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Join us on Tuesday 27 September as we celebrate innovation in tourism at the 2016 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism Awards.

The QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism recognises micro to medium tourism businesses in Queensland that have introduced an innovative product, service or process.

QTIC will jointly celebrate World Tourism Day and Queensland's micro and small to medium sized tourism businesses. Read more about the 2015 Prize recipients2014 Prize recipients and 2013 Prize recipients.

In addition, QTIC is taking the opportunity to recognise all those involved in this year's Young Professionals Mentoring Program 2016.


Event Details

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016

When: 7.00am – 9.00am

Guests will experience a stand up networking breakfast, followed by guest speaker address and QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism recongition in Brisbane's newest innovative space.

Venue: The Joinery, 244 Montague Road, West End QLD 4101

Hashtag: #QTICInnovationPrize



Members $55 / Non-Members $70

NOTE: To buy tickets you must be logged into the QTIC website. You can request a new password or create a new account.

For more information on the event please contact Katie Driml  on (07) 3236 1445 or email


Guest Speakers

QTIC member Australia Zoo have partnered with Queensland creative agency Khemistry to produce a virtual reality video encounter with some of the zoo’s biggest and most popular animals. Join us as Khemistry Managing Director Andy Fyffe and Australia Zoo's Director of Sale Erina Kilmore, give a live presentation of the immersive 360-degree experience giving visitors a one-of-a-kind chance to get up close and personal with crocodiles, rhinos, tigers, snakes and giraffes, all through the comfort and safety of a virtual reality headset. 

Andy Fyffe                                  



Erina Kilmore 

Guests will get the opportunity to try out the headset/virtual reality product and step into Queensland's first tourism vitrual reality experience. 


World Tourism Day

The UNTWO wants to call upon the right for all of the world’s citizens to experience the incredible diversity of our planet and the beauty of the world we live in. On this year’s World Tourism Day help us spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring to society at large.

#tourism4all #WTD2016


Master of Ceremonies 

Kendall Gilding (Channel 7 News)

Kendall began her career in her childhood home of Cairns at Seven Queensland’s news bureau before transferring to 7 News on the Gold Coast.

Career highlights include reporting on whale rescues at Palm Beach, being a part of the G20 rolling coverage and presenting weather in the main 7 News 6pm bulletin.


Kendall has also been a guest news reader on Weekend Sunrise. Now broadcasting for Channel Seven Brisbane 4pm local and live bulletin. 


Lucky Door Prize

Please be sure to bring your business cards to enter our lucky door prize draw.


Car Parking

Car parking can ve very limited in West End, QTIC recommend the use of public transport or Cab. 

Please see parking options here


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Your image and voice may be recorded or photographed during this event for publicity purposes. QTIC will collect your personal information for the purpose of registering your attendance and communicating with you about this event. For further details please view our Privacy Policy.

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