Nexion reports it will host the CoNexion 2012 Conference at the Hyatt Regency-Dallas at Reunion Tower October 4-6, 2012. The theme for CoNexion 2012 is “Fire Up Your Future” and offers Nexion agents networking and a multitude of educational events focused on members' home-based businesses.
“This major industry event will allow Nexion agents to truly connect with fellow travel industry professionals,” said Nexion President Jackie Friedman. “As we work to attract the next generation of travel agents to this growing segment of our industry, Nexion is committed to preparing those individuals to be successful home-based business owners, and CoNexion is an integral component of that.”
The three-day conference will open with featured keynote speaker Vicki Freed, senior vice president of sales, trade support and services for Royal Caribbean International. Special guest motivational speaker Michael Hoffman, will also appear. Thirty-two other speakers are included in the program of over 30 different workshops.
“I owe my success to the relationships I have developed at CoNexion, both with my peers, and industry leaders – supporting those that support Nexion,” said Nexion agent Steve Lincoln. “The most instrumental key to an agent’s success is the relationship with your host agency because nobody succeeds alone.”
Supplier roundtables will offer agents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with top cruise, tour, and air providers to become familiar with their offerings. Agents will gain a better understanding of the various ways to sell those products to the right client. More than 80 industry suppliers will be on hand for the trade show – which directly follows an executive panel comprised of seven of the industry’s top cruise line and tour operators.
Pre-conference familiarization (FAM) trips are scheduled for October 2-3. Agents can participate in a Dallas Highlights Tour, an Arts District Walking Tour and Lunch, and experience the Texas State Fair. A fourth FAM trip – a tour of Fort Worth – is scheduled for the final evening of the conference.
CoNexion 2012 attendees will be offered a 5 percent discount when flying American Airlines to Dallas. In addition, attendees booking before August 31, 2012, can take advantage of Nexion’s discounted hotel room block rate at the Hyatt Regency. All meals will be included throughout the event as part of the registration fee.