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Australia’s accommodation industry conference Maximum Occupancy Australia today announced its first conference speakers. Scheduled for 22-23 July at The Fullerton Sydney hotel, the conference will include some of the industry’s leading experts and speakers sharing their insights into the current state of the hotel and accommodation industry. 

“We have always been very particular on who speaks at Maximum Occupancy to ensure that we provide the highest quality content that addresses the current needs of the industry,” said Adrian Caruso, the event organiser and Group Managing Director of Fastrack Digital. “And this is what our conferences are know for. We don’t just have the c-level side of the industry speak such as other industry conferences, but make sure we include speakers and presentations from all areas of the accommodation industry and businesses sharing their insights on how delegates can maximise occupancy and revenue”. 

The first line-up of speakers announced today include: 

  • Google : Liz Freeman – Industry Manager Travel 
  • Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia: Matt Cameron-Smith – CEO
  • Selina: Gadi Hassin – COO 
  • BIG4 Holiday Parks: Sean Jenner – CEO 
  • Revinate: Nicole Wiener, 
  • Accommodation Association of Australia: Michael Johnson 
  • ACI HR – Andrew Chan – Founder & CEO 
  • Swiss-Belhotel: Gavin Faull – Chairman and President 
  • Alloggio: Will Creedon – CEO 
  • STR: Joanne Cohen – Account Manager, Pacific 
  • BWH Hotel Group Australiasia: Rod Munro – Managing Director Australasia
  • La Vie Hotels & Resorts: Lachlan Harris – Group Director of Commercial
  • Ted Horner & Associates : Ted Horner – Managing Director 
  • STR: Paul Hammond – Business Development Manager, Pacific 
  • The Shores Motel Group: Nick Ellis – COO 
  • Australia Revenue Management Association: Melissa Kalan -CEO

See our full list of speakers at 

This year’s conference will also take on a new structure, with a mix of keynote speeches, panel sessions and workshops on both days, so that delegates can learn and take away tips and tricks in the best way possible. 

Our tradeshow will also be bigger than ever, with a wide selection of dedicated suppliers showcasing their innovative services and products. With over 400+ attendees expected over two days, this is a great opportunity to meet other businesses and build connections for your hotel.

For more information, visit or contact Adrian Caruso at [email protected] 

Limited Early Bird tickets on sale now! Available until sold out. 


Event Details 

  • Where: The Fullerton Hotel, Sydney, Australia 
  • When: 22-23 July 2024