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Insight: 21st Century Travel

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing export sectors, contributing to 9% of the global GDP, and accounting for one in eleven jobs worldwide (UN World Tourism Organisation). And Aussies are doing our part. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 11.1 million Australians returned from short-term overseas trips in 2018, making us the 9th most travelled nation in the world per capita. If you’re after the inside scoop on where and how to travel well in 2019, who better to ask than a travel journalist? So this month, to help us navigate the world of travel, we bring you two national travel editors, and a ‘Tripologist’: Our highly itinerant panel consists of:

  • Anthony Dennis: Traveller editor, and the author of two travel books;
  • Jana Frawley: News Corp’s national travel editor (Escape), Australia’s number one travel media brand;
  • Michael Gebicki: Travel writer (Traveller’s resident Tripologist), photographer, and tour host.

When: Tuesday 30th July, 5.30pm drinks ahead of a 6-7pm panel discussion
Where: Golden Age Bar and Cinema, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
Tickets: Purchase tickets here ; Client RSVPs to email [email protected] (free for the first 20 TOS clients)

About Insight by The Office Space Now in its fifth year of production, Insight by The Office Space is a business talk series that brings together innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore burgeoning topics and reveal the secrets of their success under a monthly theme. Traversing all aspects of business across the fields of design, film, innovation, technology, finance and marketing, the sell-out program has featured speakers such as actor, Susie Porter; dual Archibald-winning artist, Del Kathryn Barton: Qantas industrial designer, David Caon; producer, Jan Chapman; graphic designer, Vince Frost and City of Sydney Counsellor, Jess Scully. Insight continues to push the boundaries by asking the pertinent questions that impact all business decision-makers, be they from small, medium or even the larger organisations, as we face continuous change and new challenges Each month a new Insight theme is explored, delivered and debated. Our 2019 program is as follows:

  • February 26th – The Future Workplace
  • March 29th – Women in Business: Female Founders
  • April 30th – Truth in an Uncertain Age
  • May 28th – The War for Talent
  • June 25th – The Film Business
  • July 30th – 21st Century Travel
  • August 27th – Property Profits
  • September 24th – Architecture and Interiors
  • October 29th – Philanthropic Topic
  • November 26th – Innovation Nation

All sessions start with drinks and light canapes in the Golden Age Bar from 5:30pm with the panel interview 6-7pm. Tickets are $25 + GST per person and include a welcome drink. Insight proudly supports the Sydney Community Foundation (SCF) with full proceeds from ticket sales going directly to the SCF Business Incubator for disadvantaged women. In 2018, the Foundation’s influential “Conversations or Change” event series merges with the popular Insight event program to give greater voice to contemporary issues relevant to all of us who live local in Sydney and beyond.

About Sydney Community Foundation. Sydney Community Foundation, established in 2004, is Sydney’s only independent Community Foundation, granting to grassroots organisations who design and run projects that meet the needs of Greater Sydney local communities. For over a decade, Sydney Community Foundation has been the small grant specialist, supporting grassroots charities and services across Sydney. During this time the Foundation has overseen the distribution of $5 million in grants for impact, ranging between $5,000 to $100,000 to projects that create belonging; education and employment pathways; build safety and independence; and transform place.

For more information, please contact Naomi Tosic at [email protected] or 02 82182100. For program information or ticket sales, please go to www.theofficespace.com.au/blog or contact [email protected]

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