Westpac Smarts. Tony Laker

Tue 16 Nov 2021, 10:00-10:00


Tue 16 Nov 2021, 10:00-10:00


SIT Centrestage Theatre, 33 Don St, Invercargill

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Southland Chamber together with Westpac invite you to the inaugural Westpac Smarts speaker series. Westpac Smarts will provide regular opportunities for Southland businesses to gain access to expert knowledge from a variety of speakers across different industries and specialisations, and insight on a wide range of thought leadership topics.

For our first Westpac Smarts event, we welcome Tony Laker, House of Travel Lakers.

Tony’s presentation is entitled “How the Hell did that Happen”? which he describes as a no-nonsense, common-sense, good fun, roller-coaster ride of adventure, controversy, intrigue, some good ideas, and if time permits – a little bit of travel. Find out the secrets to the House of Travel Lakers success, how they are rebuilding again from COVID destroying 95% of their business, and how anyone can apply these very same simplistic principals to their business and life.

About Tony Laker

Tony is a born and breed Southlander and extremely proud of it.

He is married to Tracey who he describes as “the brains & the beauty behind the partnership”, and they have two children – Meg aged 20 and Flynn aged 18.

Tony and Tracey started House of Travel Lakers 22 years ago, and turned their company, against all odds, and against all expert advice, into one of the largest, and most award-winning Travel Agencies in New Zealand. And then COVID-19 arrived!

Learn more at https://southlandchamber.co.nz/events/59327/