By Ben Alcock 01 Aug 2017The Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) community gathered to network over lunch in Sydney last week aboard Carnival Spirit. Keynote addresses were delivered by industry legend, Phil Hoffmann, and Jennifer Vandekreeke – Vice President & General Manager, Australia at Carnival Cruise Lines. These gatherings of TIME alumni, mentors, sponsors and guests hail from right across the industry. As a group, they comprise one of the industry’s most accomplished, lively networks. Programme founder, Penny Spencer, noted during her welcome address that TIME’s mission is the transfer of knowledge and experience – a theme picked up on by Ms Vandekreeke who described the effect a mentor had on her journey from the US to lead Carnival’s Australian operation. Phil Hoffmann spoke of the changes in direction his career has taken, how important it is to do something you love AND to live by your budgets as they tell you where you are and where you’re headed. TIME would like to thank Carnival Cruise Lines for its generous support, and for providing a brilliant forum for the network to gather, reconnect and make new connections. The Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) is a not-for-profit enterprise established to nurture business skills and acumen, provide professional guidance and support to aspiring travel and tourism industry professionals in a mentoring environment. TIME’s 28th mentee intake commences on 6 September 2017. Expressions of Interest are due by COB, Monday 14 August 2017. For more information about TIME, visit the TIME website or contact Marie Allom at: [email protected] Are you keen to take part in TIME? Other stories you may like A NATIONWIDE CALL OUT: TIME seeks mentors to shape the future of the industry MONEY-MAKING OPP: Agents, a river cruise line is experiencing HUGE growth in Aussie bookings What REALLY happens at a TIME graduation?