Travel Agents

Helloworld prepares to kick-off mega-conference in Vietnam

The Helloworld Travel Owner Managers Conference and Helloworld Business Travel Summit are about to begin, with owner managers from around Australia and New Zealand coming together in Saigon, Vietnam from tomorrow for the annual weekend of events.

The annual events will bring together the Helloworld members across branded, associate and corporate networks and, for the first time this year, the Australian and New Zealand networks are combining to make it a mega-conference.

The conference program kicks off on Thursday with a full conference welcome reception sponsored by Singapore Airlines, followed by two days of conferencing at the GEM Centre in Saigon, and three separate dinner events: the OMC Gala Awards Dinner, sponsored by World’s Leading Cruise Lines; the Helloworld Business Travel Dinner, sponsored by Etihad; and the New Zealand Dinner presented by RCL, Singapore Airlines, Intrepid Group and World’s Leading Cruise Lines.

Saturday will round out the gathering, concluding with a farewell party in the evening, sponsored by Air New Zealand and featuring some secret performances.

Helloworld TV show presenter Sonia Kruger will be the official master of ceremonies for both the OMC and Helloworld Business Travel Summit.

Special presenters include former SAS team commander Harry Moffit, The School of St Jude founder Gemma Sisia, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, former Young Businesswoman of the Year and Young Australian of the Year in Amanda Stevens, and Performance Shift founder and managing director Kirk Peterson.

Helloworld CEO Andrew Burnes and chairman Garry Hounsell will also be speaking at the events.

Pre- and post-famils will give agents the opportunity to travel through Laos, take part in a day excursion in Saigon, or take a discover tour of the Australian Battlefields in Vietnam, offering the chance to engage and experience local culture and history outside of the conference.

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