Australian Heritage Tourism Conference

The inaugural Australian Heritage Tourism Conference will take place in Adelaide on 30-31 May 2019, in conjunction with the South Australian Tourism Conference (27-29 May).

Bringing together brilliant ideas and some of the best heritage tourism operators from across the country and around the world, this exciting new conference will explore future directions for heritage tourism in Australia.  Don’t miss your chance to be part of the story.




Thursday 30 May and Friday 31 May

The conference program is packed full of expert speakers with great ideas who will help to guide our conversations and spark our imaginations.

Our key themes will be

  • The Opportunities for Heritage Tourism
  • The Market for Heritage Tourism
  • Crafting Great Heritage Tourism Experiences
  • Creating and Promoting Heritage Tourism Destinations

The program has been designed to provide delegates with the perfect blend of exploring new ideas in our plenary sessions, learning new skills in the workshop sessions and building networks through the social program.

Our speakers include

  • Dr Ang Ming Chee, Director, George Town World Heritage Inc
  • Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Director, Strategy and Engagement, Sydney Living Museums
  • Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor, City of Adelaide
  • John Pastorelli

Two day conference registration $275

Early Bird discount available until 30 April $250


Registration Bonus – Public Lecture
The Experience Economy: Heritage Tourism’s Evolution
presented by Dr. Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Director, Strategy and Engagement, Sydney Living Museums) on Wednesday 29 May, 6.00pm, Ayers House Museum.


Our base for the conference will be the spectacular Banqueting Room in Adelaide’s magnificent Town Hall. Located in the heart of the city, just off Victoria Square, this venue is one of the Adelaide’s finest Victorian era buildings, close to hotels, shopping and the famous Central Market.



There are many hotels located in the area surrounding the Adelaide Town Hall.

We are pleased to offer conference delegates discounted accommodation at Adabco Boutique Hotel and the Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury in the heart of Adelaide.


For further information phone (08) 8223 1234 or email