Recent presentations

I regularly present at tourism industry events around the world, including WTM London, the ITB Berlin Convention and the Global Tourism & Economy Forum.

My TOPOSOPHY colleagues and I also offer a range of tailor-made keynote presentations and workshops on the latest industry trends, so if you’re interested to boost your event with one of these, just get in touch

(Most recent first)  ITB 2014

March 2017 – ITB Berlin New Horizons for LGBT Travel: Emerging Outbound Markets and Destinations A preview of findings from the forthcoming 2nd UNWTO Global Report on LGBT Travel

January 2017 – MATKA Nordic Travel Market, Helsinki – How can we improver travel influencer-industry relationships? Keynote presentation to the Nordic Blogger Community about key lessons they can learn about how they can tailor their services better to the needs of DMOs

January 2017 – Vakantiebeurs Vakdag, Utrecht – What Does the Sharing Economy Mean for Destinations Today? – A look at the expanding role of the sharing economy on the visitor journey, and what DMOs can learn from it – see media coverage.

December 2016  Flanders Connection, Leuven ~ How to Make Your Destination Matter to Millennials. A tailor-made workshop for Tourism Flanders and their international partners on Millennials, their mindet and innovative ways to orientate Flanders’ destinations to this traveller segment.

November 2016 – World Travel Market, London – Digital Influencer Market Developments and Trends. A look at what travel infuencers can really do for a destination, and how the travel influencers could work better with the travel industry in general.

October 2016 – UNWTO-PATA Forum on Tourism Trends & Outlook, Guilin, China – How are Millennials shaping product development and marketing in tourism?

September 2016 – The Social Travel Summit 2016, Inverness, UKThink Tank: How can we improve the quality of relationships between travel influencers and the travel industry?

June 2016 – London Technology Week & ETOA CityFair– Food, Tourism & Technology – Serving Up a Storm!

April 2016 – Social Travel Britain, Bristol –How to attract Asian Millennial travellers

April 2016 – IGLTA Convention, Cape TownHow to Make LGBT Travel Matter to Millennials

March 2016 – ITB Berlin Convention – New Challenges for Established and Emerging Destinations in LGBT Tourism

March 2016 – ITB Berlin eTravel Hall – Crowdsourcing Millennial Insights

November 2015 – WTM London – Six Trends That Will Change the World

October 2015 – Riga Tourism Partners Forum – The Future of European Tourism to 2025

September 2015 – MICECON Manila – Keynote: The Rise of Asian Millennial Travellers

June 2015 – European Commission, Brussels – How to Combat Tourism Seasonality in Europe by Engaging with Young Travellers

April 2015 – IGLTA Annual Global Convention, Los Angeles – What Matters to Millennials? Lessons for the LGBT Travel Industry in engaging with Millennial travellers’

November 2014, – Sharing Economy Workshop, Athens The Sharing Economy and Tourism; Enabling or Disrupting?

October 2014 – Global Tourism & Economy Forum, Macau – (bio/event) Shaping the Present for the Future – adopting strategies for success in attracting the next generation of travellers GTEF Macau 2014

September 2014 – JATA Travel Week Expo, Tokyo Millennials along the Silk Road

May 2014 – Australian Youth Travel Conference, Sydney Australia and the Rise of the Young Asian Traveller

May 2014 – Keynote speaker, Australian Youth Travel Conference, SydneyIs the Australian Youth Travel Industry Ready for the Gen C Traveller? (presentation available upon request)

March 2014 – ITB Youth Travel Centre, BerlinThe Rise of the Young Asian Traveller

March 2014 – ITB Convention, BerlinMillennials: The Unpredictable Force Shaping the Future of the Global Tourism Industry 

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Coming up – I have a number of speaking engagements on Gen C Travel trends in the coming months. If you would like to discuss your event needs with me, please do get in contact: genctraveller@gmail.com

Global speaking engagements

In my previous roles with the World Tourism Organization and WYSE Travel Confederation I was honoured to be invited to speak at a range of events on future travel trends, including:

  • IGLTA Annual Global Convention: Florianopolis, Brazil; Fort Lauderdale, USA; Antwerp, Belgium
  • World Youth & Student Travel Conference: Barcelona, Spain; San Diego, USA, Sydney, Australia
  • Shaoguan Tourism and Culture Festival, Guangzhou, China
  • China International Travel Mart, Kunming, China
  • Black Sea Tourism and Development Conference, Thessalonica and Athens, Greece
  • International Tourism Congress, Porto, Portugal
  • Encontros Internacionais do Turismo, Cape Verde