Start: July 18, 2016
10:00 am
End: July 19, 2016
5:00 pm

The Travel Industry Exhibition Sydney

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

10.00am – 5.00pm

Session 1:
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
Quentin Long, Managing Director, Australian Traveller Magazine
John O’Shea, Senior Research Analyst, Bell Potter Securities

Session 2:
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.
Giselle Stollznow, Quantitative Director, Stollznow Market Research

Session 3:
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

Session 4:
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

Session 5:
Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) Graduation Presentation
Graduates from the TIME program showcase TIME
Host: Penny Spencer, Managing Director, Spencer Travel
Brett Harvey
Sarah McMath
Nicola Caygill, Managing Director, Micro-Cruising

10.00am – 5.00pm

Session 1:
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.
Facilitator: Jayne Moore, Catablog

Session 2:
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.
Helene Taylor, CEO, JITO
David Hughes, Managing Director, Australia, Travel Counsellors

Session 3:
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

Session 4:
Smartraveller Update
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.
Angus MacKenzie, Assistant Secretary, Consular Policy Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Session 5:
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.
Presenter: TBC



Rick Myatt
Director of AFTA Education and Training,

Rick Myatt has been the Director of AFTA Education and Training, the education satellite of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) for over 10 years.

Rick came to “Travel” from a high street fashion retail industry background, having started his career at Bloomingdale’s in New York, after completing a post graduate degree at MIT Massachusetts, USA.

He has served on many boards and in senior management capacities in USA, UK, Japan and Australia in travel retail, airports, tourism and education sectors before joining AFTA Education and Training.

In his current role, Rick oversees the quality aspect of accredited qualifications into the travel industry and he represents AFTA E&T on a number of boards, consultative working groups, industry advisory committees, providing advice on travel industry knowledge, skills needs, workforce & careers development and training matters.

Rick also advises to a large network of travel & tourism enterprises on workforce development issues.
Rick holds degrees in ICT, Marketing and Law.

Nicola Caygill MSc TEDManaging Director at

Nicola is the Managing Director of Micro-Cruising whose tagline is ‘small ships great trips.’  Micro-Cruising wholesales to the travel trade, selling worldwide trips on ships of around 100 passengers or fewer with over 600 vessels worldwide in its portfolio.

Nicola has been involved in tourism since 1998. Nicola’s more recent roles have been Business Development Manager Australia and New Zealand for Quark Expeditions and Orion Expeditions.

Her academic experience has seen her achieve a MSc Tourism: Environment and Development – Oxford Brookes University, UK and a BA of Tourism Management: Marketing – The University of Canberra.

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