TEFI 11 - Keynote speakers' introduction

Please let us introduce our brilliant keynote speakers:

We are delighted to announce Professor Dianne Dredge, Founder & Director of The Tourism CoLab and Visiting Guest Professor of Lund University, Sweden as one of the keynote speakers for the conference.

With a background in urban and environmental planning, policy, tourism management and community engagement, Dianne is an interdisciplinary boundary spanner who employs user-centred design approaches to help build tourism and visitor economies for the benefit people, places and the planet.  She draws from a career in consulting and higher education, and has provided policy research and advice to international organisations such as the European Commission and the OECD as well as to dozens of local governments across Australia and internationally. Dianne holds a guest professorship at Lund University, Sweden and in 2019 she established  The Tourism CoLab.  The Tourism CoLab  works with businesses, communities tourism organisations and governments  to co-design  practical collaborative solutions for destinations and transformative visitor experiences. Dianne is Member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and Past Chair of the Tourism Education Futures Initiative. She is a thought leader and change maker, and advocates for the creation of responsible, inclusive and regenerative tourism and visitor economies.

Keynote Topic: Transitioning to the Next Economy: What’s tourism got to do with it?

Keynote speaker 2: Will be announced shortly

Keynote speaker 3: Will be announced shortly