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TDA - What's Your Perfect Vision for 2020?

Thu 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

Henderson County Tourism Conference Thursday, January 16, 2020 Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall Snow Date – Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Conference Registration Location: Concourse 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Comments Welcome: Debi Smith, HCTDA Chairman Location: Gala Room 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Henderson County Tourism Update “Vision 2020″ Presenter: Beth Carden, HCTDA Executive Director State of the State: Wit Tuttle, Executive Director, VisitNC Location: Gala Room 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break & Spotlight on Exhibitors/Co-Op Signup Sponsor: Carolina Publishing Associates, Sam Rogers Location: Concourse 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Keynote Address Presenter: Chris Cavanaugh, Magellan Strategy Group, President “The Future of Tourism in Hendersonville and Western North Carolina” Location: Gala Room 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Networking Lunch Sponsor: Smoky Mountain Living – Hylah Birnbaum Description: Meet & mingle with people in the industry while enjoying your lunch. Visit the many exhibitors and learn about new marketing opportunities. Location: Concourse 1:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m. – Concurrent Sessions: Choose One Topic A: Presenter: Sarah Benoit, Co-founder of JB Media Group How Stories Make Experiences Memorable and Shareable – Tips and Best Practices for Digital Marketing in 2020 Location: Gala Room Topic B: Presenter: Amanda Baker, VisitNC – Group Sales Group Travel Trends Location: Cortland Room Topic C: Presenter: Jason Davis, Owner North River Farms – Agri-Tourism Growing Agritourism in Henderson County Location: McIntosh Room 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Refreshment Break & Spotlight on Exhibitors / Co-Op Signup Location: Concourse 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions: Choose One Topic D: Panel Discussion: Visioning Economic Growth in Henderson County Presenters: Lew Holloway, Downtown Hendersonville, Economic Development Director Bob Williford, President, Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Ben Smith, Small Business Center Director Brittany Brady, President & CEO, Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development Panel Discussion: Visioning Economic Growth in Henderson County Location: Gala Room Topic E: Presenter: Darlene Das, Gallup Certified Strength Coach What is your perfect vision for 2020? Location: Cortland Room Topic F: Presenter: Craig Distl, PR Representative, HCTDA Increase Your Tourism Revenue by Partnering with Fellow Businesses Location: McIntosh Room 3:15 p.m. – Adjourn

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Fee: No Cost


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