Speaker


MATT GIBSON Zipevent

MATT GIBSON

CEO

Matt Gibson is the Outbound President of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, a nonprofit organization that works to help travel industry and brands meet and work together. He’s also an adventure travel writer and photographer, award winning blogger, and CEO of UpThink, an agency that helps travel companies develop their blogging and social media marketing strategies and work with travel bloggers. Matt regularly gives seminars and moderates panels about blogging, social media, and inbound marketing for organizations such as ITB Berlin, ITB Asia, Arabian Travel Mart, HSMAI, and others. UpThink as been featured by publications like Business Insider and Yahoo and Matt’s writings on blogging and social media marketing have been published by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Arabian Travel Market, and the Singapore Straits Times. Matt’s travel writing and photography have been seen in publications such as AFAR, En Voyage, Action Asia, and The Huffington Post, and many more. Please credit all photos to Matt Gibson with a link to https://xpatmatt.com.

WORKING WITH INFLUENTIAL CONTENT CREATORS


26 June 2018 | 11:30 - 12:00 | NAKHON PHANOM UNIVERSITY - RAMA RAJ ROOM

Matt Gibson, Outbound President of the Professional Travel Blogger Association (PTBA) reveals some tips and tricks how to develop mutual beneficial relationships with travel bloggers. MTF 2018 includes a Bloggers Lounge, which invites interested travel and tourism businesses to stop by to chat with bloggers.

MEKONG TOURISM FORUM – VILLAGE EXPERIENCE


28 June 2018 | 12:00 - 17:00 | ETHIC VILLAGES IN NAKHON PHANOM

The Mekong Tourism Village Experience is living the theme of “Transforming Travel – Transforming Lives” by being the first conference to stage actual conference session in ethnic community-based villages, and engaging both delegates and villagers together for a uniquely immersive and transformative experience. The pioneering concept allows for people from different walks of life to connect and learn from each other. Eight thematic sessions in eight ethnic villages, including a warm village welcome, a traditional lunch, engaging sessions, and interactive village activities from weaving to farming, will make this a true highlight of MTF 2018. The thematic sessions and the respective facilitators include: 1. Organic Tourism (Mr. Arrut Navaraj – CEO, Sampran Riverside Resort) 2. Adventure Tourism (Mr. Matt Gibson – CEO, UpThink) 3. Festivals Tourism (Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – CEO, Perfect Link) 4. Heritage Tourism (Mr. Luc Citrinot – Editor, ASEAN.travel) 5. Religious Tourism (Ms. Siew Meng Erina Loo – SG, SEA Tour Guide Association) 6. Wellness Tourism (Mr. Nick Day – Marketing Manager, GoCo Hospitality) 7. Food Tourism (Mr. Vincent Vichit-Vadakan – Journalist, Le Flux Asia) 8. Eco Tourism (Mr. Peter Richards – Consultant, UN ITC) Interested delegates will require to register for the session, which includes a limited edition traditional village shirt from the respective village, that is required to be worn for the sessions. Each village is unique, and no experience will be the same. For more information about the MTF 2018 Village Experience sessions, please visit: http://mekongtourismforum.org/index.php/sessions/