SEPTEMBER 4TH

Arrivals

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Opening Reception, Sponsored by Delta Air lines


SEPTEMBER 5TH  

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Breakfast

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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Activities, Sponsored by Ski.Com & Aspen SnowMass

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a ropes course, climbing wall, mountain coaster and guided hikes at Aspen Snowmass' Lost Forest. Learn more about this unique place.

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Lunch, Sponsored by Tourism Australia

Australian cuisine has evolved into so much more than just ‘shrimp on the barbie’ – it’s all about incredible food & drinks in stunning locations served by memorable Aussie characters. Come enjoy an Aussie-themed BBQ and learn about the place that created the Hemsworth brothers, avocado toast and the Tim Tam Slam.

2:15 PM - 5:15 PM Educational Content

Welcome Remarks
Presented by Ken Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, TravelAge West; Mindy Poder, Executive Editor, TravelAge West

Town Hall
Presented by Pete Comeau, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Phocuswright
This town hall–style presentation will include brand-new Phocuswright research on millennials, some tech trends to watch, a state of the marketplace update and more.

Future of Travel Panel
Moderated by Mindy Poder, Executive Editor, TravelAge West
Expert panelists will discuss the short-term future of travel, including trends and advancements we’re seeing now, and what we can expect to see in the next 5 years in the industry. We'll cover artificial technology, bots, cruise ship advancements, green technology, sustainable tourism, workflow tools and more.

Panelists include:
Pete Comeau, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Phocuswright
Jason Leppert, Cruise Editor, TravelAge West
Julia Pirrung, Founder, AXUS; President and Owner, Jet Set World Travel
Russell Walters, Strategic Director North America, The Adventure Travel Trade Association; President, Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort

Storytelling Contest
Moderated by Valerie Chen, Senior Editor, TravelAge West
Top suppliers take turns sharing the inside stories of some recent challenges and successes.

Presenters include:
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Trafalgar
U by Uniworld

 

Keynote Speaker

Presented by Chris Davenport, Professional Skier, Guide, Author, and Sports Announcer 

 

 
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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dinner and Evening Activities, Sponsored by The Travel Corporation: contiki, trafalgar, u by uniworld

Join us for a Block Party where attendees will participate in hands-on cooking demonstrations; a cheese, meat and wine pairing; and a friendly cocktail competition.


SEPTEMBER 6TH

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Breakfast

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Activities

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Attendees will have the opportunity to hike or bike in Maroon Bells, or participate in yoga nearby. Yoga sponsored by Club Med. Learn more about this stunning area.

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM  Lunch, Sponsored by norwegian cruise line

Learn how Norwegian Cruise Line is here to help you maximize your opportunities for success through the strategic deployment of our fleet, onboard experiences that allow guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own time, best-in-class agent programs and more!

2:15 PM - 5:30 PM Educational Content

Next Gen Sales and Marketing
Facilitated by Jenn Lee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Travel Planners International; Assisted by Emma Weissmann, Associate Editor, TravelAge West
This interactive and discussion-based class will cover best practices for selling to millennials and the best ways for suppliers and millennial agents to work together.

Branding & Social Media: A Workshop for Business Growth
Facilitated by Krystle Kopacz, CEO, Revmade; Assisted by Valerie Chen, Senior Editor, TravelAge West
This class will take an advanced look at next-level branding and social media. Participants will share ideas and best practices and will leave with clear next steps for improving their branding.

Storytelling Contest (Part 2)
Moderated by Valerie Chen, Senior Editor, TravelAge West
Top suppliers take turns sharing the inside stories of some recent challenges and successes.

Presenters include:
AIC Hotel Group
Avanti Destinations
MT Sobek

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Keynote Speaker, Sponsored by U by Uniworld
Presented by Cassie De Pecol
In 2017, 27-year-old Cassie De Pecol set two Guinness World Records for the fastest travel around the world to every sovereign country. Join Cassie for an in-depth look at how she did it, what it was like, and for the first time publicly, the real reason why she started the expedition. Cassie De Pecol is a world traveler, keynote speaker, brand ambassador, triathlete, activist and entrepreneur.

Closing Remarks

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Farewell Dinner and Evening Activities

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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Farewell Dinner, Sponsored by the Limelight Hotel


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9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Closing Reception

Closing Reception, Sponsored by Hotel Jerome

 

After-hours DJ, Sponsored by AIC Hotel Group and GOGO Worldwide Vacations


SEPTEMBER 7TH

Departures