Event overview

The event incorporates two (2) full days of business-to-business workshop appointments with international buyers: Tuesday, 8 May and Thursday, 10 May.

  • There will be a different group of sellers on each of the trading days. Registration includes ONE (1) workshop day.
  • Please select preferred day upon registration
  • There will be between 25 to 30 appointments with international buyers for each registered company, with appointments 15 minutes in length
  • Sellers will be seated at allocated tables, with buyers rotating around to each seller until all appointments have been completed
  • The event format will not require pre-event appointment scheduling
  • Seller delegates may purchase an additional delegate. However, only one appointment schedule per business is permitted.

Format:

Business Appointments

Over two days of B2B, Australian Sellers will have the opportunity to have between 25 and 30 business appointments with a selection of top Buyers from around the world.  If you are a Buyer looking to participate, rest assured, you will meet leading product and services that will help build a compelling programme to Australia.

Social Programme

We know that social networking events provide added opportunity for delegates to mingle and continue conversations following on from the business appointments.  Destination NSW is the proud host of the Welcome Networking Dinner;  the main social event that will welcome our international guests and Australian operators there.

Buyer Familiarisations

The team at Destination NSW has developed an exciting pre and post famil programme for the international Buyers.  This is an important element of WYSE Exchange Australia and will leave Buyers excited about Australia and New South Wales!  Buyers will also get a chance to take a break between trading days and will be hosted to a day of fun in Sydney.

Educational Sessions

Scheduled between the two B2B days, a full day of education will take place.  WYSE Travel Confederation in consultation with Destination NSW and a local advisory committee are in the process of  designing a programme that will deliver the latest trends and insights revolving around the Australian youth travel industry.  Keep your eye out in the new year for the 2018 conference programme.

Programme


Con
ference Venue: 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Ovolo Wolloomooloo, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

08:30 - 09:00 Registration opens
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 10:45 B2B Workshop Session 1
10:45 - 11:15 Morning tea and coffee
11:15 - 12:45 B2B Workshop Session 2
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30 B2B Workshop Session 3
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon tea and coffee
16:00 - 17:30 B2B Workshop Session 4
18:45 - 19:00
Depart for Botanic Gardens
19:00 - 23:00 Destination NSW Welcome Dinner in Botanic Garden Restaurant


Conference Venue: 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Ovolo Wolloomooloo, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

08:00 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 09:00

Welcome and opening

Aunty Margret Campbell, Chairperson, NSW Aboriginal Tourism Operators Council

09:00 - 10:00 Millennials, technology and the future of travel: Aligning values and behaviours for social impact
10:00 - 10:30 Tourism Australia update
10:30 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 11:30 New Horizons Down Under: A look at Australia’s international youth visitor
11:30 - 12:30 Travel tech trends for the youth market
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Risk vs reality: Australia's visitor safety reputation and the media
15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:00 A community-first approach to tourism  
16:00 - 16:50 Aussie News Today, WYSE Exchange Australia edition
16:50 - 17:00 Closing remarks
17:30 - 18:30 Networking drinks


Conference Venue: 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ovolo Wolloomooloo, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

08:30 - 09:00 Registration opens
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 10:45 B2B Workshop Session 1
10:45 - 11:15 Morning tea and coffee
11:15 - 12:45 B2B Workshop Session 2
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30 B2B Workshop Session 3
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon tea and coffee
16:00 - 17:30 B2B Workshop Session 4
17:30 - 17:45
Closing remarks
17:45 - 18:45 Farewell drinks (accessible to both groups of sellers) in Lo Lounge

Please note: the programme is subject to change.