Travel Showcase Christchurch - Social Media Event - FULL DAY
Travel Showcase Christchurch - Social Media Event - FULL DAY

Travel Showcase Christchurch - Social Media Event - FULL DAY

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Lincoln Event Centre

15 Meijer Drive

Lincoln, Christchurch, Canterbury 7608

New Zealand

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NZ Biggest Travel Social Media Event this year

Come along to hear from some of the best Social Media Influencers and Photographers in New Zealand Tourism right now.

Join us and our Event Sponsors Adobe Australia New Zealand to be educated with stratgies and ideas you can use the next day after the event to grow your business

Hear from:

Mark Gee - The Art of Night -  Award Winning Photographer & Digital Visual Effects Artist 

Allan Dixon - Adventurer and Destination Marketer (Instagram)

Rachel Gillespie - Editor and Kaikoura NZ Tourism

Talman Madsen, Adventurer and Photographer

Jen Heuett - Social Media Manager Tekapo Springs

Jody Jelas - Business Strategy Coach (Facebook and Sales)

Aleisha Duncan, Christchurch Canterbury Tourism

Grab your FREE ticket at the Eventbrite link now, I have been talking with all the crew this week about what they are teaching you, so much epic content. We also have some breakout sessions in the afternoon session with individual speakers from 2.30-4pm

You will learn:

Mark Gee - The Art of Astrophotography, the challenges around it and some of his strategies that he uses for processing and posting content on the road


Allan Dixon - "How to create an magnetic presence online" - learn fundamental shifts you need to undertake in order to really draw people in and will also touch on psychology and media


Rachel Gillespie - The power of strategy and the reasons why making online marketing, collaboration partnerships and social media a top priority in your marketing plan can grow your business 


Jody Jelas - Facebook Ads and lead generation strategy


Talman Madsen - Engaging with your followers - why engagement is important and how to do it.


Jen Heuett - Creating a social media schedule, blogging and repurposing your content


Aleisha Duncan - What is happening at Christchurch Canterbury Tourism and how you can get involved

The Showcase will give you strategies to take home and implement the next day and even during the event.


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.
In 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.

Allan Dixon has been experimenting with media to excite and inspire people. Winner of the 2013 'The Best Job in the World' campaign by Tourism Australia after competing against over quarter of a million contestants. His unique eye for online storytelling has led to dream jobs, partnerships and community lift.

More recently he is now known as a modern day ‘Dr Dolittle’, Allan’s animal selfie photos went viral in early 2016 and were featured in countless mainstream media outlets around the world. Instagram themselves featured it making it among their most liked featured photos of all time.

Allan is currently running 360 Thrill creating unique 360 video experiences to showcase the thrill of adventure and inspire people to reconnect with nature and wildlife. 

TEDx Speaker 

314k - 

30k monthly views on his 360 degree videos

6k Twitter followers

Work published on MTV, Huffington Post, Mashable, The Guardian, Red Bull, Buzzfeed and Tourism Australia 

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 travelled 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 travel trail and Beyond profiles many amazing breathtaking and once in a lifetime stops to magical places on earth. The drive between Kaikoura and Queenstown is one of the top wonders of the World many say. 

Talman Madsen is a true blue kiwi with a passion for everything adventure, so much so one day he picked up his camera and pack and spent the next 3 months hitch hiking around New Zealand exploring the country. Along the way he forged a path in social media growing his Instagram account to over 10k in 6 months!

His photography covers all bases from sunrises and sunsets, to long exposures, mountainous landscapes, and adventure shots. Most recently his heart and camera have belonged to the stars with a vast majority of his images being wide field nightscapes that merge together the sense wonder of the universe contrasted with a human element to bring a sense of scale to vast galactic wonders. His goal is to make the viewer feel like they are right there in the moment experiencing the same feelings the subject is as they absorb the landscape.

He's had a wild ride, you never know what he's going to be doing next! To get an idea follow along on his adventures on Snapchat @talman1 where he documents his missions from start to finish the creative and engaging snippets that give you a feel for what it's like to be on an adventure!

Instagram 18.5k @talman
Snapchat: @talman1
Facebook 800 Talman Madsen Photography
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Jody is the Author of “LadyBalls” which hit best seller on the first day it hit Amazon.

She helps Coaches, Teachers & Entrepreneurs create an authentic online brand, through video, by being their 100% non-filter selves! She then helps them to extract their best knowledge and turn it into an online leveraged program with her proven BOOM! Formula system!

Over the last 16 years she has helped top business folk and online marketers grow their brand globally and develop online leveraged offers that bring in millions of dollars a year for her clients.

Jody harnesses the power of online presence, branding, product creation, social media and marketing. She wants her clients and future business leaders to have more free time and automate their business, so they can spend their time doing what they really LOVE.

Jody is from New Zealand and has been a star-making Online Entrepreneur from a young age. She went to her first personal development training at the age of 14 and started her own web design business when she was just 21. She was one of the youngest “Business Women of the Year” Awards-Finalists ever!
She is passionate about helping people kick their businesses to another level through tried and tested business strategies and personal development. She has worked and MasterMinds with top online marketers and personal development gurus from all over the world.

There is nothing Jody loves more than to hear success stories from people who have taken her advice. 

Jen Heuett is the Social Media Manager at Tekapo Springs in Lake Tekapo. She is actively involved in bridging the gap between social media and small businesses in the Mackenzie region. She is a travel writer, blogger and social media planner. You can see her work in the Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and Hipmunk. You can find all of her writing on her own travel website Travel + Trust & Wanderlust-a site that aims to educate, empower, and inspire women of all ages to travel solo. 


Aleisha says 

"With over eight years’ experience in Online Marketing, I have worked in a variety of industries from fashion and beauty to software apps and now the wonderful world of Tourism. I am extremely passionate about what I do and will take any opportunity to share this passion with anyone who will listen."

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15 Meijer Drive

Lincoln, Christchurch, Canterbury 7608

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