Published on Tuesday 20 Oct 2015
Luxperience 2015 has proved more than just a travel trade show. It’s where the travel industry elite love to do business according to the post-exhibition survey results with respondents expecting over AU$97 million worth of business to be generated from the meetings conducted at this year’s Luxperience.
Next year’s event, scheduled for 18 -21 September 2016, is already in many calendars as 90 per cent are intending to participate in Luxperience 2016 and 95 per cent of them will recommend involvement to their colleagues.
Eighty-five per cent of the buyers viewed Luxperience as the place to keep up-to-date and learn what’s new in the exclusive and experiential travel arena. Of those who participated in the familiarisation program, 96 per cent will be recommending the products experienced to their clients.
The quality of buyers at this year’s Luxperience was a highlight, according to 90 per cent of the exhibitors, and 79 per cent have established strong new business connections. Eighty-three per cent have generated strong new sales leads as a result of exhibiting at Luxperience and 85 per cent were highly satisfied with the quality of the key networking events during the 3.5 day exhibition.
Below is a sample of local and international buyer comments from the surveys:
“Extremely upmarket event, exceptionally well organised and a perfect opportunity to meet with potential suppliers.”
Adam George, Evolution Luxury Travel Australia
“I felt very satisfied with the show and felt that there was a fantastic range of exhibitors that are relevant to myself and my business. The styling of the event was also very impressive and you certainly felt as though we were attending a luxury travel show, and not just a standard event. I was very impressed.”
Kate Scott Riche, Luxury Travel Australia
“Valuable contacts and learning opportunities. Major networking.”
Andi von Zeppelin, Zeppelin Travel Australia
“Luxperience is a great opportunity to meet with suppliers offering a wonderful range of luxury products and services all around the world. It is a great way to meet new people, find new products and to network.”
Anthony Allardyce Pinnacle by FCm Australia
"Attending Luxperience is the equivalent worth of one year’s sales calls around the world. This saves me on travel costs and allows me engaging appointments with some of the world's best agents."
Craig Gibbons, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
"Wow...Luxperience was ideal! I really wanted, and got, quality time with the top luxury suppliers, especially from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and several other destinations, such as Bhutan and Papua New Guinea. Moreover, my famil to the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand was over-the-top fabulous."
David Rubin of David Travel - USA
“Lux offers the opportunity for luxury buyers and sellers to connect in an efficient and educational manner. Nothing like it! The world is represented in this well run experience.”
Donna Evans, Team Travel / Andavo affiliate – USA
“I really love how Luxperience gave us an ample amount of time to meet with vendors and really get to know and understand their product as well as form a personal relationship.
I learned more at this conference than I have at any recent conference.”
Austin Abram, In the Know Experiences – USA
“An excellent opportunity to meet with relevant partners and potential partners in the luxury marketplace.”
Mike Taylor, ITC Luxury Travel - UK
“Awesome and amazing”
Eldi Lau, Quintessentially Travel - Hong Kong
Luxperience 2016 will continue to feature the popular networking events including the Thought Leaders program and Gala Dinner and Awards Night. It is again to be held at Australian Technology Park, Sydney from 18 to 21 September, 2016.
Please credit all images to: Oneill Photographics 2015
For buyer enquiries contact:
Michelle Papas, Director of Marketing and Buyer Relations
For exhibitor and partnership enquires contact:
Eric Lewanavanua, Director of Sales and Partner Alliances email@example.com or +61 2 8584 1777
Luxperience is more than a trade show; it’s an invitation-only business forum providing an exclusive, innovative global business exchange connecting experiential and discerning travel products directly to their market in a creative and inspirational exchange. It connects and nurtures relationships between highly sought-after luxury experiences and agents who influence the travel decision of the world's elite travellers.
The only forum of its kind, Luxperience helps to identify and drive trends in the luxury and experiential travel sector, and in turn attracts highly desirable, difficult to reach clients. True to its name, it’s not just a trade show; it’s an immersive luxurious experience, driven by a highly experienced team, resulting in real business for its clients.
Adding another dimension to the event and created specifically for the meeting and events market is Events by Luxperience, a tailored program for MICE buyers and suppliers attending Luxperience.
For further information, images or interviews please contact:
Virginia Haddon, Cascade Communications
M: 0414 275 839