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
Andrew Waddel

Andrew Waddel

General Manager Australia
Tourism New Zealand
Craig Platt

Craig Platt

Managing Editor
traveller.com.au
Ellie Cobb

Ellie Cobb

Senior Journalist
BBC
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
Kelli Armstrong

Kelli Armstrong

Managing Editor
ESCAPE
Lee Tulloch

Lee Tulloch

Travel Writer
Traveller
Mark Olsen

Mark Olsen

CEO
Tourism Tropical North Queensland
Michael Branagh

Michael Branagh

Group Executive - Global Marketing
Tourism & Events Queensland
Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle

Travel Blogger
Natasha Dragun

Natasha Dragun

Editor
Vacations & Travel
Penny Rafferty

Penny Rafferty

Executive Officer
Luxury Lodges of Australia
Rob McFarland

Rob McFarland

Travel Writer
Freelance
Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Managing Director
GTI
Susan Coghill

Susan Coghill

Chief Marketing Officer
Tourism Australia

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

CEO
Catalyst Communications
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