Allison Langdon and Saroo ‘Lion’ Brierley line up for MTA 2018 National Conference
Ms Langdon, a regular ’60 Minutes’ presenter, will MC the event which takes place from 02-04 March 2018 at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa.
Mr Brierley, whose amazing personal journey searching for his mother in India formed the basis for the multi-Academy Award nominated movie ‘Lion’, will deliver the event’s keynote address.
“Both Allison and Saroo have incredible stories to tell,” the Merricks said.
“Allison is not only a wife and a mother, she has filed reports from war zones and braved active volcanos and faced leopard seals in the freezing waters of Antarctica to highlight the impact of climate change.
“We know she will bring inspiration, enlightenment, and honesty to our conference as she facilitates discussions and MCs throughout the two-day event.
“Saroo Brierley needs no introduction – he is a man of sheer determination, motivation and courage and his amazing journey, tracking down his mother in India armed with just a handful of memories and Google maps, was quite rightly made into the blockbuster movie ‘Lion’ and thoroughly deserved its six Academy Award nominations.
“We can’t wait to meet Saroo and hear about his truly remarkable and highly motivational story.”
Shedding light on the theme for the 2018 event, the Merricks said experience was the cornerstone for everything the company has achieved in the 20 years since being founded.
“Our 2018 MTA National Conference is set to shine a very bright light on our combined strength, our imagination and our intelligence, and to share our vast wealth of experience.
“We gather experience from so many who influence our lives; our parents, our siblings, our friends, the people we work with, events we participate in and the places we travel to. Experiences, both good and bad, form the foundations on which our lives and those around us are based.
“That is why ‘Experience Shines’ has been chosen as the underlying theme for the 2018 MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ National Conference.”
Close on 400 MTA Members, suppliers and industry luminaries are expected to attend the event.