Victorian personal travel managers (PTMs) enjoyed the new format of their recent state meeting, with the change of format allowing a focus on more intimate networking and interactive discussion workshops.
“This round of state meetings was run a little differently with a brand new format creating more intimate, smaller gatherings for national partnership office staff and PTMs to catch up,” said executive general manager Michael Gazal.
“The breakout sessions at each venue allowed for greater interaction and an increased opportunity for more personalised feedback and the creation of future action points. The desire for the change in format was to maximise the potential of our TravelManagers’ partnership philosophy and provide additional value to each of the PTMs.”
PTM Phil Kimberlee (representative for Chelsea Heights) said it was the opportunity for everybody to have a voice that made the state meeting so successful.
“I always look forward to the opportunity to get together with fellow PTMs and our great national partnership office team, but this was one of the best meetings yet. The new format with smaller breakout sessions made the day work really well and it gave everyone the chance to have their say, which really is invaluable. It was fantastic that so many of the senior management team made themselves so freely available to listen to our feedback and I really enjoyed their valuable insights into the business as a whole.”
Following the business sessions, the PTMs – along with 16 national partnership office staff and seven partner suppliers – enjoyed a Christmas cocktail party and lunch at Left Bank, a popular bar and restaurant in Southbank.