Surry Hills, Sydney, April 28, 2021

Get set for Short Term Thinking, the first independent event for Australia’s rapidly evolving short stay and alternate accommodation market. The big idea is to bring all the players – large and small – together for the first time following the most remarkable 18 months most of us have seen. Fire, fear, pandemic, panic, isolation and more. It’s been crazy.

Short Term Thinking will reference these challenging times but is more concerned with the future and helping delegates understand how they can evolve their businesses as the industry emerges from COVID stronger and more resilient than ever. There are a lot opportunities for savvy operators and and they will all be discussed and debated by industry leaders and innovators.

The day will be anchored by a topical, strongly moderated issues based program packed with case studies, presentations, panels and discussion. There’ll also be ample opportunity for networking so all delegates can connect with and learn from their peers. Further details will be posted in the coming months. You’ll find all key details below and you can also register for updates to ensure you have the latest event news.


Timing: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Venue: NSW Teacher’s Federation Conference Centre in Surry Hills, Sydney. 

Event: One day conference and marketplace. Tightly run, mix of issues and education.

Audience: Stake holders from every section of the industry, including owners, management companies, OTAs, investors, regulators, real estate agents, all levels of government etc.

Live Stream: In addition to an anticipated live audience of 150-200, Short Term Thinking will be broadcast live to an online paying audience.

Program: Topical. Focus on industry dynamics, issues, data, personalities, the interplay between properties and OTAs, marketing, distribution, quality control and branding.

Theme:Growing Pains’

Marketplace: A supplier marketplace is planned, complementing the conference.

Credibility: Event producer Martin Kelly has a strong track record, creating several long-term B2B travel industry events, including No Vacancy and TRAVELtech.


Partnerships are crucial to every business – none more so than a launch event like Short Term Thinking, which can’t happen without committed industry partners who understand the value an independent forum can bring to their business by generating new leads, contacts and growth opportunities.

At this point we are approaching industry leaders interested in becoming a foundation partner of Short Term Thinking. Interested? Please contact event producer Martin Kelly on 0414 774 978 for details.

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