CEO Update – Visitor Economy Taskforce

13 November 2018

I am excited to share that the State Government has recently established a 'Taskforce for the Visitor Economy (TVE)', which will see the government work collectively to unlock the 2020 targets of $8 billion and 41,000 jobs.

The need for a whole of government approach was a key theme highlighted by industry at our recent series of 'Meet the Minister' events with the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment - Hon David Ridgway MLC, and is one of the ten priorities that form SATIC's Tourism Industry Agenda.

The TVE, led by Minister Ridgway and the Minister for Environment and Water - Hon David Speirs MP, will aim to foster a collaborative cross-government approach to establish strategies that facilitate industry growth, with involvement from various government agencies, such as:

  • South Australian Tourism Commission
  • Department for Environment and Water
  • Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Department of Primary Industries and Regions
  • Department of Treasury and Finance

As the voice of the tourism industry in South Australia, we congratulate the government on the establishment of the TVE and will continue to support this positive initiative as we have no doubt that it will assist our industry to maximize its economic potential. 

When more details are locked away on this important whole of government initiative, we will provide further updates. 





Shaun de Bruyn
Chief Executive Officer 
South Australian Tourism Industry Council

Comments [ 2 ]

Greetings Shaun.
May I please congratulate you and Minister Ridgway on a success of the Meet the Minister initiative. i thoroughly appreciated the event held on Kangaroo Island..
Earlier this August I met with Minister Ridgway, his adviser Ms Shultz, & SATC delegates Mr Nick Jones, & Mr David Pyatt, regarding a tourist visitation data metrics software platform currently being devised by the local app development company for which I am CEO. If you would kindly oblige me to forward the information that the software platform design, targeting cruise ship passengers to SA port itineraries, will be complete and ready for beta testing early next year, by March.
May you have a wonderful break, and hope to hear from you soon.
All the best!
Steve Berzel
Location Interactive Pty Ltd
Baudin Beach, SA, 5222

By Location Interactive Pty Ltd / Kangaroo Island Pty on 2018 11 19

Hi Steve,

Thank you for your comment, it’s fantastic to hear that you found our Meet the Minister events of benefit. We certainly welcome more information on you project in March, please feel free to email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Kind regards,

By Shaun de Bruyn on 2019 01 18

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