“The variety was great and everything was so well targeted to the Leadership theme,” Jeanette Whitmore, Donna Barlow Travel said. “When you’ve been in the industry for a very long time, you need a shot in the arm to refresh you. Change happens so quickly that if you don’t come to events like this, you’re really missing out. You don’t know what you don’t know. You’ve got to touch the bigger world and that’s exactly what our helloworld for business Summit has done.”
The two-day Summit focused on Leadership with delegates benefiting from insight and inspiration from Economist Ross Greenwood, Phocuswright’s Tony D’Astolfo, and entrepreneur Brad Seymour. Managing Director of Twitter Australia Karen Stocks led a content-rich workshop on harnessing the power of social media which also proved a hit with delegates.
Helloworld CEO Elizabeth Gaines said the Summit had reinforced the significant value of helloworld for business for Independent travel businesses
“This has been a tremendous opportunity for our helloworld for business travel businesses and our suppliers to come together to celebrate our achievements to date and to plan our ongoing success,” Ms Gaines said.
“Our helloworld for business Summit has been a resounding success in acknowledging our progress to date and confirming our strategy moving forward. Many of the initiatives announced over the course of the Summit attest to the leadership position of our network and our Member travel businesses including the very exciting, exclusive pioneering NDC initiative with Qantas around Chauffeur Drive. This is just one of a suite of innovations which we have invested in to ensure our Members are at the forefront of our industry.”