MARKETING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

February 19-21, 2018

Orlando, Florida

Inspiration. Innovation. Commerce

THE EVENT

The explosion of marketing technology presents tourism marketers with newfound challenges and enormous opportunities. The Marketing Leadership Summit will connect destination marketers with the products, services, people and ideas that will help them thrive in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive global marketplace.

The summit will feature a robust educational program focusing on the trends and technologies that will transform tourism marketing in the next three to five years.

THE LOCATION

Hyatt Regency Orlando

  • AAA Four Diamond Accommodations
  • The Spa: a full service spa and salon with a private outdoor serenity pool
  • 7 dining/lounging options
  • Two outdoor resort pools
  • Gym, tennis courts and bicycle rental

Click here to reserve your room!

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

“In todays rapidly evolving marketplace it is really important for tourism marketers to take a step back and look at the marketing tools and technologies that are going to impact travel planning 3-5 years down the road.”    -Rob Torres, Managing Director Travel, Google

“I look forward to a thought-provoking, inspiring conference focused on the trends and technologies that are going to impact destination marketers in the next three to five years.”    -Steve Hayes, President and CEO of Visit Pensacola

“This is a can’t miss event for destination markers! A forum to gain and share cutting edge insights along with dedicated time with topical experts to brainstorm innovative ideas to move our business strategy forward.”    – Scott Schult, Executive Vice President, Visit Myrtle Beach

 

SPEAKERS

Matt Zito

Matt Zito

Matt Zito, managing partner of Travel Startups Incubator, and a panel of travel marketing entrepreneurs “Destination Travel Innovation: What’s Happening Now, What’s Next and How DMOs Can Leverage It.”

Rick Calvert

Rick Calvert

Rick Calvert, CEO of TBEX, will lead a panel of some of the world’s top travel influencers to discuss the future of travel media, the business side of influencer marketing and how destination marketers can incorporate travel influencers in their marketing plans.

Sarah Quinlan

Sarah Quinlan

Sarah Quinlan, group head and senior vice president of market insights at MasterCard Advisors, “The Experiential Economy: How to Successfully Use Data Analytics to Drive the New Consumer to your Experience”

Andrei Faji

Andrei Faji

Andrei Faji is the Head of Marketing at WayBlazer, an artificial intelligence company building powerful digital experiences for travel companies. He leads the company’s brand development, creative development, and marketing strategy.  Andrei possesses extensive knowledge in innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing. He is an evangelist for travel and its ability to empower people and cultures.

Kevin Mullaney

Kevin is Head of Digital at Flagship Consulting, a specialist travel communications agency based in London. Kevin is a search marketing and social media expert who has worked with a variety of travel brands.  “Voice Search: The New Destination for Travel Planning.”

Dave Morgan

Dave Morgan

Dave Morgan is the CEO and founder of Simulmedia and will be sharing “The Future of Media”. He previously founded and ran both TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered behavioral online marketing and was acquired by AOL in 2007 for $275 million, and Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media (TFSM), which was later sold to WPP for $649 million. After the sale of TACODA, Dave served as Executive Vice President, Global Advertising Strategy, at AOL, a Time Warner Company (TWX).

Jon Albert

Jon Albert

Jon Albert, Founder, President at Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, “The Power of WOW!”

AGENDA OVERVIEW

Monday February 19, 2018

12:00 pm -2:30 pm

Registration

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Welcome & Orientation

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Education

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Marketplace Appointments

6:30 pm

Opening Reception

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

8:30 am

Networking Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Education

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Education

12:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch & Keynote

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Marketplace Appointments

6:30 pm

Open Night

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

8:30 am

Networking Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Education

10: 45 am – 12:15 pm

Marketplace Appointments

DESTINATION MARKETERS

Connect with the products, services, people and ideas that you need to thrive in todays rapidly evolving marketplace. Learn how emerging technology is going to impact how you connect with and influence your customers and communities in the future.

 

SUPPLIERS

The Marketing Leadership Summit will feature Connect’s signature reverse-style trade show featuring prescheduled one on one meetings with marketing decision makers in a more efficient and effective process to expedite the sales process and close business.  Take advantage of 20-25 guaranteed appointments with marketing decision makers who have a minimum marketing spend of $1 million.