BorderlessLive – the festival where content creators and the travel industry come together to connect and collaborate – is debuting at London’s Tobacco Dock this Friday and Saturday (6 and 7 September).
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Set to meet the list of esteemed exhibitors over two days will be hundreds of content creators and digital influencers. They will also be invited to attend insightful sessions and conferences on four stages – Festival Stage, Live Stage, Networking Room and Creator Stage.
Key sessions include “Working With Agencies: The Pros and Cons”, “Personal Branding: Acting Like a Business” and “Influencers are dying – Long Live the Content Creators”. Also a panel on “Using Social Media For Positive Social Change” will be hosted by Diversity in Travel Consultant,Martinique Lewis.
With BorderlessLive just days away, exhibitors were asked what they’re looking forward to –
Katarína Hobbs, Director of Czech Tourism UK:
“Last year the Czech Republic hosted one of the biggest influencer conferences and we believe that BorderlessLive is a great way to follow up on our efforts and explore new possibilities. We look forward to meeting both familiar and new faces at the festival. We have prepared traditional drinks degustation with our partners South Moravia and Budweiser Budvar for both days and we can’t wait to hear what the audience thinks. ”
Aicard Guinovart, Director of Catalonia – Catalan Tourist Board for UK & Ireland:
“The Catalonia – Catalan Tourist Board are looking to meeting the fantastic content creators and digital influencers at the first BorderlessLive. This platform will help us show the variety of activities and landscapes that Catalunya has to offer, including the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees. To have a strong presence on social media is one of our main objectives and we hope to fulfil this through meeting the relevant content creators at BorderlessLive.”
Darren Ryan, Managing Director of Black Swallow Group:
“We are really looking forward to being part of the first BorderlessLive event. The perfect environment for us to engage with online content creators and digital influencers. In turn, a place for us to meet brands to chat through our video and content services.”
Anna Watt, PR Manager at Travel & Tourism Marketing:
“Travel & Tourism Marketing (TTM) are delighted to be exhibiting at Borderless Live on behalf of our tourist board clients Travel Texas, Visit North Carolina, Tennessee Tourism, New Orleans & Company and Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. We are really looking forward to meeting with influencers and informing them of the fantastic experiences, hidden gems and top ‘insta-shots’ to be had in these wonderful destinations.”
Laurynas Kundrotas, Chief Operations Officer at Tinggly:
“At BorderlessLive, we want to reach out and meet the most influential content creators across the world of travel and lifestyle. We want to create a community, to create brand awareness, and spread the message of Tinggly’s mission to give stories, not stuff, in the most eco-friendly way.”
Antonio Martín-Machuca, Head of Marketing for Andalucía in the UK:
“At BorderlessLive, Andalucía, as a world-class tourist destination, is looking forward to meeting all the content creators so we can work together to ensure our destination gains the most authentic exposure to develop the renewal process of the tourism sector in Andalucía.”
Casey Mead, Global Communications Lead at G Adventures:
“G Adventures has been supporting the content creation community for many years. We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and forming new relationships like-minded individuals and brands. We’ll be exploring ways to work together to demonstrate how travel can be a force for good in the world, as we believe this community has the power to be a voice for positive change.”
Jean-Philippe Boriau, Head of Marketing for Brigit’s Bakery:
“As a marketer of the Brigit’s Group, I’m really excited to meet foodies and content creator at BorderlessLive, see how we can connect and work together. The best part of my job is to see people beam with an intrigued look on their face: “Wait what an Afternoon Tea, on a moving Routemaster bus touring London?”
María Cerezo, Media Manager for Murcia Tourist Office:
“Attending Borderless Live will allow the Murcia Tourist Office to reach content creators, allowing us to promote our region even more effectively.
Due to changes in the way our industry is promoted, we have been carrying out a year-round influencer campaign which has produced amazing results.
We are sure that BorderlessLive will be a brilliant event for other destinations that want to expand their promotion, make connections in the industry and keep updated in the last tourism trends.”
Lisa Binderberger, CEO of Boom Creative Lab:
“BorderlessLive is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with young as well as established creators and share our insights from working with over 300 influencers during the past years. Why did we decide to come all the way from Austria? At Boom we’re focused on empowering our clients and Borderless Live embodies exactly that mind-set. It’s open to young creators as well as established brands and the program offers fantastic opportunities to grow your skillset and become a professional creator. We’ve been waiting for a format like this & are excited to be part of it.”
Alice Mellar, Events and Partnership Manager at Just a Drop:
“Just a Drop is thrilled to be attending the first-ever BorderlessLive Event! We are so looking forward to meeting and collaborating with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the world, sustainability and responsible tourism.”
Meredith Valentine, Director of Marketing Skyroam:
“At BorderlessLive – we are excited to meet the most creative travel community on the planet and share with them our shared passion for making travel simple, fun, and affordable. We’re also thrilled to show-off our newest product, the Skyroam Solis X, the world’s first WiFi Smartspot.”
Martina Jamnig, Austrian National Tourist Office:
“We have participated in seminars organised by Traverse at WTM over the past few years. We always found these to be informative and interesting – and we know that BorderlessLive will continue to offer such insight. BorderlessLive allows us the opportunity to meet with and present Austria to key influencers while learning from other brands and destinations.”
Olivia Buckley, Korea Tourism Organization London Office:
“We’re most looking forward to meeting passionate creators and sharing ideas. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to explore innovative ways to introduce Korea to new audiences, and we hope Borderless Live will be the start of many exciting and long-lasting partnerships!”
To get involved or to attend visit www.borderlesslive.com
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