The Porter House Hotel Sydney
Tuesday, 19th March 2024
About the Event
The 80 Twenty boardroom series is an exclusive, invitation only lunch (pre registration required), with approximately 25 attendees including sponsors and facilitators. The 80 Twenty boardroom lunch series is all about the development of meaningful commercial relationships, advocacy and meaningful connections for general manages and leaders alike in the hotel industry.
Boardroom Lunch Sponsors
Mews stands as a trailblazing force in the realm of hospitality clouds, serving as a transformative tool for hoteliers seeking to enhance operational efficiency, optimize revenue streams, and deliver unparalleled guest experiences. This avant-garde platform offers a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of products, harnessing the capabilities of intelligent automation to bring about tangible operational improvements for properties and hotel chains of varying sizes. The result is not just a technology solution but a comprehensive approach that redefines the way the hospitality industry operates, unlocking new levels of performance and guest satisfaction. With Mews, hoteliers are equipped to navigate the complexities of the modern hospitality landscape with confidence, making a lasting impact on their bottom line and elevating the overall quality of service provided.
At Booking.com, our mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. No matter who you are or where you want to go, we’ll help you make it happen. That is why we invest in technology to solve some of the most complex challenges in travel and technology. We work tirelessly to take the friction out of travel and connect millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay – from homes to hotels and much more.
We’re not only passionate about connecting travellers with their ideal stay, but with powering their overall travel experience from beginning to end. Everything we do at Booking.com supports that goal to help our customers discover and enjoy the world and our partners to grow their businesses via our platform.
With a rich heritage of rapid innovation and leadership in applying new and emerging technologies to strip friction from the travel process, Booking.com will continue to define the way in which we search, book and enjoy travel, now and into the future.
Nuvho stands as an innovative force in the realm of hotel management, offering highly effective and efficient outsourced solutions to propel the success of over 120 hotels across Australia. Specialising in a comprehensive suite of services, Nuvho provides expert management solutions in areas such as revenue and distribution, financial control, reservations, sales, marketing, procurement, systems, and advisory. As a trusted partner, Nuvho not only streamlines operational processes but also brings a wealth of expertise to enhance each hotel’s overall performance. With a dedicated focus on delivering excellence, Nuvho emerges as a strategic ally for hoteliers, enabling them to navigate the intricacies of the industry with confidence and achieve unparalleled success in a competitive market.
Director & Principal Consultant
Gold Coast-based Simon Tufrey is a respected corporate leader known for his dedication to transformative practices and innovative strategies that connect with emerging talent.
Hailing from Tamworth, NSW, Simon’s roots in rural life underscore his commitment to growth and authentic relationships. His coaching approach blends empathy and real-world insights, rejecting the one-size-fits-all model to become a people-centric experience strategist. Simon’s achievements include implementing impactful people and culture strategies in fast-growing organizations and leading a successful leadership development program across the APAC region in 2023. A recipient of the 2020 Australian HR Awards Excellence Award, Simon’s multifaceted expertise extends to mentoring programs, national advisory boards, and legal compliance matters. Described as selfless and inquisitive, Simon, pursuing an MBA and a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, is not only a dedicated professional but also a committed father shaping a lasting impact in both his personal and professional spheres.
Here are a few testimonials from the previous Boardroom Lunch Events
“It was a great afternoon and I really enjoyed connecting with the other guests but also learning from the informative speakers – a great balance of personal development and industry update. Looking forward to the next one!".
Director of Hotels
“The Sydney Boardroom lunch was a great initiative to get like minded General Managers around the table to discuss current business challenges in the post COVID world. The addition of the wellness speaker was welcomed as it’s not normally a topic talked about and showed the direct correlation between leadership behaviours and health and wellness. Already looking forward to the next event!".
“With figures and outcomes at the forefronts of every mind, its easy to forget about one’s own health and wellbeing and the effects that this can have on our business or staff. 80Twenty’s lunch brought us right back to basics, with Dr Kellie highlighting the direct connection between our own health and our business’ ability to thrive. This was a great opportunity to touch base on the Sydney market, meet and greet and also see where we are headed and the changes involved in the journey. Looking forward to the next on".
“It was a great opportunity to get together with GMs that I would not normally cross paths with. I also found the discussion generated by the guest speaker to be really valuable and free flowing”.
“A great opportunity to have conversations at a leadership level with GM’s you don’t normally get to meet. Was also nice to hear a guest speaker talk about how we can not only work on our health & wellbeing but how it relates to our teams".
General Manager - Brisbane
“I really enjoyed meeting my industry peers, and hearing the operational challenges that others face, but on the other side and a more positive note seeing the increase in demand for Brisbane and what we can expect to see in the future. Then, to top it off, the psychology and mentality behind our leadership approach was fascinating, and I definitely walked out of there with a lot to think about."
General Manager - Brisbane