Ben Alcock

TIME community met at Oakwood Hotel & Apartments in Brisbane to network, re-connect and tap into some of Queensland’s finest travel industry minds. Oh, there were refreshments too.

“We had a great turn-out”, says the event’s organiser, Emily Foy—TIME graduate and owner of Snowscene Travel.

“30 ambitious industry professionals joined us for drinks and canapés, followed by a brilliant panel moderated by well-known industry leader Kim Tomlinson from Travellers Choice. Kim has a wonderful manner and deftly guided the evening’s discussion into some fascinating territory,” added Emily.

Breeanna Perez and Jean Summers – Clean Cruising; Emily Warbrick, Danielle Bradbury and Tracy Erpf – Snowscene.

The panel consisted of Savenio’s Andrew Challinor, Charles Morley from Virgin Australia, and respected industry figure Brian Egan.

“Andrew, Charles and Brian were fantastic. They complemented each other really well and spoke about the changes and challenges in our industry dating back to the 70’s which was intriguing. There were lessons galore for everyone in the room,” says Emily.

Kim Tomlinson leads TIME’s lively panel discussion at Oakwood Hotel & Apartments in Brisbane.

TIME’s founder, Penny Spencer was encouraged by the network’s continued growth in the Queensland capital.

“We love seeing TIME not just take a foothold, but really increase its footprint and influence in Brisbane,” she said.

“Anyone who thinks that mentoring is boring, simply hasn’t been to a TIME function. TIME is a not-for-profit organisation with a single, unwavering focus: to develop the next generation of travel and tourism industry leaders within a mentoring and peer collaboration environment.”

Penny Spencer, right, at a recent TIME graduation event in Sydney.

Since its foundation in 2009, TIME has accelerated the leadership and career paths of some 200 graduates from more than 100 travel, tourism and hospitality businesses.

  • TIME is now seeking applicants for its 33rd mentoring program commencing 13 February, 2019.
  • Expressions of interest are due by Friday 25 January, 2018.

For more information or to register your interest, visit the TIME website or contact Marie Allom at [email protected]


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