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FOR NT BUREAU
Tourism NT has announced
a new director of its Business
Events division, which operates
as the NT Convention Bureau.
Daryl Hudson has recently followed Scott Lovett
into this senior management role, with Scott
having joined the NT Government’s Department
of the Chief Minister, as regional executive
director for Central Australia.
Daryl initially joined the bureau team several
months ago in a contract capacity and has
already made a significant contribution to the
focus and strategic approach of the team. He
brings more than 25 years of experience to the
role, with an extensive tourism marketing and
sales background, in both the leisure and
business events sectors in Australia and The
Daryl held senior roles with Tourism Australia in
the US and Canada. His area of responsibility
covered the massive USA, Canada and Brazil
markets, in which he had previously operated
his own tourism sales, marketing and
representation company for 14 years.
In Australia, Daryl has worked with Business
Events Sydney and also Whitsundays Marketing
and Development Ltd. Immediately prior to
joining Tourism NT, Daryl was involved in
business development with the Automobile
Association of the Northern Territory.
Suzanne Morgan from Tourism NT indicated
how pleased the organisation was to have Daryl
join the convention bureau in this crucial role.
“We’re delighted to have Daryl join the team.”
“His extensive global perspective and
experience across both leisure and business
events will deliver invaluable insights for the NT
and our industry operators. I know that his
enthusiastic approach will not only provide
great team leadership, but will also drive
advocacy and help increase business event
conversion for the Northern Territory.”
Key responsibilities include high-level strategic
advice on business events and sponsorship
and management of the convention bureau’s
strategic partnerships. m
Teresa Spirituality Centre and provided as special pillow-gift mementos. Even the luxury guest
rooms at Lasseters Hotel showcased stunning original artworks painted by Central Australian
Off-site function locations included historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the spectacular
Old Quarry, and also the cattle station location of Ooraminna Homestead. A fun inclusion after
the dinner at The Old Quarry was the opportunity to attend the Rock N Rumble Concert, which
was part of the Red Centre NATS festival.
Other activities included a leisurely bike ride from the centre of town to Lasseters Hotel and
an early morning hot air balloon ride, topped off by an unforgettable desert sunrise, which was
an undoubted highlight for all.
Tiani Bradilovic, conference and event organiser with the Australian Corporate Lawyers
Association was delighted with the event held at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
“Our experience last night at the Telegraph Station would be the perfect welcome function for
our delegates,” she said.
“I’d really want to showcase this location, the local food and people and that event was
exactly what I’d want to give to my delegates.”
She was also very impressed by the Alice Springs Convention Centre.
“The centre is perfect, it has everything we want in a conference facility – it’s really state-of-
the-art and ticks all the boxes!”
Suzanne Morgan from the NT Convention Bureau spoke enthusiastically about the
outstanding impact achieved by Alice Stampede 2015.
“We’re very confident that some serious new business will be heading to Alice Springs as a
result of this year’s stampede,” she said.
“Comments received during and since the event confirm that participant expectations of Alice
were well and truly exceeded.”
She indicated that the bureau’s close partnership with the Alice Springs Convention Centre
and the many other integral Alice Springs suppliers, along with this year’s inclusion of a “taste”
of some iconic Central Australian events, was undoubtedly a winning formula. m
For more information on Alice Springs visit www.ntconventions.com.
Alice Stampede dinner at
The Old Quarry under the stars.
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