Next stop Hamilton Island for ATEC Symposium

The venue for next year’s ATEC Symposium in May 2011 is strongly tipped to be Hamilton Island.  

An ATEC spokesman was unable to confirm date or venue, though it will be May rather than April due to ATE taking place later than usual next year.

The venue for Symposium 2011 will be officially announced on Thursday.

0 thoughts on “Next stop Hamilton Island for ATEC Symposium

  • April 23, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Meeting on Hamilton Island, a luxury resort island with no backpacker infrastructure, would confirm criticism that Australia’s backpacker industry is losing touch with its clientele.
    Do you really want to confirm that?
    Please respond!

  • April 23, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Good call, Peter. Airlie Beach, rubbing shoulders with our customers and operators would be a more appropriate choice I think. All this talk of high commissions draining the life out of some businesses might then start to make sense.

  • April 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Spot on. Keep it real. Hold it where the industry benefits.

  • April 29, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Dear Peter,

    Many thanks for you comments and hopefully this may put you at ease a bit….. the 4 day ATEC Symposium event will in deed be held on Hamilton island, following the successful bid and tremendous support of the destination.

    However, ATEC has all intentions to hold the Backpacker & Youth Industry Conference in Airlie Beach. The events team will be heading up to Airlie Beach in June to scope out an appropriate venue and details will be released to industry later on in the year.

    Rest assured ATEC is very much in tune with the industry and looks forward to welcoming the backpacker industry to Airlie!

    Jennifer Woodbridge
    Industry Development Manager


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