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TAA (Vic) Leaders’ Lunch
February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join your hotel industry colleagues at our forthcoming TAA (Vic) Leaders’ Lunch.
Join Visit Victoria, Chief Executive Officer, Brendan McClements and Marriner Group, Chief Executive Officer, Jason Marriner, as they discuss their strategies to reposition Victoria (Brendan) and Melbourne’s theatre district (Jason) for growth, in a ‘COVID-normal’ world.
About our speakers
Brendan McClements has more than 20 years’ experience working in major events, sports and the arts. Brendan commenced his role at Visit Victoria in the wake of the 2019 Australian bushfires and led into the COVID-19 pandemic that ground the tourism industry to a standstill. Since then, Brendan and his team have realigned their business strategy and have played a crucial role in the survival of many Victorian businesses through launching Visit Victoria’s ‘Click for Vic’ and ‘Stay Close, Go Further’ campaigns.
Jason Marriner is head of the Marriner Group, a family company that operates four of Melbourne’s heritage theatres – The Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, Comedy Theatre and Forum Theatre. In March 2020, COVID-19 related government restrictions caused all stage shows in Melbourne to ‘draw the final curtain’ for a gruelling 11 months. Hear how Jason and the Marriner Group navigated extended lockdowns and about their preparations to relaunch Melbourne’s thrilling theatre scene, including showcasing the new stage show, Moulin Rouge, the Musical.
We hope you are as excited as we are to attend our first in-person event since March 2020!