LGBT Week® Tourism Symposium @ Google

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3rd Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Symposium
at LGBT Week®

May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Google NYC

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 A Productive Afternoon of Education and Networking: Research, Insights, Strategies and Case Studies in Partnership with IGLTA, and Sponsored by Google.

The 3rd Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Symposium is part of an expanded week of programming, called "LGBT Week." Visit the full site for additional content and attendance options! www.LGBTWeek.com

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 strategic partners.

Symposium runs 1:00pm to 5:00pm, followed by a networking wine reception.

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 - 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 tourism offices of Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and many more, plus Visit Florida, Hawaii Tourism Authority, New York State, Argentina Tourism Office, Hawaiian Airlines, Hyatt, Starwood 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 our free 20th Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Research Report!

Note: This event is free of charge. You may register and you will receive an Eventbrite confirmation of your request, but we will follow up to validate your employment with a tourism or hospitality company, or as a bona-fide journalist, in order to confirm your attendance.

LGBT Week guest room host: The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Book your stay now for a great rate, while available: $279/night (plus tax). Includes wifi and Health Club access. Book your room now! 

The 2017 schedule is coming up soon. Take a look at our 2016 schedule here.

Preliminary Agenda • For Travel Planning Purposes
Speaker details posted in September 2016 
12:30 pm Registration Opens 
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Workshop 
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Reception

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2016 CMI Conference Featured 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

LGBT Tourism Conference

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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