The AF8 Tourism Forum invites scientists, emergency managers and tourism operators to discuss how can the tourism sector be better prepared for large scale natural hazard events, like an AF8 earthquake?
Date: Thursday 26 September
Venue: Distinction Hotel, 64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
Tourism Forum Agenda
|0900||Coffee and registration|
|0950||The AF8 Scenario
Associate Prof. Thomas Wilson – University of Canterbury / Resilience to Nature’s Challenges
|1015||Perspectives on the RTO role in a natural disaster
Tim Hunter – CEO of Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism at the time of the Feb 2011 earthquake
|1115||Destination Southland Strategy
Bobbi Brown – Great South
|1130||Tourists and Transients
Prof. David Simmons – Lincoln University
|1150||Understanding Tourist Movements
Mat Darling – University of Canterbury
|1210||Fiordland Hazard Group and the Milford earthquake response
Paul le Roux – Emergency Management Southland
|1300||The SAFER Framework and examples of what could be done
Angus McKay – Emergency Management Southland / AF8 Chairperson
|1330||The Importance of Business Continuity
Brenden Winder – Wayfare Group
|1400||Table-top exercise / workshop|
Spaces are limited, please register your interest in attending using the form below.
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