7:45am - 8:30am - OPENING COFFEE & NETWORKING

8:30am - 8:40am - WELCOME & OPENING

Introducing the return of the 80 TWENTY Hotel Conference in Brisbane

MC

Sandra Swatton

Sandra Swatton

Co-Founder & Director

80 TWENTY Hotel Conference

8:45am - 9:15am - STATE OF THE NATION

Overview of hotel market performance in key Australian destinations.

Speaker

Matthew Burke

Matthew Burke

Regional Manager Pacific - STR

STR

9:20am - 9:50am - TOURISM INVESTMENT

The experts, insight to the future tourism landscape.

Moderator

Adrian Archer

Adrian Archer

Director - National Hotel Valuations

Savills

Panellists

Bernie Hogan

Bernie Hogan

Chief Executive Officer

Queensland Hotels Association

Kevin B. Murphy

Kevin B. Murphy

Director - Asset Management

AHS Advisory

Hayley Manvell

Hayley Manvell

Senior Negotiator

CBRE

9:50am - 10:20am - MORNING TEA & NETWORKING

10:20am - 10:50am - STAFF RESOURCE AVAILABILITY

Exploring the skills solutions to meet consumers’ expectations.

Moderator

Bill Alexion

Bill Alexion

Business Manager Projects TAFE QLD Skillstech

TAFE Queensland

Panellists

Daniel Gschwind

Daniel Gschwind

Chief Executive Officer

Queensland Tourism Industry Council

William Rule

William Rule

Business Managing Director

Zenith Hospitality

Melanie MacFarlane

Melanie MacFarlane

CEO & Principal Migration Agent

MM Migration

MARN 0319166

10:55am - 11:25am - HOTEL 2030

Emerging hotel models to drive revenue evolving demand markets

Moderator

Alex Mavridis

Alex Mavridis

Chief Operating Officer

Hotel Solutions Partnership

Panellists

Matt Riley

Matt Riley

Managing Director

Tonic Design

Ian Morrison

Ian Morrison

Managing Director

IQ Construct

Jeremy North

Jeremy North

Managing Director

Base Interior Solutions

11:30am - 12:00pm - LIFESTYLE & LUXURY

It is not all about the bling! Discussion & insight into the components required to become a top luxury and lifestyle hotel.

Moderator

Sandra Swatton

Sandra Swatton

Co-Founder & Director

80 TWENTY Hotel Conference

Panellists

Timo Bures

Timo Bures

General Manager

The Old Clare Hotel

Charles Martin

Charles Martin

General Manager

Emporium Hotel

David Asseff

David Asseff

Managing Director

Spicers Retreats

12:05pm - 12:30pm - CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT ROOM PROCUREMENT

Hearing from the holders of corporate and government room contracts

Moderator

Sharon Cauldwell

Sharon Cauldwell

Director Sales ANZ

Next Hotels & Resorts

Panellists

Sonya Lowry

Sonya Lowry

APAC Regional Travel Manager

AstraZeneca

Steve Mackenzie

Steve Mackenzie

Cheif Executive Officer

The Lido Group

Rohan Moss

Rohan Moss

General Manager - Government and Corporate

AOT Group

12:30pm - 1:30pm - LUNCH & NETWORKING

1:30pm - 1:55pm - MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

Focusing on the core activities to optimise performance

Moderator

Trudy Crooks

Trudy Crooks

National Sales Manager

Resort Brokers

Panellists

Donald Stott

Donald Stott

Partner

ARA Capital

Brett Pointon

Brett Pointon

Chief Executive Officer

Imagine Hotels & Resorts

2:00pm - 2:30pm - DRIVING TOTAL REVENUE

Considering non-core hotel revenue to contribute to total revenue

Moderator

Jude Bolger

Jude Bolger

Managing Director

Herobe

Panellists

Amit Peshawaria

Amit Peshawaria

Head of Sales - Asia Pacific & Oceania

OTA Insight

Phil Pilgrim

Phil Pilgrim

Director - ANZ

YourWelcome

Moana Heal

Moana Heal

Group Revenue & Distribution Manager - South Pacific

Wyndham Destinations – Hotel Division

2:35pm - 3:05pm - GUEST PATH TO BOOKING

Understanding the typical guest path to booking. A simple breakdown of what the research and stats are telling us?

Speakers

Matthias Dybing

Matthias Dybing

Founder & Director

Revmandis

Fabian Bartnick

Fabian Bartnick

Vice President Asia Pacific & International Business

LodgiQ

3:05pm - 3:30pm - AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

3:30pm - 4:00pm - META

What is meta and how to take advantage of it?

Moderator

Katie Hokin

Katie Hokin

Hotel Marketing Consultant

KT Creative

Panellists

Bernie O'Keefe

Bernie O'Keefe

Director of Marketing

Tangalooma Island Resort

Elia San Martin

Elia San Martin

Senior Director, Accommodations

KAYAK – HotelsCombined

Michael Harper

Michael Harper

Co-Founder

Hotel Strategy Co.

4:05pm - 4:35pm - THE CONVERSION DISCUSSION

Getting consumers over the line

Moderator

Shannon Knapp

Shannon Knapp

Founder & Director

SKNapp Consulting

Panellists

Ivan Cintado

Ivan Cintado

Sales Director - APAC

The Hotels Network

Adrian Caruso

Adrian Caruso

Founder/Managing Director

Fastrack Digital

Niklas Holmqvist

Niklas Holmqvist

Area Manager

Expedia Group

Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor

Regional Vice President Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia

Travelclick

4:40pm - 5:10pm - RATE PARITY

The elephant in a room or a storm in a teacup? Is this a real problem when everyone, hotels included, break parity with special offers. Can outcomes really occur?

Moderator

Matthias Dybing

Matthias Dybing

Founder & Director

Revmandis

Panellists

Richard Munro

Richard Munro

Chief Executive Officer

Accommodation Association of Australia

Kamesh Shukla

Kamesh Shukla

Senior Vice President - Sales

RateGain

Fabian Bartnick

Fabian Bartnick

Vice President Asia Pacific & International Business

LodgiQ

5:10pm - 5:15pm - CONFERENCE CLOSE

5:15pm - 6:45pm - NETWORKING DRINKS