Friday, June 8th

Insiders' Scoop from some of our TOP Preferred Partners

Attend these informative and lively meetings and learn what’s new and trending with some of our top partners. These 30 minutes sessions will allow you to network and learn about the newest and most profitable products and services and it will give you a chance to get the inside scoop on their newest and greatest programs! Be the best informed travel professional before we even kick off!

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration/Information Open

7:45 am – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by Viking Cruise Lines

9:00 am – 12:30 pm General Session

Sponsored by Marriott, Royal Caribbean International, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Caribbean Cruise Lines, & Collette


State of the Company
Nicole Mazza, Chief Marketing Officer, TRAVELSAVERS, NEST and The Affluent Traveler Collection

Session Details Coming Soon!


TED Talk - Social Media
Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

Session Details Coming Soon!


Identify, Deliver, Appreciate
John Petz, Keynote Speaker

Organizations today want teams who are engaged, passionate and purposeful in their work. They’re hungry for the how-to’s that can help everyone from the person answering the phone to the one in the corner office, understand their significance and treat every opportunity and relationship for the main event that it is rather than the dress rehearsal it is not. Yet, we often don’t realize that successful relationships are not a “thing” we conquer; they are a series of significant moments – that matter. However, we must understand that significance is not something we can personally create, as significance is never achieved, it is gifted to you. Learn the foundational model of achieving significance in this inspiring, impactful and entertaining keynote presentation.


TED Talk - Bridal
Jennifer Donscez, VIP Vacations

Session Details Coming Soon!


Cruise Leadership Panel - Exploring New Cruise Markets
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President, Celebrity Cruise; Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line; Roberto Fusaro, President, MSC Cruises

Session Details Coming Soon!


TED Talk - Digital Marketing
Ryan McElroyCEO, Travel Agency Tribes & The Travel Valet

Session Details Coming Soon!


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch

Sponsored by The Travel Corporation


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Global Trade Show


4:15 pm - 5:05 pm Cocktails n' Conversations

Sponsored by Tourist Boards


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Canadian Happy Hour Reception

Sponsored by Manulife


7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Beach Party & Entertainment

Sponsored by Collette, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, & Delta Vacations

I can honestly say that for Marlys and our team at Connection To Cruise Travel that Travel Market is by far the best travel conference to attend in all categories! We use the time to say thank you and shake hands with our preferred vendors, peers and the AMG family. Conference is a great opportunity to take advantage of new strategies and great ideas. AMG brings in impressive business and motivational speakers. Hope to see you in June!

George Aballi Connection to Cruise

Thanks to Our Sponsors

For more information, please contact our Business Development Team


Mary Lee DeFranco
1.800.366.9895 Ext. 5108

Jill Dickie
1.800.366.9895 Ext. 5107

Lisa Kortje

Sarah-Jane Pieri
1.800.366.9895 Ext. 5104


Steve Phillips
1.800.366.9895 Ext. 5105


Elizabeth Grundon
(Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island)  

Lisa Kortje
(British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North West Territories, Yukon)

Michelle Grenier


Rosemary Sarkis
888.245.6378 Ext. 3007

Wayne Spector
888.245.6378 Ext. 2351


David Thorne
516-624-0500 Ext. 5072