LGBT Tourism Conference

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17th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality

December 11-13, 2016
Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIA Las Vegas

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ATTEND POWERFUL EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

With a wide variety of feature presentations, panel discussions and workshop breakouts over the course of three days, attendees can customize their program to meet their LGBT tourism marketing needs. Interested in targeting LGBT traveler segments in social media and online advertising? Or, would you like to gain insights into attracting LGBT meetings and groups? All educational presentations are focused on helping your company effectively communicate with the LGBT community travelers and to increase sales. Learn about how registering more than one employee at your company can help you save on your registration.

NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS

The conference structure is great for both organizations new to LGBT travel outreach and marketing, and those who are industry veterans. We’re proud to provide a unique network of over 150 attendees and LGBT tourism and marketing professionals found at no other travel conference. Connect with CVBs/CVAs, transportation providers, hotels, LGBT event organizers, LGBT media companies, websites, magazines and social apps, tour operators, academics and of course the researchers at CMI.

TRANSFORM INSIGHTS INTO SUCCESSFULL MARKETING PLANS

Learn from the best! Travel and hospitality industry leaders gather with us each year to share their case studies. Gain knowledge from those who have targeted traveler segments within LGBT, learn what works and learn what doesn’t before putting your LGBT marketing plans into motion.

 

Don't miss the LGBT tourism & hospitality industry's premiere destination for market education, networking and fun! 

Over 30 speakers! The tourism industry’s premiere marketing, sales, public relations and research forum to help you reach LGBT travelers.

Every year, CMI brings together leading tourism professionals to learn about the gay and lesbian market from the experts – the people behind the success stories. Perfect for marketing and sales executives of tourism boards, CVBs, DMOs, accommodations, tour operators, events, agencies and meeting planners.

Topics include: Internet, print and direct marketing, research trends, LGBT niche segments, sales techniques and ROI tracking, community involvement, press relations and more.

ALL NEW PROGRAM FOR 2016: Multiple workshops focusing on internet marketing to the LGBT community, plus featured presentations on the latest LGBT tourism market statistics, successful marketing techniques, case studies and much more!

For reference, our 2015 Conference Schedule: (Download HERE)

The daily 2016 Schedule is outlined below for travel planning purposes. Session and speaker details to come in September. Please check back!

Please register using the form below. If you prefer to pay by check, please download and complete the order form, and mail with your check. Thanks!


Preliminary Agenda • For Travel Planning Purposes
Speaker details posted in September 2016Noon Registration Opens2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Workshop
Join Community Marketing’s Tom Roth and David Paisley for this lively, informative orientation to update travel professionals on the gay and lesbian tourism marketplace. A perfect introduction for anyone new to the LGBT market, and an excellent review for seasoned professionals. The workshop will feature some of the top success stories of 2015. Don’t miss it!

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Welcome Reception


Preliminary Agenda • For Travel Planning Purposes
Speaker details posted in September 20168:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am to 11:30 pm Featured Plenary Education Sessions
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Workshops on LGBT Sales and Marketing
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Plated Lunch
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Workshops on LGBT Sales and Marketing
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Reception

Preliminary Agenda • For Travel Planning Purposes
Speaker details posted in September 20168:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Featured Plenary Education Sessions
12:30 to 2:00 pm Farewell Luncheon Reception

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2015 Featured Speakers

2016 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)

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JURANDY REGINA

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

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CHRISTA RITCHIE

CHRISTA RITCHIE, MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
LOUISVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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MARK ROMIG

PRESIDENT AND CEO
NEW ORLEANS TOURISM MARKETING CORPORATION

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TOM ROTH

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
COMMUNITY MARKETING & INSIGHTS (CMI)

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GARY SAPERSTEIN

LGBTQ MARKETING DIRECTOR
SONOMA VALLEY INN & DRY CREEK INN

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MATT SKALLERUD

PRESIDENT
PINK BANANA MEDIA

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RICK STIFFLER

VICE PRESIDENT, LEISURE SALES
PREFERRED HOTELS & RESORTS

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VERONICA TORRES, CTA

DIRECTOR, CLIENT EXPERIENCES
DALLAS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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NICOLE TWIGG

DIRECTOR OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
LOUISVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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TOM WHITMAN

VP STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ION MARKETING

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DUSTIN WOEHRMANN

CEO AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
COMMUNIFY

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LU XUN

RESEARCH MANAGER
COMMUNITY MARKETING & INSIGHTS (CMI)

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DAVID ZIEGLER

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
CINCINNATI USA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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