Nominations for inaugural Luxperience 2015 Awards closing soon - Esteemed panel of judges revealed

Published on Tuesday 07 Jul 2015

(Sydney, 7 July 2015) The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for the inaugural Luxperience Awards, taking place during Sydney’s leading luxury and experiential travel trade exhibition, Luxperience, on 6-9 September 2015.

Exhibitors and buyers attending Luxperience 2015 now have until 17 July to nominate for the awards and until 20 July to prepare award submissions - click here for more information.

The awards acknowledge excellence in the development and promotion of the finest products that the luxury travel industry has to offer and entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of travel industry experts:

Michelle Papas, Director of Marketing at Luxperience

Mark Magennis, Managing Director of Decorative Events and Exhibitions

Melinda O’Rourke, Founder and Director of MO Luxury

Susan Borham, Editor-in-Chief of Luxury Travel Magazine

Emma Scott, Creative Director at Tiny Hunter

Jeremy Francis, Manager, Brand Connections at Virgin Australia

The judges are in for a difficult time as there has already been a strong response to the Awards with some impressive submissions already received.

There are three awards for buyers and three for suppliers, under the themes of Inspiring, Meaningful and Connections.

The Inspiring Award recognises one buyer and one supplier that best demonstrates excellence in the planning and development of innovative products and services, acknowledging entrepreneurial vision, market leadership and uniqueness.

The Meaningful Award pays tribute to a buyer and a supplier that contributes to a greater understanding of history, heritage and culture, incorporating elements such as sense of community, experiential tourism or social responsibility within their program or product.

The Connections Award recognises a successful e-marketing campaign, both from the buyer and supplier sides, which effectively connects with key target markets within the luxury or high end experiential travel space.

In addition to these six awards, Luxperience will recognise a visionary tourism office which has influenced the development of luxury and experiential tourism within their country or region.

Michelle Papas Director of Marketing at Luxperience, commented: “We encourage all our buyers and suppliers to consider entering these awards. These accolades will identify outstanding tourism businesses, setting industry standards for inspiration, innovation and quality, and will raise winners’ profiles both in the domestic and the international markets.”

Winners will be announced in front of over 500 guests at the glittering Luxperience Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, taking place on 8 September 2015 on the rooftop of The Star, Sydney.

The invitation-only business forum is the only one of its kind based in the Australasia and Pacific region that connects the world’s most exclusive travel providers dealing in luxury and experiential travel.

For buyer enquiries contact:

Michelle Papas, Director of Marketing and Buyer Relations

Michelle.papas@luxperience.com.au or +61 2 8584 1777

Click here for more details on attending Luxperience as a buyer

For exhibitor and partnership enquires contact:

Eric Lewanavanua, Director of Sales and Partner Alliances eric.lewanavanua@luxperience.com.au or +61 2 8584 1777