Lovely cool summer weather, country hospitality and great food and wine were all on offer at the 2009 Queensland Information Centres Association held in Stanthorpe. 54 delegates from all over Queensland attended and had a great time networking and receiving industry presnetations on topics such as motivating volunteers, marketing, preparing awards submissions, etc. The conference again received great feedback from all that attended.

The Conference also saw the holding of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority VIC of the Year Awards. Our thanks to all those Information Centres that entered the awards this year ~ the competition was hot. Congratulations to those that took out their categories.

We would like to offer big thanks to Roseanne Fritz, Conference Organiser, of Granite Belt Wine & Tourism Inc for all the hard work and effort she put into to organising this fantastic conference. We should also recognise the contribution of Russ, Roseanne's husband, her volunteered his time to assist in the organisation and act as conference MC.

A big thanks also goes to all of our speakers who gave up their time to travel to Stanthorpe. Their presentations gave valuable information to old hands and newbies alike. Finally, a conference is not possible without support from the many sponsors who assist in keeping the costs for delegates to a minimum. All sponsors are recognised below.

We look forward to seeing you in Townsville in 2010!

Major Sponsors

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Tourism Queensland
Southern Downs Regional Council
Datatrax Touchscreens
Grovely House B&B
Jasons Travel Media Pty Ltd

Granite Belt Wine & Tourism Inc

McDonalds - Stanthorpe & Warwick
Offset Alpine Printing
Southern Downs & Granite Belt Regional Tourism

Other Sponsors and Contributors

  • 31 The Rocks
  • A Betterway to Print
  • Aloomba Lavender
  • Ballandean Estate
  • Bella Rosa's Tea Rooms, Garden & Cottage
  • Casley Mt Hutton Winery
  • Castle Glen Liquers
  • Crisps Coaches
  • Chocolate Gems
  • Diamandvale B & B Cottages
  • Ergon Energy - Stanthorpe Line Crew
  • Filippo's Tours
  • Golden Grove Estate
  • Granite Highland Maxi Tours
  • Granite Ridge Wines
  • Harrington Glen Estate
  • Hema Maps
  • Honey Suckle Cottages
  • ICP Craftpress
  • Jamworks of Glen Aplin
  • Murray Gardens Country Cottages & Motel
  • Oma's Bed & Breakfast
  • Queensland College of Wine Tourism
  • Rumbalara Estate Wines
  • Sandmill Foods
  • Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
  • Summit Estate Wines
  • Sutton's Juice Factory
  • Symphony Hill Wines
  • The Bramble Patch
  • The Rocks Restaurant
  • The Vines Motel
  • Thunderbolt Far,
  • Vincenzo's at The Big Apple
  • Whiskey Gully Wines