We’re excited to announce more of our speaker lineup for TBEX Asia Pacific 2016 in Manila, Philippines. These speakers bring a wealth of experience and expertise, along with great teaching skills. Register today and take advantage of everything they have to share.
Anton is the founder of OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005. It is the number #1 food and travel blog in the Philippines, with a mission to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets in the Philippines and South East Asia” and to inspire Filipinos that living in the Philippines is truly awesome! In 2015, Anton received the first Tourism Star Award for media by the Department of Tourism for his valuable contribution in promoting Philippine cuisine and destinations through his blog.
Anton will be leading a session in the Community track on How to Build a Thriving Real Community Around Your Blog and Brand.
Ciaran Blumenfeld is a creative entrepreneur and founder of Hashtracking.com, a social media analytics subscription service that offers insight into hashtag use and user accounts on Twitter and Instagram. As a social media and marketing expert with strong online presence she saw a need for a way to better understand and analyze Twitter and Instagram use and turn that data into action. She has been named as one of the “15 Most Powerful Moms in Social Media” by Working Mother Magazine.
Ciaran will be leading a session in the Industry track on how to build campaigns. focusing on the differing concepts of popular vs. successful.
David and Lina Stock
David and Lina are the husband and wife team behind Divergent Travelers. David quit is job to travel after attending their first TBEX, and they have been traveling full time for three years. They specialize in true adventure travel, they work together to bring their travels to life through visual media with professional photography, video and aerial drone work.
David and Lina will be speaking in the Content Track on To Drone or Not To Drone.
Edwina is an online marketing expert with over 10 years of experience marketing to both consumers and businesses. She built up the Marketing Department for ReviewPro, a hotel reputation management company that works with more than 25,000 hotels worldwide. Since 2014, she has been working as independent consultant helping businesses develop an “inbound” approach to content marketing. She also blogs at TravelingGerman.com.
Edwina will be speaking in the Commerce track on How to Use Inbound Marketing Techniques to Grow Your Audience.
Jennifer is a location independent globe trotter who is now based in Bordeaux, France. She works as a freelance social media strategist and is an award-winning travel writer. She is also a travel correspondent on Traveling on the American Forces Radio Network. Luxe Adventure Traveler was named one of the top travel blogs to watch by the Huffington Post and has been featured by top publications such as National Geographic, CNN, Buzzfeed , and The Telegraph.
Jennifer will be leading a session in the Content track on Writing Expert Hotel Reviews: The Antidote to User Generated Content.
Kei co-founded and runs Venture Republic, a global online travel company that owns Japan’s largest online travel search engine and media company, Travel.jp, blogger generated online travel media Trip101 (Singapore) and Allstay, a leading mobile hotel search app in Korea. As CEO, he took the company public in 2008 (2177. JASDAQ) after 7 years in operation. Previously, Kei worked at Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan’s leading trading & investment firm. He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Kei will be speaking in the Industry track.
Meg is an Australian Journalist, and the founder and Senior Editor of Mapping Megan – an adventure travel blog covering the best in adventure travel from all over the globe. With the aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure, Megan embraced travel as a lifestyle in 2007, and blogging as a full time business since 2013. Adrenalin junkie and incredibly active traveler, there is no mountain too high, and no feat too extreme.
Meg will be speaking in the Community track and leading a panel on a discussion of the Challenges and Opportunities of Blogging in Asia.
Micaela Rodriguez is a travel blogger, marketing officer, entertainment columnist and published author born and raised in the Philippines. Starting out as a personal blogger when she was in college, she ventured into niche blogging and eventually focused on travel blogging via senyorita.net. She released her first novel entitled in early 2016, which is inspired by her work experience for a Philippine-based magazine-tabloid. Juggling her time in Manila and Dagupan City in Pangasinan as marketing officer of a start-up hotel.
Micaela will be joining the panel in the Community track on the Challenges and Opportunities of Blogging in Asia.
Mridula started her blog ‘Travel Tales from India and Abroad’ in June 2005, and within a few months of the launch it found a mention in both the BBC and The Guardian. She was also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. She has worked with many tourism boards and companies around the world. She loves to trek and travel, in that order, and then fell in love with photography. She also holds a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur, India.
Mridula will be joining the panel in the Community track on the Challenges and Opportunities of Blogging in Asia.
Scott is a photographer and travel blogger specializing in hyper-lapse photography and film-making. He shares his travels through this innovative style of photography and teaches tips, tricks and editing techniques to help others get their start in hyper-lapse photography.-L
Scott will be speaking in the Content track on How to Create Hyper-Lapse Videos.
We hope you like the way the program is lining up. Stay tuned for another speaker announcement next week.