Katja Presnal, Kash Bhattacharya & Chris Christensen to Keynote at TBEX Europe 2015


Katja Presnal, Kash Bhattacharya and Chris Christensen to keynote at TBEX Europe 2015 in Lloret de Mar

We’re very excited to make our first keynote announcement for TBEX Europe 2015 in Lloret de Mar!

Katja Presnal from Skimbaco, Kash Bhattacharya from Budget Traveller, and Chris Christensen from Amateur Traveler, will discuss how they’ve created sustainable businesses by establishing themselves as the go-to expert in their respective niches. They’ll challenge you to raise the bar of professionalism by defining your own niche and setting personal standards of excellence. You’ll want to be in the audience to hear this lively discussion from three bloggers who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds to the topic.

Katja Presnal owns the Skimbaco lifestyle brand and is the editor-in-chief of Skimbaco Lifestyle online magazine. She leads an international team of writers with a passion to inspire people to live life to the fullest. Katja is an Addy Award-winning social media strategist who has worked with some of the largest consumer brands in the USA. Featured in Vanity Fair, NY Times, Forbes, Glamour among other publications, she is an internationally respected speaker. Her first book “Instagram as your Guide to the World – How, What and Who to Search and Follow on Instagram to Help You Travel the World” was published in May 2013.

Kash Bhattacharya has been traveling on a budget for the last four years, blogging about his adventures. He has been featured in the NY Times, Guardian  and on CNN. Kash is the author and creator of the Luxury Hostels in Europe guide, and has developed a number of award-winning campaigns like #BlogVille for the Emilia Romagna Tourism Board and #Blogmanay for Unique Events. His current project is Must Love Festivals, a collaborative blogging project with 15 other international bloggers, developed in partnership with Expedia and 11 tourism boards & brands. The project aims to raise the profile of lesser known but interesting festivals across Europe.

Chris Christensen is the host of the Amateur Traveler, a popular online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog. Amateur Traveler had over a 1.3 million downloads in 2014. Together with Jen Leo and Gary Arndt he also produces the award winning This Week in Travel podcast. By day Chris has worked for years in technology startups in Silicon Valley. He was formerly the Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor’s New Initiatives group, the EVP Engineering at LiveWorld where his team built and ran online communities and events for companies include eBay, HBO, TV Guide, Expedia, Marriott, A&E, History Channel, the NBA, NBC, ABC, Disney, Microsoft, WebTV and American Express. Chris now owns and runs, a new startup connecting bloggers and industry contacts.

Join us at TBEX Europe 2015 — register today. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Lloret de Mar.

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January 10, 2015 8:22 pm

Our of curiosity, does TBEX ever review the survey results from previous TBEXs? I’ve noticed one speaker for an upcoming TBEX that got horrible reviews after a prior TBEX. At their last talk, 50% of the audience got up and walked out. The speaker was blasted in blog posts. Yet, they are back on the program. How is it that low-quality speakers continue to be recycled over and over again?

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