Press release

Flight Centre Corporate’s Illuminate returns in-person with stellar line-up

Australia’s number one corporate travel event to ‘Focus Forward – Bigger, Better, Stronger’

September 2022Business travel’s premier event of the year will make a triumphant in-person return as Flight Centre Corporate opens registrations for Illuminate 2022, staged at Alexandria’s The Venue in Sydney on Thursday 20 October, with a ‘Focus Forward – Bigger, Better, Stronger’ theme. 

Hosted as a hybrid event by corporate brands FCM, Corporate Traveller, Flight Centre Business Travel, Stage and Screen, and FCM Meetings and Events, Illuminate 2022 will feature relevant commentary and data from an amazing line-up of thought leaders and will provide critical insights to support business plans for future growth, success, and strategic travel management.

Gracing the stage will be the likes of HSBC Chief Economist – Australia, New Zealand, and Global Commodities Paul Bloxham, Virgin Australia CEO and Managing Director Jayne Hrdlicka, REX Airlines Deputy Chairman John Sharp, Ernst & Young – EY Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Adam Carrel, and Sir David Attenborough’s right-hand-man Dr. Chadden Hunter, to name a few.

They will be joined by Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) CEO and Managing Director Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner, Flight Centre Corporate Managing Director ANZ Melissa Elf, Corporate Traveller Global Managing Director Tom Walley, and FCTG’s Global Sustainability Officer Michelle Degenhardt.

“We are delighted to bring Illuminate back in an in-person environment – it continues to be a truly stand-out event for the corporate travel industry across the country,” Ms Elf said.

“Last year’s event was such an incredible success virtually that we wanted to retain that aspect of it, but we also want to practice what we preach by showcasing the importance of meetings and events in the business world

“The corporate travel industry is back in business. It is speeding ahead with every intention of helping companies of all sizes, across all sectors travel more safely, sustainably, and efficiently.

“Our sterling line-up of top industry leaders and inspiring speakers will focus forward on how we can return bigger, better, and stronger, including exploring the path forward for businesses, the industry post-pandemic, and how we can do this together sustainably.

“I encourage all businesses that travel to attend the event to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools needed to help them in the next post-pandemic phase. Innovation is at the very heart of what we provide for clients and customers and the hybrid event will also showcase that.”

Illuminate 2022 is a hybrid event. Guests are invited to register to attend the in-person event on Thursday 20 October, at The Venue, Alexandria, or register for the virtual experience. 

To register for the virtual Illuminate 2022 experience, click here >>

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