The development will see companies, groups or individuals in the travel sector recognised in three categories – Supporting Women Award, sponsored by Air New Zealand; Community Impact Award, sponsored by Globus family of brands, and Driving Diversity Impact Award, supported by A Force For Good Hub. Nominations are open now and close on 14 February. www.aforceforgoodhub.com/awards
The awards add to a programme that already includes more than 20 speakers from around the globe. The attendees are limited to 320 and less than 20 individual tickets are still available. A Force For Good Hub founder Helene Taylor says the event is heading to Auckland for the first time after three successful years in Australia. ‘What began as a celebration for International Women’s Day has turned into an annual day of driving diversity,’ Taylor adds. Another new addition to the programme is an after party at The Glass Goose Auckland, sponsored by Innovative Travel Company.
Speakers include Sebastian Terry, founder of 100 Things; Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures; Demi Kavaratzis, director commercial strategy and service for Expedia Group; and Shannon Guihan, chief TreadRight and sustainability officer for the Treadright Foundation and TTC; Wendy Wu, founder of Wendy Wu Tours; and Gai Tyrrell, managing director of Globus family of brands. Local speakers include Caryn Young, Adventure World; David Coombes, Flight Centre Travel Group NZ; Leanne Geraghty, Air New Zealand; Robyn Galloway, Innovative Travel and Simon McKearney, helloworld NZ. TRAVELinc Memo is media sponsor of the New Zealand event. CLICK HERE for a full list of speakers and sponsors.