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Outperform fairshare and grow out of Covid-19

Full-day event at the Emporium Hotel Southbank in Brisbane

16th June 2022

Outperform Fairshare & Grow out of Covid-19!

The inaugural 80 Twenty Hotel Conference is designed to provide insightful content with key takeaways to assist your serviced accommodation business during one of the most challenging environments in the modern era.

The 80 TWENTY Hotel Conference

The 80 TWENTY Hotel Conference will be in Brisbane for a whole day conference on the 16th of June 2022, at The Emporium Hotel South Bank. The upcoming event provides attendees with the opportunity to gain valuable insights from accommodation experts and industry leaders. The conference is a fantastic forum for senior hotel management, owners, and operators to network and expand their industry knowledge. Key topics in the upcoming conference focus on growth beyond a Covid-19, in particular strategies that focus on how the demand landscape has changed, recovery phases from an operational and staffing point of view as we get back to a “new normal”.



Get access to insightful content delivered by renowned industry experts across sales, marketing and revenue management functions.



Debate and talk about current industry problems and solutions, supported by expert insight and industry peers.



Collaborate to devise solutions to permit above fair-share market performance driven by suitable industry knowledge and tools.



Mix with suitable targets with an appropriate blend of delegate, vendor and key industry figures and experts.

We bring a program that is focussed on insightful content delivered by renowned experts in the field

7:30am - 8:30am — Welcome Tea & Networking

8:40am - 8:45am — Conference Opening

Introducing the return of the 80 Twenty Hotel Media Conference

8:50am - 9:15am — State of the Nation

Overview of hotel market performance in key Australian destinations.

Paul Hammond

Business Development Manager Pacific – STR

Matthew Burke

Regional Director Pacific, Central South Asia & Japan

9:15am - 9:40am — Operational Metrics Insight

Understanding the profit and loss operational structure in post Covid-19 environment

Damien Little


Horwath HTL

9:45am - 10:25am — Operator Expert Insight

A leadership discussion on the future of investment in the hotel sector, operational challenges and solutions

Bernie Hogan

Chief Executive


Wayne Taranto

Director of Operations – Australia

Ovolo Hotels

Gadi Hassin

Director – South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand


Kelvin Dodt

Chief Operating Officer

The Star Entertainment Group

Craig Hooley

Chief Operating Officer

Minor Hotels

10:20am - 11:00am — Morning Tea

11:05am - 11:20am — Google, Meta & OTA Search Trends

Current volumes insight via Google, Airline Bookings & impacts of Meta on your direct business.

Matthias Dybing

Co-Founder & Director

11:25am - 12:00pm — Hijacking Direct Traffic

Digital marketing secrets to increasing direct bookings

Jackie Douglas


HSMAI Asia Pacific Inc.

Adrian Caruso

Founder & CEO

Fastrack Group

Matt Taylor

Co-Founder & CEO


Lynne Cassidy

Portfolio Revenue Manager

Pro-invest Group

12:00pm - 12:15pm — Corporate Travel Trends

Insights from the global distribution system

Jacob Sinnott

Director of Sales & Customer Success

12:20pm - 12:50pm — Corporate Travel & The Events Market

Strategies to succeed in building back your corporate market

Gemma McCourt

Commercial Operations Director

Mark Mooney

Customer Success Manager
Corporate Traveller Australia

Lorelle Chittick

General Manager – Tourism, Business & Major Events
Brisbane Economic Development Agency

12:50pm - 1:50pm — Lunch

2:05pm - 2:40pm — Acquiring Talent in a Competitive Market

Where are our people coming from, the challenges of attracting and retaining staff

Shannon Semenikow

Founder and CEO

Education and Migration Services Australia

Nicole Watson

Key Account Manager, Australasia & South East Asia

HRS Group

Ebonee Regan

Complex Director of Finance

The Westin Brisbane & Four Points

William Rule

Managing Director

Zenith Hospitality Staffing Solutions

Jan Rosevear

Senior Manager People Partnerships QLD

The Star Gold Coast

2:45pm - 3:20pm — The Future of Hotel Food & Beverage

What lies ahead for hotel food and beverage outlets

Hugh Staunton

Managing Director

REVA Hospitality

Lawrence Bolton

Complex Director of Food and Beverage

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Vincent Lombino


FnB Collective

3:25pm - 3:55pm — Afternoon Tea

4:00pm - 4:25pm — The Rise & Rise of Sustainability

A reality check on what are hotels doing to significantly reduce their environmental impact and how does this translate into ROI for owners and guests

Stewart Moore



Rob Unson

General Manager

The Calile Hotel Brisbane

4:30pm - 4:50pm — Keynote

Amy Gash

Reservations Manager

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

5:00pm - 5:15pm — Conference Close

5:30pm - 7:00pm — Networking Drinks

The 80 TWENTY Hotel Media Conference

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Industry Partners

Join us and gain the insight to drive your serviced accommodation business forward

Exceptional Value for Money!

The 80 TWENTY Hotel Conference is focussed on delivering exceptional value for money. Hosted at the Emporium Hotel Southbank in Brisbane on June 16th 2022, the event offers insightful and unbiassed content, focussed on getting outcomes for serviced accommodation properties.