Marasyk Square, Ostrava, CZ

TBEX Events is thrilled to announce that TBEX Europe 2018 will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, July 26th-28th, 2018! TBEX Events, in partnership with our host destination sponsors, CzechTourism, Moravian-Silesian Region and the City of Ostrava, is planning a complete program of professional development, Pre-BEX activities, official parties, social and speed networking, and hosted FAM trips.

Stramberk in Moravian-Silesian Region, CZ

Choosing the Czech Republic

Jiri Duzár, Assistant Director and Digital & Strategy Manager for CzechTourism USA and Canada, elaborated on the reasons why the Tourism Board chose Ostrava as their bid for the TBEX Europe 2018 conference. “When we spoke about hosting TBEX a few years back, it came without saying it’s going to take place in Prague. But then we realized Prague is already getting so much attention and often takes events like this for granted. We also believe it is important to differentiate ourselves from other host destinations and show the lesser known and more authentic face of the Czech Republic. That’s why we chose Ostrava. We also want to establish that we are no rookies when it comes to influencer marketing. We speak the same language as the bloggers do. We’re excited about the conference part, but we can’t wait to show everyone around during the Pre-BEX & FAM tours.”

Colours of Ostrava Music Festival, CZ

“We work diligently on behalf of our travel influencer attendees to select a destination in an area rich in story content, discovery, and accessibility. Ostrava!!! Czech Republic fit this criteria,” says Patti Hosking, Vice President of Business Development for TBEX. “The bonus is the strong knowledge the Tourism Board hosts have demonstrated in working with bloggers, and the value they place on their true marketing power. We will learn together in an environment where we are welcomed with open arms.”

Rick Calvert, CEO of TBEX, echoed those sentiments in his comments about our 2018 conference hosts. “This is the first time TBEX has been to central Europe and we are so happy Ostrava will be our host. The local and national tourist board have been working with bloggers for a long time now, and this event will help them showcase what a great job they do.”

The Travel Camel, Shane Dallas

We’re also very excited to announce that veteran travel writer and influencer, speaker, and tour director Shane Dallas (aka The Travel Camel) will be Conference Director for #TBEXOstrava2018.

Registration is now open for TBEX Europe 2018 at the Early Bird rate of $127 for bloggers, and $397 for industry professionals. Please note that registration is non-refundable. Early Bird pricing deadline is January 26th, midnight Pacific Time.

Colours of Ostrava

Please follow us and stay tuned on our social pages, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for continual updates and announcements concerning #TBEXOstrava2018. We’re certain you’re as excited as we are about TBEX Europe 2018, and we can’t wait to see you in Ostrava, Czech Republic this July!

Register for TBEX Europe 2018

Register for #TBEXOstrava2018, then save the date and join TBEX Events along with several hundred other content creators and travel influencers in the Czech Republic next July!

The photos in this article are used with the permission of CzechTourism, Colours of Ostrava, The City of Ostrava, and Moravian-Silesian Region.