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Ensemble shares lineup of newly-branded member events

  • Agency
  •   01-11-2023  4:52 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Ensemble shares lineup of newly-branded member events
From left (of Ensemble): Michael Johnson, president; Kristina Boyce. SVP, operations; David Harris, executive chairman, photographed in Miami, Florida last October. (Supplied)
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Ensemble has announced the schedule for a series of newly-branded annual member events for 2023.  

The new names and focus for each were first revealed in October as part of the unveiling of the branding that extends to the lineup of events.

“We are so excited to share this calendar of new events with our members and partners,” said Michael Johnson, president of Ensemble. “Ensemble’s community is a core strength and the ability to share best practices and learn about tools designed to increase member efficiency and profitability is key to Ensemble’s vision of transforming agency margins.”  

The pinnacle of recognition for members - the Ensemble Beyond event for top performers - will take place from August 1-8 in partnership with Explora Journeys, a preferred partner of Ensemble.  

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The Beyond trip will be on one of the very first journeys for Explora following its inaugural voyage offering this group one of the first highly coveted opportunities to experience firsthand this anticipated new product.

“We are counting the days until we welcome the 2022 top performers from Ensemble for their inaugural Beyond event,” said Chris Austin, chief sales officer for Explora Journeys. “The timing couldn’t be more perfect as it comes on the heels of our inaugural voyage in July and we are so excited to have these exceptional travel advisors be among the first to experience our unique luxury product. These best of the best will see first-hand how Explora Journeys is in a category of its own, delivering a new luxury lifestyle experience that is designed with guest centricity with space, choice, and privacy for the discerning traveler.  Along with celebrating their achievements, we invite them to enjoy a slower more immersive pace with service delivered by our team of passionate hosts.”

That event will be preceded by Ensemble Summit, which will take place from June 4-7 at the Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge in Utah

As a high-level executive getaway, the event will host agency management and senior partner leaders to focus on business building, fuel collaboration and harness the collective knowledge of the participants to support and foster growth within the participants’ respective companies.  

There will also be an immersive virtual event on April 26, Ensemble Uncharted, for owners, managers, and advisors where Ensemble partners will have the opportunity to make their brand/destination come to life virtually by sharing live everything from Michelin star dining to gondola rides to views from the bridge of a ship. 

All of these events culminate with Ensemble Horizons – the gathering for the entire Ensemble community – which will take place from November 2-6 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.  

The conference builds upon the success of the first Horizons event held in October 2022 in Miami that exceeded expectations for partner sponsorship within days of being announced.

The new events are part of a transformation to create a new consortium model for the future that is "committed to delivering maximum profitability," Ensemble says. 

This includes the integration of new proprietary technology, ADX, for maximum commissions and ease of booking and invoicing in one place; new marketing resources and programs, new print and digital publications and advanced training and development programs.

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