PhoCusWright@ITB Bloggers’ Summit attracts increased interest
Bloggers’ Summit attracts increased interest in line with the growing impact of social media on the tourism and hospitality industry
The Bloggers Summit Workshops, which will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 March from 14:30, in Hall 7.3, Europa Room, will include a panel of social media experts who will present and debate their top social media trends for 2009. Audience participation is expected to add insight and controversy to the discussion. The first workshop on ‘The Top Social Media Trends for Travel & Tourism’ will conclude with the panel choosing the top three social media trends which companies need to prioritise in their 2009 sales and marketing plans.
The second session of the afternoon, entitled ‘From Theory to Reality, Putting the Trends to Work for Your Organisation’, will again feature a panel of experts who will discuss and debate each of the top three social media trends for travel, tourism and hospitality sales and marketing professionals selected in the previous workshop, and will highlight ways of implementing them into one’s own organisation.
“Knowing what the trends will be for the next year is one thing, but putting them into practice is a totally different matter,” said Bruce Rosard Vice President, Sales and Marketing for PhoCusWright, discussing the event with ITB’s media team. “Everyone in the audience will have the opportunity of learning from the experts on the panel as they challenge them to show delegates how to achieve successful results.”
The PhoCusWright Bloggers Summit Workshops will be presented by Tips from the T-List, with publisher Stephen Joyce – who is also CEO of Sentias Software – moderating the sessions. Among the other prominent tourism technology experts making up the two panels will be Kevin May – Editor, Travolution’s Blog, , Klaus Hildebrand – FVW Editor in Chief, , Darren Cronian – Editor, , and Martin Schobert – CIO, Austrian National Tourist Office,
More details about the PhoCusWright@ITB events are available online at www.itb-convention.com/phocuswright where advance bookings can also be made. The participation fee for the whole PhoCusWright@ITB conference is EUR 350, which covers all the sessions, snacks, lunch and a cocktail reception following the event.
ITB Berlin and ITB Berlin Convention | ITB Berlin 2009 will be taking place from Wednesday, 11 to Sunday, 15 March, and will be open to trade visitors from the Wednesday to the Friday. Parallel with the trade fair, the ITB Berlin Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, 11 to Saturday, 14 March 2009. For full programme details click on .
Fachhochschule Worms and the US-based market research company PhoCusWright Inc are partners of the ITB Berlin Convention. Turkey is co-hosting this year’s ITB Berlin Convention. Other sponsors of the ITB Berlin Convention include Top Alliance, responsible for VIP service, hospitalityInside.com, as media partner of the ITB Hospitality Day and Flug Revue as media partner of the ITB Aviation Day. The Planeterra Foundation is premium sponsor of the ITB Corporate Social Responsibility Day and Gebeco ist premium sponsor of the ITB Tourism and Culture Day. TÜV Rheinand Group is basic sponsor of the session “Practical Aspects of CSR”. The following are partners collaborating with the ITB Business Travel Days: Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG, Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V. (VDR), Vereinigung Deutscher Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V., HSMA Deutschland e.V., Deutsche Bahn AG, geschaeftsreise1.de, hotel.de, Kerstin Schaefer e.K. – Mobility Services and Intergerma. Air Berlin is the premium sponsor of the ITB Business Travel Days 2009.
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