Ensemble Travel Group has announced that its 2016 international conference, set for October 19 through 23, will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
Entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, best known for his savvy advice doled out each week on the popular television show “Shark Tank,” will be the keynote speaker at next year’s Ensemble conference. Other major Ensemble recognition and training events next year for U.S. members include:
Ensemble Top Producers Celebration
The 2016 Ensemble Top Producers Celebration will be held May 11-17 in Seville, Spain. The six-day program includes customized sight-seeing activities across the Andalucia province, including a private tour of Alcazar Palace, bull-fighting activity, exclusive Flamenco Show, reception at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, and numerous luncheons and dinners featuring regional cuisine. This annual event, which recognizes the organization’s top-producing members in Canada and the U.S., also includes business activities with Ensemble executives and supplier sponsors. Selection criteria are based on members’ 2015 sales performance with Ensemble Travel Group’s preferred partners.
Ensemble Executive Retreat
The annual Ensemble Executive Retreat for U.S. members will be held June 2-5, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio. The multi-day event is specially designed for Ensemble agency owner/managers to zero in on growing their business. The program also features several business meetings, one-on-one sessions with participating preferred partners, team-building activities, and a number of social events. Guest educators for the 2016 event will be announced later this fall.
Ensemble EXTRAORDINARY! and Owner Meeting
This series of one-day business and educational events for U.S. members begins with a business-focused session for agency owners/managers in the morning. The afternoon is designed for frontline agents to gain a greater knowledge of select extraordinary and experiential destinations and higher-margin products from a number of Ensemble’s niche and specialty partners. Four Ensemble EXTRAORDINARY! sessions will be held across the U.S. in February with a fifth event set for June in Chicago. The hotels and venues will be announced as soon as details are confirmed.