TBEX Cancun Speaker Update

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We’ve got a few more speakers to announce for TBEX Cancun. Some new faces, some returning face, and all enthusiastic abour sharing some great knowledge with all of our attendees.

Please join me in welcoming:

Dave & Deb

Dave and Deb, of the PlanetD are passionate storytellers and award winning bloggers and photographers. They inspire adventure in everyone, while showcasing their real-time journey through travel writing, photography, video and engaging social media. As spokespersons and brand ambassadors, for the likes of American Express and Expedia.com, Dave and Deb have had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s top companies and brands– while discovering more than 80 countries on all 7 continents.

Dave and Deb will be leading an advanced session on monetization. If you’re already making money from your blogging activities, and are looking for ways to enhance what you’re already doing, you’l want to participate in this lively discussion.

Don George

Don George is the author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing, the best-selling travel writing guide in the world. Don is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler and editor of BBC Travel’s Wanderlust and Words column. He’s been Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, founder and editor of Salon.com’s Wanderlust travel site, and Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. Don is co-founder and chairman of the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference. He has visited 90 countries, published more than 1,000 articles and edited nine award-winning literary travel anthologies.

Don will be leading a writing the 2-day Cancun writing workshop, look for registration for the workshop later this week, and also speaking about writing in the main program.

Gary Arndt

Gary Arndt is an awarding winning blogger and travel photographer who has been traveling around the world since 2007. His travels have taken him to over 160 countries and territories. He has also visited over 275 UNESCO World Heritage sites and every US state. He is one of the most awarded travel photographers of this decade. He was named the 2014 SATW Photographer of the Year as well as the 2013 NATJA Travel Photographer of the Year. He is a 3x Lowell Thomas Award winner and a 2x Northern Lights Award winner.

Gary will be leading our 2-day photograph workshop, which will include a field trip, and also speaking in the main program. Look for workshop registrations later this week.

Ian Cleary

Ian Cleary is an entrepreneur, speaker and technology expert who specialises in sharing unbiased information about social media tools and technology through one of the worlds leading social media sites – RazorSocial. A well-respected thought leader in his field, Ian has spoken at conferences such as NMX and Social Media Marketing World and his writing credits include high-profile industry websites like Social Media Examiner, VentureBeat and Marketing Profs.

Ian always packs the room with his exuberant sessions, and he’ll be leading a session in the TBEX Business industry track.

Lee Abbamonte

Lee Abbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. Lee is a multimedia travel personality, brand ambassador, travel expert and global adventurer. Arthur Frommer calls Lee “The Marco Polo of the 21st Century”. Lee appears frequently on several National TV programs, radio shows and has been featured in countless news outlets and magazines. Lee is a successful entrepreneur who previously worked on Wall Street and sold two businesses by 21 years old. Lee graduated from the University of Maryland and earned his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Stay tuned for more information about Lee’s appearance at TBEX Cancun

Leslie McLellan

Leslie has been a destination marketer for over 20 years and loves to share her knowledge. She is currently building a multicultural destination marketing organization for the San Jacinto Valley region in Southern California. Her niche is working with communities that have small marketing budgets to help them creatively stretch their marketing dollars. She is also a partner in Tourism Currents, a destination marketing training company, which helps destinations attract their perfect visitor via in-person, online and hybrid programs.

Leslie will be sharing how smaller destinations and bloggers can build long-term relationships (hint… they can start at TBEX!).

Sherry Ott

Sherry Ott is a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer with one goal in mind – to make you wish you were somewhere else. She seeks out unique travel experiences and adventures while writing about her nomadic life on Ottsworld.com since 2006. She primarily travels solo but you can also find her with her nieces in tow as an alternative family travel blogger. In addition, Sherry is the co-founder of Meet, Plan, Go!, a website and travel event teaching people how they can take a traveling career break or sabbatical that benefits their career.

Stay tuned for more information about Sherry’s appearance at TBEX Cancun

Look for more exciting announcements coming up, including the opening of registration for our small, 2-day writing workshop, photography workshop, keynote speaker announcements, and a welcome to more speakers to this stellar line. You’re not going to want to miss out on all the fun, so head over and register for TBEX Cancun right now.

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4 Responses
    1. Mary Jo Manzanares

      I hope you’ll take a closer look at both of our TBEX Cancun speaker announcements. Half of the speakers announced are new to speaking at TBEX, and I think you’ll find that trend continues as we announce the rest of our line up over the next few days. We are committed to bringing new faces and opinions to our education program.

  1. Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend TBEX Cancun this year. If anyone is interested in purchasing my early bird ticket, I will happily transfer this ticket to your name for the early bird price. (If this message is not allowed, my apologies. I am speaking my mind – my piggy bank thanks you.)

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