Leaders from G Adventures and BlitzMetrics, as well as travel influencer Oneika Raymond to present at inaugural travel marketing conference in Toronto, November 8-9, 2019
TORONTO – June 11, 2019 – CrowdRiff, the leading visual marketing platform for travel and tourism brands, today announced Annie Griffiths, one of the first female photographers to work for National Geographic, as a keynote speaker for the SEE 2019 Conference. Throughout her career, Griffiths has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic, photographing in nearly 150 countries. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document the programs that are empowering women and girls throughout the developing world.
“Annie Griffiths’ work is the embodiment of the travel imagery we seek at CrowdRiff – showcasing beauty, joy, and perspectives from all corners of the world,” said Dan Holowack, co-founder and CEO of CrowdRiff. “We look forward to learning from Ms. Griffiths about connecting with audiences through photographic experiences at SEE2019, along with many other innovative experts in travel marketing.”
Further confirmed speakers and sessions include:
- Aizaz Sheikh, Director of Marketing at G Adventures, will present a session titled, "Building a Mission-driven Travel Brand"
- Dennis Yu, CEO of BlitzMetrics will host an "Advanced Facebook Ads" workshop
- Oneika Raymond, of Oneika the Traveller will lead a workshop on "Diversity & Inclusion in Tourism Marketing.”
The inaugural SEE 2019 conference, taking place in Toronto on November 8-9, 2019, will focus on three main tracks – Seek, Explore, Experience. It will feature sessions for digital/social media specialists and digital marketing leaders, as well as an evening festival of tourism short films, an Instagram scavenger hunt, and a night out at the historic Steam Whistle Brewery.
The newly announced presenters join Rafat Ali, CEO and co-founder of Skift, who will give the conference’s opening keynote.
Previously announced speakers include Jesse Desjardins, former Global Manager, Social and Content at Tourism Australia and winner of 3 Cannes Lions; Hannah Smith, Tourism Vancouver Island’s Director of Digital Strategy; food and travel journalist Suresh Doss; and Josh Collins, Director of Destination Activations at Streetsense.
Presenters will continue to be announced in the coming weeks, along with the full program schedule. For more information and to register, visit crowdriff.com/see2019.
CrowdRiff is an AI-powered visual marketing platform purpose-built for the travel and tourism industry. The platform combines content discovery, digital asset management, and content delivery tools that enable marketers to source and share top performing visuals with their respective audiences, at scale. To date, CrowdRiff has processed over 500 million images, and the company currently works with over 600 leading travel and tourism brands globally, including Destination BC, Colorado Tourism Office, CityPASS and the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions.