Open call for digital influencers at WTM London 2018

Open call for digital influencers at WTM London 2018

LONDON — Calling all influencers! WTM London 2018 is inviting digital influencers to apply for its hugely popular WTM London Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking event.

Formerly called the Bloggers’ Speed Networking, the 90-minute session – now in its fifth year – takes place on Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. in the Global Stage Networking Area. It will include 120 industry digital influencers participating in quick-fire business meetings with exhibitors interested in increasing their media exposure.

According to WTM Portfolio Press & PR Manager Paul Nelson, this year’s event will be the biggest one yet, and will feature an increased focus on YouTubers and Instagrammers.

“The number of digital influencers attending WTM London has increased dramatically over the past few years, as their power and influence continue to grow stronger, especially in the travel industry,” he said. “The Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking is the perfect opportunity for private and public sector companies in the travel industry to meet with leading influencers and agree on opportunities for exposure.”

Last year’s event saw 400 exhibitor personnel discuss business opportunities with 120 digital influencers. The event launched in 2014 with 70 influencers.’s Tara Povey attended last year’s session and secured many new contacts and business opportunities.

“I found the Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking super useful,” she said. “I ended up getting quite a lot of collaborations and trips out of it and made some great connections.”

Digital influencers will need to register for WTM London as members of the media ( to apply for a spot, and then submit a separate application form for the speed networking at

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