Europe CONNECT is an exclusive virtual event experience designed to engage travel suppliers with a select audience of North American travel professionals, representing significant sales and a diverse book of business with varied interests in the European holiday experience.
The Virtual Experience will take place from Monday, February 22nd through the end of day on Thursday, February 25th.
The event will connect you with a fully-vetted audience of travel professionals from across North America. Europe CONNECT offers a quality over quantity approach, selecting a maximum of 150 professionals, who represent significant annual sales production and demonstrate strong year-to-year growth for European sales, with the prospect to further increase sales across the continent.
Our dedicated Travel Advisor relations team will hand-select participating travel sellers through a rigid vetting process. Each delegate will submit a written application, outlining details about their agency’s annual production and year-to-year growth. In addition to the application, our team will conduct telephone interviews, professional reference checks and reviews of their online/social presence to ensure the most qualified professionals are in attendance.
Travel advisors must complete a formal application for review by our Travel Advisor acquisitions team. While a number of factors are taken into consideration, each candidate must be a full-time advisor, have a minimum of 50% of sales derive from European travel, a minimum of three years’ experience as an advisor; along with a verifiable bookings/revenue of $1 Million or more.
From a supplier standpoint, you would have access to some of the educational offerings and discussion opportunities. All suppliers take part in One to One Meetings which take place over the course of two days and gives you the chance to meet virtually with travel sellers that have a mutual interest in meeting with you. These One to One Meetings are approximately 20 minutes each and have presentation capability.
All suppliers must use a laptop or PC to participate. The event software platform does not support smart phones or tablets. All suppliers must have a webcam and microphone on their laptop or PC in order to take part in One to One Virtual Meetings.
Every participant (agents and suppliers) will build a profile within the system which shares important details about their company. Once this is complete, agents and suppliers prioritize who they would like to meet with and the final schedule is built based on: mutual-interest, agent interest and supplier interest. The actual meetings themselves are accessed through a unique Meeting ID during the event, and you will simply click that link to be brought into the meeting. The appointment software will be available at the end of January. Event Management will send out links and additional instructions on the appointment selection process at that time.
Participation for each company includes one representative. If you would like to have a second representative take part an additional fee will apply. A maximum of two suppliers per company is allowed.