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Polaroid camera, backpack, tickets....check, check ,check and some great appointments in Vancouver!

Just before New Year a new post about my preparations. Only 12 days to go and my journey finally start! The first 3 months of my trip, I will visit Vancouver and the West Coast of the USA. One of my goals is to take a look at interesting companies. Therefore I made a lot of calls and send e-mails to get in contact with creative and successful people who work at these companies in Vancouver.

My period in Vancouver will be approximately 2 weeks and I arranged 4 appointments. I am really excited to see these companies and grateful that these inspiring marketers and entrepreneurs welcome me. Hereby some information about my first appointments:

Appointments Vancouver

Appointments Vancouver

Friday, 11th January:
Name: Ali Gardener
Company: Vancouver Canucks website
Current role: Vice President of Brand Development

She oversees the Vancouver Canucks brand strategy and how it comes to life in marketing, the in-arena experience, broadcast and online platforms. Prior to working with the Canucks, Gardiner was the Vice President of Brand and Creative Services at the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

Monday, 14th january
Name: Sean Farrel
Company: NGFarrel culture marketing website
Current role: Business Director

Sean Farrel leads a Vancouver marketing agency, specializing in professional associations, arts & sports groups, non-profits, and political organizations. A former musician which is using his marketing experience in the world of culture.

15th – 18th January
Name: Sean Tyson & Keith Ippel
Company: Invoke media/labs website
Current role: Account Director & Chief Operation Manager (COO)

They work for Invoke, which is a digital agency specializing in social media, web and mobile products, solutions and services. At the same time they are creating own products. A good example is Hootsuite which is a social media system for brand management.

15th – 18th January
Name: Jason Bashnick
Company: Fresh Air Cinema website
Current role: Owner

Fresh Air Cinema is a full service outdoor movie company that to set up an "Open Air Cinema" - creating an own movie theatre under the stars!

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Preparing for my trip

On the 9th of January it finally starts: an inspiring trip, where I hope to discover interesting cultures, people and companies. A way to develop myself as a person and to gain more knowledge. But above all: have a great time and lots of fun!!

There are moments in life when you take a next step. After working for 3,5 years at a great company (Triple Double sportmarketing), I want to develop myself in another way and search for a new challenge. After all; life is too short to wait... For me this was the moment to decide and start an adventure!

This adventure will start in Vancouver (Canada) and during the trip I will take the train and slide down at the West Coast of the USA. I will consider - after a look at my wallet :) - if I will forward to the middle of America (Nicaragua) and end in Brasil!! This trip will be a combination of an adventure, meeting new people and cultures; but also visiting interesting companies. This means I will make appointments in every city with creative entrepreneurs and diverting people who work for different companies (branches). This way I hope to learn and develop myself as a person and in knowledge. There is still a lot to discover for me and I try to take the right learnings out of this.

In this blog I will write down my experiences when I visit people, companies or face other remarkable moments. That way I can look back, read my experiences, learnings and of course show everyone stories about my trip. On the ninth of January my flight leaves to Vancouver and the adventure starts!

- If you would like to see more photos of my trip, then follow me on Facebook where I will upload enough photos about my journey! At the top of this page you can fill in your e-mail adress (click at subscribe) if you want to follow this blog.

- If you know interesting people who live/work at the West Coast of the USA, please let me know. I will appreciate it and it will help me with my trip.

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