Leading lights of the global travel industry are now gathered in Sydney for Luxperience 2015, which opened in style last night at Sydney Town Hall with a Thought Leaders Forum and Welcome Cocktail Party for more than 500 attendees.
The invitation-only business forum connects the world’s most exclusive travel providers dealing in luxury and experiential travel and is the only one of its kind in the Australasia and Pacific region.
Respected media personality Jacinta Tynan was the Master of Ceremonies at last night’s opening event, and guests heard fascinating insights from speakers including Anouche Newman from the Customer Service Institute of Australia; award-winning cinematographer Corey Baudinette from LUXHD, and renowned digital marketing expert Dr Matthew McDougall of Digital Jungle.
Luminaries from the meetings and conventions arena – Anne Candy from Signature by Anne Candy, Ilana Den of Cc Conferences and Corporate Events, and Melissa Bajugi from Sydney Town Hall – treated guests to an inspiring debate on the paradoxical perceptions of high cost events. Luxperience attendees were also presented with the initial, fascinating findings of the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing the luxury travel industry uncovered in research initiated by Luxperience with respected market research specialists, MyTravelResearch.com.
Today, it is down to business as Luxperience exhibitors and buyers gather at the Australian Technology Park for the first day of appointments. More than 30,000 meetings are set to take place over the 3.5 day event and each attendee’s appointment schedule can be accessed through the new LUXE Concierge App, which includes personal travel itineraries and a playful guide to Sydney’s hotspots.