Lloret De Mar, Spain (2 May 2015)……..At the closing session of 2015 TBEX Europe, Rick Calvert, CEO, NMX Events announced the 2016 location for TBEX Europe. After a careful review process, Stockholm Sweden was chosen as the 2016 European destination.
TBEX is the world’s largest annual meeting for travel bloggers, writers, and social media editors in the travel industry. Stockholm will host the conference on July 14-16, 2016. 800 travel bloggers are expected at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in one year.
“In recent years, travel bloggers have become an increasingly important segment in marketing Stockholm as a destination. We’ve wanted to host a conference like TBEX for a long time, because we can see the potential of conferences in Stockholm’s strongest industries. We also share the same values, such as innovation and openness, which makes us especially happy,” says Karin Mäntymäki, Director of Meetings, Conferences and Events and Stockholm Convention Bureau, Stockholm Visitors Board.
The city itself, with its blend of beauty and creativity, modern conference facilities and excellent social media skills, is why Stockholm was chosen to host the meeting.
“We chose Stockholm for several simple but important reasons. We know this will be the first time many of our attendees have visited Stockholm and they are going to be overwhelmed by how much this city has to offer. The conference facility is very modern and fits the tech centered culture of our community of travel content creators perfectly. Lastly and very importantly the Stockholm Visitors Board truly understand how important this shift to new media is and they are doing a great work with digital influencers and for their city. We think they are a perfect organization to showcase what TBEX is all about. ” Rick Calvert, CEO & Co-founder New Media Expo and TBEX explained.
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About TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) Events
The TBEX conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today. TBEX also attracts some of the world’s best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors who are eager to connect with bloggers and web writers. Airbnb, American Express, GoGo LLC, Expedia, Lonely Planet, Starwood, Vail Resorts, Viator, and support the conferences alongside tourism offices such as those of Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, Australia, Baton Rouge, British Columbia, Canadian Tourism Commission, Cancun, Denver, Greek National Tourism Organization, Jordan Tourism Board, Macau Government Tourism Board, Reno/Tahoe USA, Toronto, Travel Alberta, and worldwide resorts and hospitality companies.
TBEX’s goal is to mobilize and assist bloggers with promoting, monetizing, improving their work and influence, as well as helping PR and industry professionals to connect with the right content creators to benefit their brands and destinations.
Stockholm Business Region’s mission is to promote and develop Stockholm as a business and tourism destination, together with its subsidiaries Stockholm Business Region Development and Stockholm Visitors Board. Stockholm Business Region is wholly owned by the City of Stockholm and promotes the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia.