Adventure & Backpacker Industry Conference
Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney
The Golden Backpack Awards Dinner
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney
The Adventure & Backpacker Industry Conference (ABiC), which celebrates its 13th year in 2008, is the biggest event in Australia for adventure and backpacker operators.
The aim of the program is to provide delegates with practical learning they can apply in their own businesses to boost the bottom line.
As well as formal learning during the conference itself, there are networking opportunities at the pre-conference drinks, during the tea/coffee/lunch breaks on the day and at the gala dinner in the evening. This is the opportunity for delegates to share best practice with, and learn from, industry colleagues.
At the gala dinner we present the Golden Backpack Awards, the only dedicated awards for the independent travel sector. More than 30 companies are recognized for their outstanding customer service in both state and national categories. The awards are consumer voted following a national campaign in TNT Magazine and online, with the voting process monitored by an independent panel of judges.