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27-28 May 2020
ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Sydney

2019 Speakers

Bob East

Chairman,
Tourism Australia

Dr Jerry Schwartz

Director,
Schwartz Family Co

Michelle Bevan

Director of Human Resources,
TFE Hotels

Richard Doyle

Group General Counsel,
StayWell Holdings

Lynda Ugarte

Head of Human Resources - Australasia & Japan,
IHG

Stacey Dean

Director Marketing – Luxury & Upscale ,
Accor

Shaizeen Contractor

Chief Revenue Officer,
TFE Hotels

Mark Ronfeldt

CEO,
Nesuto

Melinda Lampier

General Manager,
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

Anura Yapa JP

Director of Engineering & President Aust Inst of Hotel Engineering Inc.,
Shangri-la Hotel Sydney

Josephine Dalton

General Manager Talent Acquisition,
The Star Entertainment Group

Tish Nyar

Director of Operations Australia & New Zealand,
TFE Hotels

Moana Heal

Group Revenue & Distribution Manager,
Resort Management by Wyndham

Gareth Long

Area General Manager (IHG) based at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach,
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Alita Harvey-Rodriguez

Managing Director,
MI Academy

Damien Murphy CHTP

Enterprise Architect - Hospitality Information Technology,
The Star Entertainment Group and President HFTP Australia Chapter

Marta Laguardia

Revenue Manager,
VERIU Hotels & Suites

Roy Strugnell

Investment Manager,
Salter Brothers Hotel Group

Mark Tierney

Group Director of Revenue and Distribution,
Quest Apartment Hotels

Natalie O’Brien

Director,
Natalie O'Brien & CO

Trevor McCarren

Regional Technical Manager NSW/ACT,
Accor

Maria Taylor

Regional Vice President, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia & Japan,
TravelClick

Lyndsay Trama

Digital Delivery Manager ,
Koda Design

Dan Toms

Director and National Sales Manager,
Accommodation Finance Australia

Nick Jeffery

Vice President, Asia Pacific,
Sabre Hospitality Solutions

Dean Long

Chief Executive Officer,
Accommodation Association of Australia

Anthony Stanley

Director of Distribution & Revenue Management,
Choice Hotels

Paul Briggs JP

Sustainability and Project Coordinator,
Schwartz Family Co

Katie Hokin

Hotel Marketing Specialist,
KT Creative

Apurva Chamaria

Chief Revenue Officer,
RateGain

Cassandra Dean-Rankin

Interior Design & Re-Design Manager,
The Hotel Buying Office

Con Katsinas

CEO,
International Hotel Services (IHS)

Leon Chan

Regional Business Development Manager, APAC,
TripAdvisor

Duncan Waterman

Country Manager Australia & New Zealand,
d-edge Hospitality Solutions

Troy Schufft

Director AAoA Training Academy,
Accommodation Association of Australia

Matt Granfield

Group Director of Digital,
Minor Hotels

Angela Biddle

Director,
Scott Carver

Michelle King

National Membership Manager,
Accommodation Association of Australia

Philip Stanley

General Manager Australia and New Zealand,
Sabre Hospitality Solutions

Jude Bolger

Managing Director,
HeroBe

Joshua Ellison

Co-Founder,
Jump To Travel

Mark Thomson

Architect/Director,
Eco Effective Solutions

Jackie Douglas

President APAC,
HSMAI

Francis Loughran

Managing Director,
Future Food

Charlie Ikstrums

Chairman,
Budget Motel Chain & UseROSS Channel Manager

Charlie Loftus

Director,
Budget Motel Chain & UseROSS Channel Manager

Leigh Johnston

Business Development Manager,
Accommodation Finance Australia

Annette MacAndrew

Director of Sales and Marketing Australia,
Fraser Hospitality

Tam Al-Saad

Principal Consultant, Strategy + Growth,
Web Profits

Natasha Bartoshefski

Head of Design,
Corlette

Anwar Ahmed

Principal Energy Consultant,
Enman

Liliana Madigan

Co Founder & Head Designer,
Designing Spaces and Places

Craig Macindoe

Director,
Darlingcrackles

Rebecca Dawes

Director,
Koda Design

Michael Benikos

Managing Director,
ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions Australia

Joey Kang

Senior Director of Enterprise Business Development,
Rainmaker

Sam Lindner

Head of Marketing,
Travello

Amanda Beazley

Managing Director + Senior Design + Sales,
Beazley Group Design + Fitout

Michael Tan

Creative Director ,
BrandWorks

Eleena Tan

Strategy Director,
BrandWorks

Matthias Dybing

Director,
HeroBe

Shilpa Mohan

Senior Interior Designer,
DDC Architecture + Interior Design

Juliet Ashworth

Owner,
CHADA

Oliver Ruf

Director of Revenue Management,
Park Hyatt Sydney

Michael Harper

Co Founder,
Hotel Strategy Co

Amit Peshawaria

Head of Sales - Asia Pacific & Oceania,
OTA Insight

Brendon Granger

CEO - Chief Experience Officer,
Technology 4 Hotels

AJ Shantiratnam

Principal Client Partner - APAC,
TripAdvisor

Melissa Kalan

Founding Director,
Australian Revenue Management Association (ARMA)

Fabian Bartnick

Founder,
Infinito

Andreas Palmqvist

Director,
Hotel Strategy Co

Margaux Everett

Director,
Hyper Hyper

Matthew Burke

Regional Manager Pacific,
STR

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