Founders 30

A fireside chat with Dick Porter
A leader in the international youth and student travel industry. Dick spent most of his career as CEO of STA Travel before stepping down in 2011.  Dick has really seen it all, navigating a business through numerous global disruptions, from 9/11 to the financial crash in 2008. 
Dick was part of the founding board of BETA in 2003, sitting to this day as Honorary President. He is also founding Chair of The Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce and provides leadership and mentorship to many businesses and individuals.
As the association embarks on its 20th anniversary in 2023, we are delighted to welcome Dick along to the Summit for a fireside chat to talk about his past experiences in leading through challenging times, how to create or spot opportunities for future growth, carving out your niche and his forecasts for the future of our industry.

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