QTIC presents a special end-of-year event to celebrate the tourism industry. The event will be a gathering  of friends and colleagues to reconnect, share stories,  exchange ideas and enjoy each other's company.

Guests will be treated to quality cuisine and entertainment as they experience genuine Queensland hospitality. This celebration will focus on the sights and sounds of the Sunshine State and highlight the strength and solidarity of the industry. 

The function will comply with the approved Site-Specific COVID Safe Plan for the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

To secure your seat please book early as tickets are limited!

EVENT:               Tourism Village Celebration
DATE:                 Friday 13 November 2020
TIME:                 6.30pm to 10.30pm
VENUE:              The Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
FORMAT:            Pre-dinner drinks, entree and networking, followed by seated dinner and Queensland entertainment
DRESS:              Queensland Cocktail
TICKETS:           $150 inc GST per person.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS  
INCLUSIONS:    3 course dinner, 4 hours beverages, entertainment 
SEATING:          Seating at tables of 8 
NOTE:                Each guest MUST present their ticket upon entry as an A4 printed ticket or on a smart phone



QTIC Partners with Tourism Events Queensland in supporting the Queensland tourism industry

Entertainment Line-up Includes:

 David Hudson

David Hudson is a renowned multi talented speaker, facilitator, entertainer, musician and artist.

David is a proud Ewamian/ Western Yalanji man from Far North Qld and while he resides in Cairns he has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world with his music and entertaining.

He has been acknowledged as “leading the way” with his contemporary influences with the didgeridoo.

The Ancient Voice of the Future.

Proudly promoting cultural capability and integrity through everything he does, David is known widely as a cultural leader.

He has been acknowledged as an Honorary Tourism Ambassador, awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and is the recipient of an Hon. Doc. from James Cook University - Cairns for services to culture, dance and music.

David always brings his unique style and sense of humour to any event.

 Humans by Circa

Circa’s acrobats take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human, and of how our bodies, our connections, and our aspirations all form part of who we are.

Exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme they question how much we can take as humans. How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? They lead us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz, the stage is stripped bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed. With incredible strength and integrity they connect each moment seamlessly with the next in a thrilling and heart-stopping performance. Glimpse their humanity as they as they find redemptive power in strength and celebrate what it means to be fiercely human.

 Warwick Adeney, Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Warwick Adeney was born into a large family of violinists and trained at Queensland Conservatorium alongside three of his siblings. There he learnt with Dr Anthony Doheny, was a member of the Ambrosian Quartet, and emerged as the Gold Medal graduate of 1984.

He joined Queensland Theatre Orchestra under Georg Tintner, and rose to the concertmastership in 1989. During the years of Anthony Camden's musical oversight, Warwick Adeney played many solos, including the memorable Lark Ascending with Sir Neville Marriner, and directed many concerts.

The violin Warwick plays is a Venetian instrument from the early 18th century, possibly by Carlo Antonio Testore.


Fresh from their breathtaking performance at the AFL Grand Final, pop-powerhouse Sheppard are set to give a unique acoustic performance for the tourism industry at the Tourism Village Celebration on Friday 13 November.

No longer labelled purely as just the kid siblings that took the world by storm with ‘Geronimo’ Sheppard spent much of 2019 writing and recording their new album, ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’ which is scheduled for release on February 19, 2021.  The band have been teasingly revealing the album throughout 2020 via a series of regular releases.  

 Chloe Styler 

Chloe Styler has strong family ties to the Gash Family and Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. Chloe is not your typical artist. Drawing influences from Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell and Kacey Musgraves. Chloe has allowed herself the freedom to explore a more personal approach to her music while creating a timeless sound rather than following the latest music trends.

 The Australian Girls Choir

The Australian Girls Choir has a reputation for inspirational performances to audiences across Australia and around the world. The girls have sung at international events, gala dinners and award nights over the years in addition to performances at community, sporting and television events. 

 Camille Trail 

Camille Trail is an emerging singer-songwriter from west of Rockhampton. Her first single "Humming Chain" was released independently and reached #6 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. Her current single "Little History" is a light-hearted anecdote to troubling times, and was #29 on the Country Music Network Hot 50 last month. 

 Kutaw Zoeru

Kutaw Zoeru (formerly Malu Kiai Mura Buai) is an internationally recognised Brisbane based troupe of dancers from Boigu Island in the Torres Strait. Kutaw Zerou performers share their traditional songs and dances that have been passed down from generation to generation based on the everyday life of island stories. 


Accor have provided the following special accommodation rates in Southbank for guests attending the event.

Novotel Brisbane Southbank
Premier Room $195 – Bed and Breakfast
To book please Phone: 07 3295 4100 and quote QTIC

Mantra Brisbane Southbank
Studio Apartment $160  - room only
Studio Apartment $180 – includes Breakfast for 2
To book please phone: 07 3305 2500 and quote QTIC