Destination Byron Event Series

 Destination Byron’s vision is… ‘ To create a forum to network, collaborate and educate on all matters Byron visitor economy related’.

We feel the best way to achieve this is by creating thoughtful and informative events throughout the year. Below is our draft event series which will no doubt change over time.

Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free) to be informed of upcoming events.

2019 Event Series

Event Description Date Venue
Introduction to the Byron Shire Council’s ‘Kitchen Table Book’ Overview of the ‘Kitchen Table Book’ – a collaboration with the Byron Shire Council/BCC. Book now 29 March Byron Community Theatre
Industry Re-Connect Event 1 Networking event at Elements of Byron’s new poolside venue. Collaboration with the Byron Chamber of Commerce 11 April tba
Update from Tourism Australia Tourism Australia will be visiting to present their strategic focus and opportunities for visitor economy participants. Book now 24 May Elements of Byron
Annual Tourism Symposium HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL: THE NORTHERN RIVERS VISITOR EXPERIENCE. Book now 7 June Elements of Byron
TECH MONTH: Exploring Blockchain technology in Travel Travel By Bit’ to present blockchain technology and its application within the tourism industry. Book now 18 June Elements of Byron
TECH MONTH: Digital Travel Trends Presentation by industry expert exploring consumers pathway to book and travel trends they’re seeing globally 19 July tba
TECH MONTH: Exploring Virtual/Augmented reality in Travel Technology The organisers of the Byron Film Festival will indulge us in some extraordinary technology which is set to impact travel tourism into the future 26 July tba
Sustainability in Tourism Showcase The Sustainability in Tourism Showcase will be a must‐attend event for anyone slightly interested in current and future sustainable initiatives within the tourism space. EarthCheck + many others August tba
REFRESH BYRON BAY A half-day program aimed at defining what a ‘high yield low impact’ tourist is, how to market to them and how to refresh your hardware to capture this market. A great workshop for all visitor economy operators October tba
Large‐scale Projects in our region Introduction to the the amazing ‘Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails’ and ‘Rail Trail’ projects tba tba
Northern Rivers Business Exhibition A large event held in conjunction with the Tweed Tourism Co. to improve inter-region business Late 2019 tba
Byron Shire Hotel Demand Overview This session will cover Byron Bay’s seasonal demand models and key findings from the hotel benchmark survey, including demand YOY, and overall occupancy, average rate and revPAR for hotels in the shire. STR will also present National and Regional trends Late 2019 tba
Epic Combined Christmas Party Epic Combined Christmas Party. Collaboration with the Byron Chamber of Commerce December tba