FCTG has unveiled an A-list line-up of speakers for its corporate travel event, Illuminate, including Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and Virgin Australia CEO and Managing Director Jayne Hrdlicka. These speakers will share their insights for a post-pandemic world of corporate travel.
Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has opened registrations for Illuminate taking place on 21 October.
Hosted by FCTG’s corporate brands FCM, Corporate Traveller, Flight Centre Business Travel and Stage and Screen, Illuminate is an annual event for business leaders, travel bookers and travel decision-makers that features keynote presentations delivered by some of Australia’s top business leaders and influencers.
The event provides crucial insights and advice for businesses on travel, including sustainable travel and future trends, as well as evolving travel programs to prepare for a post-pandemic world.
The half-day event will offer opportunities for networking, learning, and strategizing among attendees.
The theme for this year’s Illuminate is ‘Time to Fly’ and will light the way forward for the business travel industry, exploring how companies can navigate travel once domestic and international borders are lifted.
Since its inception in 2018, Illuminate has grown in popularity, doubling attendance year-on-year.
In 2021, the event returns in a virtual format, livestreamed via OnAir by Events Air, and is expected to attract hundreds of guests from the travel industry, big business, and the SME sector.
It is the first time the event has moved to totally virtual and will offer an immersive and interactive experience for attendees who will be able to take part in Illuminate as if they were there.
Keynote speakers Alan Joyce and Jayne Hrdlicka will join Westpac Chief Economist Bill Evans, human behaviourist and co-founder of The Behaviour Report, Dan Gregory, and gold medallist swimmer and Tokyo 2021 open ceremony flagbearer for Australia, Cate Campbell, OAM, with a collective focus on business travel endurance and recovery strategies, while combatting industry issues post-pandemic.
“Opening domestic and international borders will be critical to driving the recovery of many businesses across Australia. At Illuminate, I will explore what the road to Australia’s economic recovery, the ongoing challenges both global and domestic, including lessons businesses can learn from COVID and how they can become more resilient as we move forward,” said Bill Evans, Chief Economist at Westpac.
“We’re delighted to bring Illuminate back after a one-year hiatus. It continues to be a truly stand-out event for the corporate travel industry across the country,” said Managing Director of Flight Centre Travel Group in Australia, James Kavanagh.
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