The CEO of global luxury travel network, Virtuoso, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ upcoming national conference. Matthew Upchurch is a long-standing associate of MTA co-managing directors Karen and Roy Merricks, who invited the Virtuoso boss for the group’s 20th anniversary conference taking place from 28 February to 1 March, 2020.
Upchurch will deliver a keynote address to the 420-plus delegates attending the conference taking place at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.
Karen and Roy Merricks said they were delighted the Virtuoso CEO had accepted their invitation to attend.
“Matthew Upchurch is an incredibly busy man and for him to take time out of what basically represents a 12-month schedule is testament to the relationship MTA enjoys both with him and his organisation,” the Merricks said.
The ‘People, Purpose, Passion’ conference is already shaping up to be the biggest in the company’s two-decade long history, with delegate registrations already eclipsing previous records set at MTA conferences in Canberra, Melbourne and the group’s spiritual home on the Gold Coast.
Celebratory events aside, business sessions across the three-day event also include a series of head-office updates while an anticipated more than 70 suppliers will meet with MTA Advisors as part of a ‘Supplier EXPO’ event, now a standard fixture at all MTA national conferences in recent years.
On the lighter side of the agenda, optional Yoga and running sessions and a conference opening night ‘Welcome Beach Party’ have also been slotted in to the conference’s fast-paced menu.
The ‘People, Purpose, Passion’ event will culminate with an aptly named ‘Roaring 20s’ Gala Dinner taking place at Warner Bros. Movie World on 29 February, a feature of which will be a performance by Guy Sebastian.
Lead image and others from MTA Mobile Travel Agents’ 2018 conference.