TL Network has released the dates for a series of cross-Canada mixers designed to bring members and key suppliers together – live and in person. (Yes, you read that correctly).
Online mixers have been successfully taken place over these past challenging months, allowing top suppliers to be able to personally interact with owners and managers, the company said in a release on Tuesday (June 15).
But in-person events are back, with 14 events scheduled in the second half of 2021.
In-person mixers are free of charge to members and will resume with all safety protocols in place and as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift across Canada.
Limited to 40 attendees
Hosted by TL Network Canada’s Business Development Managers – Sue Urie (Western Region) and Melissa Wheaton (Eastern Region), monthly mixers are held at “premium venues” located in each region and “offer the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with TL Network Canada’s key suppliers and fellow members,” the company said.
Evenings typically begin with an informal mini trade show and cocktail hour, which allows time for networking and business building with key suppliers.
This is followed by dinner during which each supplier delivers a brief overview of revenue generating promotions and offers available to members.
These small and intimate gatherings are generally limited to 40 attendees, allowing each person the opportunity to actively participate.
“Each mixer provides an excellent opportunity for suppliers to network with agents, build personal relationships, solicit ideas and feedback from members and share product information. In turn, members can get together, share best business practices and get to know their fellow members while building an overall sense of strength and community," said Christine James, vice-president of TL Network Canada.
“We strongly believe that if our members and suppliers are successful, we are successful and that’s a winning proposition."
Here's the schedule for remaining mixers in 2021:
August 31 Winnipeg, MB
September 14 Vancouver,, BC
September 15 Mississauga, ON
September 21 Calgary, AB
September 22 Kitchener/Waterloo, ON
September 28 Halifax, NS
September 29 St. John’s, NFLD
September 30 Edmonton, AB
October 05 Saskatoon, SK
November 23 Winnipeg, MB
November 23 Montréal, QC
November 24 Ottawa, ON
December 01 St. Catherines, ON
December 14 Vancouver, BC
Travel agencies interested in learning more about the award-winning programs and diverse offerings that TL Network provides to agencies in leisure and luxury travel, business travel, group travel, honeymoon and destination weddings – as well as active and adventure travel – can visit TLNetwork.ca.
Member agents can register for upcoming mixers through AgentUniverse.com.
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