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The Watersport & Boat Tour Operator Forum

 

Orlando, FL 

 

September

26-27, 2022

Welcome to the Watersports Forum!

The Watersport and Boat Tour Operators Forum is a special event that brings together the brightest minds and experienced operators in the watersport and boating industry. Each participant will have the opportunity to sign up for various roundtable discussions led by industry experts, connect with other operators, and hear from various presenters on industry trends and best practice. Some of the topics include pricing, regulations, economics, and marketing. After the conference, join your fellow colleagues at nightly events for drinks and small plates. 

Learn

Operators that attend this forum can expect real conversation directly from some of the most successful in the business. If you’re looking to add new equipment, create a new tour, or re-brand your business, this is where you’ll want to be.

Connect

The networking segment provides new perspectives that might drive new innovative ideas for your business. This event is made for operators by operators, so be ready with an open mind. Better update that LinkedIn profile!

Have Some Fun

Whether you’re an angler, sailor, or extreme athlete, you work in the watersports industry because you love it! So let’s have a great time hanging out with like-minded folks that want a bright future for the world of watersports.

2022 Conference Sponsors

 

 

Meet Our Watersports Forum 2022 Speakers

Since 2009, Greg has worked to transform TripShock into a travel industry giant. Proactive and personable, Mr. Fisher first developed a passion for tourism while studying hospitality at the University of Central Florida. Since then, he has grown TripShock by cultivating strong relationships with partners and employees alike.

Greg Fisher

CEO, TripShock!

Douglas is a recognized expert on online travel and travel distribution and is frequently cited in leading media outlets including Bloomberg, CNN, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is a sought-after speaker and moderator, and has presented at numerous travel industry events around the world.

Douglas Quinby

CEO, Arival

Master Captain, CEO, and head of marketing for Destiny Water Adventures. Kevin took his passion for boating, adventure, travel, and adventure and poured it into his brand. In under two and a half years, Kevin has scaled Destiny Water Adventures from a single boat operation to over a dozen boats, ten jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards as well as captained excursions.

Kevin ONeil

CEO, Destiny Water Adventures

Peter is a world-wandering nomad having lived and operated in many countries and visited in excess of 120. He is obsessed with adventure travel and the benefits it brings to people. He splits his time between being the owner-operator of several small niche adventure travel companies and helping travel startups and presenting to various Business Schools on Digital Transformation. 

Peter Syme

Founder, 1,000 Mile Journeys

Additional Speakers & Panelists

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RACHEL DICKEY

Vice President

TripShock

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KAI KAAPRO

Co-Founder

TourScale

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CHRIS WOODRUFF

Founder & CEO

Paddles By The Sea

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TRISH HIGGINS

Partner & Founder

Chenmark

marica mackenroth brewster

KEVIN NOBIS

Managing Partner/VP

Bonita Jet Ski & Parasail

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STEPHEN EDWARDS

Founder, CEO

AAMP Agency

What to Expect at the Watersports Forum 2022

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

Discover new and upcoming regulations that will affect your business.

THE DIGITAL FUTURE

An in depth analysis of the changing digital landscape for tours and activities.

NETWORKING

Networking opportunities with fellow tour providers and industry pros.

NEW TECH

A first hand look at the latest tech and trends in watersports.

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EXPERT PANELS

Informative panels and discussions from industry experts.

WAYS TO EARN

Expert tips that will have you booking more and maximizing profits

PARTY WITH PEERS

Happy hour reception and pre/post event parties will bring guests together, creating a fun and exciting environment to let loose with other professionals.  

Watersports Forum Ticket & Lodging Info

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Tickets are good for the both days of the conference. This includes lunch, complimentary beverages, happy hour reception, and admission to pre and post event parties.

Tickets Prices for the 2022 Conference

Event Ticket: $175/person (prior to 8/1/22)

Event Ticket: $199/person (after 8/1/22)

 

WHERE?

The Watersport Forum take place at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL!  For special rates on nearby lodging, please check below.

Rosen Plaza Hotel: 9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819. Call (407) 996-9700  to book, or book online.

WHEN?

The conference will take place on Monday, September 26 and 27th. There will also be a kick off party on Sunday, September 25th for those arriving early. 

HOW DO I GET TICKETS?

Tickets will be available shortly, but please pre-register so we can send you the link to book. 

For Watersport Forum 2022 questions, inquiries, or registration assistance please complete the form below