PATA Global Insights Conference 2017

September
28
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September
29
SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
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The highly-acclaimed and anticipated PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) returns to Auckland on September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and BBC World News, the event takes place at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel.

Under the theme ‘R U Future Ready’ the conference features presentations from high profile speakers representing major international brands such as Microsoft, Boeing and TripAdvisor. The programme also features a fascinating session with ‘Tomorrow’s Tourism Leaders’. Supported by Auckland University of Technology (AUT), delegates will explore the future for tourism through the eyes and minds of AUT students destined to lead the industry in the years to come.

“I am very excited about the 2017 PGIC programme. There is no doubt that delegates will be wowed by the depth of knowledge, insights and global reputation of our guest speakers,” says Chris Flynn, PATA Regional Director – Pacific.

This year’s programme includes, for the first time, a Tourism Leaders Forum (Thursday 28 September) where confirmed speakers include the Chief Executives of ATEED, Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Tourism New Zealand. Air New Zealand is also represented. Opening the batting is former Test cricketer Martin Snedden who masterminded the nation’s Tourism 2025 Plan when he was Chief Executive of TIA.

Chris Flynn adds, “This Forum will address issues, threats, challenges and opportunities for New Zealand’s tourism sector in line with the Tourism 2025 Plan and beyond.”

Hywel Griffith, the BBC World News correspondent for Australia and New Zealand, is moderating panel sessions at both PATA events.

* Delegates attending PGIC on 29 September enjoy complimentary admission to the Tourism Leaders Forum on 28 September. Registration for the Forum alone is US$100.

** Registrations for the Forum on 28 September are being processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Notice: On the September 29, Victoria Street is closed from Albert through to Hobson Streets. Federal Street will remain open but with only one lane being open for cars to be able to turn left at the lights by Gloria Jean’s towards Hobson St.

Martin Snedden
Former CEO
Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA)
New Zealand

Opening Address
PATA & ATEED Tourism Leaders Forum

Dr. Mario Hardy
CEO
PATA
Thailand

SESSION ONE: Artificial Intelligence and Tourism – is this the future?
PATA & ATEED Tourism Leaders Forum

Cam Wallace
Chief Revenue Officer
Air New Zealand
New Zealand

PATA & ATEED Tourism Leaders Forum

Chris Roberts
Chief Executive
Tourism Industry Aotearoa
New Zealand

PATA & ATEED Tourism Leaders Forum

Nick Hill
Chief Executive
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
New Zealand

PATA & ATEED Tourism Leaders Forum

Stephen England-Hall
Chief Executive
Tourism New Zealand
New Zealand

PATA & ATEED Tourism Leaders Forum

Russell Craig
National Technology Officer
Microsoft
New Zealand

SESSION ONE: Innovating user experiences to increase reach
BBC World News Panel Session: Technology and Demand – where to now?

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John Schubert
Managing Director – Marketing Asia Pacific and India
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
USA

SESSION TWO: Managing demand on an ‘unimaginable’ scale
BBC World News Panel Session: Technology and Demand – Where to now?

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Jameson Wong
Director for Business Development – APAC
ForwardKeys.com
Australia

Anticipating the growth of Asia – Where are they going?

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Chris Monk
Head of Region (APAC)
Decoded
Australia
CYBER data hacking. How safe are you?

Google it!

Sandra Chipchase
CEO
Destination NSW
Australia

SESSION FOUR: Success and Demand. Limited only by our imagination
BBC World News Panel Session: Destination development in a changing world

Stu Stacy
Commercial Director
ADARA
Australia
SESSION FOUR: People Power – Learning through visitor insights

Sarah Mathews
Head of Destination Marketing APAC
TripAdvisor
Hong Kong SAR

SESSION FIVE: Social media implications on destination marketing – Navigating the consumer mindset
BBC World News Panel Session: Destination development in a changing world

MaggieWu

Maggie Wu
Chief World Explorer
www.flywithmaggie.com
Travel V-logger, Life Coach + Motivational Speaker
China

SESSION FIVE: How to WOO the Chinese Travellers via stories and inspirations? – Importance of choosing the right online influencers for your brand or destination
BBC World News Panel Session: Destination development in a changing world

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Richard Aquino
PhD Student
Representatives of the FUTURE
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
New Zealand

SESSION SIX: Future Tourism leaders: Their view of tourism in 2025 & beyond

Sabrina Seeler
PhD Student
Representatives of the FUTURE
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
New Zealand

SESSION SIX: Future Tourism leaders: Their view of tourism in 2025 & beyond

Sarath Munasinghe
PhD Student
Representatives of the FUTURE
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
New Zealand

SESSION SIX: Future Tourism leaders: Their view of tourism in 2025 & beyond

Xuan Bach Tran (Alex)
Masters Student
Representatives of the FUTURE
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
New Zealand

SESSION SIX: Future Tourism leaders: Their view of tourism in 2025 & beyond


Stephanie Crowley
Chrysalis Studios Inc.


Emcee

Chris Flynn
Regional Director-Pacific
PATA
Australia

Moderator

Phil Mercer
International Correspondent
BBC World News
Australia


SKYCITY Auckland is an entertainment destination, home to two first-class hotels, over 20 bars restaurants, a world-class Casino, convention centre and the iconic Sky Tower. Located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the heart of Auckland City, it is 45 minutes drive away by bus, car or taxi from Auckland Airport. If you are travelling by taxi, they are located outside the domestic and international terminals and cost approximately NZ$75 into the city. If you are travelling by car, take the Southern Motorway north, exit at Nelson Street and follow the signs directly to SKYCITY. SKYCITY has its own airport shuttle that runs 365 days a year from $30 per person – click here for full SKYCITY Airport Shuttle details and times. It is also a quick 10 minute walk from Britomart – Auckland’s central bus and train station, and the Intercity Bus terminal is right on our doorstep.

Special discounted room rates for PGIC 2017 delegates & media
All provided rates below included GST

SKYCITY Hotel

Premium Rooms NZD239.00

Add-on breakfast at Fortuna/Andy’s Restaurant – NZD24.90 per person (Full buffet)

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SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Premium Luxury Rooms NZD259.00

Add-on breakfast at Gusto Restaurant – NZ$39.00 per person (Full breakfast)

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If you have difficulties accessing the link, please email to Rahul Pereira, Hotels Group Revenue Manager to SKYCITY Entertainment Group Ltd for more information.

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