Greg Lawrence of Riverina Regional Tourism presenting at the Australian Regional Development Conference

Greg Lawrence, Director and Chair of Riverina Regional Tourism to present at the Australian Regional Development Conference being held at the Commercial Club Albury on the 26– 27 August 2015.

Greg Lawrence

Greg Lawrence

Speaker Introduction: Greg has over 40 years experience in the tourism industry, working in the Cruise industry with companies like P&O, Cunard & Sitmar, as well as the Golf, wine. Greg and his wife Fiona also owned a country pub in North-east Victoria and Greg has now joined local government in the tourism & economic development. Greg also believes in giving back and has been a Board member of destination Albury Wodonga as deputy chair, president of Australian Institute of Travel & Tourism, was treasurer of the Deniliquin chamber of commerce and on the executive of the Griffith Business Chamber. Greg is passionate about tourism, customer service and development.

Presentation Title: The Riverina – More than just Food and Wine

Overview: The Riverina region of NSW is a largely untapped tourism destination. Covering a huge area of approximately 60,000 km2, the region’s main industry is agriculture. Tourism is not high on the political agenda, and funding from government and industry for tourism promotion is limited.

About the Conference:  The Australian Regional Development Conference is an initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc., a non-Government ‘not-for-profit’ organisation.

Themed Redefining the Future of Regional Australia, the Conference will explore the issues and opportunities facing Regional Australia today and into the future. 

Concurrent session topics:

  • Sustainability / Renewables
  • Population Movements
  • Community Development
  • Government Policy
  • Innovation
  • Infrastructure
  • Cultural Tourism / Regional Tourism Development
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Transport and Logistics
  • NBN / Broadband Communication
  • Banking / Finance

For more information and/or to register for the Conference, please visit the website here.