Everybody starts from somewhere.

In 2018, Travel Weekly is continuing its reputation for launching cutting-edge, industry-first events. Enter Travel Weekly’s Launchpad.

The concept is simple. We want the travel trade to have one day that will propel their career into the stratosphere.

How will we do this? The day will be jam-packed mentoring, networking and coaching.

In this way, we do not want ticket price to be an inhibitor. We want opportunity across the board, so we have kept the ticket price deliberately low. This is the start of a career-rocketing campaign.

We believe this day will enable everyone, from those starting out their journey in travel to mid-level.. The coaching sessions will have high-calibre business leaders so attendees walk away with immediately actionable insights, whether it’s on salary, sales or marketing. The mentoring and networking is rapid-fire and gives attendees the chance to ask questions of travel leaders they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

DOLTONE HOUSE- DARLING ISLAND WHARF

MEET YOUR MENTORS

Lisa Pagotto – Founder & Director, Crooked Compass Pty Ltd
Gil McLachlan – CEO, McLachlan Travel Group
Laura Ruffles – Chief Executive Officer Australia & New Zealand, Corporate Travel Management

MEET YOUR MASTERCLASS COACHES

Anthony's Masterclass - How to launch your own business

Anthony has successfully launched and run his own businesses. In this practical session, he will talk to the tools needed to build a company from the ground up. With his experience leading Smartflyer, a work from home travel agency, he will talk about how specific agents have built a brand and grown a client base through social media.

Nancy and Kate's Masterclass - Purpose and values

Many people go into auto pilot during the length of their careers, and wonder why they may not be completely satisfied, why they don’t enjoy their work. Taking the time to articulate and understand your why and values can be a transformative experience. We can show you how can you can proactively shift that feeling of being “stuck” through some simple strategies. Purposeful people are able to inspire, unify, and drive collective action to achieve their personal goals and dream. In this practical session, you will have the opportunity to articulate your why, what is really important to you and use that to guide your career choices in a fulfilling, pro active and empowering way.

SCHEDULE

Welcome by MC

MC to introduce mentors and run through agenda for the day.

9am

Welcome by MC

MC to introduce mentors and run through agenda for the day.

9am

Keynote

Keynote speech from guest speaker.

9.10am

Keynote

Keynote speech from guest speaker.

9.10am

Speed mentoring

Small groups rotate every 20 minutes to meet a different mentor.

9.35am

Speed mentoring

Small groups rotate every 20 minutes to meet a different mentor.

9.35am

Lunch

Network with mentors and fellow attendees.

12.30pm

Lunch

Network with mentors and fellow attendees.

12.30pm

Masterclass 1

Follow your wristband to attend your first masterclass.

1.15pm

Masterclass 1

Follow your wristband to attend your first masterclass.

1.15pm

Masterclass 2

Rotate to adjacent room for your next masterclass.

2pm

Masterclass 2

Rotate to adjacent room for your next masterclass.

2pm

Afternoon tea break

Quick break to grab a bite and coffee.

2.45pm

Afternoon tea break

Quick break to grab a bite and coffee.

2.45pm

Masterclass 3

Final masterclass for the day.

3pm

Masterclass 3

Final masterclass for the day.

3pm

Summary of the day

MC to run through highlights from the day. Event concludes at 4pm.

3.45pm

Summary of the day

MC to run through highlights from the day. Event concludes at 4pm.

3.45pm