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TravelManagers’ conference to focus on success

TravelManagers’ eighth Annual National Conference is due to be held in Adelaide over the weekend of August 28 to 30.

Nutritionist Teresa Boyce will present at TravelManagers' eight national conference in Adelaide.

With a theme of “Focus” and an impressive line-up of inspirational speakers, anticipation is building among the attending personal travel managers (PTMs), who are looking to find new ways to achieve great things in their businesses.


The company’s Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says the conference will combine motivational presentations from world class speakers, “Show and Tell” sessions with key suppliers, and a series of workshop sessions that range from improving small business skills to becoming cruise and airfare gurus, and even achieving better health, vitality and work/life balance.


“Our business operates in an environment of constant and often fast-paced change,” he said.


“The conference theme reflects our will to remain focussed on our stated goals and to eliminate time-consuming distractions that do not add value – to the company as a whole and to each of us as individuals.”


Delegates can expect to gain much from the session presented by Teresa Boyce, a nutritionist who specialises in educating and motivating individuals and groups on managing stress and understanding the negative impact of ongoing stress.


Gazal said, “Teresa will be discussing the benefits of exercise on body, mind and productivity, as well as the importance of sleep, optimum nutrition and tips on staying healthy. It’s a great opportunity for our PTMs to glean some valuable tips on how to cope with what can be a high-pressure work environment.”


The conference will be opened by Matthew Michalewicz, a world-class entrepreneur who will be discussing the ‘Science of Success’ and ‘How to Improve Small Business Performance’. 


To close the conference, participants will hear from Australian Olympic gold medallist, Alisa Camplin-Warner (OAM), who has proven her ability to overcome physical, mental and emotional challenges in order to achieve sporting and professional success.


In addition to these presentations, delegates will have plenty of opportunity to catch up with their colleagues in a less formal environment.


The conference will open with a “Taste of South Australia”-themed welcome dinner at Adelaide’s National Wine Centre, and will close on a high with a gala awards dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre, where the company’s top-performing and most improved PTMs will be recognised for their efforts in the preceding year.


Adelaide-born racing car driver, Nick Percat

According to Gazal, many PTMs are particularly looking forward to Saturday night’s big event, which is the Sporting Heroes and Legends dinner to be held at the Adelaide Oval.


“We are thrilled to have racing car driver, Nick Percat, attending the dinner on Saturday night. In 2011 he became the first rookie driver to win the Bathurst 1000 since 1977, plus he’s Adelaide-born and bred.”


As well as the hearing from inspiring leaders in other fields, PTMs also have the opportunity to pick up useful information from their colleagues during the aptly-titled “Secrets of my Success” sessions, and participate in a community event, which takes place every year and will be revealed to delegates at the conference.


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