Flight Centre announces Illuminate speaker line-up

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is happy to see Australia opening up to the world.

Flight Centre Travel Group has unveiled its line-up of speakers for Illuminate 2021, including Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and Virgin Australia CEO and managing director Jayne Hrdlicka.

The two aviation leaders will join Westpac Chief Economist Bill Evans, human behaviourist and co-founder of The Behaviour Report, Dan Gregory, and gold medallist swimmer and Tokyo 2021 open ceremony flagbearer for Australia, Cate Campbell, with a collective focus on business travel endurance and recovery strategies, while combatting industry issues post-pandemic.

The theme for this year’s Illuminate is ‘Time to Fly’, exploring how companies can navigate travel once domestic and international borders are lifted.

“I look forward to speaking to the business community about the economic implications of the pandemic and ongoing lockdowns, as well as what the country can expect as we open up,” Evans said.

“Opening domestic and international borders will be critical to driving the recovery of many businesses across Australia. At Illuminate, I will explore what the road to Australia’s economic recovery, the ongoing challenges both global and domestic, including lessons businesses can learn from Covid and how they can become more resilient as we move forward.”

Registrations have opened for this year’s Illuminate which will be held virtually for the first time.

“We’re delighted to bring Illuminate back after a one-year hiatus,” said James Kavanagh, managing director of Flight Centre Travel Group in Australia.

“It continues to be a truly stand-out event for the corporate travel industry across the country.”

Illuminate 2021 will be livestreamed via OnAir by Events Air from 09:00am to 13:00pm (AEST) on Thursday, October 21.