Australian Tourism Winners Starring in Industry Live

Interested in hotels, hospitality and holidays?  Let’s be honest, who isn’t?

We have been able to secure two of Australia’s leading minds in this area and are delighted to be able to share them with you through Industry Live on 18 March, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEDT.

Jake Smith, General Manager MACq 01

 Last Friday night in Canberra Macq01 Hotel were awarded Australian Tourism Awards, recognised as the ‘best of the best’ in the country.

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is no stranger to national and international recognition, having collected many significant awards throughout their years of operation.  Rob Pennicott is the Founder and Owner of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys and Jake Smith is the General Manager of MACq 01, Tasmania’s famous storytelling hotel. 

Rob Pennicott is one of Australia’s leading operators in nature-based tourism, evidenced by his incredible gathering of national and international awards.  The dynamo that is Rob runs an incredible fleet of yellow boats in both Tasmania and Victoria showcasing some of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness in an action-packed and quality experience.  Rob has been on a journey to get to where he is today and his personal story is one of incredible persistence, resilience, courage and innovation. 

Jake Smith is the General Manager of the multi-award winning MACq 01 Hotel on the Hobart waterfront.  This incredible property made front-page news when it was launched as Australia’s first storytelling hotel where all its rooms recognise an iconic Tasmanian.  Jake has been at the helm of this hotel since opening and has been able to lead the team to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, Jake’s personal story is one of great learning, progression, commitment and humility.

 Join Rob and Jake as they share their stories, learnings and lessons to get to the top of their game in the hotel, hospitality and holiday fields, it is a line up not to miss.

Rob Pennicott, Founder and Owner of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

About Industry Live: 
Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator. Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12.  Our next one is at 1:00 PM – 2:00PM AEDT – Mar 18th: Hotels, Hospitality & Holidays – Accommodation, food services and tourism are major growth areas with many different roles available. Simply register and we’ll be in touch to talk you through log-ins and logistics, more information about Industry Live and how to register can be found via this link.