AI presents an incredible opportunity for those that are willing to step into the opportunity, but most are overwhelmed and not sure where to start. Join AI expert and founder Dawid Naude on understanding how to think about AI, some ideas to inspire, and how you can take advantage of AI immediately.

Crafting Winning Pricing Strategies for Diverse Hotel Segments in Australia

Discover the secrets to drive total profitability in Australia’s hospitality sector with advanced pricing strategies tailored to diverse hotel segments. Explore market segmentation, harness data analytics, and leverage pricing psychology to set rates that maximise profitability while navigating competitive landscapes and seasonal fluctuations. Whether overseeing hotels, motels, casinos, Holiday Parks & Resorts or Short Term Rentals in Australia, this presentation equips hoteliers with the tools to elevate guest satisfaction and achieve success in Australia’s dynamic hospitality industry.

11.30am – 12.00pm: Clive Dwyer – Chief Executive, Bathing Australia

Wellness Tourism: The Fastest Growing Sector in the World

Where are the opportunities, and how can you be a part of it?

Explore the dynamic landscape of wellness tourism, currently the fastest-growing sector in global travel. This session will dive into what wellness tourism is, its robust growth trajectory, and the emerging opportunities it presents. 

With over 38 years of international Tourism and Leisure experience in Australia, the Middle East and Canada, Clive is now sharing his skills as an advisor, International public speaker, and non-Executive Director.  Clive sits on the Board of Acorn Strategies,  an international strategy-led marketing, public relations, and digital agency located  in Australia and the Middle East and can share  the latest in Marketing Intelligence to the International Hot Springs community.

  • Brett Salter, Head of Accommodation – Endeavour Group/ALH Hotels
  • Sonia Vickers, Senior Asset Manager – Minett Prime Square
  • Kari Hunter, Senior Director Strategy, Sales & Marketing – Choice Hotels Asia-Pac
  • Moderator – Ted Horner, E Horner & Associates

The Impact of Generative AI on Revenue Management and Guest Experience

From Pain to A Brand New Day!

The popular Genius Zones are smaller delegate discussion zones focusing on one or two industry pain points, and sharing practical insights and discussions that take you from pain to a brand new day.

Topic 1: Commercial mindset: the transformative power of purpose, alignment and transparencyMarika Sanigorska, Regional Director, Enterprise, SiteMinder

Topic 2: Are you ready for no more UA on 30 June? Learn what to do along with my top two direct booking strategy tips Adrian Caruso, Group Managing Director, Fastrack Group

Topic 3: How to utilise forward looking data in an Increasingly unpredictable market environment Jeong Pyon – Director of Hospitality Solutions, APAC, Duetto

Topic 4: Key Strategies to Cultivate Your Garden of Profit!, Let’s delve into the weeds of your business and discuss my top operational and strategic revenue drainers.Nicholas Hurley – Managing Director, Veritasus Consulting

4.30pm – 5.00pm: Revenue Insights Leaders Panel

Unlocking Revenue Insights: Navigating the complexities of revenue management in hotels and short-term rentals 

Moderated by Jamie Griego, Director of Account Management, Expedia Group

The right insights are essential to building a successful hotel or vacation rental revenue strategy, and often a variety of insights are leveraged to build successful strategies. Join Expedia Group’s Jamie Griego,  along with revenue leaders across various accommodation types, to learn more about what actionable insights and innovative approaches are key to building a successful revenue strategy in the evolving traveler marketplace.

  • Bianca Murphy– Area Revenue Manager, The Lancemore Group
  • Will Creedon – Founder and CEO , Alloggio
  • Simon Balmano – Director of Revenue- Apartments and Realty, Accor

5.30pm CLOSE

Bring Lanyards for Day 2 entry!

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2024 Summit Industry Thought Leaders

Todd Simms – Director, Revenue Management South East Asia and Pacific – MGallery I Sofitel I Emblems and ARMA Advisory Board President

Madhavi Nagarajan – Head of Revenue & Distribution – The Ascott Limited and ARMA Advisory Board Member

Brendan Smith – Group Revenue Manager – RACV

Katrina Wallace – National Revenue Manager – NRMA Parks and Resorts and ARMA Advisory Board Member

Monique Jeffrey – Revenue Manager – Choice Hotels Asia-Pac

Monique Jeffrey

Richard Munro

Brett Salter

Alex Dugdale

Jamie Griego

Kari Hunter

Dawid Naude

Lloyd Hesson

Mitchell Price

Sonia Vickers

Clive Dwyer

Professor. Dr Amin Beheshti

Kristy McGowan

Ted Horner

Madhavi Nagarajan

Clare Coyle

Luke Rayner

Chris Crowley

Jeong Pyon

Ivan Cintado

Will Creedon

Bianca Murphy

Amit Peshawaria

Salvatore Busardó

Kerry Gouws

Matthew Burke

Adrian Caruso

Todd Simms

Matthew Camp

Jurgen Ortelee

Shankar Kotha

Mike Evans

Simon Balmano

Joanne Cohen

Jarrod Crump

Jacqueline Choo

Joanne Keown

Craig Dennington

Clare West

Jack Trainor

Katrina Wallace

Samantha Fabris

James Corbitt

Paul Ring

Deepanshu Nihalani

Marit Connell

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“Congratulations on an amazing event. So many RevMan leaders and tourism organisations in one space all working collaboratively together. Great ethos and lovely to be a part of”

“A big congratulations on a superbly executed event Melissa. The warmth and spirit of the revenue management community was in full flight”

“A great event, inspiring for all levels of revenue management”

“Without question a standout event in this region, an all-round first class conference that delivers unique and inspiring content surrounded by wonderful industry professionals”

“I found an extra $20k in my business from lessons learned at the Summit”

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