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Destination Gippsland welcomes new Chairperson Sue Smethurst

Destination Gippsland held its Annual General Meeting on Friday 10th November in Sale and welcomed the appointment of Sue Smethurst as the new Board Chairperson.  Sue has been a Board director for two years and was unanimously elected to lead the organisation.  She thanked retiring Chairman Steven Hibbard, who had served as a Board  Director for nine years with the last two as Chairman.

The Board also thanked Trent Fairweather for his services over the past four years, following his decision to retire from the Board. The AGM process  appointed two new Directors and welcomed Michelle Dickson and Damian Gannon to sit on the Board for the next three years.  Current Directors Richard Longmore and Paul Ashton were also re-appointed and will continue with the Board for another term.

 

Pictured  are attendees at the Annual General Meeting.

 

For details on the Destination Gippsland Board and new appointments please see here.

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Gippsland Tourism Forums 2017

Destination Gippsland has been proud to have facilitated and delivered four Gippsland Tourism Leader & Industry Forums for 2017.

We have had an array of fascinating speakers with insights across the tourism spectrum.

Presentations from the Series can be found here on our  Industry Events page.

We look forward to engaging with you in the coming months and will be preparing a program of forums for the Tourism Industry throughout 2018.

The Gippsland Visitor Economy Snapshot

The Gippsland Visitor Economy generates an estimated $1.2b in Gross Regional Product (11% of the total Gippsland economy).

It supports 12,400 jobs (12% of all Gippsland employment) in over 3,000 businesses across every community in Gippsland. Tourism in Gippsland is everyone’s business.

Our 2016 Tourism Snapshot can be downloaded here.

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The Hon John Eren, Minister for Tourism and Major Events is inspired by Gippsland

Destination Gippsland hosted the Hon John Eren, Minister for Tourism and Major Events on Tuesday August 25 for an afternoon in Gippsland where he met with industry stakeholders from the Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Latrobe City and Wellington Shires.

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