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Together we can

make a difference

No one does International Women’s Day events like us because we care about driving the kind of change that matters.

We care about empowering women leaders and giving them the confidence to spread their wings and fly. We want all women to see their true potential and learn valuable skills from other leaders who have succeeded.

 

International Women’s Day 2019 event hosted over 30 Speakers in 2 Venues with 5 optional workshops, 4 Overseas Speakers and an exclusive “After Networking Party” at Cargo Bar for the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Industry.

 

Our Attendees enjoyed a day of POWERFUL learning, empowerment, growth, great food, inspiration, secrets to success, built their confidence, health & wellbeing, and enjoyed awesome networking while being a part of this important movement of change.

“Let your desire be greater than your doubt”

Over 30 Speakers

Our amazing International Women’s Day 2019 Speakers

Helene Taylor – Founder and MD – A Force For Good and Jito Connected

Helene Taylor

Founder & MD of A Force For Good & Jito Connected

Wendy Wu – Founder Wendy Wu Tours

Wendy Wu

Founder of Wendy Wu Tours

Melanie Waters-Ryan – COO – Flight Centre Travel Group-1

Melanie Waters-Ryan

COO of Flight Centre Travel Group

Bruce Poon Tip – Founder of G Adventures

Bruce Poon Tip

Founder of G Adventures

John Veitch – CEO – The Travel Corporation

John Veitch

CEO of The Travel Corporation

Emma Murray – Headline Speaker – Performance Psychologist- Mindfulness Speaker

Emma Murray

Headline Speaker - Performance Psychologist

Lucy Piper – Head of Content Intrepid Group

Lucy Piper

Head of Content Intrepid Group

Alison Taylor –Senior Vice President Global Sales and Distribution – American Airlines-1

Alison Taylor

Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Distribution for American Airlines

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Belinda Anderson – Mindfulness Coach

Belinda Anderson

Mindfulness Coach

Phil Hoffmann – Founder Phil Hoffmann Travel

Phil Hoffmann

Founder of Phil Hoffmann Travel

Champa Magesh– VP Asia Pacific Retail Travel Channels at Amadeus

Champa Magesh

VP Asia Pacific Retail Travel Channels for Amadeus

Gai Tyrell – Former Regional Director AUS_NZ – Hawaiian Airlines – Newly appointed Managing Director Globus family of brands

Gai Tyrrell

Managing Director for Globus family of brands

Susan Bonner – VP & MD Aust_NZ Royal Caribbean Cruise & Celebrity Cruises

Susan Bonner

VP & MD Australia & NZ for Royal Caribbean Cruise & Celebrity Cruises

Julie-Primmer-–-Head-of-Branded-Network-–-Helloworld-updated-pic

Julie Primmer

Head of Branded Network for Helloworld

Jacqui-Timmins-General-Manager-Australia-Travelzoo-Picture

Jacqui Timmins

General Manager Australia Travelzoo

Sujata Raman – Regional Managing Director AUS_APAC – Abercrombie & Kent

Sujata Raman

Regional Managing Director AUS/APAC for Abercrombie & Kent

Joel Victoria – Former Marketing Director – AAT Kings – Newly Appointed General Manager Marketing & Sales Captains Choice

Joel Victoria

General Manager Marketing & Sales for Captains Choice

Susan-Haberle

Susan Haberle

Head Of Sales Australasia for APT Travel Group

David Hughes – Managing Director Asia Pacific Uniglobe Travel International

David Hughes

Managing Director Asia Pacific for Uniglobe Travel International

Kim Wethmar – Managing Director Traveledge

Kim Wethmar

CEO for TravelEdge

Laura-Ruffles-portrait

Laura Ruffles

Global COO & Executive Director for Corporate Travel Management

Anthony Laver – Group General Manager Scenic Cruise

Anthony Laver

Group General Manager for Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Graeme Richies – Human Resources Director The Travel Corporation

Graeme Riches

Human Resources Director for The Travel Corporation

Michelle Ashcroft – General Manager Phil Hoffmann Travel

Michelle Ashcroft

General Manager for Phil Hoffmann Travel

Anna Guillan – Regional Director

Anna Guillan

Regional Director Sales & Marketing AU/NZ for Kerzner International

Kaylene Shuttlewood – Managing Director Travel Counsellors

Kaylene Shuttlewood

Managing Director Travel Counsellors

Steve Mckenzie – MD Lido Group

Steve Mackenzie

CEO for Lido Group

Demi Kavaratzis – Director

Demi Kavaratzis

Director, Transport Partner Services, Oceania for Expedia Group

Anthony Hayes -COO SeaLink Travel Group

Anthony Hayes

Powerhouse Leader

Matthew Cameron-Smith – Managing Director – Trafalgar Tours

Matthew Cameron-Smith

Managing Director for AAT Kings

Katrina Barry – Managing Director – Contiki

Katrina Barry

Managing Director for Contiki

Leanne Harwood

Leanne Harwood

Managing Director, Australasia & Japan for IHG

International Women’s Day 2019 was proudly sponsored by…

The Travel Corporation as the Principle Sponsor.

 

Gold Sponsors  – Intrepid Group, APT Travel Group, Celebrity Cruises, Amadeus, Abercrombie and Kent, American Airlines, Travelzoo, G Adventures

Silver Sponsors – Wendy Wu Tours, Hands on Journeys and Expedia Group,

Hotel Sponsor – IHG – InterContinental Hotels Group

Globus Family of Brands – Exclusive Networking After Party Sponsor

Travel Daily – Media Sponsor

Our past events have included these incredible speakers….

Jacqui Cooper – Olympic Aerial Skier – Headline Speaker

Jacqui Cooper

Olympic Aerial Skier

Headline Motivational Speaker

Turia Pitt – Motivational Speaker

Turia Pitt

Humanitarian, Athlete, Bush Fire Surviver and Motivationalist

Headline Motivational Speaker

Keshnee Kemp – Editor – Cosmopolitan Magazine

Keshnee Kemp

Editor for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Headline Speaker

Katrina Barry – Managing Director – Contiki

Katrina Barry

Managing Director

Contiki

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