Opening Conference

Opening Conference

How to promote the capital of Romania?

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Opening conference & networking event

12th May 2017

Radisson Blu 5* hotel, Calea Victoriei, 10:00-15:00


Come and meet 100 top bloggers, vloggers, instagrammers, snapchatters and travel influencers around the world to experience Bucharest and connect with 100 Romanians content creators. Learn about social media, the branding of a touristic destination and the trends in tourism worldwide.


  • Kash Bhattacharya from Madeira, Portugal – National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2016 Blogger of the Year, founder and editor of the Budget Traveller
  • Razvan Parjol from Bucharest, Romania – President of Bucharest Tourism Board & President of Skal International Romania
  • Alyssa Ramos from Los Angeles, USA – travel blogger and social media influencer
  • Kat Von B – marketing maven who specializes in travel and technology.


Special Guests:

  • Dave and Debbie from Toronto, Canada – The Planet D
  • Siya Zarrabi from Toronto, Canada – Travel Vlogger, YouTuber, Videographer, World Adventurer, DJ,  Host and Motivational Speaker;
  • Kristen Sarah from Toronto, Canada – YouTuber, travel & lifestyle blogger, host & actress
  • Altug Galip from Kyrenia, Cyprus – Social Media Specialist, Instagrammer, Freelance photographer, visual designer
  • Kate McCulley from New York – Professional Travel Blogger & Influencer
  • Kenan Hurdeniz from Kyrenia, Cyprus – Award Winning Photographer

Conference program:

  • 09.00-10.00 Registration of the participants & networking
  • 10.00-11.30 Speeches & panel I (Q&A included)
  • 11.30-12.00 Networking and coffee break
  • 12.00-13.30 Speeches & panel I
  • 13.30-15.00 Lunch offered by Radisson

Rooftop party in the evening for all the conference guests, begins at 8 PM, food, drinks, Dj, a concert and great vibes included!


Kash Bhattacharya –


National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2016 – Blogger of the Year

2015 Travel Media Awards – Blogger and Vlogger of the Year

Kash Bhattacharya is the founder and editor of the Budget Traveller. Kash has revolutionised travel for the stylish, design-led budget-conscious traveller with his internationally successful guidebook to Luxury Hostels that has been featured in the Guardian and New York Times.

Kash’s focus has always been to show people how to travel in style on a budget. So whether it is finding a luxury hostel in Madrid or a budget boutique hotel in Amsterdam, finding the best cicchetti in Venice or what unique cultural experiences you can discover in Berlin on a tight budget– it is all there in one blog.

Kash has been featured by the New York Times, Guardian, Vanity Fair & National Geographic. He’s also presented for camera and was the face of the Spring 2015 advertising campaign for Japan National Tourism Organisation, a project developed in partnership with Lonely Planet. Kash also has a passion for digital tourism marketing and is the director of Creative Concepts for the world’s leading travel influencer network, iAmbassador and is also the Blogger Outreach Expert for Toposophy. In conjunction with iAmbassador Kash has developed a number of award winning digital storytelling campaigns: Blogville for Emilia Romagna, Blogmanay for Visit Scotland/Unique Events and recently launched a storytelling project about Street Art in Germany in partnership with the German National Tourism Board. Kash been involved with Toposophy in various projects including leading the campaign ‘Who do you think you are?’ commissioned by City of Athens.


Razvan Parjol


President of Bucharest Tourism Board & President of Skal International Romania


Kat Von B


She is a marketing maven who specializes in travel and technology.

With a 20 year background in Luxury Travel her passion is destination marketing and social media campaigns.

Featured in The Huffington Post, and the Daily Mail she is the Social Media Manager for Brinno Cameras worldwide and in the U.S.


Alyssa Ramos –

106.1k followers on Instagram

She is a 28-year old self-made travel blogger and social media influencer who had been traveling solo full time since last year. She’s an adventure junky, and she tends to opt for challenges and pushing limits, especially if people don’t think she can do them. Her article “Yes, I’m Pretty and I’m Traveling Alone” was translated and published on Huffington Post in over ten countries. She was featured on major press outlets like The Daily Mail, The Mirror UK, and even a TV interview on Inside Edition.


Siya Zarrabi –

World Adventurer, DJ, Videographer, Host and Motivational Speaker. Siya Zarrabi is Kristen Sarah’s husband/co-host/ business partener. Their blog focuses on fun adventure travel videos. Hopscotch the Globe has won several awards over the years and continues to be the leading video blog for everything internationally inspired.

Kristen Sarah –

14.3 k followers on Twitter

She is an YouTuber, travel & lifestyle blogger, host & actress. Today, Hopscotch the Globe on YouTube has become one of the leading travel video references in the world. Kristen has been named as one of USA Today’s Top 10 Independent Travel Videographers, Matador’s Top Travel Vloggers to follow in 2016, Most Inspiring Woman in Travel by Flight Centre Canada and Videoink Top 5 Emerging Travel YouTubers.

Dave & Debbie – Adventure Travel Blog

182.7k followers on Instagram

Best Travel Blog 2015 and 2014 & Best Photo Illustration on Travel 2014 by Society of American Travel Writers

Dave and Deb are an adventure couple who live by the motto “Adventure is for Everyone”. Over the past 8 years they have made it their mission to inspire people to step out of their comfort zones and prove that you don’t have to be an uber-athlete, adrenaline junkie or part of the ultra rich to be an adventurer. They have travelled to over 100 countries on a all 7 continents together and learned a lot along the way.  


Altug Galip @kyrenian

1.3 million followers on Instagram @kyrenian

Social Media Specialist, Instagrammer, Freelance photographer, Visual Designer, Traveller, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Animal Lover  

Kate McCulley –

Solo and independent travel for women! Kate McCulley gave up her corporate life in Boston to travel the world. Four years and 63 countries later, she’s still traveling — and showing you how to add more adventure to your life.

Kenan Hurdeniz @oldkyrenian

465k followers on Instagram @oldkyrenian

Award Winning Photographer. Instagram photos and videos. He loves to travel and meet new people

Conference fee – 50 euro/person Register here

Journalists, Bloggers & Tourism Students – free registration, sponsored by Pura Vida hostels & bars

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