Owners CONNECT is an exclusive virtual event experience designed to engage travel suppliers and business solution providers on a global level with a select audience of North American travel agency owners, representing significant sales and decision-making power.
The Virtual Experience will take place from Monday, November 16th through the end of day on Thursday, November 19th.
The event will take place in the Eastern Time Zone.
The event will connect you with a fully-vetted audience of travel agency owners from across North America. The event offers a quality over quantity approach, selecting a maximum of 150 agency owners, who represent significant annual sales production.
Our dedicated Travel Advisor relations team will hand-select participating travel sellers through a rigid vetting process. Each delegate will submit a written application, outlining details about their agency’s annual production and year-to-year growth. In addition to the application, our team will conduct telephone interviews, professional reference checks and reviews of their online/social presence to ensure the most qualified agency owners are in attendance.
Only agency owners will be eligible to attend. The average agency owner in attendance will represent a minimum of $3 Million in annual sales production; have proven year-to-year growth; have a minimum of 3 front-line sellers report to them (independent contractors and/or employees); and have a minimum of three years of experience as an agency owner.
From a supplier standpoint, you would have access to some of the educational offerings and discussion opportunities. All suppliers take part in One to One Meetings which take place over the course of two days and gives you the chance to meet virtually with travel sellers that have a mutual interest in meeting with you. These One to One Meetings are approximately 20 minutes each and have presentation capability.
All suppliers must use a laptop or PC to participate. The event software platform does not support smart phones or tablets. All suppliers must have a webcam and microphone on their laptop or PC in order to take part in One to One Virtual Meetings.
Every participant (agents and suppliers) will build a profile within the system which shares important details about their company. Once this is complete, agents and suppliers prioritize who they would like to meet with and the final schedule is built based on: mutual-interest, agent interest and supplier interest. The actual meetings themselves are accessed through a unique Meeting ID during the event, and you will simply click that link to be brought into the meeting. The appointment software will be available at the end of October. Event Management will send out links and additional instructions on the appointment selection process at that time.
Participation for each company includes one representative. If you would like to have a second representative take part an additional fee will apply. A maximum of two suppliers per company is allowed.