Agenda

Wednesday, September 4

  • Optional Afternoon Activities

  • Evening Welcome Reception

    Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club

Thursday, September 5

  • Vail Mountain Hike (Optional)

  • Breakfast

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Summit Overview

    Signals are tipping to a potential travel recession, inbound visitation from certain markets are volatile and in many destinations our industry is under attack. Yet, travel remains one of the strongest global industries of growth. We'll tackle forthcoming obstacles and discuss shifts in consumer behavior.

    Craig Compagnone, COO | MMGY Global 

  • Defending Our Industry

    As Brand USA moves into renewal legislation, we'll discuss how the over tourism narrative and political pressure are creating a need for the travel industry to come together to defend government funding for tourism and infrastructure.

    Roger Dow, President & CEO | U.S Travel Association 

  • Break

  • Volatility of Inbound International Tourism

    Shifts in European travel behaviors, a decline in Chinese tourism and continued political pressures abound. Will international inbound slow down or should we expect other markets to lift our industry when domestic travelers begin to reduce their spend?
     

    Amanda Hills, President | MMGY Hills Balfour

    Dave Bahlman, VP, Tourism & Hospitality | ADARA

    Brad King, VP Global Sales, Sales Ops & Account Management | Sojern

     

    Moderator: 

    Justin Farmer, VP, Business Strategy | MMGY Global 

  • Networking Lunch

  • Preparing for the Inevitable

    It's not a matter of if, but when a recession will hit the U.S. What signals should we look for to indicate a travel slowdown? Should organizations be looking at consumer behavior from 2007-2008? and what elements can organizations put into place now to act swiftly when a slowdown hits?

    Chris Davidson, EVP, Insights & Strategy | MMGY Travel Intelligence

    Matt Clement, VP, Marketing & Business Development | Arrivalist 

  • Conversational Commerce and it's role in the travel planning process

    Jessica Schultz, SVP, Media Strategy | MMGY

    Rob Torres, Managing Director | Google Travel

    Colleen Coulter, Travel Head of Industry | Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook

    Jennifer Andre, Senior Director of Business Development, the Americas | Expedia Group Media Solutions 

     

  • Break

  • Evening Dinner and Entertainment

Friday, September 6

  • Breakfast

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

    Consumer awareness is growing around corporate social responsibility and sustainability. As travel brands follow in kind, we'll break down the true business benefits of these efforts and debate if this is a cyclical trend or the future of our industry.

    Geoff Rochester, Founder | GRC Advising 

    Cathy Ritter, Director | Colorado Tourism Office 

    Paul Nursey, President & CEO | Destination Greater Victoria  

  • Break

  • Digging Deeper to Find Meaning and Purpose 

    Tyler Gage, Co-founder and Chairman | RUNA

    Tyler will share insights and stories from his path as a social entrepreneur about how to look and dig inside an organization's history, culture and operations to unlock sources of purpose that can fuel growth, engagement, and profit. He will dispell misconceptions about how social responsibility "should be done" and translate lessons from working with both indigenous communities and large companies like Nestle to our collective quest for greater meaning in our work.

  • Thank You and Close

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