After a whirlwind weekend, I’d like to share a recap of our Prince of Travel Signature Event Vancouver 2023, along with some photos taken throughout the day.
Welcome to the Event
Registration and check-in began at 8:15 in the morning at the Versante Hotel, with priority check-in offered to our top-tier Prince of Travel Royal Platinum members, HSBC cardholders, and VIP Experience guests.
Of the roughly 100 attendees, around a third were already cardholders, and even more applied for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard during the event. This earned them an entry in a special prize draw for a $500 travel enhancement credit card, courtesy of HSBC Bank Canada.
Our MC-extraordinaire, T.J. Dunn, welcomed our capacity crowd at 9am sharp. T.J. delivered some opening remarks and made a coronation-related dig at my expense, before I took to the stage to offer my own words of welcome.
Panel Discussion: Travel Tricks of the Modern Era
The event began with a panel discussion entitled “Travel Tricks of the Modern Era”.
Prince of Travel team members Kirin Tsang, Amy Tung, and Josh Greenberg joined me on stage to share our thoughts on everything from choosing a destination to getting money abroad, from optimally searching for awards to maximizing the airport experience, and everything in between.
Our 45-minute discussion gave the audience insight into how we navigate the entire travel process, and the crowd had the opportunity to ask us questions at the end of the panel.
Networking, Round 1
At 10am, we headed to the HSBC Lounge, which was set up in an adjoining room, to enjoy some light snacks and beverages during our first networking session for the day.
There were also representatives from our presenting sponsor, HSBC Bank Canada, available to discuss products with guests and assist with on-site applications.
As is always the case, I had the opportunity to speak with a number of our guests, and did my best to connect with as many attendees as possible. It was nice to see some familiar faces in the crowd, and also to meet many first-time attendees from a variety of backgrounds.
There was certainly quite the buzz in the room, and I couldn’t help but smile to see so many connections being made around me.
Indeed, networking opportunities such as this are when everyone gets to share their perspectives and tricks with others, and I think I speak for everyone by saying that we all learned…
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