The third round of speakers for TBEX North America 2018 is a group of six highly skilled professionals who are excited to provide travel media, including content creators, influencers and vloggers with practical information and tools to assist with driving their passion for travel into a successful business endeavor. #myFLXtbex will also provide a wealth of information to industry travel and tourism providers on how to develop an effective online presence and work effectively with influencers.
Andrea Zehnder has extensive digital agency experience as both a creative and as head of her own company, which collaborates with major brands including as O-Cedar, Philips Avent, Harley Davidson, and Mercury Marine. As Creative Director for TheFamilyBackpack.com, Andrea has cultivated its brand since day one. She designed the site and has written numerous articles. She has also created several printed pieces, infographics, social media graphics, and numerous other materials for the brand. Andrea recently launched her own family travel website, DoorCountyMom.com, about a beautiful peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin that features family-friendly activities, itineraries, and experiences.
Juliana Broste of Traveling Jules is an award winning travel video journalist. Whether in front of the camera or behind the lens, you’ll recognize this fierce female filmmaker is sporting pink lipstick and an armful of camera gear! Juliana is on a mission to share fun things to do around the globe. Her adventures have taken her from Thailand to Turkey to Tanzania and beyond. Her work has been featured on CNN, The Travel Channel, Lonely Planet, USA TODAY, Viator, and her vlog, TravelingJules.com.
Gary Arndt is an awarding winning blogger and travel photographer who has been traveling around the world since 2007. His travels have taken him to 190 countries and territories in the Traveler’s Century Club and 120 United Nations countries. He has also visited 334 UNESCO World Heritage sites and all 50 US states.
His blog Everything Everywhere is widely considered one of the most popular travel blogs in the world. In 2010 Time Magazine named it one of the Top 25 Blogs on the Internet and it earned a Gold Medal in the Travel Blog category in the NATJA Awards.
Ted Rooke is Vice President of Media at Seventh Point, and is leading the charge as the company continues to hold its reputation as a leader in media, media services, traditional media and programmatic technology. Ted has over 25 years of media know-how, and incorporated new media technology and strategy for several major and international brands before joining Seventh Point.
Ted is best known for his pragmatic way of thinking and his constant drive to deliver better results for clients.
Nathalie Pilovetsky is a seasoned communications, marketing and development professional with over 20 years experience. She collaborates with destinations, hotels, travel providers and lifestyle companies around the globe to develop their image and establish their brand, effectively promote their offers, increase and diversify their client base, and successfully handle communications during and following a crisis. In 2001 Nathalie established LATITUDE, an international PR company with headquarters in New York City. Under her leadership, the company has developed award-winning campaigns for a myriad of international clients, and provided guidance with governments on their economic development and sustainable growth efforts through tourism.
Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the past five years. Currently residing in Mexico, her website has garnered over one million monthly page views where she gives advice on the 35+ countries she’s visited. Her blog, Hippie in Heels, is the go-to site on India travel and she’s the author of two India travel e-books.
Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV’s Travel Vertical, and has worked on dozens of successful travel campaigns on Hippie In Heels.
Register for TBEX North America 2018 in Finger Lakes Wine Country, NY then join us for the keynote addresses by Dave and Deb from ThePlanetD and Cory Lee from Curb Free by Cory Lee. We’ve planned two days of speed networking with dozens of travel brands and invaluable breakout sessions led by this group as well as our first and second rounds of speakers.
Our gracious host sponsors at Finger Lakes Wine Country and Corning Museum of Glass are planning spectacular opening and closing night parties, and you’ll have incredible opportunities to grow your brand/blog as well as plenty of networking with hundreds of other travel media attendees! Until then we’ll see you at #myFLXtbex in September!