TravelManagers’ eighth Annual National Conference is now less than a fortnight away. Due to be held in Adelaide over the weekend of 28-30 August, with a theme of “Focus” and an impressive line-up of inspirational speakers, anticipation is building among the attending personal travel managers (PTMs), who are looking to find new ways to achieve great things in their businesses.
Nutritionist Teresa Boyce, whose presentation at TravelManagers’ upcoming National Conference will cover ways to maximise health and minimise stress
The company’s Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says the conference will combine motivational presentations from world class speakers, “Show and Tell” sessions with key suppliers, and a series of workshop sessions that range from improving small business skills to becoming cruise and airfare gurus, and even achieving better health, vitality and work/life balance.
“Our business operates in an environment of constant and often fast-paced change. The conference theme reflects our will to remain focussed on our stated goals and to eliminate time-consuming distractions that do not add value – to the company as a whole and to each of us as individuals.”
With that in mind, delegates can expect to gain much from the session presented by Teresa Boyce, a nutritionist who specialises in educating and motivating individuals and groups on managing stress and understanding the negative impact of ongoing stress.
Local hero and motor-racing star Nick Percat will be appearing at TravelManagers’ Sporting Heroes and Legends dinner in Adelaide on 29 August, a highlight of the company’s Annual National Conference
Gazal says, “Teresa will be discussing the benefits of exercise on body, mind and productivity, as well as the importance of sleep, optimum nutrition and tips on staying healthy. It’s a great opportunity for our PTMs to glean some valuable tips on how to cope with what can be a high-pressure work environment.”
The conference will be opened by Matthew Michalewicz, a world-class entrepreneur who will be discussing the ‘Science of Success’ and ‘How to Improve Small Business Performance’.
To close the conference, participants will hear from Australian Olympic gold medallist, Alisa Camplin-Warner (OAM), whose has proven her ability to overcome physical, mental and emotional challenges in order to achieve sporting and professional success.
Gazal says the company is excited to bring some amazing talent to Adelaide.
“These sessions will be a great source of motivation to everyone who attends.”
In addition to these presentations, delegates will have plenty of opportunity to catch up with their colleagues in a less formal environment. The conference will open with a “Taste of South Australia”-themed welcome dinner at Adelaide’s amazing National Wine Centre, and will close on a high with a gala awards dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre, where the company’s top-performing and most improved PTMs will be recognised for their efforts in the preceding year.
Gazal says many PTMs are particularly looking forward to Saturday night’s big event, which is the Sporting Heroes and Legends dinner to be held at the Adelaide Oval.
“We are thrilled to have racing car driver, Nick Percat, attending the dinner on Saturday night. In 2011 he became the first rookie driver to win the Bathurst 1000 since 1977, plus he’s Adelaide-born and bred.”
As well as the hearing from inspiring leaders in other fields, PTMs also have the opportunity to pick up useful information from their colleagues during the aptly-titled “Secrets of my success” sessions.
“One of the key components of TravelManagers’ success is the willingness of our PTMs to share their experience and knowledge with their colleagues,” says Gazal. “Coping with change, harnessing the power of social media, growing your business: we are fortunate to have a great depth of talent within our ranks. Sharing this knowledge in a fun, social environment is great for our PTMs and leads to delivering even better service for our clients.”
Another highlight for many PTMs will be the community event which takes place every year.
“It’s something we’re very proud to include in our agenda each year,” explains Gazal, “and for many of our PTMs, it’s the thing they most look forward to. It’s an opportunity for our people to focus on helping others, but they’ll have to wait until they get to Adelaide to find out what we have in store for them this year!”
For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.