This free event has been designed for the mobile and luxury travel agents and key MICE buyers looking to discover exciting new suppliers and destinations, reconnect with existing suppliers, uncover the latest traveller trends and gain invaluable market insight from industry-leading speakers.





Passport ready? Network at the 2018 Travel Industry expo!

Posted on August 16th, 2018 in Blog, News


Networking and fun are two key aspects to travel, and the 2018 Travel Industry Exhibition on from 21-22 August at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, will be all that and more.

Event Director David Paterson, of organiser Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said, “Networking is a very important aspect of this event. As well as keeping up to date on trends through the seminars, and visiting stands at the exhibition, we know our attendees find networking with peers really valuable.

“This year we’ve created two specific networking events. The first will be held at the end of day one, Tuesday 21 August, from 6-8pm on the show floor.

“Our event partner Travel Daily is hosting the evening, which will be sponsored by Travelzoo. This will be a really great way to celebrate a fantastic first day of the show.”

But, Mr Paterson said, this is more than just a chance for the great and the good of the travel industry to let their hair down and network with their peers; there are eight fabulous prizes on offer, including:

  • a seven-night Danube River Cruise for two sponsored by Gate 1
  • six days and five nights accommodation at CC’s Hideaway in Karon, Phuket
  • one night at Spicer’s Retreat in the Hunter Valley

“Giving yourself a chance to win is easy: simply visit all the participating exhibitors’ booths and complete the ‘Passport to Prizes’ using the card you receive upon arrival. The draw will be held that night at the Travel Daily Networking Drinks Sponsored By Travelzoo on the show floor.”

Participating businesses are: Gate 1 Travel, Ethiopian Embassy, Conventions & Incentives NZ, Spicers Retreat, CC’s Hideaway, Expedition Exclusive, Jiangsu Tourism, Lexis Suites Penang and Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson,

“We’ll have cocktails, canapés and light entertainment taking place throughout this networking event, so make sure you rsvp and come along.”

Mr Paterson said the second official networking function will be held on the last day, Wednesday 22 August from 5-6pm on the show floor. “These Farewell Cocktails will be the perfect way to finish the event.”

He urged people to register for the show and Travel Daily Networking Drinks Sponsored By Travelzoo.

“This entire event – the exhibition, seminar program and networking occasions – is free to travel industry professionals and offers a fantastic opportunity to learn, network and make new contacts to help your business.

“And with more space dedicated to the Luxury and MICE sectors in a bigger, sold-out show floor, the 2018 Travel Industry Exhibition is a must-attend event for those in the MICE, Luxury and Mobile sectors.”


Free registration is open for the 2018 Travel Industry Exhibition,

Find out more about the Travel Daily Networking Drinks Sponsored By Travelzoo and Passport to Prizes here:

Date: 21-22 August. Location: Dockside Darling Harbour, Sydney.