Ahead of the curve

Hilton Sydney – 17th May 2018



Outlook 2018 is Australia’s pre-eminent national tourism industry and policy conference. Since its inception in 2006, Outlook has developed into one of TTF’s most significant events for its members and the broader tourism industry.

The event will feature Australian and international keynote speakers, expert panels and case studies.

The conference will bring together public and private sector experts from throughout Australia and across the globe and compromises a one-day conference concluding with the newly introduced closing canapes and cocktails providing an environment conductive to networking and an opportunity to discuss insights from the day’s program. It will provide unrivaled opportunities to engage and connect with industry leaders, to network and to generate new business opportunities.

In 2018, Outlook will feature the theme ‘ Ahead of the Curve’ which will incorporate a new and exciting format. The program will offer a broader range of topics such as:

  • The rise of the shared economy
  • The global overtourism phenomenon
  • Security at major events and hotels with the threat of terrorism
  • The skills and labour shortages affecting the tourism industry

Offering more choice, TTF has significantly increased the number of sessions on the program for 2018, providing attendees with the opportunity to hear a broad spectrum of topics that will highlight key issues across the various industry sectors.

Following the conclusion of the official program, delegates will be invited to attend another new highlight to the conference, the closing networking drinks, where they will have the opportunity to enjoy a beverage and canapés whilst discussing their thoughts and insights on the content throughout the day.

This is a conference not to be missed and don’t forget to stay up to date with all the latest news on Twitter and LinkedIn.



Sponsorship Opportunities

To contact us and request information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 event, please click here or contact Katherine Anderson | Senior Manager Strategy & Partnerships on Ph: 02 9240 2000.

We look forward to hearing from you.



To view the whole program click here


Katie Lahey AM

Chairman | TTF

Margy Osmond

Chief Executive Officer | TTF

Janine Perrett

Journalist & Presenter | Skynews

Rick Allert AO

Chair | Voyages

Rachel Argaman

Chief Executive Officer | TFE Hotels

Gary Brown

Managing Director | Delaware North

Luigi Cabrini

Chairman | Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Terese Casu

CEO | Mardi Gras Arts

Marc Crothall

Chief Executive Officer | Scottish Tourism Alliance

Serge Dansereau

Head Chef | Bathers Pavilion Balmoral

Joyce DiMascio

Chief Executive Officer | Exhibition & Event Association of Australia

John Fink

Creative Director | Fink Group

David Gallop AM

Chief Executive Officer | Football Federation of Australia

Simon Gandy

Chief of Aviation | Melbourne Airport

David Goh

General Manager Cargo, Australia and New Zealand | Singapore Airlines

Phillipa Harrison

Executive General Manager International | Tourism Australia

Louise Herron AM

Chief Executive Officer | Sydney Opera House

Matthew Jackson

Chief Executive Officer | Parks Victoria

John Kotzas

Chief Executive Officer | Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Andrew Larratt

General Manager – Sport Business and Strategic Partnerships | Australian Sports Commission

Andrew Lezala

Chief Executive Officer | Metro Trains Australia

Michael Matthews

Chief Executive Officer | Canberra Convention Bureau

Sam McDonagh

Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand | Airbnb

Umberto Mecchi

Chief Marketing Officer | Hostplus

Sture Myrmell

President | Carnival Australia

Amanda O’Brien

Chief Executive Officer | Xtreme Freight

Justin O’Brien

Chief Executive Officer | Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation

James Paterson

Principal | MI Associates

Doug Robinson

Vice President Distribution & Industrial | IBM Asia Pacific

Mac Segal

Head of Hotel and Fixed Site Security Consulting | AS Solution


*Image provided by James Fisher/Tourism Australia Copyright