Young TEC is born!by lesley - May 17th, 2012. Filed under: Media Releases, Updates, What's New?.
The first meeting of Young TEC founding members hosted by the Novotel, Queenstown last week during Trenz was hailed as a success by those who attended. Initiated by AOT (NZ) Stephen Marshall and Nelson Tasman Tourism, Loren Heaphy, it was hoped up to 30 pax may attend so they were delighted with the 45-50 who turned up during a very busy week. Chief Executive Lesley Immink began the proceedings with an outline of how the Australian YATEC programme works, followed by an enthusiastic tag team presentation by Stephen and Loren. Designed to be a younger networking forum for tourism industry members age 18-36 years or in the first 5 years of tourism experience, the aim is to progress the organisation further with a professional development programme and matching members with a team of industry mentors.
The evening meeting was to gauge the level of interest and to appoint regional coordinators who between now and the Tourism Export Council Conference on the West Coast 21-24 August, will host one networking breakfast and an ‘after 5’ function. At Conference, a Young TEC workshop will be set aside to formalise a young TEC committee and goals for 2013. Membership to Young TEC is free if you are a member of the Tourism Export Council, with a fee of $75 incl for non members. More information will be listed on the website and upcoming newsletters. http://www.tourismexportcouncil.org.nz/ytec/
A database of member is currently being developed so register your interest now!