SPEAKERS

*More speakers to be announced before Traverse 18, so keep checking back!

Traverse is the most valuable influencer conference I attend all year. - Julie, A Lady in London

Tika Larasati

Tika Larasati leads Influencer Marketing at Skyscanner. She started her career as a French lecturer at University of Indonesia but decided to leave the academic life and explore other possibilities in life. Her passion for language, culture and human interaction is what led her into the travel industry. From one Accor Hotels property to another, guest relations to ecommerce, she discovered a new love for digital marketing.

Tika went on to start her journey with Skyscanner as Market Development Manager for Indonesia back in 2013. After successfully working with local bloggers and building a strong network of social influencers in her home country, in 2015 she was appointed to shape the company’s global strategy for influencer marketing.

Her approach to influencer marketing is having the right balance between being data driven and being human.

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Jen Rankine

Jen Rankine is a social media human who’s been dabbling around on Internet communities for far too long (according to her mother) but switched it into a career in 2011.

Starting off in retail, she grew the brand’s communities on existing platforms, introduced them to new ones and opened the customer service team up to social media before deciding to explore the world of agencies. There she worked on a collection of FMCG and financial brands.

In 2015, Jen joined Skyscanner to look after the UK’s social media channels and is now responsible for global communications and freelancer engagement.

Fun facts: Voted in as one of the 30 under 30 Woman to Watch in Digital and one of the Top 50 people working in Social Media by The Drum magazine. Went viral.

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Mandy Celine

Mandy Celine is a filmmaker who specialises in digital content. With her loyal base of global clients and her own unique style she finds herself creating full time as your video production ‘gal pal’.  And when she isn’t working on assignments, she makes travel films herself. She knows social video.

Her work has been recognised by several tv networks, magazines and agencies, and she has been able to travel all over the world developing her craft and honing her photography & video skill-set. Her clients run from creators with a fanbase of millions, to BBC or Greenpeace, to name a few. Ultimately, Mandy is passionate about telling a person’s story; whether it’s poetry, interviews or lifestyle editorials. In fact this May one of her edits actually ran on ABC’s ‘Right This Minute’ across America.

She looks forward to helping and teaching you how to make the most out of video on social media; from YouTube and Facebook to Instagram.

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Paola Crevatini Rebsamen

Paola has over 10 years of experience of working in marketing for companies such as Unilever, Microsoft and eBay. She started The MissAdventure Blog around one year ago, purely out of fun while commuting to work one and a half hours each way. The MissAdventure community has now over 13,300 amazing women from all over the world. Paola organises unique girl trips where you can connect with like minded women, create content together and learn from each other while having fun and exploring a new region.

Paola has been to 43+ countries in the past 10 years and she loves planning, as she believes you should be able to see the highlights of a destination while getting the best service, photos, comfort, local insider tips and fresh local food to create that unique experience you will remember forever!

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Andrew Sim & Emily Gough

Back in March 2014, Andrew and Emily set off on a one-way flight to Mexico, with enough money to last them two years and a dream to create something wonderful for modern day explorers. Blogging at Along Dusty Roads, they share their worldwide adventures to inspire everyone to travel more, travel better and travel more beautifully.

Whether it’s discovering the hipster area of an old European city, trekking through the rainforest in South America or roadtripping around the Scottish Highlands, they think there’s an adventure, a story and a new discovery to be had wherever you go – and they their readers exactly how to find it! Along Dusty Roads was recently named Best UK Travel Blog 2018.

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Kash Bhattacharya

2016 National Geographic Traveller’s Blogger of the Year, Kash Bhattacharya is the founder and editor of the BudgetTraveller and author of the soon to be published ‘Luxury Hostels of the World’ by international design publisher, Gestalten. Kash has revolutionised travel for the stylish, design-led budget-conscious traveller. So whether it is finding a luxury hostel in Madrid  or a budget boutique hotel in Amsterdam, finding the best cicchetti in Venice or what unique cultural experiences you can discover in Berlin on a tight budget– it is all there in one blog.

Kash has been featured by the New York Times, Guardian, Vanity Fair & National Geographic. He’s also presented for camera and was the face of the Spring 2015 advertising campaign for Japan National Tourism Organisation, a project developed in partnership with Lonely Planet. Kash also has a passion for influencer marketing and is the Blogger Outreach Expert for the destination marketing agency, Toposophy. Also as the director of Creative Concepts for the world’s leading travel influencer network, iAmbassador Kash has developed a number of award winning digital storytelling campaigns: Blogville for Emilia Romagna, Blogmanay for Visit Scotland/Unique Events and recently launched a storytelling project about Street Art in Germany in partnership with the German National Tourism Board.

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Marco de Groot

As a photographer Marco de Groot, from Utrecht, The Netherlands goes by the name: Marcorama. Which means Marco‘s vision. What started as a webblog, gained traction when Instagram came out. Every day he shares his vision using symmetrical compositions and a minimal style. He loves to travel and capture those details, most people just walk past without noticing.

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Website: Marcorama
Instagram: marcorama
Twitter: marcoramaNL

Magda Misiorny

Magda’s last name rhymes with misery however she’s anything but miserable! She’s a real people person, passionate about relationship building, spring boarding revolutionary products and getting people excited about ideas.

Following her experience in international teams around the world and in running the successful Travis Translator campaign, she believes in doing things smarter together and is involved in several other startup projects with the potential to revolutionise the world.

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Elissa Glorie

Elissa is a curious creature who uses community building to make wonderful things happen. Working as a branding and strategy consultant for social enterprises has made her all too familiar with the challenges of startups, but also their potential to create radical change.

She’s involved with both Travis and Travis Foundation in marketing and social impact strategy. Her experience in Australia, the Netherlands and wider Europe has been centred around encouraging startups to rethink impact and turn their marketing strategies upside down.

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Lucy Lucraft

Lucy is a London based freelance journalist, blogger and podcaster. A former digital nomad, she’s written for the likes of Lonely Planet Traveller, Daily Express, The Telegraph, The Sun, Red, Stylist and stacks more.

She shares packing tips, itineraries and blogging advice at her vegan travel and lifestyle blog Wanderluce and she hosts an Apple New & Noteworthy podcast, What She Said: A weekly dose of blogging advice and motivation.

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PODCAST: #WhatSheSaid
Blog: wanderluce.com
Facebook:  /groups/whatshesaid
Twitter: @lucylucraft
Instagram:  @lucylucraft

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is the founder of RTW Labs. After spending hours performing free technical support for his fellow travel bloggers, he discovered a passion for this line of work and decided to build it into a new career.

Chris quickly established himself as the “Tech Guy” for many in the travel blogging community. Since then, RTW Labs has expanded to provide support to independent bloggers and other businesses around the world.

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Website: rtwlabs.com

Lizzie Davey

Lizzie is a freelance writer who helps app startups and software as a service businesses build their authority with long-form blog posts.

When she first went freelance back in 2014, she had just a month to prepare her business before moving to Spain. With grit, perseverance, and a solid strategy she managed to build her business into a sustainable career that lets her work with amazing clients from all over the world.

As well as running LizzieDavey.com, a site filled with content marketing advice for small businesses, Lizzie owns Wanderful-World.com, an award-winning blog for freelancers. Since its conception, the site has grown into a community of more than 6,000 people, complete with a Facebook group, engaged email list, and hundreds of loyal students.

Lizzie has now immortalised her love of helping small businesses and freelancers into a set of online courses that teach everything from a quick strategy for landing clients overnight to creating content that attracts and converts the right people.

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Denisa Kostolanyiova

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Denisa Kostolanyiova is a Business Development Manager at GetYourGuide. A native of Slovakia and a travel enthusiast since age 16, Denisa has spent the last 12 years studying and working around the world.

She doesn’t just work with travel bloggers as part of her day job — in her spare time, she is one herself. She writes and edits almostberliner.com.

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Website: GetYourGuide.com

Susan L. Schwartz

Susan Schwartz

Susan L. Schwartz began life as a luxury travel blogger with her award-winning blog, Best Bits Worldwide, for those who savor the authentic and love the luxurious. Her work has been also published in many off-line and online publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Grazia UK, Sainsbury’s, Mail on Sunday, and others. She is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.

On one press trip, she sidled up to the bar and has never looked back. Soon after that fateful cocktail, Susan launched Lush Life Podcast – interviewing the movers and shakers in the drinks industry, including bar owners, bartenders, brand ambassadors, distillers and more. Last year, to accompany her podcast, she established an all-drinks travel blog called A Lush Life Manual – the How-To Guide for Living Life One Cocktail a Time.

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Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch are culinary influencers who travel the world in search of the next great meal. They eat it all from street food to Michelin starred cuisine and everything in between. Since starting the 2foodtrippers site in 2012, they have collaborated with numerous partners including tourism boards, hotels, restaurants and major online travel brands.

Prior to 2016, Daryl worked for a high-end, celebrity chef-driven restaurant group based in Philadelphia. Their blog and food photography have been recognised by leaders in both the food and travel sectors.

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Website: www.2foodtrippers.com
Twitter: @2foodtrippers
Instagram: 2foodtrippers

Judith Lewis

Judith Lewis is the founder of the DeCabbit Consultancy, specialising in integrated digital marketing consultancy and execution. She is a specialist integrated online marketer with skills in SEO, PPC, and Social Media Marketing as well as other digital marketing techniques. She has been doing SEO since before it had a name and has worked both in-house and agency-side.

She judges the UK, EU, MENA & US Search Awards, is a founding everywoman Modern Muse, teaches courses on SEO and PPC through Econsultancy and is the coordinator for London Girl Geek Dinners.Having both an in-house and agency background, her clients have included Google, Virgin, NSPCC, Zopa, Slendertone, Vapemate, LQ Liquid Health, the Guggenheim, SAP, Amadeus, Blue Cross, AXYZ, & GE. She works from planning through to execution, integrating her digital expertise through research & analysis, design & build, through to deployment and outreach/linkbuilding.

Judith blogs for the SEO Chicks and Mostly About Chocolate as well as the Huffington Post. She speaks at various conferences around the world and is passionate about teaching and helping businesses large and small (as well as chocolate).

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Liam Tucker

Liam heads up his own e-commerce agency based out of London and has worked with a variety of brands including Netflix, Google, Facebook & Agent Provocateur. He now predominantly works with startup lifestyle brands such as Mahabis leveraging technology and design to help build them into multi-million dollar businesses. A big part of that work has been leveraging influencers and content creation to help build and market those businesses.

He was an award winning digital designer before that but also a developer who is a proficient in multiple coding languages and a self confessed ‘technologist’. On top of this he’s a slightly obsessive entrepreneur building out several other companies/products in various industries. He also likes to travel sometimes 😉

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Website: liamtucker.com
Twitter: itsliamtucker

Emily Leary

Emily Leary is a writer and presenter, as well as a busy mum of two with a love of all things creative. Her blog, A Mummy Too began in 2011 and is now one of the foremost in the UK with a community with hundreds of thousands of social followers. Emily shares daily recipes, travel pieces, helpful tips, creative ideas and useful video guides for anyone who believes a shortage of spare time shouldn’t mean you can’t enjoy beautiful, delicious things.

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Milou van Roon

Milou van Roon is the travel blogger behind Explorista.nl & Explorista.net. On her websites she helps people travel more and better, whether that is alongside their fulltime jobs, or while building a location independent career & life. She is also the founder & CEO of Explorista Media, a multilingual content agency for travel brands. They specialise in producing SEO-content in seven languages, for clients such as Expedia & Orbitz.

In 2016 Milou founded the Facebook community ‘Female Digital Nomads’, that helps 20.000+ women build location independent careers. While her name may give away her Dutch roots, she currently travels the globe as a digital nomad, managing her businesses anywhere with a wifi-signal.

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JAMIE BARTON

Jamie is firefighter from London who was previously a Royal Navy Marine. He recently spent time travelling around the world learning and teaching yoga in places countries Asia and South America. Jamie specialises in yoga, fitness, wellness and staying healthy while travelling the world.

Jamie will be bringing his enthusiasm for health and fitness to Traverse 18 to educate attendees on how to maintain a health body and mind whilst overcoming the stress and challenges of traveling the world.

MATT KEPNES

Matthew Kepnes, otherwise known as Nomadic Matt, is the authority on cost-conscious travel.  An intrepid globetrotter, blogger, and author of “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter,” Nomadic Matt and his money-saving travel secrets have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Time, BBC, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and National Geographic, and countless other publications.

Nomadic Matt has a reader base of 1.5 million readers a month. Matt regularly speaks at travel trade and consumer shows, leads yearly group tours in Europe, the USA, and Southeast Asia, owns a hostel in Texas, and launched a non-profit called FLYTE (Foundation for Leadership and Youth Travel Education), which sends high school students in under-resourced communities abroad for the first time in order to bring their classroom experience to life.

When he’s not trekking the globe in search of new money-saving secrets, Nomadic Matt can be found exploring New York City.

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Website: www.nomadicmatt.com
Twitter: Nomadicmatt
Facebook: NomadicMatt
Instagram: NomadicMatt

ELLE CROFT

Elle Croft is a travel blogger, social media specialist and author based in London.

Through her blog, Elle shares travel guides, packing tips, and the process of writing her debut novel, The Guilty Wife, from first draft all the way through to paperback publication. For the past few years she’s also been a member of The Travel Hack Team, which has helped fuel her love for stylish adventure.

When she’s not travelling (or writing about travelling), she works with brands to tell stories via their social media, and she is currently writing another psychological thriller.

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Website: www.ellecroft.com/blog/
Twitter: elle_croft
Facebook: ElleCroft
Instagram: elle_croft

KATE MCCULLEY

Kate McCulley is the founder and publisher of Adventurous Kate, the first blog to specialise in solo female travel. Today Adventurous Kate serves as a resource for women seeking to travel the world on their own terms.

In 2017, Kate was named one of Forbes’s 10 Most Influential Travelers and one of Irish America‘s Top 100 Irish-American business leaders. She has visited 74 countries and is about to visit her seventh continent. Kate splits her time between New York and the world.

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SEAN BYRNE

Sean Byrne, is a passionate landscape/travel photographer and social media influencer from the UK. He has a passion for taking photos of the great outdoors, whether that’s in the UK or around the world.

He’s been a photographer for over 4 years now. Sean is self-taught after becoming addicted to photography on Instagram. Now more than 4 years on he has collaborated with National Geographic, Waitrose, Travel Alberta, Adobe, Swiss Air, Iceland Air, Austria Tourism, Enterprise, Sony Xperia and many more. He’s also been a speaker at Blog Stock, Brit Mums and Inflow Travel Summit.

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ANDREW APPLEPIE

Berlin based electronic artist Andrew Applepie loves creating songs with everything he gets his hands on. He uses all kinds of instruments, ranging from familiar choices like guitar and drum machines, to exotic contraptions he picked up while traveling, to all the stuff you would find in a kitchen. Although some of his songs appear to have the feel and structure of sampled hip hop beats, he only uses parts he has played or recorded himself. His unique style transpires his charm, whits and happy nature, bringing an organic sound and laid back timing to electronic music.

Several vloggers like New York YouTuber of the Year Casey Neistat, Mark Rober from California or PointlessBlog from London with several million YouTube subscribers are regularly playing Andrew’s tunes in their videos. But an even extremely higher number of small, undiscovered YouTubers from numerous countries keep using Andrew’s tracks and millions of people around the world are listening.

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ERIK VAN ERP

As the founder and publisher of Around the Globe travel community, Erik is one of the top influencers in the Netherlands. The Around the Globe community has, since its inception in 2002, grown to become one of the largest independent traveler communities in the country. With his background in IT, Erik has developed unique tools to provide support to travelers during their journeys. An avid traveler himself, he keeps abreast of the changing needs of his audience by constantly polling and using innovative analytical growth strategies.

Erik is a speaker at travel conferences and universities revealing digital marketing strategies and analytical topics in an easy, understandable way. Erik is the Director of IT for iambassador and advises iambassador bloggers and the iambassador Management Team on technical and analytical challenges to help the travel industry move forward. He has and will play an instrumental role in developing the iambassador blogger database with its integrated project management, tracking, and ROI calculation systems where he will continue to develop and execute iambassador’s IT strategies, client reporting, and internal communication platforms.

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Website: aroundtheglobe.nl
Twitter: @atg_nl

JOE ALLAM

Joe Allam is an independent creative of sorts, but most commonly known as a travel photographer. He’s incessantly driven to live the creative lifestyle and thoroughly enjoy creating visual content, from beautiful and interesting destinations.

With a professional background in advertising, you’ll now find Joe mostly online at YouTube, posting travel photography content, including street photography and tech related vlogs.

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Rich McCor

In two years Rich McCor, or Paperboyo as he’s known on Instagram, has turned a hobby of photographing landmarks with paper cut-outs into a career working with brands such as Google, Coca Cola and Lonely Planet around the world.

He produces a unique style of creativity which delights, shocks and entertains his social media audience – all whilst exploring new ways to surprise a digital audience with an ever-decreasing attention span.

Check Out our #TraverseTalks Episode with Rich McCor:

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Nick Trueman

Nick started managing online advertising campaigns as a 17 year old and registered his first business by the age of 19.

Through his early 20’s, he travelled Europe in a minibus, won on eBay for £1,500, and went on to conquer 26 countries in a little under 3 years. All this was documented on his YouTube channel through daily vlogging. During this time he grew his first business and successfully sold it in 2013, merging with a larger experiential agency in London. 

Apart from the regular holiday or occasional blog, Nick now spends his time consulting brands on their digital strategies; most notably SEO, PPC, Google Analytics, Social & Email. Today he resides in London with his businesses Nick Trueman Ltd, DigitalWorkshop.io and Solisstore.com. He’s recently devoted his weekends to a 15 year training programme to become a fully qualified steam train driver down in Sussex.

Feel free to ask him anything. Literally, anything.

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Adrian Land

Adrian is a self-declared SEO geeks.

Adrian has been innovating in digital marketing & SEO for over 18 years. He has worked and lead teams in all types of businesses from start-ups, scale-ups to major internationals.

The majority of Adrian’s working life has been spent in the travel industry; recently Thomas Cook Group, Hotels.com and the HomeAway Group. All of these roles covered multiple countries and languages.

In 2013 Adrian launched his own marketing agency, called SESOME specialising in SEO, search and content marketing. And, recently launched an influencer marketplace called https://ConsiderableInfluence.com

Check Out our #TraverseTalks Episode with Adrian Land:

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Michael Tomas

Michael Tomas is an architecture and timelapse photographer with social media influence on Instagram as @LondonViewpoints.

His journey started in London where he became the go-to guy for tips and recommendations about best places to go in London for views, rooftops bars, hotels to stay at with panoramic vistas and attractions to visit that give a unique perspective over the city.

With time it opened him the opportunity to work with leading travel, leisure and hospitality brands in London and now around the world as his recommendations map continue to grow.

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Julie Falconer

Julie Falconer is a UK-based travel blogger and speaker. She writes an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog, A Lady in London, for which she has traveled to 104 countries and developed a strong social media presence. 

She is also a public speaker and lectures about blogging and social media all over the world. Originally from San Francisco, Julie attended Brown University and came to the UK in 2007 after leaving a career in finance, during which she worked for Goldman Sachs and a hedge fund.

Check Out our #TraverseTalks Episode with Julie Falconer:

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Greg Brand

Greg is a Traverse regular, having spoken at almost every event we’ve ever held. His classes are always jam packed with everyone eager to learn from his 13+ years of video industry knowledge.

Greg‘s enthusiasm and energy in his workshops are contagious, leaving everyone that attends excited and ready to create kickass videos on their next project. 

The first workshop will be Greg‘s regular Q&A session, suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or still need to purchase your first camera, Greg will answer every question you can throw at him. It’s a good idea to get your questions in early, so feel free to tweet them to @travizeo with the hashtag  #Traverse18 

The second session will be all about taking your video edits to the next level. Greg will talk about and and show examples of editing workflows, colour correction, colour grading and exporting your videos to make sure they look their very best online. All skill levels are welcome, but this will be suited to premiere pro editors who already know their way around the program.

If you’d like to know more about Greg and see some of his work, click on the links below:

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Mini Sessions

Our mini sessions at Traverse are niche focused sessions that we have chosen from a whole host of pitches for their interesting content and potential to deliver real value for attendees.

Steve Biggs

Steve Biggs is a digital analyst by day, a travel blogger by night and a running ambassador for a maternal health charity at the weekend. Living in Hertfordshire and working out of central London he has 17 years analytics experience in the food retail and hotel inventory industries.

Steve’s been travel blogging for 3 years now, kick-started by running the NYC marathon with a 1990s supermodel and then winning a private jet for 49 friends! Blogging gave him the platform to write about such unique experiences.

He represents the large number of part-time bloggers who love sharing their travelling adventures online but have separate careers in full-time jobs.

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Website: https://biggsytravels.com
Twitter: biggsytravels
Facebook: biggsytravels
Instagram: biggsytravels

Sandra van der Lee

Sandra is a Squarespace web designer and Productivity Pirate.  She has a masters degree in Leisure, Tourism & Environment and travel blogged for a while. After finishing university she started one of the first Dutch Squarespace design businesses. In 2018 she also started Execution Revolution, a digital experience and coaching business that helps other business-owners and entrepreneurs get shit done.

Her most exhilarating travel story involves being smuggled out of an African country. If you want to hear it, she can be bribed with blueberry muffins, red wine and plane tickets.

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Kirsty Leanne

Kirsty Leanne is a UK travel blogger who has been blogging since 2014. With years of experience successfully pitching to brands, Kirsty has started to reap the benefits of using LinkedIn to build meaningful relationships with brands and PRs.

With lots of tips on how to get started and the best way to use the platform as a blogger, Kirsty’s session will be an interactive and motivational one for sure!

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Amar Hussain

Amar Hussain is an adventure traveller who has spent the last 8 years building businesses on the road and now helps other brands and bloggers grow theirs.

He first embarked on a gap year in 2009 and founded the travel blog Gap Year Escape. He succeeded in turning his gap year into a ‘gap life’ and subsequently travelled the 7 continents.

Along with Gap Year Escape, Amar also runs a digital agency that helps brands with their online marketing efforts, particularly in the areas of SEO and content.

Amar has been featured on or contributes to many top tier publications such as Lonely Planet, Vogue TIME, Business Insider and Entrepreneur.

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Website: gapyearescape.com
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Twitter: gapyearescape
Facebook: gapyearescape
Instagram: gapyearescape

Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a journalist specialising in travel and foreign affairs. She is currently based in London.

She has been working in journalism for around six years and has written for publications including The Independent, the i and Metro. She has also written for various in-flight magazines including Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Delta, Easyjet and Jet2.com.

Sophie also runs her own travel blog in which she shares travel tips and also an insight on what it is like to be a freelance journalist.

When she’s not working, you can usually find her at a concert or watching tennis and probably eating a lot of cake.

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Karen Sargent

Karen is part travel blogger at globalhelpswap.com, part business psychologist. When she’s not trying to find that perfect shot, or pulling her hair over SEO, she’s training managers in companies like Unilever, BBC and Deep Mind how to perform at their best. She’s still trying to figure out why people willingly choose to work in an office. Originally from Malta, she now spends half her year in London and the other half travelling the world and writing about it with her partner Paul.

She believes that work, when done well, can be a huge source of meaning and she loves sharing hacks from psychology to help others get the most out of their working lives.

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Sofie Couwenbergh

In 2012, Belgian travel aficionada Sofie Couwenbergh decided she needed a place where she could do the writing she couldn’t do as a marketing coordinator and copywriter for a large international publishing house. Since launching her bilingual blog WonderfulWanderings.com, she’s worked with 80+ destinations and travel brands to create awareness, generate traffic and increase sales.

Sofie’s been featured on sites like Business Insider and Thought Catalog, has written for national publications such as HLN and provides copy for brands such as Expedia. She does all this from hotel rooms, cafes and her home in Leuven, but never without a cup of tea.

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Nienke Krook

Nienke Krook is a former school teacher from the Netherlands, currently living in London and working full-time in the blogging industry. As “The Travel Tester”, she writes about personal development through travel and as “The London Tester”, she shows Dutch travellers experiences around London, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

On Pinterest, Nienke runs a community of over 530.000 travellers and she created the largest resource of travel content in her community Mappin Monday. She runs a Pinterest management company and is also a freelance writer and Space Nation ambassador, where she explores the space lifestyle on earth and beyond!

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Philipp Ammon

Philipp is a London-based travel, documentary and commercial photographer. He started as an international school teacher, before he moved to the UK and turned his passion for photography into a career. He has since worked on a number political, commercial and humanitarian campaigns. His work has been published in a variety of magazines including WIRED, Financial Times and The Independent. Philipp’s career has taken him around the World. As a result he built a personal portfolio of travel photography and a growing understanding of the travel industry as well as social media.

Join him for a talk on how to price your photography, licensing/copyright, and negotiating terms of use with clients and publications.

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Website: www.photoammon.com
Instagram: photoammon
Twitter: photoammon

Naully Nicolas

Naully Nicolas is a digital marketeer artisan built for the now. He partners with luxury hotel competing for the hearts and minds of the next generation customer clients to drive their business outcomes with best-in-class modern video production, media planning & distribution, influencer marketing, Google & Alexa voice services, and everything in between.

He is an author and the host of the podcast show Travelcast (https://soundcloud.com/travel_cast). It’s a show is for travel enthusiasts, bloggers, professionals, digital nomads who are seeking the latest insights, personal development resources, and actionable tips in the industry.

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Cory Varga

Cory is the founder and publisher of You Could Travel, a couple’s soft adventure travel blog. You Could Travel focuses on out of ordinary quests and underlines positive experiences abroad to encourage and inspire through personal adventures.

Cory has been featured in various print and web-based outlets and received multiple accolades. She is a finalist for the UK Blog Awards 2018 in the best photography blog category. Cory is a Creative Art Director and she works with internationally renowned brands through her UK based digital agency. Cory is passionate about UX Design and SEO, skills which help her navigate the ever-changing web-world.

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Eulanda & Omo Osagiede

Eulanda & Omo Osagiede are the co-founders of Hey! Dip Your Toes In; an award-winning blog which promotes creative digital content with a focus on global travel and food culture.

Using their skills in writing, photography, filmmaking, and brand consulting, they have helped travel and food culture brands like IBM Chef Watson, Global Food Tourism Association, and Etihad Airways to tell their stories and create compelling digital content which has improved their marketing objectives and visibility within their niche areas.

Their authoritative voice on global travel, food tourism, and influencer marketing has led to them being sought out as workshop facilitators, brand ambassadors, and guest speakers at events around the world like TFM, GFTC, and TEDx in Morocco.

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Website: www.heydipyourtoesin.com
Instagram: dipyourtoesin
Twitter: dipyourtoesin
Facebook: heydipyourtoesin

Frankie Thompson

Frankie is a blogger, author and freelance content manager for creative brands and businesses. Originally from London, Frankie was nomadic for two years before settling in Amsterdam where she still lives with her Australian partner and two-year-old son.

The author of four books and several short stories, Frankie’s blog As the Bird flies encourages readers to do more of the things she loves most; travel and writing. She’s also the creator of WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards designed to help writers build and enjoy a fulfilling and productive writing practice.”

Links:

Blog: www.asthebirdfliesblog.com
Facebook: AstheBirdflies
Twitter: asthebirdflies
Instagram: asthebirdfliesblog
WriteNOW Cards: writenowcards

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