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Looking for a thought leader in youth and student travel to speak at your next event or meeting? 

WYSE Travel Confederation regularly sends speakers to present at tourism industry events, non-governmental organisations, corporations, and research conferences. Presentations can be based on current travel industry trends, recent WYSE Travel Confederation research or your organisation’s specific interests for headline speaking engagements, workshops, panels and roundtables.

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Choose from our WYSE Travel Confederation youth travel specialists to speak at your event:

David Chapman, Director General

For the past four years as Director General of WYSE Travel Confederation, David has led the Amsterdam-based team in representing and advocating the youth, student and educational travel industry. During his tenure as Director General, WYSE Travel Confederation has expanded upon its legacy of producing essential market research and industry events, and supporting top-notch youth travel organisations worldwide. Prior to becoming Director General, David was an active board member of STAY WYSE and chairman of WYSE Travel Confederation. He brought a wealth of experience in both the youth travel and hospitality sectors, having served for six years as COO and Deputy Director of a London based non-profit social centre with student accommodation. He also worked at some of the best hotels in Europe including Grosvenor House, The Waldorf and the George V in Paris before becoming General Manager of several of the UK’s top country house hotels.

Wendy Morrill, Research & Education Manager

Wendy Morrill is WYSE Travel Confederation’s Research & Education Manager. In this role she is responsible for coordinating research projects undertaken by WYSE Travel Confederation and developing educational content and opportunities for members. Wendy has managed WYSE Travel Confederation’s research and education portfolios since October 2014 and is a familiar face at WYSE Travel Confederation-hosted events. Having also worked for WYSE Travel Confederation from 2008 to 2010, she has watched the rapid evolution of who’s who and what’s what in youth travel since the explosion of online travel and social media. Wendy is particularly interested in young consumers as trendsetters, travel technology, music tourism, and innovative culinary experiences for travellers. She is also fond of student travel’s history, having spent many hours sifting through the archives of WYSE Travel Confederation’s fascinating past. Prior to moving to the Netherlands in late 2007, Wendy lived, studied, and worked in New York City. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the New School for Social Research.

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