Sir Graham Henry, the man who coached the All Blacks to World Cup glory and who knows better than most how to create a winning team culture, is a keynote speaker at the 2016 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference, Auckland, 1-2 June.

Sir Graham is an expert in team development, motivation and leadership and his insights are as applicable to the business environment as the sporting arena.

Graham Henry compressed

New Zealand’s valuable hotel sector is enjoying record results and the focus of the conference will be how to capitalise and build on that momentum and exceed guest expectations.

Keynote international speakers include Australia’s Mark McCrindle, one of the most expert demographers, futurists and social commentators on the world stage today and IHG’s Karin Sheppard. Ms Sheppard oversees the performance of around 70 hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Japan across a range of brands including luxury, business and mid-scale.

Mark McCrindleKarin Sheppard

The conference will discuss and debate the big issues that can stimulate or stymie hotel sector growth, including infrastructure, investment and people and skills.

Now in its 10th year, this is the premier annual conference for New Zealand’s hotel sector.

It is co-hosted by the Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Horwath HTL with Platinum Sponsor AccorHotels. Last year’s conference was sold out, and organisers expect demand to be even higher this year!

The conference will end with a gala dinner at the presentation of the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards.

More information and registration:

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To discuss sponsorship and trade exhibitor opportunities please contact Conference Organiser Paul Walker;, +64 9 835 1532.

Hotel Conf 2016 Lockup