Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) has secured the 2015 Queensland Information Centres Association (QICA) conference.
Announced this week in Mackay at the 2014 conference by QICA, the event will attract up to 100 tourism industry stakeholders, staff and volunteers from Visitor Information Centres (VICs) throughout Queensland.
Pippa McCreery, Business Events Manager of BESC said, “successfully bidding for and hosting this important event highlights the ability of our organisation to work with key partners such as Oaks Oasis Resort in Caloundra to secure this conference.
“Holding the QICA conference in our region presents an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the Sunshine Coast to frontline Visitor Information Centre representatives from around Queensland and educate them on what our destination has to offer.”
QICA President Nicky Young said the Association is delighted to announce the Sunshine Coast has won the bid to host the 2015 QICA conference.
“The conference plays a vital role in networking and connecting delegates with the wider tourism community, whilst also learning about the host region’s facilities. We are extremely excited to hold the conference on the Sunshine Coast – a location that is conveniently accessed from Brisbane. The conference will be held at the newly refurbished Oaks Oasis Resort in Caloundra,” added Nicky.
Also announced at this week’s conference, Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd’s Sunshine Coast Airport Visitor Information Centre received Runner Up in the category- section 3 Visitor Servicing.
The conference will consist of one day touring in the Sunshine Coast region, two day plenary and end with the QICA Annual VIC of the year awards.
The QICA conference has previously been held in Mackay, Mission Beach, Ispwich and Townsville.
BESC is a division of Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd and is responsible for marketing the Sunshine Coast as a viable, attractive and sustainable business events destination.
Who is QICA?
A membership based organisation consisting of information centres throughout Queensland. For more details visit: www.qica.com.au/about-us