Helloworld for Business is holding its annual Business Summit at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre 17–19 May where Qantas CEO Alan Joyce will be a special guest speaker at an exclusive dinner event at Skypoint on the Thursday evening.

The dinner setting will allow Mr Joyce to interact with the HWFB members, a much anticipated opportunity for the network.

Opening on May 17 the Summit is being held in the days prior to the Helloworld Owner Managers Conference (OMC) with the Friday Night Gala Awards Dinner an amalgamated event for both groups to attend together.

Qantas Alan Joyce

This year Helloworld for Business will be launching two new Award categories, presenting the inaugural Manager of the Year and Office of the Year Awards exclusively for Helloworld for Business members. These awards will be presented at the Gala Awards Dinner on Friday night in conjunction with the Helloworld Owner Managers Conference Awards.

Confirmed presenters and speakers at the Business Summit so far include Michelle Bowdon on ‘Pitching Your Business’, Chris Weedon from GlobalStar presenting on the global travel market and how HWFB and GlobalStar work together and AFTA Chief Executive Jayson Westbury who will be going over the finer details of new Credit Card fee structures and specifically how they are affecting the industry.

Helloworld Business Summit

MC’d by David Reyne, delegates will also hear from senior leadership staff; Andrew Burnes – CEO and Managing Director, David Padman – Head of Associate, Corporate and Affiliate Networks, Cinzia Burnes – Executive Director and Head of Wholesale and Inbound and Stan Scott – Head of Commercial.

“We have consulted with our Helloworld for Business members on what they would most value in their Business Summit and tailored it to their needs. We will be presenting a range of informative and interactive sessions on relevant topics to deliver a real benefit to our HWFB members,” said David Padman, Head of Associate, Corporate and Affiliate Networks.

More information will be released in the lead up to the Business Summit.

Helloworld for Business was awarded the Best Non Branded Travel Agency Group at the AFTA NTIA Awards in 2016. Helloworld is the Official Travel Partner of the Carlton Football Club and Helloworld for Business is the naming rights partner of Carlton IN Business.

Will you be attending this year?