Published on Tuesday 02 May 2017
L to R: Luxperience Pop Up at Atlantis by Giardino; Australian delegates Belinda Melocco; Margaret Lange; Emma Burnet; Stuart Reay and Ruth Leibson; Dinner at Zunfthaus zur Waag, in Zurich Old Town
“It was my absolute pleasure to attend Luxperience’s first pop-up European event in Zurich. A truly international travel trade meeting of quality suppliers and selected buyers,” says Margaret Lange, Savenio National Product & Training Manager. “Luxperience Zurich was leisurely paced which allowed us to maximise our networking time. The relaxed atmosphere meant time to share solid knowledge with industry colleagues from at least 11 countries and create a great camaraderie. I can’t wait to return to Australia and share with the Savenio team.”
Other Australian delegates included Belinda Melocco, Chair – The Sydney Event Network; Ruth Leibson, Travel Advisor - FBI Travel and Stuart Reay Director - Smartflyer Australia who were transported to Zurich by airline partner British Airways. Many of the delegates enjoyed a Zurich city tour and Switzerland familiarisation tour to various stunning locations thanks to Pop Up major partners Zurich Tourism and Switzerland Tourism.
There were 18 exhibitors presenting at Luxperience Zurich, hailing from as far away as Australia, Central America and South East Asia to as nearby as Europe and the Middle East.
Luxperience is an event in a very intimate and peaceful atmosphere that creates the perfect connections and contacts for business between suppliers and buyers,” says Ane Ugarte, Sales and Marketing Director, Bahia Del Duque, Tenerife, Spain. “Furthermore the network is really deep (sic) with all the participants as it’s not a too big an event.”
“All participants had the chance to experience what our main Luxperience event is about: intimate, exclusive, boutique; a great opportunity to build strong business relationships,” says Dimitris Athanasopoulos, Luxperience Business Development Manager – Europe.
Silvana Redemagni, Sales and Marketing Manager, The View Lugano, Switzerland, found Luxperience Zurich: “A luxury business experience in a welcoming environment: a great opportunity to meet the right people and to network in a friendly and easy going atmosphere.”
Ms Lange concludes: “I can see future Luxperience Europe events evolving to one of the ‘must attend’ of the travel industry. I was so thrilled to be invited to the inaugural event.”
Luxperience is taking place in Sydney from 17-20 September 2017. It’s an invitation-only event dedicated to the global high-end experiential travel sector and is the only such event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Dinner at Saltz Restaurant in the Dolder Grand Hotel (23 April 2017)
L to R: Ico Inanc (Il Viaggio Italy); Emma Burnet (Luxperience); Bettina Berman (Portobelo Agencia, Brazil); Dimitris Anthanasopoulos (Luxperience); Margaret Lange (Savenio, Australia), Sonja Schärer (Dolder Grand Sales Manager); Larisa Tsutskova (Anitaris, Russia), Yunyan [Joanna] Xia (L’Avion, China)
Conrad Pramboeck, CEO Upstyle Consulting and upstyletravel.com.au (25 April 2017)