“Build it and they will come – meeting the demand for tourism infrastructure”
 with Daniel Gschwind, CEO of Queensland Tourism Industry Council and an expert panel

In partnership, IAQ and Property Council of Australia are delighted to bring you this eagerly anticipated event.

Tourism is booming in the State of Queensland creating both an opportunity and a need for infrastructure projects to support this growth within the industry. So where is this tourism demand coming from? And what is the role of infrastructure in meeting these demands?

Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) is a peak tourism industry body. As CEO of QTIC, Daniel Gschwind brings his knowledge and industry experience to IAQ members in a discussion about the tourism infrastructure pipeline, providing an important indication of the responses required by both public and private sectors to meet demands. Daniel Gschwind considers what can be learned from other parts of Australia, the Pacific Region and the rest of the world in order to capture the value of the boom in the tourism industry.

Daniel will be joined by expert panel members Matt Bekier (CEO & MD The Star Entertainment Group), Julieanne Alroe (CEO & MD Brisbane Airport Corporation) and Roy Cummins (CEO Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd) for further discussion about the priorities and importance of tourism infrastructure and what it means for the Queensland infrastructure sector.

This panel will be moderated by Chris Mountford, Queensland Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia.


VENUE: The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, M3, Mezzanine Level, corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane

TIME: 7.15am — 9.00am

COST: Members $115, Non-members $140, Members Tables of 10 $1035, Non-members Tables of 10 $1400

(includes GST)

Register online here

Download registration form here

Registrations close 5.00pm Tuesday 25 April 2017.



Daniel Gschwind

Daniel is the CEO for the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC).

QTIC is Queensland’s peak tourism industry body with more than 3000 regional members. Daniel is a Director of the National Tourism Alliance (NTA) and represents QTIC on various committees and advisory boards including the National Tourism Forecasting Committee, the Tourism Research Advisory Board, University of Queensland Industry Advisory Board, the Griffith Institute for Tourism Advisory Board, the Bond University Regional Advisory Board and the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC).

Daniel is an Adjunct Professor to the School of Tourism at the University of Queensland. He is the Honorary Consul of Switzerland for Queensland. Daniel holds an Honours Degree in economics from the University of Queensland and has worked as a senior economist with Queensland Treasury. He is a Vice Patron of Surf Life Saving Queensland, an Ambassador for the Queensland Museum Foundation and an Ambassador for the World Tourism Forum.

He has previously been involved in yacht charter operations in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean for ten years.

Matt Bekier

Matt Bekier is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of The Star Entertainment Group, one Australia’s leading casino and entertainment groups.

The Star Entertainment Group owns and manages casino, hotel and resort destinations in Sydney, at the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in April 2014, Matt held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director. Until June 2011, Echo Entertainment was part of Tabcorp Holdings, Australia’s premier diversified gambling company.

Matt joined Tabcorp, in early 2006 as Chief Financial Officer after holding various roles with McKinsey and Company for 14 years, where he focused on building a substantial practice in both post-merger management and financial services, working across four continents.

Mr Bekier holds a degree in Economics and Commerce as well as a PhD in Finance from St Gallen University in Switzerland.

Julieanne Alroe

Julieanne Alroe was appointed to the position of CEO and Managing Director at Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited in July 2009.

In addition to this role, Julieanne currently holds board positions with Tourism and Events Queensland and Infrastructure Australia. She is also President of the Queensland Futures Institute. Prior to this recent appointment, Julieanne developed extensive experience within the aviation industry after holding a number of roles at Sydney Airport Corporation. These roles included executive management positions in the commercial, operations, corporate affairs, and planning and infrastructure departments.

Previous board appointments include the position of Chairman of Airports Coordination Australia Ltd and Airports Council International Safety and Technical Standing Committee. She was also a Board member of The Queensland Theatre Company, Australia Trade Coast Ltd and the International Grammar School Sydney.

Julieanne has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Director.

Roy Cummins

Roy Cummins joined Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd as Chief Executive Officer in June 2015.

Roy is also a Director on the Boards of Ports Australia, Queensland Ports Association and Australia Trade Coast. Prior to joining Port of Brisbane, he served for almost six years as Chief Commercial Officer of Global Ports Investments Limited, the largest stevedoring group in Russia and Eastern Europe. He also spent three years as Chief Executive Officer of DP World in Vietnam, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Saigon Premier Container Terminal, a ‘greenfield’ port development project.

He has also held various positions in the P&O Group in both the liner shipping division (P&O Nedlloyd) and the ports division (P&O Ports), including General Manager of the Port Botany Terminal in Sydney, and the West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne.

Roy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French and German from the University of Durham (UK) and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Chris Mountford

Chris Mountford is the Queensland Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia – the nation’s leading advocate for the $670 billion property industry.

As well as pursuing its core business of advocacy and public affairs, the Property Council operates education, research, publishing and networking businesses. In his role Chris oversees the Property Council’s policy, government advocacy and commercial activities in Queensland. Chris has represented the property industry on numerous State and local government advisory and policy review committees covering all manner of issues that affect his members.

Prior to joining the Property Council Chris held roles with the Civil Contractors Federation and Local Government Association of Queensland. He has more than a decade’s experience in member-based advocacy organisations and government relations.

Chris is also a member of the Queensland Board of Advisors for the Property Industry Foundation – a charity that raises funds to support young people at risk of homelessness.