ATEED in collaboration with PATA to host Tourism Leaders Forum

Tourism industry leaders in New Zealand seek to maximise the sector’s economic benefits and will be addressing the Tourism Leaders Forum- titled ‘Being Future Ready’. The forum is presented jointly by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on September 28, 2017 at the Lysaght Building in Auckland.

Chris Flynn, Regional Director- Pacific, PATA, said, “This Tourism Leaders Forum brings together an important and influential group to address issues, threats, challenges and opportunities for New Zealand’s tourism sector in line with the Tourism 2025 Plan and beyond. Our role, at PATA is to encourage responsible and sustainable development that delivers tangible economic benefits, particularly for local communities. I’m sure that the views expressed at this Forum will influence the direction of our Global Insights Conference taking place during the course of the following day.”

Speakers during the panel session will include Nick Hill, CEO, ATEED; Chris Roberts, CEO, Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA); Stephen England-Hall, CEO, Tourism New Zealand and Cam Wallace – Chief Revenue Officer, Air New Zealand.

The programme is designed as an important forerunner to the annual PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) taking place for the third consecutive year on September 29, 2017 at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel in Auckland.