Tourism: policy, investment and opportunity

Tourism: policy, investment and opportunity

Mar 3
Tourism has long been a critical sector for the Queensland economy. Now the industry is growing, attracting investment, providing employment opportunities, and is crucial to the economic development of our cities and regions.


The Hon. Kate Jones MP, State Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Minister for the Commonwealth Games

Event overview

Tourism contributes $23 billion per year to the State economy.  Growth in the sector has implications for urban planning and infrastructure provisioning, education and training providers, property development, and regional capability.

To discuss the policies, strategies and leadership needed to deliver a thriving Tourism sector for Queensland’s future, CEDA welcomes Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Education The Hon. Kate Jones MP.

This CEDA member event is open to all staff of CEDA member organisations. Only single ticket registration is available and we encourage you to book early to secure your place.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Kate Jones MP
State Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Minister for the Commonwealth Games

Kate Jones has previously held the portfolios of Education, Environment and Resource Management, Small Business, and Climate Change and Sustainability. She holds a Masters in Environmental Law and has been responsible for the States Tourism portfolio since 2015.

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