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Events

STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference
Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 25-26 January 2018

The STAY WYSE Hostel Conference brings together businesses involved in the youth travel accommodation sector for two days of trading, education and socialising. Now in its third year the Conference has rapidly established itself as the place to meet new trading partners; from buyers, to operators, investors and suppliers. The STAY WYSE Conference is an annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation.

  • Over 300 attendees from the youth travel accommodation sector. 
  • 70+ buyers
  • Up to 30 face-to-face pre-scheduled business appointments
  • 91% senior management attendees

Work Experience Travel Market – International Au pair Conference (WETM – IAC)

Seville, Spain | 17-19 March 2018

The Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC) is the joint event of WYSE Travel Confederation and the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) and provides a unique, cost effective, business-to-business opportunity for senders and receivers serving all aspects of cultural exchange, au pairing, volunteering, internship and work experience. WETM-IAC delivers an exceptionally targeted forum for your organisation to establish and strengthen sector-focused partnerships, gain industry intelligence and tap into emerging global markets. The WETM-IAC Conference is an annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation.

  • Over 250 attendees from work travel, volunteer and au pair industry
  • Gain insight into latest sector trends with educational sessions
  • Up to 29 face-to-face pre-scheduled business appointments
  • Collaborate on solutions to the sector’s challenges

WYSE Exchange Australia

Sydney, Australia | 8-10 May 2018

The WYSE Exchange Australia Conference brings together Australian businesses involved in the youth and student travel sector for three days of trading, education and networking. Organised in partnership with Destination NSW and with the support of BOA NSW, WYSE Exchange Australia includes pre-scheduled workshop appointments between leading international buyers and Australian suppliers of backpacker, youth, adventure and education products and experiences, a full day educational conference, buyer familiarisations and social networking events. The WYSE Exchange Conference is an annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation.

  • Over 100 stakeholders in the Australian inbound youth travel industry
  • 30+ international hosted buyers
  • Expert industry speakers and government representatives
  • Up to 30 face-to-face business appointments

World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 18-21 September 2018

The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) is the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel industry. Travelling to a different destination each year, WYSTC provides a unique business development opportunity for all senders and receivers operating in the accommodation, work and travel, au pair, volunteer and study abroad industry. Since its inception in 1992 as the annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation, youth and student travel professionals have been gathering annually to trade, network and take part in seminars and workshops. 

  • Over 500 attendees from the global youth and student travel industry
  • 130+ buyers
  • 45 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • 92% senior management

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    International Fair of Tourism – FITUR

    Madrid | 17-21 January

    FITUR is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets. In 2017 FITUR has beaten the participation record with 9,893 exhibiting companies from 165 countries/regions, 135,858 trade participants and 107,213 people from the  general public.

    Among the participation figures of note was the increase of  18.8% of international trade visitors compared to the previous staging. Morever the volumen of agendas organised by FITUR within the different B2B has reached 6,800 business appointments.

    WYSE Travel Confederation will be attending FITUR.

    ITB Berlin

    Berlin | 7-10 March 2018

    Once again we are proud to be championing the youth, student and educational travel industry at ITB Berlin, which takes place from 7 – 10 March 2018.
    In addition to presenting sessions on the youth hall stage, where we will provide the latest insight on current topics, we will be hosting a number of workshops and a networking reception at our stand in the youth travel hall, look out for more information.
    Come along to meet the WYSE Travel Confederation team and a number of WYSE Travel Confederation members who will be co-exhibiting with us in hall 4.1. Even better, why not co-exhibit with us or present a workshop?

    NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo

    Philadelphia | 27 May -1 June 2018

    Join peers and experts at the largest gathering in the field of international education for the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, “Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment.” The conference will take place May 27-June 1, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will feature outstanding educational and professional development opportunities and a world-class expo hall.

    WYSE Travel Confederation will attend NAFSA.