The Cradle Coast Authority is delighted the Australian Regional Tourism Convention (ARTC) will be held in the Cradle Coast region in October this year.

Officially announced today by the ART Board, the ART Convention Committee and Convention Partner, the Tasmanian Department of State Growth, Devonport will be hosting the 2019 Convention from Monday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 23.

The ART convention is a must-attend event for local councils, regional tourism organisations, tourism professionals and business and government personnel who wish to contribute to the future of regional tourism in Australia.

“We are absolutely delighted that the 2019 ART Convention will be held in the Cradle Coast region this year,” Daryl Connelly, CEO Cradle Coast Authority said.

“There are so many exciting things going on in our region at the moment from the increase in cruise ship visitation to the Living City project to the Coastal Pathway and so much more, so we know that delegates from around Australia will get a lot out of it.”

“Cradle Coast Authority worked hard to secure this for the region, and would like to acknowledge the support of the Tasmanian Government, Business Events Tasmania and Devonport City Council, who will host us at their wonderful new Paranaple Centre,” Mr Connelly said.

The 2019 Convention theme has also been announced: Getting ready for the spotlight – Is regional Australia finally a genuine part of our national tourism agenda and, are we ready?

ARTC19 will uncover the big challenges for our regions and explore what is required to compete in an increasingly competitive global market.  What do mega trends and disruption mean for tourism in regional Australia and what opportunities do they create for you.

Early-bird registrations will open online in April with a call for papers for presenters being distributed next week.