Speakers revealed for CATO’s International Women’s Day luncheon!

Speakers revealed for CATO’s International Women’s Day luncheon!

The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) has announced its line-up of speakers for its forthcoming International Women’s Day (IWD) lunch in Sydney on Wednesday 8th March 2023.

In formally announcing the speakers, CATO managing director, Brett Jardine said “we are very excited to be able to showcase some of the incredible talent that exists within the CATO membership group.

“Each of our panellists have a unique journey to share, that will be thought-provoking and inspirational.”

Check out the panellists below;

Lou Tandy. (Supplied)

· Lou Tandy (nee McGeary): Co-owner, Australian Pacific Holdings Travel Group

Gai Tyrrell – Managing Director Australasia, Globus Family of Brands. (Supplied)

Sue Badyari – Chief Executive Officer, World Expeditions. (Supplied)

Ingrid Berthelsen – Joint CEO, Evolution Travel Collective. (Supplied)

Toni Ambler – Managing Director Touring Brands, The Travel Corporation. (Supplied)

The panel discussion will be hosted by CATO vice-chair and Crooked Compass founder, Lisa Pagotto.

CATO has also confirmed that long-time friend of the travel industry, Julia Zaetta will Emcee the event.

“Julia has made her own mark in the corporate world through a grit and determination that is to be admired, and will share many of her own entertaining stories and anecdotes,” added Jardine.

“In addition to being entertained by the comedic insights of Julia Zaetta, CATO will soon be releasing details of a very special guest speaker who will be sharing their very personal journey during the event, that will be sure to tug on the heart strings.”

Tickets are selling out quickly with over 50 per cent secured to date. CATO welcomes attendance from all travel industry personnel to this exciting inaugural event. Tickets are available here. The cost per person is $125 (inc GST), which includes a two-course lunch, all drinks, entertainment and networking.

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