Agenda



Monday, November 12

Session
Speaker
Time & Location

Optional Activities

Shopping at Legends Outlets

Shuttles will be available to take attendees to and from the Legends Outlets – Shuttle Times TBD

Pasta Making and Wine Pairing at the Eldorado Hotel

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Cost $25 – Space limited to 20 participants!

Wine Pairing Sponsored by THE ROW

Receive “behind the scene” access and enjoy a hands on experience in Eldorado’s Pasta Shop, led by our Executive Chef Ivano Centemeri!

Class includes:
Pasta ingredients and technique for three varieties
3 Course Meal Lunch @ La Strada with pasta dishes & wine pairings

Executive Chef Ivano Centemeri:

Ivano studied for 3 years at the professional culinary academy, Ipas Vespucci, and then spent 6 years working at Prater restaurant in Monza, Italy. During that time, he had the unique opportunity to work with exceptionally talented and creative, Michelin Star-awarded Italian chefs. In 1988 he opened his first Italian restaurant, Romolo e Remo, in Spain. He also worked as head chef for various restaurants in Italy before being discovered and recruited by Don Carano to move to the U.S. and work at the Eldorado in 1995.

Chef Ivano’s dishes are well known for their vibrant Mediterranean flare. His colorful culinary style reflects his passion for sharing his Italian culture, for bringing joy to others through food, and his commitment to following the four seasons by using only the finest and freshest ingredients!

Cost $25  Please call Dee for reservations at 775-687-0621.

 

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Various
Activity

Meet and Greet Reception

“Sophisticated cocktails in a classic setting.”  Eldorado Hotel, 2nd Floor

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cin Cin - Eldorado
Networking

Tuesday, November 13

Session
Speaker
Time & Location

Yoga / Mindfulness Session

7:00 am to 7:45 am
Session

Registration

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Grand Exposition Hall Level
General

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Grande Exposition Hall Salon
Networking

Opening Session and Welcome Remarks

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, David Peterson, & Phil DeLone
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Grande Exposition Hall
General

Keynote Speaker – Jay Baer, “Talk Triggers”

Entepreneur, Author & Certified Barbecue Judge

Turn Your Customers Into Volunteer Marketers.

Word of mouth is responsible for as much as 50% of all purchases, yet almost nobody has an actual plan to generate it. In this fast-paced, dynamic, modern presentation Jay Baer presents you with a simple, yet critical choice: do you want to be the same, or do you want to be different?

When you offer a differentiated, talkable customer experience, it compels conversation. And when customers talk, they recruit new customers…for free.

Jay Baer, president of Indiana-based consulting firm Convince & Convert.  He is the author of the bestseller “Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers,” among other books.

A thought leader in the marketing sphere, Baer discusses industry topics on his blog, JayBaer.com/blog, and is the host of Social Pros Podcast, named best marketing podcast in the 2015 Content Marketing Awards. Among his wide-ranging accomplishments, Baer is a certified barbecue judge and an avid tequila collector.

Jay Baer
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Grande Exposition Hall
General

Jay Baer – Book Signing & Networking

Jay Baer
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Networking

Lunch

Presentations by TravelNevada’s International Representation from Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom

11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Grande Exposition Hall
Break/Meals

Learning Labs

30 Minute sessions which run concurrently.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Silver Baron - C, D, E
Concurrent Session

Adam Sacks, Founder & President, Tourism Economics

Expectations and Risks for the Economy and Travel

The travel industry has enjoyed nearly continuous growth for more than seven years. Analysts from all corners are reasonably asking how much longer this growth cycle can last. Rising risks are only amplifying the volume of these questions. Adam Sacks will survey the state of the US and global economies and share his firm’s view of the implications for the Nevada industry over the coming year.

Adam Sacks
2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Grande Exposition Hall
General

Nevada’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Tourism

Tony Manfredi, Sherry Rupert, & Peter Barton
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
General

Insiders Look at Reno Tahoe

After a highly successful rebrand, Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority will be showcasing their campaign, including the integration of social media influencers to grow awareness of the destination. In collaboration with RSCVA, Reno-Tahoe International Airport will highlight the results of joint efforts to increase air service to Reno Tahoe.

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
General

Cocktails & Conversation Reception

Hosted by THE ROW

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Networking

Salute to the Industry Dinner

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Grande Exposition Hall
Activity

Wednesday, November 14

Session
Speaker
Time & Location

Yoga / Mindfulness Session

7:00 am to 7:45 am
Session

Registration

7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Grand Exposition Hall Level
General

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Grande Exposition Hall Salon
Networking

Tourism Professionals Roundtable

Hear from some of Nevada’s leading professionals on topics such as experiential travel, rebranding, expanding room nights and growth, e-sports, emerging technology and other topics.

9:00 am to 10:00 am
General

Panel – “Reaching Global Audiences Through Digital Content Platforms”

10:15 am to 11:30 am
General

Lunch

Presentations by TravelNevada’s International Sales Representation Offices Australia, China, India and Latin America

11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Grande Exposition Hall
Break/Meals

Learning Labs

30 minute sessions which run concurrently.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Silver Baron - C, D, E
Activity

Networking Refreshment Break

2:30 pm
Networking

Nevada Sales and Media Marketplaces

One-on-one meetings with qualified tour operators, wholesale partners and travel journalists from around the world.  Same session time, same room location to maximize your time!  No appointments necessary.  Be there!

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Grande Exposition Hall C
General

TravelNevada Closing Reception at Novi

Loved meeting our tour operators, wholesale partners and travel journalists at the Marketplaces?  Come network with the buyers and TravelNevada staff over appetizers and cocktails at Novi in the Eldorado.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Novi - Eldorado
Networking