Record numbers, exceptional speakers and a host of new exhibitors made last week’s Maximum Occupancy conference the best in the event’s history, say organisers.
Now on its 5th year, the industry conference held at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel attracted more than 250 delegates from across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific.
Featured speakers and panellists from Google, Expedia, RevenYou, Triptease, Revinate, Hotelscombined, Ovolo Hotels and BIG4 Holiday Parks joined other industry experts to address the major issues and opportunities within tourism accommodation.
“The feedback this year has been phenomenal,” said Adrian Caruso, event organiser and managing director of Fastrack Group.
“We had a great turn out, fantastic speakers and exhibitors. It’s the best it has ever been.
“Attendees said they were kept engaged throughout the day by the captivating content and interactive panels across 20-plus sessions lead by 40-plus expert speakers.”
Mr Caruso said many delegates had intimated they would employ the tools and tactics picked up at the conference within the everyday practices of their businesses.
“The agenda for Maximum Occupancy 2018 has been carefully curated to address a lot of the issues the industry is facing today,” he said.
“Following the success from previous years, we put together a comprehensive two-day program covering a wide range of topics which has made the conference a must-attend for any hotelier and accommodation provider.”
The conference also provides a networking environment for professionals from across the accommodation, travel and hospitality sectors.
A new feature this year was the new Maximum Occupancy Trade Show Exhibition, which included 20 dedicated suppliers showcasing some of the leading products available in the accom marketplace.
Exhibitors included HotelsCombined, RMS, Revinate, YourWelcome, Jump To, Customer Frame, Expedia, HSMAI, AiChat and American Express.
Mr Caruso said preparations and planning had already begun for Maximum Occupancy 2019, with plans to make it “bigger and better yet again” next year.