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Discover the French delegation at IPW 2022 !

The French delegation is happy to be back in Orlando.

Please find below the profiles of all the French. It should help you to recognize them in the rows and contact them before or after the show.

YOUR MEETINGS WITH BOARD MEMBERS AT IPW

GEOFFREY DUVAL President - Visit USA France

Geoffrey Duval: President of Visit USA France since June 9, 2016, Geoffrey Duval has been in charge of the Trade into the Visit USA since 2012.

Career: With a master’s degree in tourism and a degree in art history, he began his career at Air Canada, before joining the tour operator JETSET VOYAGES for 10 years as commercial director. The French cruise company PONANT hires him to launch Alaska. He will remain for 5 years and then join the ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP as Director of Partnerships until the end of 2019. Since then, he has been publishing director for the French press group ACTAMEDIA.

MAUREEN LACHANT Vice-President - Visit USA France

Maureen Lachant: Board Member since 2014, Maureen is in charge of relations with Brand USA, as well as transversal subjects and the reading of translations.

Career: Maureen has more than 30 years experience in the French market and is considered THE American expert within tourism industry to the States ; she began her third term in 2020 as a board member of  the Visit USA Committee France, the second as Vice President.

DELPHINE AUBERT Director - Visit USA France

Delphine Aubert : Director of the Visit USA France, Delphine has been working with the association for 12 years. She’s the main contact for all members and subjects.

Career: After studies in tourism, international business and foreign languages (English / Spanish / Chinese), Delphine has worked 4.5 years in a tour operator specialized in Asia and Oceania as assistant product manager and project leader. She entered in Visit USA France in 2010 as full-time salary. She has traveled a lot in the US since her very young age.

VALERIE FERRIERE US Embassy in France

Valérie Ferrière : Active board member since 1996, Valérie provides expert counseling, prepares market reports, organizes receptions, and coordinates USA Pavilions at Trade Shows.

Career : Valérie was born in Montréal. She lived in Canada, Syria, French West Indies, Kuwait, and has traveled extensively. From 1986 to 1990, she worked for the Canadian Embassy. She joined the US Embassy in 1990. She was first appointed to the U.S.T.T.A. office, then joined the U.S. Commercial Service where she covers Travel & Tourism, Books & Publishing, Music and Pet Products. Since 2008, she is an active member of the US Embassy choir, and recently joined the Green Team.

AIRLINES

ISABELLE PROUST Channel Sales Manager - American Airlines

Founded in 1930, with regional partner American Eagle, American Airlines offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights daily. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance that serves more than 1,000 destinations within 150 countries. Since 2013 they have added 595 new aircrafts with a clear path to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. They have committed to develop an intermediate, science-based target for the year 2035 by investigating in newer, fuel-efficient aircraft and more.

JOURNALISTS

PHILIPPE ORAIN VP, Editorial Director for travel guides - Michelin Editions

Michelin Editions has been publishing the Michelin travel guides for over 90 years. The « Guide Vert Michelin » is among the leaders of the French travel publication market with more than one million guides sold every year. Michelin Editions is also publishing the Michelin restaurant guides, maps and atlases.

As a content provider, Michelin Editions is covering the travel contents for the new Air France media, En-vols, since February 2022.

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

OLIVIER BARTHEZ General Manager - Rep and Co

Rep & Co is a communication, marketing, public relations and social media agency dedicated to the tourism industry and specialized on US destinations.

BARBARA BOLTOUKHINE Founder & Managing Director - B World Communication

B WORLD COMMUNICATION is a Communication, Public Relations, Marketing and Digital Strategy agency.

Specialized in the world of tourism, lifestyle and events, our boutique- agency structure offers the most suitable communication solutions for the promotion of your brand/product on French-speaking markets, and provides full flexibility and proximity to ensure tailor-made services.

MARINE CARDOSO Account Manager - MN'Organisation

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is a private, non-profit corporation formed in 1982 and is funded by the City of Santa Monica’s general fund and the Tourism Marketing District assessment. Under contract to the City of Santa Monica, the purpose of SMTT is to promote Santa Monica as a conference, business and leisure travel destination. As a sales and service organization, SMTT acts as the marketing representative for local businesses and the community as a whole.

NELLY GAULIER Account Manager - B World Communication

The Arizona Office of Tourism is the official destination marketing organization providing media relations, product development assistance and marketing support for the Grand Canyon State.

LEAH LEHONGRE Account Manager - Interface Tourism

Interface Tourism Group is Europe’s Leading communication, marketing, and public relations agency, specialized in the travel and Tourism sector. We provide integrated solutions to more than 50 active clients worldwide.

Interface Tourism France has been representing the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) for more than 20 years and supports the destination in its marketing and digital promotion as well as its public relations on the French market.

EMMANUELLE MASSIEU Trade, Media & PR Marketing Director - Rep and Co

Rep & Co is a communication, marketing, public relations and social media agency dedicated to the tourism industry and specialized on US destinations.

MURIELLE NOUCHY Managing Director - MN'Organisation

Offering expertise in marketing and tourism communication, our strength lies in our knowledge of the French market on the commercial front, as well as in the perspectives of the development of the sector. Through our work our aim is to guarantee a significant return on investment for all our clients. Our directors come from both tour operators and the tourism industry and recognize that strong, long-term collaboration leads to substantial and measurable returns.

TIMOTHE RAIMBAULT Freelance

Timothé is in charge of the Colorado account as Freelance.

NELLY VENTURINI President - Unique Consulting

Established in 2017, Unique Consulting is a representation company offering marketing and communication services in the tourism sector. We are specialized in outbound tourism to the US and represent destinations as well as private operators such as the vibrant city of Memphis, the State of Mississippi and the Empire State Building. We offer full representation services as well as “per projects” activities in Sales & Marketing, PR, community management and advertising.

BUYERS

ELISA COUSIN Product Manager - Ceetiz

Ceetiz is the French leading OTA specialized in selling tours and activities for FITs. We sell both on B2C and B2B, working with the main tour operators (Worldia, Voyage Privé…) and travel agency networks (Carrefour, Selectour, Havas…) in the country.

Since last year, Ceetiz is now part of the Japanese leading tourism company Miki Travel (part of HIS Group).

USA is our top selling country: we sent over 145,000 clients in 2019.

AUDREY COUVEZ Travel Agent & USA Product Manager - Naar

NAAR Voyages is the French subsidiary of NAAR, the first Italian tailor-made TO. With 10,000 passengers on the US axis last year, NAAR is a major player on the destination. The French subsidiary opened in 2019, with the experience gained on the Italian market and a booking tool that allows the construction of a fully customized customer offer, established directly online by the Travel Agency, with the support of our expert advisors.

FLORENCE CUSSET Product Manager - Marco Vasco

MARCO VASCO is a French TO for FIT since 2007, the first B2C TO on internet. MV belongs to Le Groupe Figaro since 2017, France’s leading press group. Our teams are only Destination Experts who propose original and taylor made tours added to a lot of lifestyle activities such as off the beaten track activities, original transportation and a large type of accommodation nicely located from B&B to the 3 to 5 stars boutique hotels, glamping, yurts, tree houses…

NATHALIE DELAME USA Productor Manager - Amerigo

AMERIGO is a Tour Operator specializing in the Americas from North to South. We offer our partner agencies (B2B) trips for their clients in Groups and Individuals Tailor-made trips (USA & Canada only).

ARNAUD DEVANLAY Head of Sourcing - Evaneos

Evaneos is the world-leading platform in the BtoC tailor-made range. Evaneos connects European travelers with incoming agencies all around the world to build together BtoC, sustainable, multiday, tailor-made trips. Evaneos is a B-Corp company.

NORA GHERRAS CEO & Founder - Angèle

Founded in 2017, Angèle is a conciergerie travel and tourism consultancy company, with 2 main activities :

A B2C department, specialized in high-end and luxury tailor made travels with a 27 year topnotch expertise on USA

A B2B department, providing services to tourism and editing companies for product selection, marketing development, staff training and destinations content.

Our founder is also an official travel writer for Le Guide Vert Michelin covering different destinations within the USA.

VIRGINIE GINES Product Manager - Sensations du Monde

Sensations du Monde is a French Tour Operator since 1996 specialized in City Breaks and tailor made travel in North America and other countries.

We are working in BtoC, and we do have a commercial website with all our products highlight, so clients can book online their travels, such as city breaks or full fly and drive.

USA is our first destination, we send around 2000 travellers all year around and our main target is families.

CAMILLE GOMBAUT Contracting & Fit manager - Contact USA

We are a “Destination Management Company” established in 2005 in Florida. We do FIT – Individuals, Families, Small Groups, Groups – 10 or more and MICE – Meetings, Incentives Convention and Exhibitions. Contact USA has a team of 20 professionals working with multiple travel agencies over the world. We speak English, French, Spanish and German. Contact USA has a network of representatives and sales agents in France, Poland and Germany managing daily demands and ensuring local support.

ALISE HURET Global Purchasing Buyer NYC & Florida - Voyage Privé

Voyage Privé is a company founded in 2006 which has been privately owned since then.

Surfing on a trend up to 1B€ before Covid, more than 1.2M customers travel with us every year. We are currently the n°1 European high end (4 & 5* hotels), dynamic and digital Tour operator, operating on 9 markets and totalizing 56M members across Europe.

We are easy to work with, reactive and impactful through our powerful marketing tools.

In summary, we are the best complement to direct sales.

AUDREY LEMONNIER Group Sales Coordinator - Contact USA

We are a “Destination Management Company” established in 2005 in Florida. We do: FIT – Individuals, Families, Small Groups, Groups – 10 or more and MICE – Meetings, Incentives Convention and Exhibitions. Contact USA has a team of 20 professionals working with multiple travel agencies over the world. We speak English, French, Spanish and German. Contact USA has a network of representatives and sales agents in France, Poland and Germany managing daily demands and ensuring local support.

FREDERIQUE MAZUIR Offer & Key Account Development - North American Partners - Evaneos

Evaneos is the world-leading platform in the BtoC tailor-made range. Evaneos connects European travelers with incoming agencies all around the world to build together BtoC, sustainable, multiday, tailor-made trips. Evaneos is a B-Corp company.

ANNE-LISE ROTA Global Purchasing Manager Americas - Voyage Privé

Voyage Privé is a company founded in 2006 which has been privately owned since then.

Surfing on a trend up to 1B€ before Covid, more than 1.2M customers travel with us every year. We are currently the n°1 European high end (4 & 5* hotels), dynamic and digital Tour operator, operating on 9 markets and totalizing 56M members across Europe.

We are easy to work with, reactive and impactful through our powerful marketing tools.

In summary, we are the best complement to direct sales.

MICE

Dominique Plaissetty General Director - Mice Finder

Expert in the European MICE market, (Meetings Incentive, Congress, Events), MICEFINDER is an marketing agency, a true link between the operators of the MICE segment (Clients, Agencies, Suppliers).

MICEFINDER manages the largest database of MICE buyers in Europe.

MICEFINDER has represented the IPW trade show in France and BELGIUM since 2014 and ensures the recruitment of MICE buyers attending the show, in coordination with Valerie FERRIERE from the US Embassy.

Régine Autier President - Axe et Cibles Voyages
Alexis Bensoussan Founder - Arep
Béatrice Bourguignon Business Provider - Amerasia

Amerasia is a Tour Operator that offers trips all over the world, customized packages for incentives, Mice groups, as per clients requests.

We are specialized in groups from 20 to 500 pax or more, endure great offers at unusual destinations for our esteemed clients. We adapt to all kinds of events.

Jérôme Caro Production Manager - Destino Mundo
Marie-Pierre Casabianca Consultante - Freelance
Astou Diallo CEO - Mayanne Evenementiel

Mayanne Evenementiel organizes meetings, symposiums, gala evenings, seminars, trade shows and cultural exhibitions in Europe and all over the world.

Jean-Luc Durovray Manager - Sensations du Monde / Repartir

Sensations du Monde is a French Tour Operator since 1996 specialized in City Breaks and tailor made travel in North America and other countries.

We are working in BtoC, and we do have a commercial website with all our products highlight, so clients can book online their travels, such as city breaks or full fly and drive.

USA is our first destination, we send around 2000 travellers all year around and our main target is families.

Rodolphe Eberth Operations & Contracting Manager - FASTT

FASTT is a wholesaler, working on both FIT and MICE market, the company is now 3 years old. We are specialized on high level products for our MICE and middle / high products for our FIT. Even if the company is young, I am on the market for more than 30 years now… (I know…)

FASTT is an Emotions and Experiences maker…

Véronique Gilbert De Bosschere Team Building Manager - Prestige Avenue
Djamila Kerdoun President - DK Ambassador

DK Ambassador is a company specializing in Mice, it designs event projects in France, Europe and around the world. We strive to compose just for our clients, a unique and singular human experience. Through immersion and creativity, we create with meaning and passion, magnificent adventures, designed exclusively for your business.

Houssem Kerdoun Manager - SIM Event

SIM EVENTS AND CONSULTING has been assisting DK Ambassador with their communication strategies, the growth of their brand recognition and the protection of their reputation.

From start-ups to multinational corporations, SIM EVENTS AND CONSULTING has applied its expertise to serve a wide range of industries, most notably in the beauty, wellness, fashion, business travel and luxury sectors.

We offer many services such as private events, conferences, road shows and team building.

Ludovic Kintgen Owner - Compagnie Meeting
Didier Nefzi Founder & CEO - Agence Magnitude

Magnitude Events & Services is a M.I.C.E Agency that also provides an Event Concierge service focused on the Customers’Loyalty Management.

Incentive and conventions remain our main core business. We also organize Business Trips, products & Press presentations, Customers Loyalty programs, VIP Hospitality in sport events (F1, Superbowl,…) and Wellness incentive worldwide.

Experience, unique, unexpected, authentic & collective memory are some keywords used to describe our mind-set.

Jean-Pierre Rajfus American Connect by Alert
Patricia Roger CEO / Founder - R Fox Production

R’Fox Production, an event agency created in 2007 and based in Paris, more recently specialised in the organisation of top-of-the-range seminars, aims to offer its clients a wide range of establishments in France and abroad, as well as team building activities in line with the location.

We are eager to discover new destinations, new programs in order to surprise our customers and to ensure them a service in all serenity.
R’Fox Production Your Event Our Passion

Amel Sassi Global Research Project Manager - Amundi
Mélanie Schilte Founder / Manager - ForEvents Agency

Founder and director of the ForEvents Agency, I advise and support companies in the organization of their events (seminars, management committees, teambuilding, product launch, incentive…) with the aim of marking the spirits, fostering team spirit and individual and collective performance through creative, original and innovative projects. I work throughout the Occitania region as a receptive but also on the international level. My objective: to provide new and enriching experiences!