October 16 SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland, New Zealand
The PATA Global Insights Conference brings together a dynamic and unique line up of international thought leaders recognised for their success and expertise in innovative and disruptive thinking. This first time event, to be hosted in Auckland, New Zealand, will explore the key influences that will drive and shape future thinking in terms of tourism destination development and design. Key topics to be analysed and discussed during this insightful event will correspond to Tourism 2025 Framework, introduced by Tourism Industry Association New Zealand. We invite all industry and associated stakeholders to become a part of this key event, engage with those who influence change, and share your thoughts and ideas on tourism’s future.
Mayor of Auckland, Len Brown
Dr Mathew McDougall CEO Digital Jungle Target: Leveraging Data for Better Decision Making
Brian Payea Head of Industry Relations TripAdvisor Staying Ahead – Understanding Your Customers
Kate Palmer Account Director, Australia and New Zealand comScore Target: mCommerce and Beyond
Rick Antonson Author & Former CEO Tourism Vancouver Visitor Experience: Cathedral Thinking Panel Session: Developing a Plan for Success
Paul Walker Head of Investment, Urban Regeneration Lend Lease Visitor Experience: Shifting the Needle Panel Session: Developing a Plan for Success
John Aitken CEO Brisbane Marketing Visitor Experience: Creating New World Cities Panel Session: Developing a Plan for Success
John Schubert Managing Director – Marketing Asia Pacific and India Boeing Commercial Airplanes Connectivity: Meet Demand – The Battle for Asia Pacific’s Airspace
Tony Carter Managing Director Amadeus IT Pacific Connectivity: Future Traveller Tribes: Building a More Rewarding Journey
Stephen Jones Chief Strategy, Networks & Alliances Officer Air New Zealand Panel Session: Future Challenges & Opportunities of Aviation Expansion
Caroline Dempsey Head of Marketing Visa in Australia & NZ Productivity: Building Business Beyond Profit
Carolyn Childs Director MyTravelResearch.com Productivity: Eat, Shop, Pray. The Hidden Value in the Visitor Economy
Chris Roberts Chief Executive Tourism Industry Association New Zealand Closing Address: Insights to Tourism Framework 2025
MASTER OF CEROMONY
Dale Lawrence Consultant PATA
Ben Thompson Presenter BBC World News Panel Session: Developing a Plan for Success BBC Panel Session: New Zealand Leader’s Approach to Capitalising on Future Opportunities
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90 Federal Street, Auckland 1010
Getting There The SKYCITY Hotel is located in the heart of Auckland City on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets. 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.
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