Monarch Airlines managing director completes World Travel Market Vision’s stellar speaker line up


Monarch Airlines managing director Tim Jeans completes the stellar line up of speakers for the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference, which takes place on June 16.

Jeans, a stalwart of the aviation sector, will speak as part of the session reviewing the UK outbound market. He will be joined on the panel by TUI UK and Ireland distribution director Nick Longman, P&O Cruises managing director Carol Marlow, and chief executive Paul Evans.

Jeans has more than 20 years’ experience in the avaition sector, starting off in 1990 as general manager of Manchester Airport before spending seven years as Micheal O’Leary’s number two at Ryanair. In 2002, he become managing director of MyTravellite before joining Monarch in 2007.

Other sessions include a review of the global travel industry, which will unveil exclusive research by Euromonitor International (worth £1,000). Euromonitor International’s head of travel and tourism research Caroline Bremner and head of countries and consumer research Sarah Boumphrey will answer questions on the report’s findings.

Furthermore, social media pioneer Graham Lee will lead the second session on how to successfully incorporate social media into a marketing strategy.

Graham, chief executive of social media consultancy Firebrand, launched one of the first social media PR agencies onlinefire and has devised campaigns for a number of well-known brands including BBC, Deloitte, Panasonic, MTV, and Wyndham Hotels.

WTM Vision Conference 2010 will follow in the footsteps of last year’s inaugural event by offering high-caliber speakers, content, and research to give analysis, statistical assessment, and interpretations to the industry’s senior leaders.

World Travel Market chairman Fiona Jeffery said: “I am delighted Tim Jeans completes the impressive line up of speakers at this year’s WTM Vision Conference.

“Tim has a wealth of aviation experience that will prove a valuable addition to the UK outbound session.

“The conference program is now complete and will again offer the industry’s senior leaders the information and anaylsis needed to set business strategies in the current uncertain times.”

WTM Vision Conference takes place on June 16 at 76 Portland Place, London, 9:15 am for a 10:00 am start until and 1:00 pm.

WTM Vision Conference costs £95 + VAT to attend. To register, visit .


World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend, four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.

Almost 46,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers, and international press, embark on ExCeL-London every November to network, negotiate, and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.
WTM, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals.

WTM 2009 will generate £1,139 million of travel industry contracts, revealed independent research by Fusion Communications.

WTM is owned by the world’s leading events organizer Reed Exhibitions (RE), which organizes a portfolio of other travel industry events including Arabian Travel Market and International Luxury Travel Market.

RE holds more than 500 events in 38 countries throughout Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific covering 47 industry sectors including aerospace and aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, and sport and recreation.

In 2008 RE, part of the Reed Elsevier group, brought together more than six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business.