17 August 2017
Held at the QT Hotel in Canberra, and led by QBT General Manager Nick Sutherland and APX General Manager Wendy van Lieshout, the conference saw 35 people come together. The theme of the three day event was ‘The Power of One’ – an expression used to continuously affirm the strength of working together collectively as a team.
"The value of sharing knowledge between our businesses is huge. Working together more closely means we can provide our customers with more comprehensive Trans-Tasman solutions, as well as leverage some of the long standing relationships that QBT hold within the Australian market." said APX General Manager, Wendy van Lieshout.
The activities kicked off with a focus on getting to know each other - an Escape Room teambuilding exercise followed by an evening of fun and excitement hosted by Virgin Australia.
Over the next two days the teams heard business updates from both General Managers, as well as leaders from the management teams including new Global Director of Corporate Sales, Ana Pedersen. They were joined throughout the conference by a variety of suppliers and partners including technology partner Amadeus, who shared a range of exciting developments in the works for both New Zealand and Australia.
In his address to the two companies, Sutherland commented “Our greatest strength is our people and we all need to continue to work as a team to reach our shared goals.”
On Thursday night attendees were treated to a tour of the Old Parliament House followed by dinner in the members’ dining room, hosted by Qantas.