Hawaii/Pacific Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality

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3nd Annual Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality
Hawaii/Pacific Islands

Thursday February 9, 2017
1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu

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A Productive Session of Education and Networking: Research, Insights, Strategies and Case Studies

Presenting a comprehensive research, advertising, marketing, and communications forum that will help you better understand and serve LGBT travelers.

Audience: Perfect for marketing, advertising and PR executives of the tourism and hospitality industries who want to successfully reach LGBT visitors, and initiate or update effective strategies.

Gain practical take-aways and new approaches from our own team, and from key Hawaii strategic partners.

Learn, review, update and strategize!

- Review the latest research on LGBT travelers, including our Hawaii study
- Internet and email marketing, social networking, mobile, and other communications technologies
- Exploring regional markets, and how to reach them
- LGBT Weddings and Honeymoons!
- Focus group insights and trends
- Maximizing print ad and PR results
- Direct response marketing outreach
- Proven techniques for measuring, monitoring and improving ROI
- Sponsorship marketing and events, and more!

Community Marketing & Insights: Proudly connecting our clients with the LGBT communities since 1992!

Clients include the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, Aqua-Aston Hospitality, the tourism offices of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Chicago, New York City, and many more, plus Delta, American, Hyatt, Starwood, Wyndham, Kimpton and others. Through over two decades of dedicated consumer research, we provide an unparalleled level of insight into the diverse communities that comprise “LGBT,” and assist our clients with results-oriented planning.

Click HERE to download the agenda.

Click HERE to download CMI's free 21st Annual LGBT Travel Report.

Full payment required prior to confirmation. Cancellation policy: Refund less $25 fee on cancellations received by 1/31/2017. No refund for later cancellations or no-shows.

Book your hotel stay!
Click here to book a room at host hotel Sheraton Waikiki at the special $179+ tax rate (resort fee waived)


Includes Coffee networking break sponsored by Lei Magazine, and Evening networking reception sponsored by Aqua-Aston Hospitality. In partnership with IGLTA, eTurboNews and LGBT Hawaii.

Registration is open from 1:00pm to 1:30pm, Honolulu Ballroom

Opening remarks and sponsor welcome
Starwood Hawaii and Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaii and LGBT Travel: A Local's Perspective Jack Law, Owner/Operator of Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand
LGBT Research & Marketing: 2017 Planning

Tom Roth, President, Community Marketing & Insights (CMI)
David Paisley, Senior Research Director, CMI

Successful Outreach to Lesbian Travelers
Tanya Churchmuch, President, MuchPR

eTurboNews and LGBT Hawaii
Juergen Steinmetz, Publisher, eTurboNews

Insights into the Global Wave of Hawai‘i LGBT Travelers
Daniel K. Nahoopii, Director of Tourism Research, HTA

Sponsor Welcomes

Coffee Break and Networking
Sponsored by Lei Magazine

IGLTA Convention and IGLTA Foundation
John Tanzella, CEO, IGLTA

Understanding the LGBTQ Wedding Market
Bernadette Smith, President, Equality Institute

LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Digital Marketing: Tips & Techniques
Matt Skallerud, President, Pink Banana Media

Highlights & Trends in LGBT Marketing 2016
Joe Bock, Chief Operating Officer, Nella Media Group

Honolulu Pride and Local Events Update

Hotel LGBT Outreach: Successes & Challenges
Justin Nakaahiki, Director of Marketing, Aqua-Aston Hospitality
Kelly Sanders, General Manager, Sheraton Waikiki
Chuck Spence, Owner/Managing Member, Maui Sunseeker LLC

China: World's largest LGBT Tourism Market
Lu Xun, Quantitative Research Manager, CMI

Closing Remarks, Reception and Networking Reception Sponsored by Aqua-Aston Hospitality

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Thursday February 9, 2017 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu


 

2016 CMI Conference Speakers

2017 Speakers TBD

 
Vicki-Allen

VICKI ALLEN

RESEARCH MANAGER
VISIT FLORIDA

TANYA CHURCHMUCH

TANYA CHURCHMUCH

FOUNDER
MUCHPR

AARON DRAKE

AARON DRAKE

EXECUTIVE EDITOR
GAYCATION MAGAZINE

RENEE EICHELBERGER

RENEE EICHELBERGER

CTP, DIRECTOR OF LEISURE TRAVEL SALES
ST. LOUIS CONVENTION & VISITORS COMMISSION

MARK ELDERKIN

MARK ELDERKIN

CEO AND FOUNDER
GAY AD NETWORK

TODD EVANS

TODD EVANS

PRESIDENT & CEO
RIVENDELL MEDIA

DAVID FOUCHER

DAVID FOUCHER

PUBLISHER AND CEO
EDGE PUBLICATIONS AND PRIDE LABS

SCOTT GATZ CEO Q.DIGITAL

SCOTT GATZ

CEO
Q.DIGITAL

MICHAEL GOFF CEO TOWLEROAD / ASKTELL MEDIA GROUP

MICHAEL GOFF

CEO
TOWLEROAD / ASKTELL MEDIA GROUP

RICHARD GRAY MANAGING DIRECTOR LGBTQ MARKET GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CVB

RICHARD GRAY

MANAGING DIRECTOR LGBTQ MARKET
GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CVB

CHARLIE “XIAOFENG” GU XIAOFENG "CHARLIE" GU, DIRECTOR CHINA LUXURY ADVISORS

CHARLIE “XIAOFENG” GU

XIAOFENG "CHARLIE" GU, DIRECTOR
CHINA LUXURY ADVISORS

LOANN HALDEN COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR IGLTA

LOANN HALDEN

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
IGLTA

VARUNE HARNARINE SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - TRAVEL GOOGLE

VARUNE HARNARINE

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - TRAVEL
GOOGLE

JENNIFER HOLLENKAMP

JENNIFER HOLLENKAMP

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
ST. LOUIS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

DAVID KLIMAN

DAVID KLIMAN

PRESIDENT
THE KLIMAN GROUP

BILLY KOLBER FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR MANABOUTWORLD MAGAZINE

BILLY KOLBER

FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
MANABOUTWORLD MAGAZINE

PABLO DE LUCA

PABLO DE LUCA

PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER OF ARGENTINA GAY AND LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (CCGLAR) AND DIRECTOR AT GNETWORK360

GARY MURAKAMI

GARY MURAKAMI

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL SALES
MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL

GUSTAVO NOGUERA

GUSTAVO NOGUERA

VICE PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER OF ARGENTINA GAY AND LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (CCGLAR) AND DIRECTOR AT GNETWORK360

KATHERINE O’DONNELL

KATHERINE O’DONNELL

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
RICHMOND REGION TOURISM OUT RVA

CLINT OSTLER

CLINT OSTLER

MEDIA PLANNING AND MARKET STRATEGY, BRAND MARKETING DEPARTMENT
ALASKA AIRLINESL

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DAVID PAISLEY

SENIOR RESEARCH DIRECTOR
COMMUNITY MARKETING & INSIGHTS (CMI)

LGBT Tourism Conference

JURANDY REGINA

JURANDY REGINA, SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER
FLORIS SUITE HOTEL AND SPA, LUXURY DESIGN HOTEL (PISCADERA BAY CURACAO, DUTCH CARIBBEAN)

LGBT Tourism Conference

CHRISTA RITCHIE

CHRISTA RITCHIE, MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
LOUISVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

LGBT Tourism Conference

MARK ROMIG

PRESIDENT AND CEO
NEW ORLEANS TOURISM MARKETING CORPORATION

LGBT Tourism Conference

TOM ROTH

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
COMMUNITY MARKETING & INSIGHTS (CMI)

LGBT Tourism Conference

GARY SAPERSTEIN

LGBTQ MARKETING DIRECTOR
SONOMA VALLEY INN & DRY CREEK INN

LGBT Tourism Conference

MATT SKALLERUD

PRESIDENT
PINK BANANA MEDIA

LGBT Tourism Conference

RICK STIFFLER

VICE PRESIDENT, LEISURE SALES
PREFERRED HOTELS & RESORTS

LGBT Tourism Conference

VERONICA TORRES, CTA

DIRECTOR, CLIENT EXPERIENCES
DALLAS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

LGBT Tourism Conference

NICOLE TWIGG

DIRECTOR OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
LOUISVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

LGBT Tourism Conference

TOM WHITMAN

VP STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ION MARKETING

LGBT Tourism Conference

DUSTIN WOEHRMANN

CEO AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
COMMUNIFY

LGBT Tourism Conference

LU XUN

RESEARCH MANAGER
COMMUNITY MARKETING & INSIGHTS (CMI)

LGBT Tourism Conference

DAVID ZIEGLER

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
CINCINNATI USA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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