With less than three weeks to go, NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo, the country’s first free event specifically designed for the accommodation industry, has announced its elite programme of industry speakers.

Offering 40 educational seminars that run all day both days, sessions cover everything pertinent to this booming industry.

Guests will hear from the industry’s top talent and leading influencers in the accommodation world. 62 speakers in total will inspire guests through panel discussions, fireside chats, and take-away advice from their years at the top of the game. From CEOs to Creative Directors, and Australian-made to global businesses, the level of expertise and market-leading individuals will offer invaluable advice to anyone and everyone within the accommodation industry.

To give you an idea of the calibre of speakers, the following is a snapshot of the sessions on offer:

Mathew Dalby who spent time as the Creative Director of The Studio at Harrods, effectively making their F&B offering a destination experience in itself, will share his secrets of taking influence from global trends to transform your local offering.

Karen Golden GM Belgravia Leisure – Destination Wellness & Spa Group, brings 20+ years experience will speak about adapting to new audiences and pricing in wellness tourism.

Juliet Ashworth, world-renowned design leader, Channel 7 hospitality expert and owner of CHADA, will tap into her experience of over 110 luxury projects to share her knowledge and approach to luxury design by understanding the modern traveller’s mindset.

Sam McDonagh, Airbnb Country Manager – Australia & New Zealand will look at why now is the time for the hotel industry to partner with the Airbnb platform to drive bookings and boost revenue.

Peter Johnson, CEO of Intouch Data, which started with the vision of re-engineering hotel data to facilitate and track direct marketing, will discuss paid media presence in the hotel industry.

The full programme can be found here: https://novacancy.com.au/agenda/ and if you’d like to chat with any of the speakers, or receive commentary / insight from them, I’d be happy to coordinate that for you.

NoVacancy is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive business event for those who own, run and market accommodation properties of all types, sizes and locations across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands – and it’s free to attend! Through a focus on innovation, technology, style and design, it’s the only show that tackles industry challenges and offers expert insight on how to remain competitive in a constantly evolving marketplace.

What: NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo

When: 17-18 July, 2018

Where: ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour