Travel MarketPlace, the only conference of its kind today that is designed to help Canadian travel professionals grow their business, returns to Toronto June 16 – 17, 2015 at the International Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre.

Canada has proved itself to be a hot source market for the entire industry due to the uptick of travellers originating there, and Travel MarketPlace was developed to meet that growing trend. Catering to travel professionals and suppliers alike, Travel MarketPlace provides the education, training and networking opportunities needed to grow your business. This is your chance to learn from dynamic industry and motivational speakers on how to become more profitable while keeping today’s consumer satisfied.

Marketing guru Ron Cates, International Director, Digital Marketing Education for Constant Contact, will headline the show and share his expertise on social media and email marketing along the way. Backing the conference are leading industry associations including the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA). An early bird registration rate of CAD69.00 is available through March 31, 2015, with a limited number of supplier sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Ron Cates will serve as the show’s emcee, leading attendees through the two day program. Sessions will cover sales and marketing strategies, specialty certification classes, workshops for independent contractors and a supplier-only session. One-on-one supplier meetings and an exclusive trade show are also part of the agenda.

“The fact that we’ve got a visionary like Ron Cates centre stage, and the support of highly-esteemed organizations like ACTA behind us speaks to the phenomenal reputation Travel MarketPlace earned in its inaugural year,” says Anne Marie Moebes, Executive Vice President of Acclaim Meetings. “I am confident that this year’s Travel MarketPlace will once again prove itself to be a successful and mutually-beneficial event for agents and suppliers alike.”

“I am honored to serve as the emcee for Travel MarketPlace,” says Ron Cates. “I attended last year to lead a workshop and found myself in great company. The conference had an impressive line-up of speakers, well-informed agents who were eager to learn more and great suppliers who clearly valued partnerships with the show’s attendees.”

Over two action-packed days attendees will participate in:

  • Educational workshops covering the industry’s most timely topics, including sales, marketing, fraud, technology, travel insurance, legal issues, social media and more!
  • Round table discussions
  • Sessions catering specifically to brick-and-mortar, home-based, franchise and host agencies
  • Networking opportunities with suppliers and your peers
  • Trade show exhibit
  • Fabulous evening entertainment

Click here for more information on how to attend, or call 800-913-1134.

June 16 and 17, 2015 – International Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Toronto

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.