Friday, September 13th

8:00 - 5:00 pm

Registration / Information Desk Open

8:00 - 9:00 am  


9:00 - 12:00 pm

Trade Show / One on One Supplier Meetings
Build the relationships that'll take your business to the next level!

12:00 - 1:15 pm  


1:15 - 4:00 pm  

Ask The Experts! Rotate Through the Following Interactive Round Table Think Tanks!

Listen and engage with top-notch travel industry experts on topics such as social media and digital media. Learn how to maximize your time and resources in a way that is beneficial for you as well as your clientele. Come prepared with questions and insight at these can’t-miss opportunities.

How to Make Social Media Your Town Crier
Janet Brava, Senior Vice President, AmaWaterways

For those in the travel industry, social media has become an important resource for growing and maintaining their businesses. With new features continuously being released on social platforms, it’s important for travel advisors to keep up-to-date on how they can maximize their presence, engage with their existing clients, and gain new customers. AmaWaterwasy’s CMO, Janet Bava, is here to answer any and all questions regarding the new-age marketing strategy as well as offer priceless guidance on the oftentimes overwhelming world that is social media.

Make More Money With Videos In Your Travel Business
Anthony McLemore, Hollywood TV Producer and Director & Sandra McLemore, Travel Industry Expert & TV Host

If you’ve been absolutely petrified of creating videos for your travel business or simply don’t know where to start, this is the session for you. Join Travel Industry Expert Sandra McLemore and veteran Hollywood television producer/director Anthony McLemore as they highlight the power of video for your travel business, why it’s important, and how it can bring in more sales. Whether it’s live-streaming or pre-recorded videos that you choose to do, the McLemore’s will teach you how to craft clear, concise, and effective messages to potential clients about you, your business, and the services that you offer. In addition, Sandra and Anthony will share with you all there is to know about being on camera from overcoming your fears and boosting confidence to developing good on camera presence as you speak directly to potential clients through video.  This fun and informative session will give you valuable tips that will help expand your reach to potential clients, spark more engagement with them, and help generate more sales for your travel business.

How to Make a Truly Luxury FIT Using ATC Hotel Amenities and On Location Providers
Claire Bidlingmaier, Senior Director, Supplier Relations and Agency Engagement, The Affluent Traveler

In her role as Senior Director of Supplier Relations and Agency Engagement, The Affluent Traveler, Claire Bidlingmaier has perfected the craft of supplier engagement and growth tactics.  Learn how to work with our preferred DMC’s to design and create personalized experiences for your clients that will bring them value, superb customer service and unique experiences while assisting you in building loyalty and will boost your revenues with each opportunity. Understand how to better utilize partnerships to make them work for you and your clientele.

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

8:00 - 11:00 pm

 Gala Reception, Dinner & Awards Ceremony


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