Wednesday, September 4
Optional Afternoon Activities
Evening Welcome Reception
Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club
Thursday, September 5
Vail Mountain Hike (Optional)
Welcome and Introductions
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
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
Justin Farmer, VP, Business Strategy | MMGY Global
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
Conversational Commerce and it's role in the travel planning process
A deep dive into how conversational commerce is impacting every phase of the consumer journey, what platforms exist, what brands have embraced it and how it is affecting travelers and travel brands alike.
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
Jessica Schultz, SVP, Media Strategy | MMGY
Evening Dinner and Entertainment
Friday, September 6
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.
Geof Rochester, Founder | GRC Advising
Cathy Ritter, Director | Colorado Tourism Office
Matt Clement, VP, Marketing & Business Development | Arrivalist
Paul Nursey, President & CEO | Destination Greater Victoria
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