Tuesday, June 16, 2015

7:00am - 8:00am Morning Yoga


7:30am - 9:00am Registration Opens


8:00am-8:45am  Wellness Breakfast


9:00am - 10:15am General Session



Anne Marie Moebes, Co-Publisher, Travel Market Report; David McCaig, President/COO, ACTA


Good Morning Toronto!

Ron Cates, International Director, Digital Marketing Education, Constant Contact

Are you ready to jump right in and hear from some of the brightest minds in the industry? Constant Contact’s Ron Cates, e-marketing guru and social media connoisseur, will serve as your emcee for the duration of our conference and share his tips and insight on the importance of e-marketing along the way


"Visioneering Your Future "

Nolan Burris, Chief Visioneer, Future Proof Travel Solutions

Some of us dream big dreams. Some of us have small yet personal aspirations. Some of us turn those dreams into reality while others lead lives filled with regret and disappointment. What determines these two very different realities? What factors are involved and how can you control them? Visionistics is a simple method of creating and sustaining success in your own life or business. It is based on the premise that success is not an event but an ongoing process. That process is built upon a fundamental principle: long-term success is dependent upon integrity. You will learn how your passion for travel and logic can work together to create positive changes in your life and your business. You'll find out how to uncover and define ethical principles that will guide you along the way.


10:15am - 10:30am Coffee Break


10:45am - 12:30pm General Session


Harnessing the Power of the End to End Sales Process

Simon Gilmartin, Co-Founder, DWG Performance, Inc. Dave Holt, CSP, Facilitator and Sales Performance Coach, DWG Performance, Inc

This session will cover everything you need to know to improve your selling techniques. Are you leaving opportunities on the table? If the answer is yes, this session is for you. It will cover everything from how to gain commitment from your clients for the things you propose to them, how to overcome pricing or competitive objections from your customers, how to building customer rapport, and how to best assess your customer’s needs with effective communication skills and effective questions. This session will continue with a 90 minute afternoon breakout session with a deeper dive into the sales process.


View From the Top - Tackling your Toughest Issues

Panelists: Mike Foster, President, Nexion CA; Rhonda LaFosse, Regional Sales Manager, TPI; Jeff Verman, CEO of UNIGLOBE Plus Travel Group; Louise Gardiner, Senior Director Operations & Product Solutions North American Leisure, Carlson Wagonlit Elizabeth Grundon, Business Analyst, TRAVELSAVERS;

Moderator: Anne Marie Moebes, Publisher, Travel Market Report

Join executives from top consortia/marketing groups and your peers for this exciting, interactive conversation on daily issues that affect your business. Do ADMs, NCFs and on-line competition drive you crazy? Do you wonder what you can you do about them? Join the conversation and let's focus on solutions!


12:00pm - 3:00pm LUNCH & TRADE SHOW


Grab a bite and meet with some of the world’s best travel suppliers. From hotels and tour operators to airlines, tourism boards and more, this is your chance to network with key travel partners and discuss mutually-beneficial sales and marketing strategies.


 2:00pm -5:00pm General Session


Change a $56 Commission Check to a $32,000 Commission Check!

Carmen Perez,The Well-being Messenger Life Balance Strategist and Trainer, Creator of Effortless Living,

The dream of being a successful travel professional is still thriving! During this session you will learn how to create the business of your dreams too! This session will include a four part pitch that will get the attention your business deserves. Learn how to use social media to fill your groups and get more sales and the one thing that keeps you from closing those big sales!


How to Find the Wellness Traveler

Jeri Donavan, Founder of Well Traveled, Certified Wellness Travel Specialist

Wondering where to find the wellness traveler? Not sure how to market your business? Jeri Donovan is a wellness travel specialist who broke into the industry with little travel selling experience. She utilized skills from her experiences as an educator and marketer to develop a wellness travel presentation she presents at local corporations and events. Jeri believes in the power of social media and tools such as Constant Contact to consistently project her brand image. Join her presentation as she discusses the “how tos” for seeking wellness travelers in your local community, corporations and beyond.


Social Media - Advanced Techniques

Ron Cates, International Director, Digital Marketing Education, Constant Contact

"LIKE" if you have mastered a basic understanding of social media!  Now it's time to take your social media know-how to the next level! In this workshop, we'll teach you how to engage current and prospective clients, create campaigns and develop a successful strategy.


5:00pm - 6:30pm Cocktail Reception Join us for a farewell cocktail reception




“Attending the Well-Being Travel Symposium was well worth it. We were so committed to the concept that we encouraged all outside agents last year, and will do so again this year. This is one of the most valuable programs for travel professionals committed to health and wellness.”

Magda Gondor Owner Manager, Tyger Travel International

Thanks to Our Sponsors

If you have any questions about the Well-Being Travel Symposium, contact Debbie Press at 
(800) 913-1532 or dpress@acclaimmeetings.com.

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