Campus speakers and creators

The Speakers

Gwynne Spann

Visit California

During her eleven years at Visit California, Gwynne has enjoyed the challenge of an ever-shifting marketing landscape while having the unique opportunity to tailor Visit California’s content marketing program to one that reaches over 23 million people annually.

Terrence Voon

Visit Singapore

Terrence is the director for Digital and Content at the Singapore Tourism Board, looking after Destination Singapore's digital and content marketing efforts across owned and paid platforms. His area of focus is in content development, digital advertising strategy and in driving engagement across web and social media channels.

Leigh Dawber

Cape Town Tourism

As Marketing Executive, Leigh has played a significant role in creating marketing platforms and campaigns that not only get visitors into Cape Town, but support the education and upliftment of the local tourism industry.

Tord Baklund

Visit Oslo

Tord has worked in many areas within the tourism industry in Oslo and has been dedicated to marketing and community building since 2008. As a Buzzmaker he works with marketing in social media, other digital communications and is also responsible for online bookings at VisitOSLO.

Fabian Reichle

Switzerland Tourism

Fabian has two distinct hearts – an online and an offline one. Growing up in Switzerland, he developed a fascination for nature as well as for technology. After several years as webdesigner, he went on to study communication and finally ended up in the tourism industry as social media manager, where he sells the beautiful, analog alps via digital channels.

Sophie David

Paris Tourism

As Paris Tourist Office's B2C Marketing Manager, Sophie carries out Paris marketing campaigns targeted at international tourists. From designing creative concepts to implementing projects with agencies, she has led 360 campaigns including aspects such as social media and media, videos, PR or special events. Passionate about her very diversified job, she likes being creative and finding new ways of communicating and promoting her beloved city.

Alice Rampelberg

Paris Tourism

Director of Digital Strategy and B2C Communication at the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, Alice Rampelberg manages the brand’s B2C digital tools and pilots marketing campaigns to promote the destination and generate visitor stays. Alice has taken charge of the development of this new growing activity surrounding herself with a dedicated team and strategic partners.

Meryl Le Feuvre

Visit Jersey

As Head of Product, Meryl is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for supporting the development of the tourism product, including events that will enhance Jersey’s competitiveness and deliver increased visitors.

The Creators

Conor MacNeill

@thefella

Conor MacNeill is a professional, freelance, destination and landscape photographer. He shoots around the world for tourism boards, travel companies and international brands, using his emotive imagery to tell stories and inspire his audience of over 250,000 followers.

Sara Kiyo Popowa

@shisodelicious

Sara is an expert at food styling, photography and editing, and also shooting video content and speed up how-to-videos. Sara inspires thousands of people daily with her unique approach to food and ingredients.

Ron Timehin

@rontimehin

Ron Timehine is a freelance photographer based in South London. Specialising in street, landscape, cityscape and portrait photography, Ron has established a varied client list that consists of commissioned work for brands such as Adidas or Eurostar.

Joel Thorpe

@joelthorpe

Based in Brighton, Joel is an expert videographer and photographer. With his clean and calm take on cityscapes, inventive portraits and beaches, Joel has a unique flair for creating fantastic travel focused videos.

Mario Sahe-Lacheante

@Cinepix

One of the best cinemagraph creators in the UK, Mario's work is highly creative and technical. He has worked on a large array of clients across different verticals and will be able to put a fantastic spin on creative travel content.

Catherine Frawley

@catherine_frawley

Catherine is a freelance food, portrait, travel and lifestyle photographer. She won an award, and had four nominations in the Pinterest Food Awards 2017. She cooks, recipe tests and styles. She loves story telling photography, the creative process and the finished article.

Al Mackinnon

@almackinnon

Al Mackinnon is an expert surf and water photographer, often spending time out on the waves with surfers in all conditions. See his portfolio here

The Experts

Nick Hall

@nickhalltravel

With a background in destination marketing of more than a decade, Nick is one of the tourism industry’s leading experts on destination marketing. Nick has worked with hundreds of destinations helping to navigate the complexities of an increasingly digital visitor experience.

Ramona Wagner

@mona_wagner

Ramona's experience of working with countless destinations, industry bodies and businesses throughout Europe’s tourism industry makes her well placed to head up the Digital Tourism Think Tank’s day to day activities and ensure our exciting programmes, from events to research and consulting.

Dan Arthur

@think_tourism

With nearly 8 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry, Dan's certainly put his penchant for writing to good use, specialising in copywriting, email marketing, SEO, brand awareness, social media marketing and generally creating and coordinating lots of lovely content for his clients.

Molly Allwein

@molly_vstpgh

Molly Allwein is the Digital Marketing Manager at VisitPITTSBURGH. She manages the organization's digital content including the website, blog, and social media, with the intent of showcasing Pittsburgh as an innovative and evolving destination for leisure and convention travellers alike.

Amrita Gurney

@Amritagurney

Amrita Gurney is the Vice President of Marketing at CrowdRiff, where she leads a team responsible for brand, content, product marketing and demand generation. Prior to CrowdRiff, Amrita served in leadership roles at Audiobooks.com and innovation design firm Normative.

Dominique Audibert

Whalar

With a background in the building and marketing of new brands, Dominique Audibert joined Whalar just before its launch in February 2016. She now sits on the commercial team, heading up new business in the Travel and Alcohol sectors.

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