WTM London open registration for Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking 2018


WTM London 2018, the leading global event for the travel industry, is calling on digital influencers to apply for its hugely-popular and biggest-ever WTM London Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking event (formerly called the Bloggers’ Speed Networking).

The fifth edition of the 90-minute session takes place on Wednesday 7 November at 9am in the Global Stage Networking Area (AS1000). It will see 120 leading industry digital influencers hold quick-fire business meeting with exhibitors interested in increasing their media exposure.

WTM Portfolio Press & PR Manager Paul Nelson said: “The number of digital influencers attending WTM London has increased dramatically over the past few years, as their power and influence continue to grow stronger especially in the travel industry.

“The Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking is the perfect opportunity for private and public sector companies in the travel industry to meet with leading influencers and agree opportunities for exposure.

“The fifth Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking will be the biggest yet with 120 digital influencers taking part, with an increased focus on YouTubers and Instagrammers”.

Last year’s event saw 400 exhibitor personnel discuss business opportunities with 120 digital influencers. The event launched in 2014 with 70 digital influencers.

Whereistara.com’s Tara Povey attended the Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking last year and secured many new contacts and business opportunities.

“I found the Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking super useful. I ended up getting quite a lot of collaborations and trips out of it and made some great connections,” she said.

“Previously, I used to just organise meetings and go to stands. However, it was so much more worthwhile for me. There’s no distractions and everyone is clear about why they’re there.”

Digital Influencers will need to have registered for WTM London as members of the media (wtmlondon.com/register) to apply for a place, and then a separate application form for the speed networking is already available at london.wtm.com/digital-influencers.

About World Travel Market

World Travel Market (WTM) portfolio comprises six leading B2B events across four continents, generating more than $7bn of industry deals. The events are:

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. About 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating about £2.8 billion of travel industry contracts. http://london.wtm.com/. Next event: 5-7 November 2018 – London.

T>F Travel Forward is a new travel technology event co-located with WTM London 2018 and part of the WTM portfolio of events. The inaugural T>F Travel Forward conference, exhibition and buyer programme will take place on 5 – 7 November 2018 at ExCeL London, showcasing next-generation technology for travel and hospitality.


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