Schedule
June 3-4, 2022
Atlanta, GA
USA

Check the Schedule
(Tentative & subject to change)

Thursday, June 2, 2022

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Atlanta Marriott Loft

Pre-Expo Check-in

Pre-registration

Friday, June 3, 2022

* All Sessions will take place in the Atrium Ballroom unless noted otherwise.

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Day One Warm-up/Ice Breaker by Coach Brandi Nik of Fitnu Life

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Expo Opening and Welcome

Welcome by founder of BTE, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Royal Caribbean International, and other special guests. Travel prize drawing.

Maurice Foley

Maurice Foley

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker Jay Cameron, Founder & CEO of Maximum Impact

Jay Cameron

Jay Cameron

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Panel Discussion - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the Travel Industry

Sponsored by Royal Caribbean International
Moderated by Maurice Foley

Panelists:
   Chad Johnson, Director of DEI – Royal Caribbean
   Dr. Nadeen White - The Sophisticated Life / The Black Travel Alliance
   Jay Cameron - Maximum Impact
   Denella Ri’chard – Traveling with Denella Ri’chard
   Craig Henry – The Travel Junkee

Maurice Foley

Maurice Foley

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Panel Q&A

11:00 am - 1:15 pm

Exhibit Hall Opens

Exhibitor Presentations & Giveaways from exhibitor stage

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Atrium Level Room A701

Lunch & Learn

Limited Seats
Designing a “Professional” Life Around Your Lifestyle by Simone Harvin
3 ways to make working remotely and traveling the world a reality.

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker Nubia Younge, Founder & CEO of Black in Tulum

Nubia Younge

Nubia Younge

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Panel Discussion - Black Travel Influencers Roundtable “What is a travel influencer?”

Moderated by Tomeka Jones

Panelists:
    Craig Henry – The Travel Junkee
    Sharinda Williams-Simmons – The PTO Nomad
    Kevin Knight – Urban Events Global
    Simone Harvin – Digital Strategist/ Brand Designer, SC Creative Group
    Kevin Knight – Urban Events Global

Tomeka Jones

Tomeka Jones

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel Q&A

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Opens

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pulse Loft

Networking & Cocktails

Networking Mixer at Pulse Loft Hosted by Opus x Travel x Art

Saturday, June 4, 2022

* All Sessions will take place in the Atrium Ballroom unless noted otherwise.

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Day Two Warm-up/Ice Breaker by Coach Brandi Nik of Fitnu Life

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Day Two Welcome

Welcome by Maurice Foley – Black Travel Expo and Travel prize drawing

Maurice Foley

Maurice Foley

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker Denella Ri’chard – Traveling with Denella Ri’chard

Denella Ri'chard

Denella Ri'chard

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Panel Discussion - Black Men Talk Travel

Moderated by Jay Cameron

Panelists:
    Craig Henry – The Travel Junkee
    Maurice Porcher – Opus Vu
    Kelvin Samuels – Adi0s Beaches
    Kevin Knight – Urban Events Global
    Cory Wallace – Celebrity Cruises
    Travis Evans – Royal Caribbean

Jay Cameron

Jay Cameron

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Panel Q&A

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Opens

Exhibitor Presentations / Giveaways from exhibitor stage

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Atrium Level Room A701

Lunch & Learn

Limited Seats
You Are Enough! By Esha Herbert-Davis of Events by Ashé
3 ways to stop feeling exhausted and start living your dreams through travel.

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Panel Discussion - Building a Life Abroad: The Expat Life

Moderated by Tomeka Jones

Panelists:
        Nubia Younge – Black in Travel, Black in Tulum
        Martinique Lewis – President, Black Travel Alliance
        Shar Wynter – The Xpat App, Xpat Chats, Feets Meets Land
        Nyra Constant – Global Connector Academy
        Dr. Claire Johnson, MD – Certified Drone Operator and Photographer

Tomeka Jones

Tomeka Jones

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel Q&A

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Opens

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Expo Closing Remarks

Maurice Foley

Maurice Foley

Sunday, June 5, 2022

11:00 am - Atrium Room A601/A602

Brunch & Day Party

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