Combat Pilot Pioneer to Keynote Nexion’s CoNexion 2017

View of the French Quarter in New Orleans
This year's event will take place in New Orleans. // Photo by f11photo/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Nexion has announced Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour as its keynote speaker for CoNexion 2017, which will take place September 16 – 19, 2017, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot in the United States Marine Corps, will share her inspiring life journey and how Nexion members can implement a “Breakthrough Mentality” into their businesses, Nexion said. This year’s CoNexion theme is Think BIG in the Big Easy, and attendees will learn about the latest industry trends, as well as Nexion’s tools and programs.

Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” and “Get Gutsy” mindset, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became America’s first African American female combat pilot, Nexion said. She has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and others.


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CoNexion attendees will have access to a wide range of educational and training experiences, including:

  • Supplier roundtables where attendees will have the opportunity to network with Nexion’s partners in a small group setting.
  • Over 40 skills-based workshops, including: Made to Measure Trips, Circle of Excellence Success Stories—How to Take Your Business to the Next Level, and Travel Marketing Ninja: 9 Ways to Leverage Video and Animation to Grow Your Travel Tribe.
  • myExperience Zone, for attendees to learn more about Nexion’s programs and tools from subject matter experts.
  • A full supplier trade show with airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, hotels, rental car companies, destinations and more.

Additionally, Nexion will honor its top producing agents, as well as those who embody the spirit of Nexion.


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