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Metro Toronto Convention Centre

North Building

255 Front St W

Entrance on the south side of Front Street, west of the InterContinental hotel


Saturday, October 29

8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:15

Opening Remarks – Ricky Zhang

9:15 – 10:15

Keynote Presentation

Travel & Loyalty, Under the Hood • Room 105
  • Ricky Zhang (Moderator)
  • Mark Nasr
  • Scott O'Leary

What was it like to design a travel loyalty program from the ground up? Amidst the highs and lows of the past two years, is Aeroplan still a traveller's best choice? Get a behind-the-scenes perspective from your favourite industry experts.

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:30

Breakout Sessions

Intro to Travelling on Points for Canadians • Room 104A
  • Josh Greenberg
  • Tara McAndrew

An introduction into the art of travelling the world on points, with a focus on the Canadian landscape. Learn how rewards points can save you thousands of dollars on travel, all while opening up travel experiences you never thought possible.

Airline Elite Status: How to Play the Game and Win • Room 105
  • T.J. Dunn

Super Elite. Concierge Key. Oneworld Emerald. What does it all mean anyway, and how can you optimally tailor your flying patterns to unlock the best elite benefits possible?

The World's Best First Class Airlines • Room 104B
  • Albert Hsieh

The next best option when flying private isn't an option. Learn about the world's best First Class flying experiences and how to book each and every one of them on points.

The Logistics of Post-Pandemic Travel • Room 104C
  • Barry Choi

From navigating entry requirements to buying the right travel insurance, here's how to ensure you have the best experience possible when embarking on a new era of travel.

11:30 – 12:00


12:00 – 1:00

Breakout Sessions

Intro to Aeroplan: Canada's Best Loyalty Program • Room 104A
  • Anshul Singh
  • Jean-Maximilien Voisine

Dive into Canada's largest airline loyalty program and learn how to redeem your Aeroplan points for amazing value across Air Canada and partner airlines.

Optimizing Paid Fares • Room 105
  • Gilbert Ott

Points are awesome, but a deep understanding of paid fares can also help you unlock luxury for less. Learn how to spot the best flight deals and work them to your advantage.

Family Travel on Points: See the World with Your Kids • Room 104B
  • Amy Tung

Whether it's Disney World or Dubai, travelling with kids on points is daunting... or is it? Learn the best family travel tips from those who leverage points to gallivant with their little ones in tow.

Digital Nomadism & Location Independence • Room 104C
  • Mike Howard

Ever dreamed of living and working anywhere in the world? Explore the pursuit of digital nomadism, the ultimate dream for the freedom-seeking traveller.

1:00 – 2:30


2:30 – 3:30

Breakout Sessions

US Credit Cards: Land of the Free (Travel) • Room 104A
  • Chris Dong
  • Ricky Zhang

The United States is the world's hottest market for credit card bonuses and benefits. Here's how to make the most of US credit cards as you travel the world, as told from both American and Canadian perspectives.

Build Your Own Round-the-World Flights • Room 104B
  • Greg Davis-Kean

Many loyalty programs offer unique sweet spots to help you circumnavigate the globe in style. Learn how to use Aeroplan points, ANA miles, and more towards an epic round-the-world trip in business class or First Class.

Hotel Elite Status: How to Play the Game and Win • Room 105
  • Immanuel Debeer

Suite upgrades, evening receptions, and free breakfast. Is there any more a frequent hotel guest can ask for? Learn how to maximize your elite status to secure the best hotel experiences.

The Future of Aviation • Room 104C
  • Tommy Lonergan

From economy class to premium cabins, how has the aviation industry changed over the last two years? What's temporary and what's permanent?

3:30 – 4:00


4:00 – 5:00

Panel Discussion

Expert Traveller Panel • Room 105
  • Anshul Singh (Moderator)
  • Amy Tung
  • Carmen & Serge Sognonvi
  • Gilbert Ott
  • Julia Menez
  • Mike Howard
  • Ricky Zhang
  • Victoria M. Walker
  • Stefan Krasowski

Ask questions and get new perspectives from a panel of your favourite travel experts on a wide range of travel topics.


Grand Prize Draw #1

5:30 – 9:00

Evening Party @ Chef's Hall

Sunday, October 30

8:30 – 9:00

Day 2 Lunch Registration

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation

Miles4Migrants: New Horizons and New Beginnings • Room 105

Frequent flyer miles and credit card points can help us make our travel dreams a reality, but can they also empower us to help those in need? Get an inside look at the mission, operations, and impact of our charity partner, Miles4Migrants.


Grand Prize Draw #2

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:30

Breakout Sessions

The Power of Transferable Rewards • Room 104A
  • Josh Greenberg
  • Spencer Howard

Don't get locked into just one airline or hotel program. Learn to maximize flexible points currencies like American Express, RBC, HSBC, Chase, Capital One, and more to unlock the ultimate travel value.

How to Maximize Air Canada Flight Passes • Room 105
  • Scott Kennedy

Air Canada Flight Passes can offer incredible value for the discerning frequent flyer. Unlock their hidden power to fly more and earn more rewards from your flights for less out-of-pocket.

The Art of Persuasion • Room 104B
  • Jayce Loh

Sometimes things just don't go your way. Sometimes you wish you got just a little more. Master the "human element" of getting your desired outcomes as you travel the world.

How to Become a Travel Content Creator • Room 104C
  • Carmen & Serge Sognonvi

The internet has given rise to a new generation of travel content creation. Learn to forge a career in documenting your adventures, whether through written content, YouTube, or social media.

11:30 – 11:45



Silent Auction Closes

11:45 – 12:45

Breakout Sessions

How to Earn Elite Status Without Flying • Room 104A
  • Andrew d'Amours
  • Julia Menez

Is it possible to climb the ranks of elite status without stepping on a plane? From status matching to spending thresholds, find out how to earn airline & hotel elite status without meeting the usual requirements.

Finding Award Availability: A Live Demonstration • Room 105
  • Ricky Zhang
  • Scott Kennedy

You've earned the points, now how do you spend them? Searching for award availability and building travel itineraries is an art on its own. Find out how the experts do it.

The Road to 193 • Room 104B
  • Stefan Krasowski

Taking the phrase "travel the world" quite literally, delve into the ultimate bucket list item of visiting all 193 countries in the world – with rewards points as a key tool along the way.

Equity & Inclusivity in Travel • Room 104C
  • Chris Dong
  • Victoria M. Walker

How can we as eager travellers contribute towards building a more inclusive travel community? Hear from seasoned travel experts about the transformative nature of travel and what we can do to make it more accessible to all.

12:45 – 2:15


2:15 – 3:15

Breakout Sessions

All About Airport Lounge Access • Room 104A
  • Andrew d'Amours

Gain access to swanky airport lounges before your flight, the perfect place to grab a drink or relax. You'll never think about the airport experience the same way again.

How to Maximize Air Canada eUpgrades • Room 105
  • T.J. Dunn

Air Canada's upgrade currency is a complex beast at first glance, but understanding it is very much the key to unlocking business class flights at economy prices.

The World's Best Aspirational Hotels • Room 104B
  • Julie Szpira

Beach cabanas, desert reserves, and overwater villas. Discover how to redeem your points towards unforgettable stays at the world's best high-end hotels and resorts.

Unlocking Travel Freedom with Real Estate • Room 104C
  • Ashley Antidormi & Spencer Giles

Learn from experienced experts how to earn passive income through real estate and maximize rewards points at the same time to achieve a lifestyle of travel freedom.

3:15 – 3:30


3:30 – 4:00

Closing Remarks – Ricky Zhang


We are proud to welcome aboard Miles4Migrants as our charity partner for The Travel Summit. Miles4Migrants relies entirely on donations of cash and miles to fund their initiative of helping refugees escape.

Miles4Migrants will speak during the Sunday keynote. We encourage you to engage with Patrick Stouffer and Nicole Danti from Miles4Migrants to learn more about their organization and how you can help.

As part of our efforts to help Miles4Migrants raise funds, we will be conducting a silent auction with amenity kits and pajamas from your favourite airlines from around the world.

Make a Donation

Charity Auction

Remember that 100% of all proceeds go to support our charity partner Miles4Migrants, so reach deep into your pockets!

Silent auction bidding will be conducted online at the link below. All prizes will be on display in the Main Hall.

Bidding closes at 11:45am on Sunday, so be sure to get your bids in on time. No reserves will be placed on any of the prizes.

Place a Bid

Lunch Restaurants

200 Front Street W Unit #G001
144 Front St W
146 Front St W
250 Front St W Unit 1C201
125 Wellington St W

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