TIEC | 20 – 21 July 2017, Crystal Palace Luna Park Sydney | 25 – 26 July 2017 MCEC, Melbourne

Melbourne Free Workshops

Melbourne – 25th July

10:00am Nepal Travel Experts Jasmine Upton Travel Consultant A Himalayan Adventure TBC
11:00am Zagreb Tourist Board Martina Bienenfeld CEO Zagreb, Croatian capital – best European destination in 2017 From historical sites of the Upper and Lower Town, picturesque farmer’s markets, unique and one-of-a-kind museums like the Museum of Broken Relationships to interesting events and musical performances throughout the year, Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is a city that proudly bears a title of the best European destination in 2017, according to Lonely Planet.
12:00pm Special Holiday Travel PVT Sandeep Jain Director Packaging South Asia – India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Key factors to understand the product, offers for pitching and to market on how a smart Tour Packaging to an ever-growing market of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka together can benefit your business
2:00pm Travel Partners Simon Bernardi EGM Maintaining relevance in a crowded retail travel market Looks at the changes in the Australian travel industry from both a consumer as well as supplier perspective and how those changes have impacted on travel agents and how they can capitalise on this new environment to grow their business.


3:00pm Sky Team Vince Arnone


Country Chair THE SKY IS YOURS Whether you are flying somewhere for the first or the hundredth time, you can do without long lines and complex connections. Wherever you go, SkyTeam is with you
4:00pm iVenture Card Joost Timmer Managing Director iVenture Card – an Australian technology and travel success story. iVenture Card International is the global leader in the development, promotion and distribution of pre-paid tourist attraction passes in major tourist destinations around the world. Our aim is to provide travellers with products that enable them to cost effectively and conveniently discover and explore the best experiences that a destination has to offer.

Melbourne – 26th July

10:00am TIME Bernadette Dennis

Marnie Turner

Melanie Ford

Jill Blunsom


Justine Glen

MD, BD Concepts Pty Ltd

MD, Rheom Travel

MD, Balwyn Travel

Director, Gourmet South America Pty Ltd

Founder, REIS Voyager

How to Fast Track Your Career If you want to fast track your career and set yourself up for success  ensure you come and listen to some of the  TIME graduates  Panel discussion
11:00am Sabah Tourism Board Cassie Forsyth Marketing Manager – Australia & New Zealand Sabah the Amazing Borneo


Get acquainted with Sabah the land of what many relate to as the land of Nature, Wildlife, Islands and of course a dose of Adventure. Meet us to learn more about what this amazing destination has to offer to your travelers needs.
12:00pm Travelling Honeybird Jeanette Cheney Founder, Blogger and Coffee Drinker The Sins of the Social media traveller


– Has the rise in travel bloggers and the social media traveller changed how we present our travel experiences? A brief look into working with travel bloggers to ethically represent your offering.
2:00pm Travellanda Pete Henton Sales & Business Development Manager The evolution of the travel wholesaler Changes in the travel industry / Technology / Diversity of Product / Importance of customer support / challenges for travel agents / benefits of using bedbanks
3:00pm Sarawak Tourism Benedict Jimbau


Director of Marketing Sarawak – Where Adventure Lives Sarawak has been described as Asia’s Best Kept Secret. Sarawak is the place for history, mystery, romance and exotic adventures. The land of the fabled White Rajahs, the hornbill and the orang-utan
4:00pm WeXchange Michelle Wang Chief Marketing Officer The new trend of foreign exchange and how the global economy will affect the travel industry Compare different payment methods overseas.

2018 economic forecasting and its impact on travelling style.



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