We’ve been teasing you with our preiously announced list of speakers here and here, and today we have another fabulous group to join that list. These fabulous folks are going to make it hard for you to choose what sessions you’ll be attending at TBEX Athens (you are registered, aren’t you?).
Amy leads brand strategy and consumer marketing for TripIt, the world’s highest-rated travel organizing app from Concur. For more than a decade, she generated national media coverage and pioneered social media programs for award-winning technology and consumer brands. Amy is a frequent traveler and a reward point geek. She’s especially passionate about mobile apps that make life easier, 5-star hotels and local cuisine.
Amy will be speaking with Angie Orth in the TBEX Business track, helping the industry learn about tools for press trips.
Angie Orth is a rare breed of communicator, navigating both sides of the fence as a publicist, journalist, digital strategist and blogger. After a decade at PR agencies, she left it all behind to explore the world and to write about it on her blog — AngieAway.com. Four years later, she’s combined her PR foundations with a passion for digital storytelling, and is now firmly entrenched in the space between the two worlds. Today she blogs about the tensions between writers and publicists; represents clients from around the world; and covers travel and lifestyle for print, online and TV outlets.
Angie will be speaking with Amy Jackson in the TBEX Business track, helping the industry learn about tools for press trips.
Casey has been working in the public relations industry for more than 12 years, with the past eight being dedicated to travel PR in the UK. She is currently the PR Manager for small group adventure company G Adventures, but has worked across the cruise, hotel, travel tech and luxury and domestic tourism sectors. Co-founder of the first London travel tweet-up in 2009, Casey is a savvy social media PR and loves nothing more than travelling or geeking out. But preferably both.
Casey will be speaking in our TBEX Business indusry track.
Michael loves to travel. He is based between Dublin and Paris. Michael has worked in the Irish travel and media industry for 14 years. During this time he has worked as a travel journalist, editor and publisher, editing and publishing the magazines Backpacker Europe, Abroad and Irish Business Traveller. He has also worked in television and radio as a presenter and travel expert. Today Michael runs TravelMedia.ie, representing international tourist boards, hotels, airlines and tour operators in the Irish market and further afield. Today social media is now the majority his client work.
Michael is making a return TBEX appearance, speaking in our industry track.
Sara Robles Romero
Sara is a hands-on solutions provider! Using Social Media to deliver happiness, and managing blogger relationships for Tourism and Technology companies.
Sara will be speaking on how to create small and medium sized blogger brand campaigns, a perfect topic for bloggers who have not yet begun working with brands.
Sarabeth Jones is a creative at Fellowship North who enjoys all kinds of artistic work: writing, directing, acting, design, photography, and the occasional flash mob. Her personal stage is her blog thedramatic.com, where life is series of scenes: some with fabulous costumes, some with witty lines, and some that should probably be edited out. She lives in Arkansas with her husband and 3 kids and loves to write about they way they make her laugh, whether they are traveling the world or living the #DogtownLife at home.
Sarabeth will be leading a session on iphonagraphy and some of the advance techiques that you may not yet have discovered.
Tim Leffel is the author of five travel books and is an award-winning writer who edits Perceptive Travel, the Cheapest Destinations Blog (established 2003) and several other sites. He is frequently quoted in the major media and has been a speaker at many industry events.
Tim will be speaking on managing and prioritizing your writing, social media, and business tasks.
And wait — there’s still more to come! We’re still working to finish up the schedule and will have another handfull of speakers to announce sometime next week.
We’re excited about the way the program is starting to shape up. We’ll be adding these latest speakers to our Athens speaker page where you can learn more about all the speakers for our event (patience please as it will take some time to get everyone added). We’ll also have our general schedule of event and full information about our session topics of soon.
What do you think about the way our TBEX Athens program is coming together?