners and managers of a diverse range of short-stay accommodation that contributes to the visitor experience and economy in Victoria. Representing the short-stay accommodation industry since 2011, VicAIA’s membership currently represents over 1,000 homes, units and apartments promoted as short-stay accommodation across the state.
The short-stay accommodation industry has been an Australian institution for over 100 years founded on the ‘holiday rental’ model. Today’s short-stay industry is a significant contributor to the economy and remains in a strong growth phase. Supporting more than 64,000 jobs, the short-stay industry represents 170,000 properties, generates $792 million in revenue and supports $31.1 billion in economic activity in Victoria.
Cumulus Studio is an award winning architecture practice with offices in Hobart, Launceston and Melbourne. The three offices operate as one combined studio, providing flexibility in the size and scope of work undertaken and ensuring a cohesive and collaborative approach to all projects.
Formed out of a desire to investigate ideas collaboratively and an understanding that great ideas are developed through sharing and workshopping with others.
From the Latin word for ‘heap’ or ‘pile’, Cumulus believe that through working together a critical mass of ideas can be accumulated quickly – forming idea clouds. These ideas can take on any size or form and be manipulated to suit conditions.
Western Melbourne Tourism Inc (WMT) is an urban regional tourism board incorporated for the purposes of developing a stronger more competitive tourism sector in Melbourne’s west. Melbourne’s West embraces the municipal boundaries of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham councils. In addition to the five Council partners Western Melbourne Tourism is supported by other board partners including Victoria University, Parks Victoria, Quest Apartments, Zoos Victoria, LeadWest and the local arts sector.
The Western Melbourne Tourism Board’s mission is to increase the recognition and contribution of tourism to the region’s economy, ensuring potential visitors are aware of the unique factors that make Melbourne’s west a compelling place to visit and this interest converts to visitation growth. Old. New. Urban. Rural. Established. Contemporary. Call it a region of contrasts or a journey of juxtapositions – or just call it the West. It’s an urban adventure waiting for you.
Virtacom captures and creates stunning 360 virtual media marketing for tourism businesses, and produces ground-breaking new ways to promote your venue or tourist locations with 360 wayfinding experiences, and we deliver high ROI interactive 360 / VR sales tools for commercial use.
Virtacom also build exclusive virtual evacuation tools to enhance emergency management and crisis response operations for all types of venues. All Virtacom 360 virtual marketing & VR content is compatible with all smart devices and can be used extensively across your marketing platforms.
In partnering with O’Brien’s as your Business Advisor you will benefit from a framework to view your business from a strategic perspective rather than just an operational one, giving you the ability to focus on and feel confident about the future.
- provide ongoing financial advice to help you make forward thinking business decisions
- monitor business performance and hold you accountable
- provide independent strategic advice
- challenge your thinking and support the exploration of new business ideas
Your Future is our Focus. Together we will achieve success for your business.
Transport For Victoria is a new transport agency that will coordinate Victoria’s growing transport system and plan for its future. Transport For Victoria brings together the planning, managing and coordinating of Victoria’s transport system and its agencies, and aims to provide a single source for information about our road, train, tram, bus, taxi and freight networks, making it simpler and easier for everyone to get the transport information they need.
Transport For Victoria will also plan for the future of Victoria’s transport system, ensuring it grows as the community, economy and technology changes.
Parks Victoria is responsible for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria. Parks Victoria is committed to delivering works on the ground across Victoria’s park network to protect and enhance park values. It is their primary responsibility to ensure parks are healthy and resilient for current and future generations. Parks Victoria manage parks in the context of their surrounding landscape and in partnership with Traditional Owners.
They work in partnership with other government and non-government organisations and community groups such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, catchment management authorities, private land owners, friends groups, volunteers, licensed tour operators, lessees, research institutes and the broader community.
The City of Melbourne as a council, oversees Melbourne’s city centre and eleven suburbs, including Carlton, Docklands and parts of Port Melbourne and South Yarra. As a capital-city council, it also speaks on behalf of Melbourne in local, national and international forums. The City of Melbourne works with other local councils and the State Government of Victoria to ensure that Melbourne is one of the safest, healthiest, and cleanest cities in the world. It supports Melbourne’s position as Australia’s pre-eminent centre for arts and culture, education, dining and shopping.
PRIME7′s investment in regional communities, combined with quality programming and a focus on cost efficiency and technology, have enabled the company to emerge as one of Australia’s most successful regional broadcasters. The company’s revenues are sourced from advertising and the production of commercial advertisements. Sales teams in the metropolitan offices service major national advertisers. In regional areas local sales teams work closely with their local clients, often arranging commercial production and promotional campaigns to support their advertising.