2017 Tourism Symposium

April 2-4, 2017, Omni Homestead Resort

Program Agenda

Sunday, April 2

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration Open

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Virgo Showcase

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - "Just a Hint of Virginia" Reception sponsored by Leisure Media 360 

 (Guests can register separately for receptions.)

(Please consider donating a bottle of your local wine.)

Monday, April 3

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - General Session

"Achieving Heightened Success:10 Considerations when Marketing a Destination"- Dr. Vincent Magnini

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - BREAK with Sponsors and Exhibitors


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Breakout #1

"Fostering a Visitor Delight Culture in Your Community: A Sample Workshop that DMOs Can Provide to Local Merchants" - Dr. Vincent Magnini


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Breakout #2

"Leveraging your Natural Assets" - Pete Eshelman


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Breakout #3

"Tourism Growth within the Private Sector"
Regional Partnerships with a broad overview of Go Virginia
- Nancy Pool 


11:30 - 12:30 PM - Breakout #4

"Hitting the Bullseye!: Online Target Display Advertising"
- Panel from VistaGraphics


12:30 PM - 12:45 PM - Visit with Sponsors and Exhibitors

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Virgo Lunch

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM - General Session

"Converting Naysayers into Proponents" - Neville Bhada

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM - Shirtsleeve Sessions

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - "A Reception to Die For"

Suffolk will host the Clue Murder Mystery Reception, highlighting their murder mystery conference.

Come dressed as your favorite Clue Character!

(Guest can register separately for the receptions.)


Tuesday, April 4

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM -10:00 AM - General Session

"Anatomy of a Re-Branding" - David Mikula

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - General Session

"Capturing the Voice of the Tourist: A User-Friendly Guide to Research" - Neville Bhada

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Closing Member Meeting and
Launch of the VADMO Brand

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Wine Donations


VACVB is encouraging attendees to bring donated wine to share at our receptions.  Donations may be brought to the event.  

Email LaTonya Sadler if you are able to bring a vintage to share.

Our Sponsors

 

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The Omni Homestead Resort Information



RESERVATIONS

Room Rate: $149 / night

Address: 

7696 Sam Snead Highway, 

Hot Springs, Virginia 24445

Please make your reservations by March 29, 2017.  

Reservations

To receive our special rate, please use this link.


Pricing to Attend

  • Members - $170
  • Non-Members - $225
  • Affiliate Organization Members- $195 (requires code)
  • Exhibit table- Member - $550
  • Exhibit table- Public- $1,150
  • Students- $75 (Monday only)
  • Sunday or Monday Reception Only - $45 each

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