Wisconsin Fall Tourism Convention
The Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus invites you to the 18th Annual Wisconsin Fall Tourism Convention, November 6 & 7, 2014. With the theme "Destination Ahead", the 24-hour convention will help your organization move ahead in the rapidly-changing tourism and hospitality marketplace. The convention agenda and link to online registration (generously provided by the WI Dept. of Tourism) is below. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter.
Location & Lodging: The convention will be held at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield in Brookfield. To make room reservations, call 262-364-1100, press 2, and mention the “WI Fall Tourism Convention."
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities - WACVB invites you to be a Wisconsin Fall Tourism Convention sponsor or exhibitor. Learn more about sponsorsip opportunities.... Or, CLICK HERE FOR SPONSOR & EXHIBIT REGISTRATION.
Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer Awards - Awards for the best Wisconsin tourism marketing and partnership campaignswill be presented by WACVB and WI Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett at the WI Fall Tourism Convention. Learn more...
REGISTRATION RATES: $135 for WACVB members & $150 for non-members.
Or, download a registration form and mail it in with payment.
Thursday, November 6 2014
|11:00 AM - 5:00 PM||
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield
|12:00 PM - 2:00 PM||
OPENING LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
The State of The American Traveler
The American leisure travel market is rapidly evolving. The Internet, Web 2.0, safety concerns, gasoline prices, and changing product offerings have all collided in recent years to create a new and ever-shifting travel landscape. Using data collected in its bi-annual survey of leisure travelers, Destination Analysts will make sense of these changes and help you move forward with confidence by understanding the State of the American Traveler.
|2:15 PM - 3:15 PM||
|3:15 PM - 3:30 PM||
|3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||
REPEAT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
|4:30 PM - 6:30 PM||
MARKETPLACE AND RECEPTION
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while networking with our sponsors and exhibitors. Visit every booth for a chance to win prizes from our host, the Brookfield CVB.
|7:00 PM - 10:00 PM||
BROOKFIELD DINE AROUND
Experience Brookfield’s Restaurant Week with a selection of unique and tasty dining options, many within walking distance of the Sheraton. The Brookfield CVB will be available at the registration area to help you with your dining questions.
Friday, November 7 2014
|7:30 AM - 9:30 AM||
|7:45 AM - 8:30 AM||
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||
WI DEPT. OF TOURISM UPDATE & WISCONSIN TRAILBLAZER AWARDS CEREMONY
Join WACVB and Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett in recognizing the best in Wisconsin tourism marketing and partnership efforts. Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett will then give us insight into the latest happenings at the state agency.
|9:10 AM - 10:10 AM||
|10:20 AM - 11:20 AM||
REPEAT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM||
Join us as we wrap up the 2014 convention with Dr. Lalia Rach, UW-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership as she provides insight into 8 Trends and Realities that will prepare Wisconsin's tourism industry for next year and beyond. We'll also announce the location of the 2015 convention. Speaker: Dr. Lalia Rach