LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL STAGE – Saturday, 3:20 pm
An informative discussion about expertly planned and professionally guided travel. Also, small-group touring – reinvented. Join Vivian Vassos, Executive Editor at Zoomer Magazine in conversation with Kemi Wells, Director of Business Development at North South Travel.
Vivian Vassos, Executive Editor, ZOOMER magazine
Vivian Vassos has been a prominent editor in the Canadian publishing landscape for more than two decades. Currently the Executive Editor at ZOOMER magazine, she has been part of the award-winning staff since its launch in October of 2008.
Having held many roles with high profile publications, Vivian has lead various teams – including more than a decade with FLARE Magazine as its executive editor where she spear-headed coverage in fashion, beauty and entertainment. As the creative lead on special interest publications, she helmed their first-ever sister publication, FLARE Pregnancy.
Prior to ZOOMER she was the Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Scoop and was also a Contributing Editor of Gardening Life.
At ZOOMER and everythingzoomer.com, Vivian oversees a multi-platform suite of editorial including print, digital and social media. As the magazine’s resident travel specialist she frequently visits and reports from destinations around the world and curates itineraries for the Zooming: Travel Club.
Kemi Wells, Director of Business Development, North South Travel
Originally from the UK, Kemi instantly fell in love with Vancouver when she moved here in 2012. With a strong passion for travel that started from a young age, Kemi has visited more than 55 countries, lived on three different continents and visited six. Highlights from past trips include hiking a snow-capped volcano in Chile, snorkelling with baby sea lions in the Galapagos Islands and a liveboard diving experience in the Great Barrier Reef.