Building a stronger future for New Zealand through global connectivity:

Growing our travel markets with insights, innovation and leading edge strategies.



Morning tea served






Ali Mau


Auckland Airport’s Future Vision

  • Investment in infrastructure to meet future demand
  • Key growth markets, maximising the return to New Zealand from visitor growth


    Adrian Littlewood
Auckland Airport
Chief Executive

Growing Markets: What’s Coming?

  • Aeronautical Commercial’s strategy
  • Route development 
  • Underserved markets
  • Opportunities


    Scott Tasker
Auckland Airport
GM (Acting) Aeronautical Commercial

Panel Discussion - Growth and New Markets

Curated discussion and questions from the floor

  • Innovation and adaptation in the travel business to attract and cater for new markets and travellers

Mario Santander
American Airlines
Country Manager New Zealand

Lisa Li
China Travel Services
Managing Director

Darren Wright
Flight Centre Travel Group
General Manager Product, Advertising, Customer Experience and Sales



Opportunities and Challenges for the New Zealand Tourism Sector

  • New Zealand’s ability to grow and prosper through increased global connectivity and bringing the world to New Zealand
  • Masters Games - insights on impact on Auckland and New Zealand economy
  • Tourism 2025, how New Zealand is tracking?

    Martin Snedden
12.30pm     Lunch Served



Voxpop Video

  • Tourists sharing their thoughts on their experiences while travelling through New Zealand upon their departure from Auckland Airport


      Air New Zealand Flights Prize Draw


Global Advancements in Digital Payments and the Influence on Traveller Spend Habits

  • Visa’s annual inbound tourism spend report
  • How innovation in payments is driving cross border commerce

Marty Kerr
Country Manager, New Zealand & South Pacific


Building New Markets – India

  • Outcomes and insights of the India market research commissioned by Auckland Airport


    Louise Beard
Forward HQ

Panel Discussion  - The Digitally Connected Traveller

Curated discussion and questions from the floor

  • How do we communicate to the digital traveller?
  • Insights into early adopters and their approach

Jo Allison
Tourism Holdings Ltd 
Chief Operating Officer

Ryan Sanders
Haka Tours 

Steve Roberts 
Adventure Playground Rotorua

Delaney Collings
PHD Media
Digital Director



Auckland Airport Product Development Grants

  • Video Montage of Previous Winners

    Ali Mau

Case study

  • Ngati Whatua Orakei



Jamie Cook
Ngati Whatua Orakei 
Business Development Tourism and Events

Chris Yorke
NZ Winegrowers
Global Marketing Director



Auckland Airport Product Development Grants 2017

  • Announcement

Mark Frood
Auckland Airport
International Market Development Manager



Programme Wrap up and Summation


    Ali Mau

Programme Concludes

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