The Travel Industry Exhibition Melbourne
The Travel Industry Exhibition is a trade-only event that connects buyers and suppliers of travel services and products and provides a key forum to shape the future of the industry through networking and education.
Supporting partners include AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS), the Travel Daily Group and The Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME).
Exhibiting travel suppliers are provided with the ultimate stage to showcase their products and services to the travel community, increase brand exposure and engage and network with new clients. Promotional opportunities available.
Industry professionals are invited to see, discuss and compare the latest destinations, accommodation, air services, cruising, tours, travel technology and more, in an environment where they can meet key suppliers face to face.
The Travel Industry Exhibition takes place in Melbourne on Monday 11th to Tuesday 12th July 2016 at Peninsula, Docklands. The Travel Industry Exhibition in Sydneykicks off one week after at Luna Park, Sydney on Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th July 2016.
The trade only event is open to travel industry professionals only and is free to attend.
Event Programme 2016
- DAY 1 – 11 July 2016
10.00am – 5.00pm
Getting Ahead of the Curve – the future of the Australian Travel Industry
What’s trending? This facilitated symposium provides insights on emerging, growing and declining markets to aid travel industry professionals in planning and developing their product offerings. We also explore what drives innovation in product for the industry.
Facilitator: Bruce Piper, Managing Editor, Travel Daily
TBA, Australian Traveller Magazine
John O’Shea, Senior Research Analyst, Bell Potter Securities
What Are You Worth?
The salary conversation is an awkward and delicate discussion but before you enter negotiations it is handy to know how much you are really worth. This session dissects the findings of the Inaugural Travel Daily Salary Survey to bring you the cold hard facts when it comes to the bottom line.
Neil Stollznow, Quantitative Director, Stollznow Market Research
Effectively Utilising Digital and Social Media to Drive Customer Contact
This fast paced symposium explores the key pillars of digital and social media and how industry professionals are able to leverage these channels in exciting ways that deliver bottom-line results.
Holly Galbraith, Owner, Go Future Media
Update on AFTA’s Accreditation Program- ATAS
Join Joanne Tralaggan as she provides an update on ATAS and learn how you can leverage your ATAS accreditation to maintain competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.
Joanne Tralaggan, Marketing & Communications Manager, AFTA
Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) Graduation Presentation
TIME is proud to showcase its graduates to speak about their journey on the TIME Program and how they benefitted personally and professionally from the experience.
Host: Mentor TBA
Andrew Macfarlane, Chief Executive Officer, Magellan Travel Group
- DAY 2 – 12 July 2016
10.00am – 5.00pm
Driving Engagement and Immersion through Vlogging
Immerse yourself in the session that examines the power and attraction of vlogging and how it is transforming communication about travel destinations and activities.
Jayne Moore, Catablog
Developing a Career in the Travel Industry
What does it take to get ahead and develop a satisfying career in the travel industry? We have convened a panel of industry experts who will tease out the essentials of career development in this exciting industry.
Facilitator: Penny Spencer, Managing Director, Spencer Travel
Helene Taylor, CEO, JITO
David Hughes, Managing Director, Australia, Travel Counsellors
Job Ready Skill Sets – Exploring the Latest Trend in Travel Training
A modular fast paced and job centric skills sets are far more attractive and relevant than traditional holistic qualifications for today’s front facing service oriented industries, particularly for travel and tourism enterprises. With a wealth of knowledge of the travel industry in Australia and overseas, Rick Myatt will discuss the latest trends in travel training, explain what the required skills sets are, how they are structured in the AQF qualifications framework and where to obtain them.
Rick Myatt, Director, AFTA Education and Training
Smartraveller is the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s advisory service to assist Australian travellers understand the risks at their destinations. Join us to find out key developments in destinations around the globe and how they may affect your clients.
Brek Batley, Director, Consular Information Section, Consular and Crisis Management Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Exploring your Franchising Options
If your franchise licence is coming up for renewal then this is the session you don’t want to miss. This session explores all you need to know when it comes to negotiating your franchise licence, analyzing the pros and cons of different franchise offerings and how to go about switching franchises.
Andrew Macfarlane joined Magellan Travel Group as General Manager in November 2008 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2010.
He joined the travel industry in 1991 and held a succession of senior management roles with STA Travel in Australia and in North America. In 2004 he returned to Australia and joined Air New Zealand as Regional Manager VIC TAS SA and WA.
Prior to joining Magellan Travel Group he was GM Sales for Jetstar with responsibility for Industry Sales in Australia, New Zealand Japan and SE Asia.
During his tenure at Magellan, the Group has grown to a 125 Agent Group of Premium Leisure and Corporate Agents commanding nearly $1B of annual sales.