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2/5/2016

New Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee

MEDIA STATEMENT

Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee

The Committee for Geelong (CfG)'s CEO Rebecca Casson has been appointed to the Victorian State Government's new Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee (VEMAC).

Announced today by the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren, the new committee has been appointed to help steer Victoria's new approach to tourism and major events.

To be chaired by former Victorian Minister for Tourism, John Pandazopolous, VEMAC will provide advice to the State Government on growing Victoria's visitor economy. CfG Board member and Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings has also been appointed to the 11 person committee, alongside Ms Casson.

CEO of the Committee for Geelong for the past three years, Ms Casson also brings a wealth of experience from working in a broad range of roles across the UK, Europe and the USA.

Quotes attributable to CfG CEO Rebecca Casson

"I am thrilled by the opportunity to provide an input to the Victorian State Government's new Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee.  This sector is vital for employment in Victoria and I look forward to positively promoting the G21 region through my position on the Advisory Committee."

"I'm delighted that my appointment demonstrates the significant role the Andrews Government clearly sees our region as playing in Victoria's future major event and tourism outlook."

Quotes attributable to CfG Chairperson Dan Simmonds

"The CfG is very proud of Rebecca's appointment to the Victorian State Government's new Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee.  With her international experience combined with her knowledge of our region, she will be a great asset to the State.

"We are also delighted that CfG Board member Justin Giddings has been appointed to the Advisory Committee.  Through his role at Avalon Airport, he too will provide considerable expertise." 

Victorian Government media release here.

 

 

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