Amanda StevensTravelManagers’ is continuing with preparations for its first annual national conference in three years, with the announcement of this year’s keynote speakers being received by personal travel managers PTMs with massive enthusiasm.

The conference will be opened on Thursday 7 September with an address by Amanda Stevens, with whom many PTMs are already familiar having heard her speak at TravelManagers 2019 conference in Perth. Stevens is a renowned thought leader on the customer experience and is much sought after as a speaker thanks to her highly regarded expertise in consumer psychology and marketing.

TravelManagers Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says Stevens’ insights into understanding customer behaviour and building customer advocacy are more relevant than ever as the travel industry looks to rebuild in a post-pandemic world.Jana Pittman

Amanda has authored five books on sales and marketing and has spoken at more than 1000 conferences around the world. Given the success of her presentation at the TravelManagers’ 2019 conference, it’s no surprise that the announcement that she will be making a repeat appearance in September has been very well received by PTMs.

Stevens will be joined at TravelManagers’ 2022 conference by a second, highly regarded keynote speaker, Jana Pittman, who will deliver the closing address on Friday 9 September. Olympian, doctor, SAS contestant and mum, Pittman is expected to draw on her personal experiences to deliver a timely message of reinvention and resilience in the face of adversity.

Given the challenges our industry has endured, there is definitely a sense of anticipation around both speakers and the insights that they are expected to share with conference attendees, Gazal confirms. According to Gazal, the announcement of these two high-calibre keynote speakers has generated considerable buzz among TravelManagers PTMs, which is reflected in the strong registration numbers.

PTM Tanya Patterson, who is TravelManagers representative for Clyde North in Victoria, is among those to have already confirmed their attendance.

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Written by: Jill Walsh