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21
MAY
' 17
Conference 2017
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WELCOME TO THE CONFERENCE

We are delighted to be hosting the 2017 Conference at the exclusive vacation, sports & leisure resort – La Manga Club.

During our 3 night stay at this privileged setting bordered by natural parks and unspoilt beaches – we trust that both Agent & Supplier Partners will enjoy the luxurious surroundings and the inspirational Conference sessions and Business networking time – with plenty of fun thrown in too!

[ SPEAKERS ]

We are delighted to have announced our speaker line up for this year's conference, which includes the fabulous Jane McDonald who has recently completed her TV show 'Cruising With' and is filming the second series as we speak. Our business sessions have been tailored based on our agent and supplier feedback.

MARTIN ALCOCK
The Travel Trade Consultancy

HELEN GOODWIN
Made You Look

BRUCE MARTIN
Ginger Juice

OLIVER YEATES
Clicky Media

JANE MCDONALD
Guest Speaker

    JONATHAN COLLINS
    The Global Travel Group

      DARREN NOLAN
      Federation of Small Businesses

      [ ITINERARY ]

      07
      :00
      Breakfast

      Breakfast

      Breakfast will be served for all delegates who stayed overnight.

      07
      :30
      Activity

      Golf Competition

      Golfers please make your way to the clubhouse where the Gold Medal and Travel 2 Golf Competition will commence.

      15
      :00
      Check In

      Conference Check In Opens

      Please note that any early bedroom check in will be subject to availability.

      19
      :30
      Welcome Dinner

      Welcome Dinner at Hotel Prince Felipe

      Please join us at the Hotel Prince Felipe pool for pre dinner drinks followed by a welcome dinner sponsored by Cartagena Tourism.

      07
      :00
      Breakfast

      Breakfast will be served

      08
      :30
      Transfers

      Transfers from Hotel Prince Felipe to Las Lomas Village

      09
      :20
      Take your seats

      Take your seats in the Gran Salon Panorama

      In Las Lomas Village

      09
      :30
      Jeremy Skidmore

      Jeremy Skidmore Opens Conference

      09
      :40
      Andy Stark

      Managing Director, The Global Travel Group

      In a Q&A Session, MD Andy Stark will outline the progress of the Group over the past 12 months.

      10
      :00
      Martin Alcock

      Director, Travel Trade Consultancy

      The Travel Trade Consultancy Director will update us on changes in travel regulations and what’s trending.

      10
      :30
      Helen Goodwin

      Managing Director, Made You Look

      Visual Display & Window Dresser will explain why first impressions are crucial for business, and how to stand out from the crowd.

      11
      :00
      Break

      Refreshment Break Sponsored by G Adventures

      11
      :30
      Jonathan Collins

      IT Project Manager, The Global Travel Group

      The IT Project Manager for The Global Travel Group reveals our technology changes.

      12
      :00
      Sophie Griffiths

      TTG - Driving your business forward

      Sophie Griffiths, Editor of TTG, talks to three Global Travel Group Members (including two TTG Top 50 Travel Agency winners) about the successes - and challenges - they have faced, and how this has aided the growth of their business.

      12
      :45
      Cherie Richards

      Commercial Director, The Global Travel Group

      The Commercial Director reveals exciting new plans for the Group in 2017.

      13
      :00
      Transfers

      Transfers from Las Lomas Village to Hotel Prince Felipe

      All conference delegates will be transferred from Las Lomas Village to Hotel Prince Felipe for lunch. Suppliers please ensure you are set up and ready to start the speed networking sessions, which will commence at 14:30 prompt.

      13
      :00
      Break

      Lunch Break at the Grand Ballroom Terrace, Hotel Prince Felipe

      Lunch will be served until 14:30 prompt.

      14
      :30
      Speed Networking

      Speed Networking at Hotel Prince Felipe Grand Ballroom

      This afternoon will consist of 6x 15 minute pre-booked speed networking sessions with your preferred suppliers.

      16
      :25
      Close

      Conference Closes

      Please enjoy the facilities and we look forward to seeing you later.

      19
      :30
      Evening Activity

      Transfers to Splash

      Transfers will be provided to take us to our evening venue - Splash.

      White Party

      Enjoy a barbeque dinner, drinks and music sponsored by Murcia Tourism.

      Late Night Fun

      The White Party will be followed by late night drinks at Mulligan’s Irish Bar sponsored by G Adventures.
      07
      :00
      Breakfast

      Breakfast will be served

      08
      :30
      Transfers

      Transfers from Hotel Prince Felipe to Las Lomas Village

      09
      :20
      Take your seats

      Take your seats in the Gran Salon Panorama

      In Las Lomas Village

      09
      :30
      Jeremy Skidmore

      Jeremy Skidmore Opens Day Two of Conference

      09
      :35
      Travel Weekly and Ginger Juice

      Travel Weekly - Successfully Selling via Social

      Lee Hayhurst, Travolution Editor and Head of News at Travel Weekly, speaks to Global agents and social media expert Bruce Martin about how striking the right tone with followers on social leads to sales.

      10
      :15
      Darren Nolan

      Regional Manager, FSB

      The Federation of Small Businesses Regional Manager shares more information about the new partnership with The Global Travel Group and explains the many benefits of the FSB.

      10
      :40
      Break

      Refreshment Break Sponsored by Triton Rooms

      11
      :10
      Oliver Yeates

      CEO & Founder, Clicky Media

      The CEO & Founder of Clicky Media discusses “Is your travel business and brand ready for the Me Me Me Millennials?!”

      11
      :40
      Jane McDonald

      Guest Speaker

      Singer and Presenter, Jane, in a Q&A session, will share her wealth of experience on how to build, manage and secure the ongoing relevance of your brand whilst sharing highlights of her 19 year career.

      12
      :30
      Transfers

      Transfers from Las Lomas Village to Hotel Prince Felipe

      All conference delegates will be transferred from Las Lomas Village to Hotel Prince Felipe for lunch. Suppliers please ensure you are set up and ready to start the speed networking sessions, which will commence at 14:00 prompt.

      12
      :30
      Break

      Lunch Break at the Grand Ballroom Terrace, Hotel Prince Felipe

      Lunch will be served until 14:00 prompt.

      14
      :00
      Speed Networking

      Speed Networking at Hotel Prince Felipe Grand Ballroom

      This afternoon will consist of 6x 15 minute pre-booked speed networking sessions with your preferred suppliers.

      15
      :55
      Close

      Conference Closes

      Please enjoy the facilities and we look forward to seeing you later.

      19
      :30
      Evening Activities

      Gala Dinner & Evening Entertainment

      Join us for pre-dinner drinks outside the Grand Ballroom Terrace, sponsored by La Manga Club Resort. The evening will follow with a sumptous gala dinner, drinks, awards and entertainment.

      07
      :00
      Breakfast

      Breakfast will be served

      12
      :00
      Check Out

      Check Out

      Please check out of your rooms and ensure you have all of your belongings. We wish you a safe journey home!

      [ HEADLINE SPONSORS ]

      [ DUBAI 2016 ]

      Our Dubai 2016 Conference was an amazing success and fabulous feedback was received from both agent and supplier partners. Our 2017 event in Murcia has been planned around your wants and needs, and we look forward to sharing some fun times with you again.

      [ The Venue ]