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TravelManagers to party like its 2019 with first national conference since COVID

TravelManagers has announced its national conference will take place in Sydney on 8 and 9 September for the first time since the pandemic began.

Executive GM, Michael Gazal, said the conference will form an important component of the company’s post-pandemic recovery, and bring together personal travel managers, supplier partners and its national partnership office (NPO) personnel from across Australia for the first time since its 2019 conference took place in Perth.

“The theme for our 2020 conference, which was intended to take place in Hamilton Island but was cancelled due to COVID, was ‘Together’,” he explained.

“Although the world has changed more than we could have possibly imagined over the last two and a half years, our people have proven their resilience: the conference will be a time to celebrate how we have worked collaboratively to build Australia’s largest and most successful home-based travel network and to explore how we can continue to grow and lead from the front.”

TravelManagers executive GM Micheal Galaz

According to Gazal, one of the hallmarks of a TravelManagers conference is the calibre of its guest speakers: previous years have seen the likes of Turia Pitt and Adam Gilchrist address a captivated audience.

Although the identities of this year’s speakers remain a well-guarded secret, Gazal acknowledged they will again set the tone for an inspirational and uplifting weekend.

With the conference still several months away, Gazal reported a strong level of interest from personal travel managers and supplier partners already, with the rate of post-announcement registrations sitting in line with pre-COVID registrations.

“The NPO team always put an immense amount of care and effort into planning a conference itinerary that keeps people coming back for more, and this year is no exception – from the welcome drinks the night prior to the official commencement until the final gala dinner and awards ceremony,” Gazal said.

“So many of our personal travel managers look forward to our annual conference not just as an opportunity to work on their businesses but also to catch up with friends and colleagues who they don’t see through the rest of the year.

“It’s always like a happy, slightly rowdy family reunion so this year, after a two-year hiatus, it’s going to be better than ever!”


Featurd Image: TravelManagers 2019 Gala Conference



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