Published on Friday 14 Sep 2018
(Sydney, 14 September 2018) The excitement is building with just two days to go before Luxperience opens its doors for another year on Sunday 17 September. Luxperience has always championed knowledge and interaction as a way to boost and improve the luxury travel industry and is pleased to announce its highly anticipated seminars.
A highlight of Luxperience is its education element and again there is an inspiring line-up of thought-provoking panel discussions and presentations. It all starts at the Welcome Party on Sunday evening with this year’s keynote speaker, the innovative Dr Jordan Nguyen, inventor of the mind-controlled smart wheelchair. The biomedical engineer, founder of Psykinetic, is designing life-changing technologies with the mission to improve the lives of as many people as possible. Dr Nguyen is a dynamic and charismatic speaker with the innate ability to distill complex technical concepts and future trends in a simple and inspiring way.
“In line with this year’s theme: The Blue Print – A World Re-Designed, we have chosen an impressive speaker who embodies this ethos,” said Luxperience Event Director Michelle Papas. “Jordan’s life is spent re-thinking and re-imagining computers to enhance the lives of the less able-bodied: A noble cause and one we can all learn from to help us re-design our own lives.”
“The World Re-Designed theme is continued during the business component of Luxperience,” continued Papas. “Each day offers the delegates an unmissable seminar which expands their knowledge on the luxury industry and redefines ways for them to capitalise on this new found knowledge for their clients.”
Monday 17 September
Engaging Guests with Sustainability - Business Beyond Green-washing
The panel will discuss the business challenges and successes of several case studies on sustainability and how businesses walk the line between green-washing and providing an exclusive and genuinely engaging experiences. It will talk about what appeals to those travellers looking to make a difference, to engage, or transform through meaningful travel and the importance of having metrics in place to measure the impact of this engagement.
John Daw - Executive Officer, Australian Wildlife Journeys
James Wyndham - General Manager, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Penny Rafferty, Global Manager Premium, Tourism Australia
Tuesday 18 September
Luxury Market Insights Panel Discussion
This preeminent panel of cutting edge communicators will discuss the state of marketing in the luxury goods and service industry. It will look to where the communications world is heading. There will be time for questions from the audience to enable delegates to gain valuable insights from these experts.
Chris Walton - Managing Director - Sydney, Nunn Media
Douglas Nicol - Co-founder and Partner, The Works
Nicholas Gray - CEO, The Australian
Laura Jones - Managing Director, Frank PR
Tim Burrowes – Content Director, Mumbrella
Wednesday 19 September
The One Business Elegance That Never Fades
Presented by: Mark Carter - Director, Presenter, Speaker, Author, & Coach
Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, a timeless role model and epitome of class and luxury, who lived by the philosophy ‘you’ve got to look at yourself objectively, analyse yourself like an instrument’. In the same vein, this golden age inspired business session will focus on classic themes for business success yet adapted for contemporary, creative relevance in luxury markets.
PC: Camera Creations