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Australia’s most forward-thinking hotel group, TFE Hotels, has formed an innovative partnership with TEDxSydney, which will see it harness the inspired minds of the event’s speakers and audience to inform the future design of its next generation of Vibe Hotels.

Vibe Hotels are lifestyle hotels with connectivity at their core. They are designed to connect guests to their work, their loved ones, their fellow travellers and the local area. Each has spaces and experiences that allow people to connect and be inspired, as well as innovative interior design in bright rooms and cool communal areas – making them the ideal partner for TEDxSydney.

Each year TEDxSydney hosts a one-day program of TED Talks, films, music and debate. This year it will be held at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour on 16 June 2017, and will be one of the largest TEDx events in the world – each of which shares ideas on any topic in 100 languages, in short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. Many TED Talks are among the most-watched YouTube videos of all time.

Each year, TEDxSydney invites the brightest and bravest brands in Australia to engage in partnerships that support the event and extends to broader research and engagement with the event’s participants. TFE Hotels is leading the charge in this respect among the hotel industry by engaging a group of TEDxSydney’s keenest minds in an innovation research session on the day.

TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman said Vibe Hotels’ partnership with TEDxSydney meant supporting one of the most valuable projects in Australia – one designed to foster the sharing of powerful ideas.

“For us it is also about engaging with diverse audiences and Australia’s most enquiring minds – with a curated audience of people from fields as broad as marketing, technology, medicine and design,” she said.

“Vibe Hotels is all about connectivity so it marries perfectly with TEDxSydney – at an event where people and ideas come together to connect online, in person or over a drink via Facebook Live. It’s inspiring and exciting to be a part of this connection and to see ideas and thoughts being formed and shaped that will stimulate the design of tomorrow’s hotels. We are constantly looking for new ways to engage and inspire our guests and TEDx is the perfect forum to drive that.”

Last year, TFE Hotels surveyed thousands of participants and hosted a workshop with TEDxSydney audience members to glean insights into what the traveller of the future wants to see in their hotel experience. At the 2015 TEDxSydney sessions, TFE Hotels launched its Travel Secrets campaign, surveying the TEDx community to uncover what travellers value and to gain insights into the inspiration behind their behaviour.

“This year we are looking at human interaction at hotels and how to enhance how people feel during their hotel experience, in relation to other people – whether that is other guests, their fellow travellers, their loved ones who are with them or back at home, or the teams who work on site,” Ms Argaman said. “It is about connectivity and how we can deliver a more connected experience – either via enhanced technology or simple actions between teams and guests.”

This is the eighth year the global TEDx phenomenon will be hosted in Sydney, with last year’s one-day speaker event attracting 4,000 guests, and 25,000 people to satellite screening parties worldwide, and 125,000 tuned into its live stream, broadcast from

This month, those unable to attend the talks in Sydney can be part of the TEDxSydney experience from a vantage point in the nation’s capital – the cool design hotel turning airport stays on their heads, Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport – or at the newly refurbished Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney.

“This is the next best thing to being at TEDxSydney,” said TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman. “Your Vibe Hosts will welcome you to drop in during the day, enjoy the delicious locally inspired menus, soak up the atmosphere of the day and connect with other engaged minds.

“TEDx Sydney satellite events are a great way to share the spirit of the talks in Vibe Hotels, to bring people together and create a sense of community and connection.”


TEDxSydney evolved from TED, a nonprofit organisation that began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertaining and Design converged. TED is now a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TEDxSydney believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

Friday 16 June 2017

Time: 9am – 6pm

TEDxSydney Satellite Events

Watch the Ted Talks live via video stream at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney or Vibe Hotel Canberra.

Join the conversation via #TEDxSydney and #TFEHotels and visit to discover more.

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