Building a stronger future for New Zealand through global connectivity:

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

Programme

9.15am    

Registration

Morning tea served

 

   
10.00am
   

Welcome

 

   

Ali Mau

10.15am    

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
10.35am    

Growing Markets: What’s Coming?

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

 

    Scott Tasker
Auckland Airport
GM (Acting) Aeronautical Commercial
11.05am    

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

 

11.55pm    

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

   

1.10pm    

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
   

1.15pm    

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
Visa
Country Manager, New Zealand & South Pacific

2.00pm    

Building New Markets – India

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

 

    Louise Beard
Forward HQ
2.30pm     

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 
Founder

Steve Roberts 
Adventure Playground Rotorua
Founder

Delaney Collings
PHD Media
Digital Director

 

3.30pm    

Auckland Airport Tourism Development Grants

  • Video Montage of Previous Winners

    Ali Mau
3.35pm    

Case studies

  • Ngati Whatua Orakei
  • NZ Winegrowers

 

   

Jamie Cook
Ngati Whatua Orakei 
Business Development Tourism and Events

Chris Yorke
NZ Winegrowers
Global Marketing Director

 

3.40pm    

Auckland Airport Tourism Development Grants 2017

  • Announcement
   

Mark Frood
Auckland Airport
International Market Development Manager

 

3.45pm    

Programme Wrap up and Summary

 

    Ali Mau
4.00pm    

Programme Concludes


   
Tourism Development Grants

Tourism Development Grants

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Presentations, videos and photos

Presentations, videos and photos from Travel Summit 2017

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