2019 Agenda

Tuesday, February 26

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    Opening Reception

    Rooftop, Andaz 

Wednesday, February 27

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    Breakfast

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    Welcome

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    Industry Overview & Opening Remarks

    Craig Compagnone, COO, MMGY Global

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    Trends in Destination Websites and Marketing Technology

    Robert Patterson, VP, Marketing Technology, MMGY

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    Break

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    Blurred Lines: Why PR Means More than Media Relations for DMOs

    Moderator: Julie Freeman, EVP, Managing Director, NJF
    Panelists: 
    Leroy Bridges, VP, Digital & Communications, St.Petersburg/Clearwater Area CVB
    Robin Erickson, Marketing Production and Operations Manager, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
    Mike Gussiaas, Global Marketing & Brand Strategy Director, South Dakota Department of Tourism
    Angie Pappas, Director of PR, Visit California

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    Embracing Culinary Travel and How to Break Through the Clutter

    Rebekah Bell, Director of Strategy and Accounts, MMGY
    Justin Farmer, VP, Business Strategy, MMGY Global

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    Lunch and Team-Based Project Development

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    The Mic Drop Presentations

    Julie Gilbert, VP Sales & Marketing, Destination Niagara USA
    Robin McClain, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Destination DC
    Brian Ososky, Marketing Director, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
    JessyLynn Perkins, Director of Digital Marketing and Content Development, Visit Santa Barbara

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    Break

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    How An Upcoming Economic Downturn Would Impact the Travel Industry

    Chris Davidson, EVP, Insights & Strategy, MMGY Global

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    Destination (Everything But...) Marketing Organization

    Katie Briscoe, President, MMGY Global
    Kim Lenox, VP, Group Director Tourism Strategy, MMGY

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    Break

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    Research Roundtable Discussion (Optional)

    Participate in a discussion about DMO research needs, budgeting for research and more. 

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    Depart for Dinner and Entertainment

Thursday, February 28

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    Breakfast

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    Team Presentations

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    Break

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    Keynote Presentation: United Shapes of America – How Authenticty Leads to Discovery, Exploration & Travel

    Brian Unger

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    Winning Team Announced and Closing Remarks

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