Event Schedule

   

Events hosted by
Accommodation
Association
 The Accommodation Association's is scheduling our event calendar in line with State Government Directions on events and gatherings. Our 2021 events program will be a mix of in-person, hybrid and webinars. 

   

Industry /
Partner Event

 

Past Events 2021

16

MARCH

VIC Economic & Hotel Market Update

  •  Tuesday
  •  2:30 PM for 3:00 PM start - 4:30 PM followed by networking drinks Local Time
  •  Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Confirmed Speakers 

  • Matthew Burke, Regional Manager Pacific, STR 
  • Damien Little, Director - Research, Development & Strategy, AHS Advisory
  • Panel discussion: Moderator: Dean Long, Chief Executive Officer, Accommodation Association

Panelists include:

  • Kath Mainland, Chief Executive Officer, RISING
  • Katrina Sedgwick, Chief Executive Officer, ACMI
  • Jane Zantuck, Assistant Director - Marketing & Corporate Partnerships, National Gallery of Victoria
  • Special Guest - Robynne Berg MBus (Mktg), Director, thinkplayact

24

MARCH

Destination NSW Marketing & Events Update

  •  Wednesday
  •  8:30 AM for 9:00 AM start - 10:30 AM Local Time
  •  Swissotel Sydney - Level 8, Blaxland B

As the accommodation industry emerges from COVID-19, hoteliers will need to proactively explore a range of markets and opportunities to ensure we remain competitive.
To assist in developing proactive plans to lift demand, Steve Cox, CEO Destination NSW will present an overview of strategies and priorities for DNSW, campaigns, programs and events planned for the 2021/22 year and opportunities for hotels to leverage these activities


25

MARCH

When JobKeeper Ends (Webinar)

  •  Thursday
  •  12:00 PM - 12:45 PM AEDT
  •  Online, at your computer

The Accommodation Association invites you to this joint webinar with Mullins Lawyers.

In this webinar -

  • Sam McIvor, Partner, Mullins Lawyers will discuss the impacts on employers when the Government subsidy comes to an end and will canvas options regarding employees generally, including redundancies.
  • Noel Teskey, Senior Workplace Relations Consultant, Accommodation Association will provide an update on the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill.

 

11

MAY

Brisbane & Queensland Economic & Hotel Market Update

  •  Tuesday
  •  2:30 PM for 3:00 PM start - 4:30 PM followed by networking drinks Local Time
  •  Sofitel Brisbane Central

Confirmed Speakers 

  • Paul Hammond, Business Development Manager Pacific, STR 
  • Damien Little, Director, AHS Advisory
  • Michael Branagh, Group Executive of Marketing, Tourism and Events Queensland

26

MAY

Gold Coast & Queensland Economic & Hotel Market Update

  •  Wednesday
  •  7:00 AM for 7:30 AM start - 9:00 AM
  •  voco Gold Coast, 31 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Confirmed Speakers 

  • Paul Hammond, Business Development Manager Pacific, STR 
  • Stephen Halmarick, Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic & Markets Research, Commonwealth Bank
  • Industry Leaders Panel: moderated by Dean Long, Chief Executive Officer, Accommodation Association. 


Panellists: 

  • Simon McGrath, Chief Executive Officer, AccorHotels Pacific
  • Leanne Harwood, Managing Director Australasia and Japan, IHG; and 
  • Chris Sedgwick, Chief Operating Officer, TFE Hotels

08

JUN

ACT Economic & Hotel Market Update

  •  Tuesday
  •  2:30 PM for 3:00 PM start - 5:00 PM
  •  Hotel Kurrajong

The Accommodation Association and AHA ACT invites you to attend our Economic & Hotel Market Update for ACT.

Our line up of speakers - 

  • Cherelle Murphy, Chief Economist, Austrade
  • Tom Chappel, Business Development, STR
  • Adele Labine-Romain, National Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Sector Leader, Deloitte Access Economics

October 2021

14

OCT

Victoria's Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan

  •  Thursday
  •  11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
  •  Online, at your computer.

The Accommodation Association will be holding a virtual town hall with senior representatives from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR). This is an opportunity to hear sector specific information from the Victorian Government and for the Department to hear from the sector as they build on Victoria’s Roadmap announced on the 19th of September.  

This webinar is open to members only. Contact events@aaoa.com.au to register.


27

OCT

NSW Hotel Market & Economic Outlook Update

  •  Wednesday
  •  2:00pm - 3:00pm AEDT
  •  Online, at your computer.

The Accommodation Association and Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW are pleased to invite General Managers, Department Heads and Key Stakeholders to a joint Hotel Market & Economic Outlook Update.

We look forward to hearing from our industry experts, and their views on the current market as NSW reopens and begins its road to recovery.

Speakers: 

  • Adele Labine-Romain, National Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Sector Leader, Deloitte 
  • Besa Deda, Chief Economist, St. George Bank 
  • Matthew Burke, Regional Manager Pacific, STR 

This webinar is open to members only. Contact events@aaoa.com.au to register.


28

OCT

Data Insights Webinar

  •  Thursday
  •  11:00am - 12:00pm AEDT
  •  Online, at your computer.

Explore insights into the direct booking recovery in line with rising COVID-19 vaccine rates across Australia and the globe.

Join us for a session showcasing the data you can use to engage your key audiences, make effective media decisions and capture revenue opportunities.

Register here.


November 2021

24

NOV

Annual General Meeting

  •  Wednesday
  •  TBC
  •  TBC

The Accommodation Association will be holding its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 24th November 2021.  


24

NOV

Cheers to 2021 Networking Drinks - Sydney

  •  Wednesday
  •  5:00 - 7:00pm local time
  •  Above 319 Bar @ Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour

Join us for this event and reconnect with industry colleagues. Your ticket will include a drink and nibbles.


December 2021

2

DEC

Cheers to 2021 Networking Drinks - Melbourne

  •  Thursday
  •  5:00 - 7:00pm local time
  •  Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Join us for this event and reconnect with industry colleagues. Your ticket will include a drink and nibbles.  


3

DEC

HM Awards

  •  Friday
  •  6:30 - 10:30pm
  •  Sydney Town Hall

Visit their website for more information.