Max’ Occupancy kicks off 2022 conference season

Stellar speaker list lines up to tackle industry issues

After a two-year COVID-induced hiatus, Australia’s Maximum Occupancy Accommodation Industry Conference returns to Sydney on April 5-6, 2022.

A stellar line-up of speakers has already confirmed its attendance for the event, the first major hotel and accommodation industry conference in 2022.

These include Tourism Accommodation CEO, Michael Johnson; Accommodation Association CEO, Richard Munro; Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia CEO, Matt Cameron-Smith, and Australian Federation of Travel Agents CEO, Dean Long.

BWH Hotel Group managing director, Graham Perry; The Lancemore Group, group director of sales & marketing, Chantelle Veness; Hotel Beds, regional sourcing manager, Andrew Boocock, and Ovolo Hotels, director of operations, Wayne Taranto will also present at the conference.

Event Organiser and Founder & Managing Director of Fastrack Digital, Adrian Caruso said after a difficult two years of closures, vaccination mandates and border controls, accommodation professionals have a valuable opportunity to gather opinions on where the hotel and accommodation industry is heading for 2022 and beyond.  

“We already have over 50-plus speakers confirmed who are some of the industry’s leaders, half the expected attendance number paid and registered, and only a few remaining exhibitor spaces left,’ Mr Caruso said.

“‘This is a testament that the industry is eager to reconnect and network in person, share what they have been through and how to tackle 2022 and beyond.” 

As in previous years, the event’s format provides the perfect environment for the industry to reconnect in person and discover the latest trends and strategies needed to reboot the industry, boost direct bookings, and increase revenue.

Participants will also be able to update on the latest in hotel digital marketing, revenue management, food and beverage, HR, technology, management and more.

‘We’re working hard to ensure that the themes of each session are on point with the state of the industry and discussion points revolving around what accommodation providers need to know now,’ Mr. Caruso said.

The venue for the event this year will be the Sheraton Grand Sydney.

This highly anticipated event will also feature a unique full-day workshop where conference delegates can learn one on one with industry experts in a small class-type environment. 

For more information and early bird ticket discounts, visit

Mike Parker-Brown

Mike Parker-Brown is a UK-trained and qualified journalist and an award-winning travel communicator with more than 30 years experience. Since 2002, Mike has worked as a freelance writer and PR consultant providing his services to major organisations in Australia and internationally in the tourism, aviation, hospitality, recruitment and export marketing sectors.

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