Saturday, January 19, 2019

Readers; claim your exclusive discount..

One of the biggest industry events of the year kicks off in a week’s time – and Accomnews readers are entitled to a special check in rate.

Organisers of the Maximum Occupancy conference, held over two days from October 31 to November 1 at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, are offering readers a ten percent discount on tickets in recognition of Accomnews’ support as media partner.

Anyone registering to attend at www.maximumoccupancy.com.au/2018-registration/  just needs to enter the code ACCOMNEWS10 to claim the discount.

Keynote speakers from Google, Best Western, Expedia, HotelsCombined and Skyscanner are among a stellar line-up of industry leaders appearing at this year’s event.

Billed as a “must-attend event for hoteliers, accommodation and tourism providers of all types”, it involves two days of expert speakers, panel discussions and networking sessions and a free one-day trade show featuring industry suppliers showcasing services and products.

The final agenda includes: 

Day 1 keynotes + free trade show exhibition

● The Future of Customer Experience – Michelle Allen – Google
● Beyond Bookings: Engaging Travellers Throughout their Journey – Drew Bowering –
Expedia
● Metasearch and Distribution Panel 2018 – Elia San Martin of HotelsCombined, Dai
Williams of SiteMinder, Gianluigi Bazzini of Skyscanner, Paul Gorman of Luxury
Escapes, and Scott Wegener of TripAdvisor
● Hospitality Begins Online – Alex Kahn – Triptease 
● Influencing the Traveller Path to Purchase – AJ Shantiratnam – TripAdvisor
1 of 2
● CEO Viewpoints Panel – Graham Perry of Best Western, Steven Wright of BIG4
Holiday Parks, Paul Constantinou of Quest Hotels & Julian Clark of Lancemore Group
● The Great Debate: Is Direct Business Really Profitable? – Tracey Foxall of
Booking.com, Fabian Bartnick of LodgIQ
● Supply and Market Behaviour – Matthew Burke – STR
● Understanding Travel’s Personalisation Revolution – Stuart Davidson – Kentico
● Coming soon to your hotel: The Integrated Revenue Generation Team – Toby Berger
of Revinate, Heath Delfos of Accor Hotels, Alanna Eades of One & Only Resorts, and
Melissa Kalan of ARMA
● 2019 Outlook by the Numbers – Bryon Merzeo – Deloitte
● Winning the Direct Booking Battle in 2019 – Adrian Caruso – Fastrack Group
● Blockchain, Voice, Data: Which rabbit hole should you run down? – Howard Phung of
Frasers Hospitality, Peter Bourke of Event Hospitality & Ent., Sihil Piyasiri of
Intercontinental Hotels Group
● How Can Independent Hotels Compete with Large Chains? – Dave Baswal of Ovolo
Hotels, Daniel Symonds of Collectic Hotels, Michael Smith of 8Hotels, & Jure
Domazet of Doma Group
● Networking drinks and Trade Show Exhibition with more than 30 suppliers 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 workshops and round tables
● Maximising your Presence on TripAdvisor – AJ Shantiratnam – TripAdvisor
● Book Direct Blueprint 2019 – Adrian Caruso – Fastrack Group
● The Art of Great Hotel Photography – Mauro Risch – The Hotel Photographer
● Customer Satisfaction is Bullsh*t – Peter Turner – Customer Frame
● How Dynamic Remarketing Works for Hotels – Guillaume Dupont – Criteo
● Revenue Management: A Game of Strategy, Chance or Risk? – Melissa Kalan – ARMA
● The Ultimate Checklist for Managing OTAs – Tamie Matthews – RevenYou
● Conversion Optimisation, Analytics and Ecommerce Tracking 101 – Essen Tsou and
Gerard Smith – Fastrack Group
● Ask Anything Round Tables – Opportunity to sit down with experts to get firsthand
insights and ask them your burning questions

Event details:
The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney from October 31 to November 1, 2018.

For the full list of speakers, see www.maximumoccupancy.com.au/speakers

 

About Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson is the editor of Accomnews. You can reach her at any time with questions or submissions: [email protected]

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