TRAVEL SHOWCASE EVENTS – 2017
Wanaka Tourism and Travel Showcase 16th-18 June 2017
16th June – Tourism Travel Showcase Media Education Day with
Professional Speakers Rachel Gillespie – Mark Gee – Senka Radonich – Rina Sjardin-Thompson – Kate Baxter – Lisa Chambers – Lucy Gaskell
Join Mark Gee Astrophotographer of The Art of Night Photography and Digital Visual Effects Supervisor in the New Zealand Film Industry
Rachel Gillespie Editor NZ Travel Magazine and Kaikoura NZ Tourism
Senka Radonich – Owner and Guide of Adventure Girls NZ
Rina Sjardin-Thompson – Professional Photographer
Lisa Chambers – South Island Sales Manager – Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters
Kate Baxter – Ngai Tahu Tourism
Lucy Gaskell – Unilad Adventure
Online and Social Media Training for Tourism Operators
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The Showcase will give you strategies to take home and implement the next day and even during the event.
Learn from some of the best in New Zealand , we have so much epic content. Morning Session Talks and breakout sessions in the afternoon session with individual speakers from 2.30-4pm
About our Speakers
MARK GEE – THE ART OF NIGHT ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
Mark has worked on many high profile and Oscar award winning feature films. His love of the New Zealand landscape is a big part of the inspiration for his photography. With almost 400,000 Organic Likes on Mark’s Facebook Page and 6 million views on Vimeo with his timelapse videos, Mark has so much to share.
Wholly self-taught, Mark’s style of photography is influenced by his many years of experience in the feature film business, & with an eye for detail he strives to produce creative images of exceptional quality, no matter what the subject. Since he began to seriously focus on developing his photography skills over a decade ago, Mark has continuously worked on improving his craft, thriving on setting the bar ever higher and challenging himself to do better yet every time he sets out to shoot.
While his images portray a wide variety of subjects, in the past few years astrophotography in particular has captured Mark’s imagination and interest. He often ventures out to the darkest, most remote skies all around the country, enjoying the challenge of combining New Zealand’s striking landscapes with the ethereal beauty of the night sky in new, creative ways. This has led to international success with Mark being short-listed in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year every year from 2012 onwards, a finalist in the 2012 World Open of Photography, and 4th place in the 2014 International Earth and Sky Photo Competition, as well as having images published in various books and magazines.
Marks short film, ‘Full Moon Silhouettes’ also gained him international acclaim after going viral online, and has been broadcast all over the world by the likes of CNN, The BBC, NASA and various other main stream media and i
n 2013, Mark won the prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Not only did he win it overall, but Mark also won the Earth and Space category, and the People and Space category which had never been done before in the competitions history.
RACHEL GILLESPIE – EDITOR NZ TRAVEL MAGAZINE AND KAIKOURA NZ TOURISM
Rachel is local business woman, whom has lived in Kaikoura for many years and currently based out of Timaru so she can travel the round trip to visit clients on a regular basis. Rachel has been in business for herself 23 years and traveled extensively. Now a mother of 3 she works online with this business. As a background in business coaching and training she will teach you some real grass roots strategies you can use and implement
Her Magazine and other website KaikouraNewZealand.com profiles many amazing breathtaking and once in a lifetime stops to magical places on earth.
SENKA RADONICH – OWNER OF ADVENTURE GIRLS NZ
Kick-ass adventure & travel exclusively for women. Try surfing, mountain biking, pistol shooting and more. Senka has mastered how to fill her adventures online and will teach you how she did this
RINA SJARDIN-THOMPSON – PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Rina has been working as a professional photographer for the last 5 yrs. Based on the West Coast where her passion began. she fell in love with what was around her, picked up her camera and her career has evolved from there, taking her on a journey she never in a million years thought she would go on….
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