Byte events announcement

June 4th, 2014 | | industry

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 3.45.04 pm This year’s events calendar for Australia and New Zealand’s backpacker industry just  got alot more interesting. . . . The Byte is proud to announce two brand new events for  2014. The 6th and 7th of November will see us play host to both ‘BYTExchange’ and the  ‘Adventure Travel Awards’. The two events will be held in Sydney, with Byte Exchange  offering networking workshops and a conference, while the awards dinner is  welcoming 350+ delegates to a fun-filled industry night out.

 In detail, Byte Exchange will combine a half day conference with two half days of  networking at Darling Harbour. The conference morning will include speakers from inside and outside the industry with an outstanding mix of content for delegates. ‘The Byte’ staff sit on a number of industry committees or panels and will be welcoming content advice from these organisations to suit our markets.

The meeting schedule (workshops) will welcome over 25 travel agents from backpacker and international college businesses – ensuring tour and accommodation providers have their product in front of the right people. The afternoon of the second day will be an opportunity for agents to take part in a local activity familiarisation. Sellers will be free for the afternoon to network, visit more agents or catch up on emails.

10 weeks of online voting and promotions will feed into an evening for celebrating the adventure travel industry in all its glory. Over 30 awards, a celebrity MC, entertainment and 350+ delegates will ensure the biggest night out on the adventure travel sector calendar. We are working with a couple of industry partners to make voting this year even easier while integrating OTA ratings into the awards process.

Day 1

8.30am – 1pm Conference

1pm – 5pm – Meeting schedules

6pm – late – all inclusive evening function

Day 2

8.30am – 2pm Meeting schedules

2pm – 5pm – Agent famils/free time for sellers

7pm – late – ‘The Independent Travel Awards’

*Schedule subject to change

We welcome any idea’s or feedback for the events schedule and hope we can see you all there!



4 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    Go on lads! Look forward to seeing you in Sydney in November!

  2. Greg Price says:

    Yep here’s a suggestion – don’t hold the awards the same night as the Tasmanian Tourism Awards, Nov 7! We can’t be in Sydney and Hobart at the same time 🙁

  3. Noted Greg – The issue i face is that there are a number of events over the same week in Sydney. Would love to have as many Tassie guys up here as possible but its a bit of a balancing act!

  4. Great news…it’s a perfect lead-up to the Adventure Travel & Backpackers Expo which is on again in Sydney on the 8-9 November at Sydney Town Hall…look forward to working with Tom, Mike and team in making the week a huge success. Cheers Boys!