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Chris Hall, Group Managing Director, APT

By |2016-09-11T10:41:04+10:00September 11th, 2016|Speakers|

Chris Hall has been in travel industry for over 25 years. During this time he has held roles in sales, marketing, product development, executive management, and Board positions. His career in the industry has seen him work within the wholesale, retail, touring, and cruising sectors. Along with various roles in More ...

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Alex Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, SiteMinder

By |2016-09-07T10:04:13+10:00September 7th, 2016|Speakers|

Alex Stewart is a seasoned leader in the online and technology space. For more than a decade, Alex was associated with Ninemsn – Australia’s largest online consumer portal – where he served as Director and Chairman of the Board, as well as a number of executive roles, including Director of More ...

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Justin Wastnage, Founder & CEO, Cine Souk

By |2016-09-06T17:05:40+10:00September 6th, 2016|Speakers|

Justin Wastnage has been an awarded short film maker, run a video production company and worked for four years as a travel journalist. After starting his career at a television technology startup Static 2358, Justin worked in aviation journalism for Flight International, where he pioneered trade show video blogs. Most More ...

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Chad Carey, co-founder, Chimu Adventures

By |2016-09-06T09:16:50+10:00September 6th, 2016|Speakers|

Chad Carey is the co-founder of Chimu Adventures, Australia’s leading South America and Antarctica wholesaler. Formerly a Civil Engineer, Chad had slowly become enthralled with travelling – to the point that he threw in his day job and go head first into learning how to create a start-up travel business More ...

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Ben Tattersfield, co-Founder, Dreamz AI

By |2016-09-05T18:07:47+10:00September 5th, 2016|Speakers|

A strong entrepreneurial spirit together with a passion for technology has lead Ben into a number of start-up ventures throughout the years. As a self-taught techie Ben’s out of the box thinking has led to a number of interesting and innovative solutions and ideas that have proved successful in both More ...

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Matthew Evans, Industry Analyst, Travel, Google Australia

By |2016-09-07T10:39:57+10:00September 5th, 2016|Speakers|

Matt is the Travel Industry Analytical Lead for Google Australia. His focus is helping the largest travel companies across AU and NZ stay abreast of changing consumer behaviour and develop digital strategies that are underpinned by insight and supported by attribution and measurement. Matt started his career working in London More ...

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Alexander Robinson, CEO, Airly

By |2016-08-29T17:18:28+10:00August 29th, 2016|Speakers|

CEO Alexander Robinson (33): Business Development, Sales, Account Management, Strategic Leadership. Alexander worked for Caterpillar Inc. for seven years in Singapore, Melbourne and Perth, where he managed several premium national accounts and was responsible for Business Development, while completing his Executive MBA through UNSW. Alexander has been passionate about aviation More ...

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Brett Jardine, Commercial Director, CLIA Australasia

By |2016-08-29T17:09:41+10:00August 29th, 2016|Speakers|

Brett Jardine is the Commercial Director of the Australasian office of the global cruise industry association, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. Brett joined CLIA in September 2007 and has been part of the local team during a time of immense growth. Brett was also involved in the process of More ...

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Frederic Chanut, Managing Director, In Marketing We Trust

By |2016-08-29T16:58:48+10:00August 29th, 2016|Speakers|

Frederic (aka Freddy Chanut) is a Digital Marketing expert and Managing Director of In Marketing We Trust, a global digital marketing agency specialising in the travel & tourism industry. Frederic honed his skills through work in Europe, US and Australia. Prior to establishing In Marketing We Trust, Frederic worked on More ...

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Rod Cuthbert, CEO, Rome2Rio

By |2016-08-25T16:46:44+10:00August 25th, 2016|Speakers|

Rod is a 20-year veteran of the online travel sector. He is the CEO of transportation search engine Rome2rio, and the founder and former CEO & Chairman of Viator, the leading online seller of tours & activities. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Ben Angell, Vice President of Marketing, Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

By |2016-08-24T16:03:58+10:00August 24th, 2016|Speakers|

Ben brings with him over 15 years’ travel marketing experience, having previously worked with organisations including Virgin Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. At NCLH Ben is responsible for spearheading integrated marketing and customer engagement campaigns for each of the company’s three iconic cruise brands.

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Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research

By |2016-08-24T11:26:22+10:00August 24th, 2016|Speakers|

Michele Levine has been chief executive officer of Roy Morgan Research since 1992. With over 30 years’ experience as a researcher, Michele has been responsible for thousands of surveys, including some of the largest research projects ever undertaken in Australia, many of which continue to play a crucial role in More ...

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Katherine Cole, Regional Director Marketing, Hotels.com

By |2016-08-24T11:17:40+10:00August 24th, 2016|Speakers|

Katherine Cole is the Regional Director Marketing at Hotels.com (an Expedia Inc. Co). In her role, Katherine overseas marketing and business operations in the region, and is responsible for strategy, offline and online brand and communications across a range of channels including CRM, Loyalty, ATL, PR and Affiliate marketing. In More ...

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Nicola Beynon, Head of Campaigns – Australia, World Animal Protection

By |2016-08-24T11:00:31+10:00August 24th, 2016|Speakers|

Nicola Beynon holds a Masters in conservation and has a 20 year career as an advocate for wildlife protection. One of her proudest moments is bringing a successful Australia federal court challenge against the Japanese company that hunts whales in Antarctica. She also coordinated a campaign to have the great More ...

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Tim Welsh, Director of Social Media, Event Hospitality Entertainment

By |2016-08-23T17:27:43+10:00August 23rd, 2016|Speakers|

Working both with agencies and as an independent consultant in America, Tim Welsh has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as on award-winning campaigns in the fields of travel & hospitality, higher education, CPG, and sports. He is currently the Director of Social Media at Event Hospitality & Entertainment More ...

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Tony Carne, General Manager, Urban Adventures

By |2016-07-12T16:24:12+10:00July 12th, 2016|Speakers|

Tony Carne’s ambition to travel for a living led him to a life in which he now inspires people the world over to go out and enjoy the Best. Day. Ever. with Urban Adventures. Tony’s journey from backpacker to industry leader is a tale of adventure, risk-taking, and being in More ...

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Adam Schwab, Managing Director, Lux Group Limited

By |2016-08-23T17:17:03+10:00July 5th, 2016|Speakers|

Adam Schwab, Lux Group Adam Schwab, 36, was a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers & acquisitions at one of Australia’s largest legal firms before becoming a founding director of privately-owned corporate accommodation and services group, Living Corporate Apartments. In 2010, Adam founded DEALS.com.au with Jeremy Same. Two years More ...

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Peter Hopgood, General Manager, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

By |2016-08-23T17:11:18+10:00June 28th, 2016|Speakers|

Over the past 22 years Peter Hopgood has been the General Manager of eight resorts and hotels including the luxury, heritage listed, Grand Hotel Melbourne and the 1,000 room Hamilton Island Resort, Queensland. Peter began working in Fiji in December 2009, and following is a summary of his community tourism achievements More ...

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Renae Trimble, Vice President, Sales, Loyalty & Digital Commerce, Australia Accor Pacific

By |2016-02-24T08:53:19+10:00February 24th, 2016|Speakers|

Renae Trimble holds the key role of Vice President Loyalty & Digital Commerce for Accor Hotels Australia/Pacific region. AccorHotels is the largest hotel group in the Pacific region, operating world-renowned brands including Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis. Renae’s current role as Vice President – Loyalty & Digital has More ...

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Matt Bekier, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, The Star Entertainment Group

By |2016-02-18T15:47:22+10:00February 18th, 2016|Speakers|

Matt Bekier is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of The Star Entertainment Group, one Australia’s leading casino and entertainment groups. The Star Entertainment Group (formally Echo Entertainment Group) changed its name in November 2015.  The company owns and manages casino, hotel and resort destinations in Sydney, at the More ...

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Daniel Finch Managing Director, Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au & Travel.com.au  

By |2016-02-12T13:51:26+10:00February 12th, 2016|Speakers|

Daniel Finch is Managing Director for the ‘Wotif Group’ portfolio of travel brands in Australia and New Zealand, comprising Wotif.com/.co.nz, lastminute.com.au/.co.nz and travel.com.au. Daniel is very familiar with the Wotif Group business, having joined the Wotif team in 2010. Prior to his current role, he was previously a member of More ...

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Andrew Hughes, Vice President Hotel Sourcing Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa, GTA

By |2016-02-08T12:02:26+10:00February 8th, 2016|Speakers|

Andrew started his hospitality career building big macs back in 1989, going on through university to open McDonald's in Tahiti as well as winning a scholarship to study in Germany. Andrew spent the next few years as a European Tour Leader for Top Deck before returning to work for Kompas More ...

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Bernie O’Keefe, Director of Marketing, Tangalooma Island Resort

By |2016-02-08T14:41:52+10:00February 8th, 2016|Speakers|

Bernie O’Keefe is the Director of Marketing for Tangalooma Island Resort, representing the diverse range of accommodation, restaurants, activities, tours, and marine animal encounters that have forged Tangalooma as an enduring icon of Queensland & Australian Tourism for over 50 years. Originally joining Tangalooma in 2013 as Director of Digital More ...

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Adam Posner, CEO and Founder, Directivity

By |2016-02-08T11:42:39+10:00February 8th, 2016|Speakers|

Established in 2007, Directivity has provided loyalty program and customer retention strategies for organisations in leisure and entertainment, accommodation, manufacturing and retail. Adam Posner (CEO and founder) has been a data-driven direct marketer for 23 years. He started his loyalty life in the mid ’90's with a shopping centre loyalty More ...

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Cemlyn Jones, General Manager, Travelzoo Australia

By |2016-02-08T10:22:51+10:00February 8th, 2016|Speakers|

Cemlyn Jones joined Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) in May 2008 and is General Manager of Travelzoo Australia.  Cemlyn has full accountability for business direction and growth for Travelzoo in Australia, which has 700,000 members opted in to receive Travelzoo offers. Travelzoo is a global media commerce company with more than 28 More ...

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Donald Borg, Revenue Performance Director, IHG

By |2016-02-08T09:50:20+10:00February 8th, 2016|Speakers|

Donald Borg is the Revenue Performance Director for InterContinental Hotels Group, with a very clear purpose to lead and inspire commercial team members on and above property to drive growth from all revenue streams across the 32 hotels in Australia, New Zealand, and PNG. He has over 20 years of More ...

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Matthew Burke, Analyst and BDM, STR Global

By |2016-02-04T14:34:32+10:00February 4th, 2016|Speakers|

Matthew Burke is the Business Development Manager – Pacific STR Global - leading the growth in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He has over a dozen years of experience in hospitality, with Hyatt and IHG in various roles including revenue management. With a passion for analysis of the More ...

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