TPI Re-Ignite kicks off; Upchurch, Sadler, Poon Tip, more taking part

TPI Re-Ignite kicks off; Upchurch, Sadler, Poon Tip, more taking part

TORONTO — TPI’s first-ever virtual conference kicked off today with 400+ TPI Travel Advisors from across Canada signed up, plus 42 supplier partners.

Under the banner ‘Re-Ignite’, the conference aims to motivate, inspire and empower TPI Advisors during these challenging times.

The entirely online conference runs Nov. 2 – 5 and Travelweek is TPI’s media partner for the event, with exclusive coverage all this week in Travelweek Daily.

“The theme for our conference this year is: Re-Ignite. This is the year to proactively re-ignite, re-invent, re-vamp and re-focus your business, your skills, your strategy and cement your foundation to enable you to be ready for the future,” says TPI’s President & CEO, Zeina Gedeon.

Keynote speakers taking part in the TPI Re-Ignite conference include:

  • Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures – A keynote session on sustainability
  • Mathew Upchurch, CEO, Virtuoso – Upchurch and Gedeon will have a fireside chat on the future of luxury travel
  • Gary Sadler, SVP, Unique Vacations – A look at how to Re-Ignite resort bookings
  • Brad Ford, President, Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold – A keynote on Re-Igniting FIT sales
  • Dondra Ritzenthaler, SVP Sales, Trade Support & Service, North America, UK & APAC, Celebrity Cruises – A session on Re-Igniting cruise sales
  • Janet Bava, Chief Marketing Officer, AmaWaterways – A keynote session on marketing post-COVID-19
  • Derek Llyod, Head of Field Sales, NCL – A keynote session on cruising into the future

“As travel professionals, it is our responsibility to make sure that we re-ignite our industry!” says Gedeon. “We are very excited about our lineup of keynote speakers and panelists that are joining us.”

Gedeon adds: “We want to thank all our Advisors, supplier partners, speakers and panelists for being part of our conference. Together, we can make our industry great again!”

Coverage of TPI Re-Ignite will run all this week in Travelweek Daily. The link for more details about keynote speakers and more is here.