Agenda

Week Overview

Monday, Nov. 11

  • Travel Day
Travel Day

Tuesday, Nov. 12

  • Exhibitor Set-up
  • Registration Open
  • Explore Downtown Las Vegas
  • Optional Activities
  • Meet & Greet 6:30 pm
Registration Open Explore Downtown Las Vegas Optional Activities Meet & Greet Networking 6:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 13

  • Registration Open, 8am-5pm
  • Networking Breakfast, 7:45 am
  • Opening Session, 9:00 am
  • Keynote Session, 10:30 am
  • Learning Labs – TBA
  • Sessions – TBA
  • Sales Marketplace 3:45 pm
  • Industry Dinner, 6:30 pm
General Sessions, Keynote Speakers & Panels Learning Labs Evening Special Events

Thursday, Nov. 14

  • Registration Open, 7 am
  • Networking Breakfast / IPW 2020 Preview, 8 am
  • General Session, 9-10 am
  • Media Markeplace, 10:15 am
  • Sessions – TBA
  • Learning Labs, 1:45 pm
  • Travel Nevada Closing Reception, 5:15 pm

Friday, Nov. 15

– Sunday, Nov. 17
  • Post-Conference Sales FAM
Post-Conference Events

Tuesday, November 12

Optional Activities

8:00 am

General

Various Times TBD
GeneralActivities
Plan to arrive early on Tuesday and enjoy one of our specially chosen cool things to do in downtown Las Vegas. Then join us for the first of many coveted networking opportunities included on the 2019 agenda. More information to come!

Opening Reception

TBD
Breaks/MealsGeneral
The Meet and Greet reception at a fun and funky downtown venue will let you reconnect with longtime associates and make new contacts while you enjoy tasty treats and beverages.

Wednesday, November 13

Networking Breakfast

7:45 am

Break/Meals

Breaks/MealsNetworking

Opening Session and Welcome Remarks

9:00 am

General

General

Nevada Welcomes the World! As attendees at this essential Nevada tourism conference, you’ll be introduced as our valued guests and welcomed to Las Vegas by our host hotel, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and our esteemed elected officials as they share their excitement and expectations for the future of Tourism in Nevada

How the Power of Music Defines Travel Choices

10:30 am

General
Keynote Speaker: ANDY SCHUON

GeneralKeynote

Pioneering media and entertainment executive and entrepreneur Andy Schuon, Co-Founder and CEO of Spkr., an audio platform that is modernizing the way we interact with, share, and listen to audio content, will discuss music’s role in shaping the character of our national and regional destinations. There’s no more authentic expression of place than its sound with 75 percent of all local culture embodied within its language and music. Today, our ears can be receivers for more content than ever before, as consumers replace their current systems with seamless audio connectivity. Learn what travelers will experience next in the interactive world of music and audio.

Travel Transformation: How AR and AI will reshape Travel and Tourism

11:45 am

General
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CATHY HACKL

Lunch Presentation

As a new decade dawns, a new era for the travel industry is on the horizon. One in which emerging technology and creativity lead the way and where experiences are augmented and personalized. From immersive tours to holographic concierges to robot restaurants and augmented wayfinding, now is the time for brands to rethink what travel means in the 2020s and beyond.

General Session

1:30 pm

General Session

General

Learning Labs

2:30 pm

Activity

Learning Labs

Join the session or track (Sales, PR or Marketing) that best suits your goals for attending the Summit and your organization’s plans for future tourism development. Our guest speakers will provide a lot of comprehensive and interesting content within a short amount of time, so get ready to be informed!

Refreshment Break

3:15 pm

Break/Meals

Breaks/Meals

Sales Marketplace

3:45 pm

General

Marketplace
The always popular Sales Marketplace is an amazing opportunity to showcase your Nevada experience to delegates from worldwide markets. These are the folks who can help your destination or tourist offering garner its fair share of the nearly six million global travelers who visit Nevada every year and spend $7.5 billion during those visits. Want to learn about more sales-related trends and techniques? Make sure to attend the Sales Specific Presentation on Day 2 opposite the Media Marketplace.

Future Forward: Creating an AR and AI Tourism Strategy in the Age of Emerging Tech

3:45 pm

General
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CATHY HACKL

GeneralKeynote

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are fairly new mediums for communications and marketing professionals. How should your brand approach this space? Cathy Hackl will discuss the key considerations needed for planning your brand’s future in the era of spatial computing, from identifying key opportunities to developing a roadmap.

Reception Hosted by the Plaza Hotel and Casino

6:00 pm

Poolside
Break/Meals

Breaks/MealsGeneral

Mingle, munch and make connections! Join your fellow tourism professionals as you relax and recap the day! The Plaza will host a networking reception poolside with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. But don’t forget to save your appetite for the epicurean feast to follow!!!

Salute to the Industry Dinner

6:30 PM
Breaks/MealsGeneral
Travel Nevada will host the Salute to the Industry Dinner at the Plaza, where your taste buds and senses are sure to be delighted by the fabulous food, accompanied by some of the exceptional entertainment Las Vegas is famous for!

Thursday, November 14

Networking Breakfast & IPW 2020 Preview

8:00 am

Networking

Networking

General Session

9:00 am

General Session

General Session

Media Marketplace

10:15 am

General

Marketplace
The Media Marketplace, one of the most valued elements of the Summit, makes available the best travel journalists, bloggers and social media influencers from key international markets for face to face conversations with tourism professionals from around Nevada who are looking to enhance their destination or tourist attraction profile.

Sales Specific Presentation

10:15 am

Lunch Presentation

12:00 pm

Break/Meals

Breaks/MealsGeneral

Learning Labs

1:45 pm

Activity

Learning Labs

Join the session or track (Sales, PR or Marketing) that best suits your goals for attending the Summit and your organization’s plans for future tourism development. Our guest speakers will provide a lot of comprehensive and interesting content within a short amount of time, so get ready to be informed!

General Session

2:45 pm

General

General

Refreshment Break

3:45 pm

Break/Meals

Breaks/Meals

“The New Sports Capital of the World”

4:00 pm

General

GeneralPanel Discussion

Join Lisa Motley, Director of Sports Marketing and Special Events for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, for a panel discussion with representatives from the Vegas Golden Knights, NFL Raiders, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ultimate Fighting Championship, University of Nevada Las Vegas and HyperX Esports along with special guests as they discuss the strategy and excitement behind Las Vegas emerging as the “New Sports Capital of the World.”  Opportunities to win swag and tickets are abundant at this session!

Travel Nevada Closing Reception

5:15 pm

Networking

Networking

Round out your 2019 Summit experience at the Travel Nevada Closing Reception.  It will be a fun and relaxing wind down from the two jam-packed days of the conference, a last chance to cement the valuable relationships made this year, and grab a few selfies with Nevada’s sports teams’ mascots – don’t forget to share them on Summit social media sites!

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