NOVACANCY SMASHES RECORDS

Australia’s largest accommodation industry event smashed its own attendance records earlier this week with a 48 percent increase.

NoVacancy saw a record-breaking 5,017 in attendance at its 2019 event, which took place at the ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre on 24-25 July.

“To see this kind of growth in only its second year is a reflection of industry strength and reaffirms the need for an event that brings decision-makers, thought leaders, and suppliers together,” said event director Brad Langton. “This growth has far exceeded our expectations.”

In total 234 exhibitors were in attendance, from software solutions to in-room experience providers. Seven job function-specific summits took place, featuring 45 sessions and more than 70 expert speakers.

“From the moment the doors opened on Wednesday morning the expo floor was buzzing with energy as visitors discovered products, had deep conversations and made new connections – this carried right through to Thursday afternoon when the expo closed,” said Langton.

“The huge success of NoVacancy 2019 is a testament to the passion and the commitment to growth that this thriving industry and the professionals in it have, we’re honoured to be a part of it.”