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Black Travel Expo Schedule

Thursday – June 8, 2023

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Content Creators Forum (Iron Lounge) 

Friday – June 9, 2023


  • 8:00am Doors Open (Check-in)

  • 8:45am Ice Breaker by DaShaun Johnson

  • 9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • 9:15am Keynote Address: Dr Calvin Johnson, SVP Public Health, CMO for RCG

  • 10:15am Panel Discussion – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the Travel Industry

    • Moderated by Karen Brown of Bridge Arrow​

    • Danny Andrews, Lawyer and DEI Consultant

  • 10:45am Q&A

  • 11:00am Exhibitor Concourses A & B: Presentations and giveaways

  • 12:00pm – 1pm Lunch & Learn Breakout Session - (Iron Lounge) 

    • Presenter – Jeffery Miller “Why Leaders Travel, A Message for Black Men”

  • 1:00pm  - Nyra Constant, Founder & CEO of Passport for Change

  • 1:15pm Keynote Speaker: Darrien Watson - Co-Founder of Squad Trip

  • 1:45pm Travel Tech Talk Panel Discussion: Moderator Taricka Clinton

    • Shar Wynter, Founder & CEO of The Xpat App 

    • Lawrence Phillips, Founder & CEO of Greenbook Global

    • Mandy Bowman, Founder & CEO of Official Black Wall Street

  • 2:30 pm Q&A

  • 2:45pm Keynote Speaker: Charles Shima of ZaNiheza

  • 6:00pm Networking Mixer: Sponsored by City of Louisville and The Kentucky Derby

Saturday – June 10, 2023

​       TERMINAL

  • 8:00am Doors open:

  • 8:45am Ice Breaker and warm up session by DaShaun Johnson

  • 9:00am Welcome & Announcements

  • 9:30am Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Jones/Blacks in Travel & Tourism

  • 10:00am Panel Discussion – Black Men Who Travel:

    • Moderator - Craig Henry

    • Ronnie Dunston (Road to 100 Countries) 

    • Kevin Knight (Urban Events Global) 

    • Belvin Baldwin (Showtime Travel) 

  • 10:45am Q&A

  • 11:00am Exhibit Concourses A & B: Presentations and giveaways

  • 12:00 pm – 1 pm Lunch or Lunch & Learn Breakout Session: (Iron Lounge)

    • Presenter – Jade Gold “Women and Solo Travel: Creating Your Own Path”

  • 1:00pm Danielle Linares, Founder & CEO of Absolutely Cuba

  • 1:15pm Keynote Speaker - Heather Proctor/Black in Portugal:

  • 1:45pm Panel Discussion - The Expat Life, Moderated by Tomeka Jones:

    • Nubia Younge, Founder & CEO of Black in Travel and Black in Tulum

    • Travis Levius (South Africa)

    • Danny Andrews (Dubai, UAE)

    • Tiffanie Anderson, Founder & CEO of Away to Africa

  • 2:30pm Q&A

  • 2:45pm DJ The Money Coach - How to purchase property in Africa

  • 3:30pm Closing remarks

  • 3:45pm Exhibitor Concourses A & B: Presentations and giveaways

Sunday – June 11, 2023

  • 12:00pm – 3:00pm Brunch and Travel Awards: (Terminal)

2023 Black Travel Expo
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