first_imgSource = helloworld Rick Hamilton (TEQ) Andrew Burnes (helloworld) Performer, Ross Gregory (TEQ) David Padman (helloworld) Julie Primmer (helloworld) Steve Jacobs (MC)helloworld welcomes record number of FrontlinersHelloworld welcomed over 540 delegates to its Frontliners Forum in Brisbane this weekend for an action-packed few days of inspirational and entertaining events. A record number of frontline consultants as well as a record number of preferred supplier partners made for a terrifically successful weekend of events.Delegates were entertained and informed in equal measure throughout the two days, with CEO and Managing Director, Andrew Burnes kicking off proceedings by unveiling a number of new helloworld initiatives that will hit the market in the next three months.“For helloworld right now, it is a time of evolution and development. We are working very hard on initiatives that will bring positive results for all the helloworld family. The priorities of all the staff, from the frontline travel consultants to the senior team and the CEO are completely aligned.” Mr Burnes said.Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Bradbury had the crowd on its feet with his story of how it took him 12 years to become an ‘overnight success’ and entertainer Ahn Do had the audience in both laughter and tears as he inspired everyone by sharing his unique history.Paul Fraser, Head of the Qantas Integrated Operation Centre joked that as a ‘behind the scenes’ guy he ‘wasn’t let out much’ – but after his highly entertaining and informative presentation on the operational side of Qantas, all the delegates were certainly glad he was ‘let out’ to talk to us. He shared with us how he and his team at the Integrated Operations Centre (“the other IOC”) work hard to give the customer the very best experience.Crowd favorite Stevie Jacobs entertained as the effervescent MC of proceedings, overseeing the daytime activities as well as the social functions including welcome drinks at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and dinner at Riverlife on the water. The conference culminated at a spectacular Gala Dinner and Awards night at Brisbane City Hall recognising the helloworld top achievers from across the Branded and Associate networks.Head of Associate, Corporate and Affiliate Networks, David Padman, said the excitement shown throughout the Forum was exceptional. “From our seasoned professionals to our consultants who are new to the industry, the feedback we’ve received from all the delegates has been fantastic. This is our opportunity to encourage professional development for excellence for all the frontline networks. The forum workshops, keynote presentations and panel discussions were specifically designed to cater to all levels of experience and the delegates will be able to take what they have learned and apply it to achieve great results.” David said.Major helloworld Frontliners Forum sponsors include Qantas, Qantas Holidays, APT, Travelmarvel, Territory Discoveries, Viva Holidays, Ready Rooms, Insider Journeys, The Cruise Team, Sunlover Holidays, The Travel Corporation, Rail Tickets and World’s Leading Cruise Lines.About Helloworld Limited Helloworld Limited (ASX: HLO) is a leading Australian based travel distribution company, comprising retail travel businesses, destination management services (inbound) air ticket consolidation, wholesale, corporate and online operations. This includes “helloworld”, Australia’s largest network of franchised travel agents, as well as our Corporate, Associate and Affiliate networks, Qantas Holidays, Go Holidays in New Zealand, AOT Inbound, ATS Pacific, QBT, Sunlover Holidays and Insider Journeys“helloworld” is a nationwide network of independently owned and operated retail travel agencies offering Australia and New Zealand outstanding service, and the best value, tailor-made leisure and corporate travel experiencesHLO has over 2000 staff located in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the USA, South East Asia, India and UK/EuropeHelloworld is the proud major sponsor of Volleyball Australia and the helloworld Volleyroos men’s and women’s national teams and also the helloworld Boomers, the Australian Men’s Basketball team.Helloworld is the Official Travel Partner and a Gold Sponsor of Carlton Football Club.last_img

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