CoNexion 2016 Kicks Off in San Diego

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Nexion has officially kicked off its 10th Annual CoNexion conference, which will run through September 17 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.

Approximately 400 travel agents and another 200 industry experts are registered for the event, which is based around the theme of “Building Bridges.” The event will have 49 educational workshops, a supplier partner trade show, supplier roundtables, and networking opportunities, as well as opportunities to hear from keynote speakers Tara Russell, president of Fathom and global impact lead, Carnival Corporation & plc, and Stuart Cohen, entrepreneur, business coach, and author.

Tara Russell’s keynote address, “Discover and Unleash Your Super Powers,” will share her story and the transformative potential of traveling and using one’s gifts, talents and abilities for good. Stuart Cohen’s “Bridge of 1,000 Journeys” keynote address will explain how to build a “signature bridge” to elevate success and happiness. There will also be several industry panel discussions, as well as one comprised of top Travel Leaders Group executives. 


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CoNexion attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops offered by Nexion staff and supplier partners. There will be seven tracks of supplier roundtable discussions, as well as seven rounds of workshops. Among the proprietary Nexion workshops available are:

  • Adventure and Unique Travel – A World of Enchanted Places
  • Art of Conversation in Building Your Luxury Business
  • Building Your Bridge to a Bigger Business
  • Crossing Over Corporate to Leisure or Leisure to Corporate
  • Effective Marketing Techniques for Attracting the Younger Generations
  • Master Strategies for Maximizing a Booming Group Business
  • What is Your Social Media Strategy?
  • What’s Trending: Selling Today’s “Modern Family” Vacations

This year’s tradeshow will host more than 110 supplier partners. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore the myExperience Zone, which is a dedicated area for in-depth and hands-on learning about programs such as: AgentMate, Agent Snapshot, CruisePRO, Engagement marketing, myNexion, NexionTown, Nexion University, OnTarget, pinSIGHT, SNAP!/SNAP! Canada (Simple Nexion Air Program) and more.


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