AF8 Tourism Forum 2019


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

0900Coffee and registration
0930Opening address
0950The AF8 Scenario
Associate Prof. Thomas Wilson – University of Canterbury / Resilience to Nature’s Challenges
1015Perspectives on the RTO role in a natural disaster
Tim Hunter – CEO of Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism at the time of the Feb 2011 earthquake
1100Morning tea
1115Destination Southland Strategy
Bobbi Brown – Great South
1130Tourists and Transients
Prof. David Simmons – Lincoln University
1150Understanding Tourist Movements
Mat Darling – University of Canterbury
1210Fiordland Hazard Group and the Milford earthquake response
Paul le Roux – Emergency Management Southland
1300The SAFER Framework and examples of what could be done
Angus McKay – Emergency Management Southland / AF8 Chairperson
1330The Importance of Business Continuity
Brenden Winder – Wayfare Group
1345Afternoon tea
1400Table-top exercise / workshop

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