To further our cause and represent our industry we need to continually engage with government MP’s and Ministers in the incumbent government and the opposition, engage with industry stakeholders and be present to the media.
It is imperative that we form alliances with existing industry bodies who can help us get face time with key stakeholders who make and influence decisions relating to our industry.
To date the majority of our work has been directly with NSW Government Stakeholders. Through this important work we have been able to gain credibility and influence the extension of the current HC plates until 2020.
In order to fight for the existence of our industry beyond 2020 we need to expand and increase our work in reaching these decision makers and influencers. One way to do this is through membership and alliances with strong industry bodies.
Following is list of industry bodies (some who we have already met with) which we urgently require joining in order to continue gaining momentum and support for our industry at the highest levels:
- Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
- Transport & Tourism Forum
- Business Events Sydney
- Exhibition & Event Association of Australia
- Tourism Industry Division – NSW Business Chamber
- Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
- Sydney Business Chamber