2022 Speakers


Ita Buttrose AC OBE
Keynote Speaker

Ita Buttrose AC OBE

Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Media Trailblazer, Businesswoman, Best-selling Author and former Australian of the Year
Craig Platt

Craig Platt

Managing Editor
traveller.com.au
Emma Sturgiss

Emma Sturgiss

Global Manager - Public Relations
Tourism Australia
Fiona Carruthers

Fiona Carruthers

Travel Editor & Journalist
The Australian Financial Review
Jana Frawley

Jana Frawley

Content Director
ESCAPE
Jill Collins

Jill Collins

Managing Director
Barking Owl Communications
Karena Noble

Karena Noble

Corporate Communications Manager
Event Hospitality and Entertainment
Kelly Armstrong

Kelly Armstrong

Managing Editor
ESCAPE
Lee Tulloch

Lee Tulloch

Travel Writer
Traveller
Mark Olsen

Mark Olsen

CEO
Tourism Tropical North Queensland
Penny Rafferty

Penny Rafferty

Executive Officer
Luxury Lodges of Australia
Rob McFarland

Rob McFarland

Travel Writer
Freelance
Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Managing Director
GTI

2020 Speakers


Amanda Bolger

Amanda Bolger

Head of PR & Publicity
Qantas Airways Limited
Barry Neild

Barry Neild

Global Editor
CNN Travel
Catherine Marshall

Catherine Marshall

Freelance Travel Writer
Emma Sturgiss

Emma Sturgiss

Global Manager - Public Relations
Tourism Australia
Gaynor Reid

Gaynor Reid

Vice President Communications, Asia Pacific
ACCOR
Georgia Rickard

Georgia Rickard

Editor at large
Virgin Australia
Jo Palmer

Jo Palmer

Managing Director
Gate 7
Joanna Hunkin

Joanna Hunkin

Editor
Gourmet Traveller
Julia Zaetta

Julia Zaetta

Editor-in-Chief
Better Homes and Gardens
Justin Jamieson

Justin Jamieson

Managing Director
Grin Creative
Kim McKay

Kim McKay

Director
Klick X
Kirsten Galliott

Kirsten Galliott

Editor in Chief
QANTAS Media
Nick Wayland

Nick Wayland

CEO and Founder
TravMedia
Rob McFarland

Rob McFarland

Travel Writer
Freelance
Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Managing Director
GTI