Accor stages inaugural Pacific Leaders Conference


Accor hosted its first ever Pacific Leaders EMPOWERED Conference and Awards with more than 400 general managers and senior leaders from Accor attending from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, French Polynesia, and across the world.

Held at the International Convention Centre Sydney last week, EMPOWERED delivered a range of presentations, panel discussions, workshops and tradeshows aimed at extending Accor’s business performance in the Pacific region.

Day one of the conference kicked off with a global update from Jean-Jacques Morin, Accor’s Group Deputy CEO and Premium, Midscale & Economy Division CEO. This was followed by a keynote address by Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison on the strategy to market Australia to the world.

Sarah Derry, Accor Pacific CEO for the Premium, Midscale and Economy division.

“Our aim of the two-day conference was to bring our senior leaders and key stakeholders together to develop a shared understanding of our business and to hear directly from our business leaders as they discuss Accor’s vision for the future of hospitality,” said Sarah Derry, Accor Pacific CEO for the Premium, Midscale and Economy division.

“Empowerment is a key value at Accor, and we believe that by empowering our people, we can truly transform and lead the hospitality industry. We have no doubt that the insights and ideas shared at this conference will have a lasting impact on all of us, and we are excited to see the positive change that will come from it.”

Derry also hosted another panel discussion with key Accor partners, including Olivia Wirth (Qantas), Margy Osmond (TTF), Luke Bould (TEG), and Andrew Abdo (NRL).

Accor closed the conference with delegates travelling to Accor Stadium to watch State of Origin III.