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DestinationQ is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the tourism industry.

The annual DestinationQ Forum is Queensland’s leading tourism industry event, bringing industry and government together to connect, collaborate and share knowledge to grow the visitor economy. This partnership facilitates ongoing engagement between industry and government to deliver on key priorities to drive growth and jobs in the state.

For more information visit the DestinationQ website at

DestinationQ 2019 Tourism Forum & Masterclass

Held on Queensland's Sunshine Coast at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, the 2019 DestinationQ forum included a program of keynote speakers, panel sessions and Masterclasses.

Some presentations have been made available -  please click on the relevant links below. This page will be updated as more presentations are made available. 

Thursday 7 November 2019

Introduction and welcome to country

Welcome address

Keynote address: Keith Henry, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Keynote address: Michael Branagh, Tourism and Events Queensland

Masterclass sessions:

Keynote address: John Schofield, University of York

Friday 8 November 2019

Introduction and welcome to country

Keynote address: Acacia Leroy, Trendwatching

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Emerging Leaders Panel Discussion

Q&A Session

International Education panel discussion

Closing remarks

The forum once again coincided with the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Destination I Q Forum and the Queensland Tourism Awards.  

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