PATA Global Insights Conference 2017

September
29
To
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 Friday, September 29, 2017. With the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and BBC World News, the event will again be hosted by SKYCITY Entertainment at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel.

Under the theme ‘R U Future Ready’, the conference has already received confirmations from a number of expert and high profile speakers and panel members from Europe, Asia Pacific and North America representing such major international brands as Microsoft, Boeing and TripAdvisor.

“I am very excited about the programme we have developed for this years event. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that delegates will be wowed by the depth of  knowledge, insights and global reputation of our guest speakers and the sectors and disciplines they represent,” says PATA Regional Director – Pacific, Chris Flynn.

All panel discussions will again be moderated by a leading BBC World News Business/Economics TV anchor with the 2017 programme including, for the first time, a final session featuring ‘Tomorrow’s Tourism Leaders’. Supported by Auckland University of Technology (AUT), we will explore the future through the eyes and minds of those who are destined to lead our industry in the years to come.

We therefore, invite all industry, associated stakeholders and young tourism professionals and  students to become a part of this key event and engage with those who influence, shape and change our world.

* For more information, please contact: pacific@PATA.org.

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

Opening Address

Dr. Mario Hardy
CEO
PATA
Thailand

SESSION ONE: Artificial Intelligence and Tourism – is this the future?

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?

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?

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

Anticipating the growth of Asia – Where are they going?

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

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: In my opinion. Getting online with e-influencers
BBC World News Panel Session: Destination development in a changing world

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

Hywel Griffith
Australia and New Zealand Correspondent
BBC World News
Australia

BBC World News Panel Session: Technology and Demand – Where to now?
BBC World News Panel Session: Destination development in a changing world
Future Tourism leaders: Their view of tourism in 2025 & beyond


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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90 Federal Street, Auckland 1010

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