Ben Alcock

TIME’s Melbourne mob hooked up at Travel Counsellors HQ for networking, refreshments, guest speakers & a send-off for popular TIME convenor, Brett Harvey.

“This was another classic TIME event,” said Melbourne’s departing TIME convenor, Intrepid’s Brett Harvey.

Moving to Bangkok for a new role with Intrepid, Brett has handed the TIME reins over to Ingrid Berthelsen, General Manager Brand, Strategy & Partnerships at Evolution Travel Collective.

“It was great to see so many new faces,” said Ingrid.

“RSVPs were at capacity within a week of invitations being sent out to the trade. It’s hardly surprising, though. TIME events are brilliant meet-ups of ambitious, generous and interesting travel-and-tourism professionals. And, just quietly, they’re great fun,” she added.

The event’s MC, Hawthorn Travel & Cruise’s Casey Murphy, introduced guest presenters, Ines Iniesta from Insight Vacations—a recent TIME program graduate—and Kaylene Shuttlewood, Regional Managing Director of Travel Counsellors and long-time TIME supporter and Mentor.

Travel Counsellors’ Kaylene Shuttlewood presents.

“It’s always great hearing tales from both sides of the mentoring equation. Invariably, our Mentors seem to learn as much from their Mentees as they impart themselves.”

Penny Spencer, TIME Program Founder

Penny continues to be inspired by the presence TIME now has in Melbourne.

“Brett Harvey has done an incredible job for us in Victoria. He has been the driving force behind our Melbourne events. We’re thrilled about his exciting relocation, but will miss his energy and presence,” said Penny.

Outgoing TIME convenor, Brett Harvey, with Damian Cerini, Founder of Tour de Vines.

Ingrid will be supported by the TIME Melbourne Committee of Sandy Colombo of Colombo Consulting, Peter Topping of Topping Business Consultancy, Emma Whiting of Emma Whiting Travel, and Hawthorn Travel & Cruise’s Casey Murphy.

Victoria’s TIME committee members, Casey Murphy, Ingrid Berthelsen, Sandy Colombo and Peter Topping with Brett Harvey (far right)

“I have no doubt Ingrid will fill Brett’s shoes wonderfully and make her own mark on TIME in Victoria,” added Penny.

Travel-tourism-hospitality professionals are encouraged to follow the program 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]


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