Ben Alcock

Brisbane’s Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) network gathered recently to learn from each other & network like nobody’s business. Here’s what went down.

TIME’s Brisbane network has really taken off in the last 12 months, with the most recent gathering taking place at Snowscene travel agency and ski store in Woolloongabba.

“With Emily Warbrick from Snowscene, and Singapore Airlines’ Jamie Swan, TIME’s Brisbane activities are in very good hands,” said Penny Spencer—Founder of the TIME program.

“We’re delighted with the profile that TIME is developing in Queensland, and we love seeing ambitious travel-tourism-hospitality professionals connect with the program. Not only are our events a brilliant way to broaden networks, but they’re also great fun,” added Penny.

More than 30 keen professionals from right across the industry—airlines, wholesalers, tour operators, car hire companies and travel insurance providers—connected over Italian wines served by Uncorked & Cultivated, and heard from guest speakers.

Popular Mentor, Sean Flint (Director at FTM) spoke about the value of being a mentor and developing the professional leaders of the future. From the flip side of the mentoring coin, current TIME program Mentee, Steph Cowdroy—Finance Manager at Clean Cruising, was able to share her own experiences.

2019 PayPal scholar, Steph Cowdroy

“Throughout your formal education, you typically learn technical skills, not how to be a manager or the soft skills required to be a good one. But as a TIME mentee, I’ve been able to tap into more than 25 years of my mentor’s travel industry management experience—a rare privilege and a massive advantage to my career,” said Steph.

Brisbane’s next event takes place on Wednesday 17 April at Flight Centre HQ Southbank.

“Significantly, TIME Program founder and renowned industry figure, Penny Spencer, will deliver the keynote address. Save-the-Date notifications will be out shortly,” Emily points out.

Program Founder, Penny Spencer (right) at a 2018 graduation in Sydney

Any first-timers keen to attend are encouraged to email [email protected] to be added to the distribution list.

Likewise, travel-tourism-hospitality professionals are encouraged to follow TIME on Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up to date with what’s going on inside the industry’s premier career accelerator.

For more information, visit the website or contact Program Manager, Marie Allom at [email protected]


Will you be at Brisbane’s next event?