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HILTON LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA
NOVEMBER 16 - 17, 2015

'Make the Connection' written in multiple languages

HILTON LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA
NOVEMBER 16 - 17, 2015
MAKE THE CONNECTION
Governor's Conference on Global Tourism
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From the Silk Road to Bond Street, Paulista Avenue to Las Vegas Boulevard- the world is more connected than ever- and tourism is the key to economic and social transformation.

The 2015 Governor's Global Tourism Summit will help Nevada tourism partners better navigate the global market and network with important buyers. Prepare your business to benefit from the wave of international visitors that Nevada will welcome as its travel appeal expands into new markets. Learn to be the reason Nevada's global reputation shines.

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AGENDA

Monday, November 16
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-Up and Registration Opens
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pre-Conference Activities (additional fee)
Starting with a Pre-activity Buyer/Supplier Breakfast, then Golf at Reflection Bay Golf Club, Relax at Ravella Spa or tour with the Pink Jeep's Classic Hoover Dam Tour
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nevada Commission on Tourism Meeting
Open to the Public
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Area Open
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Opening Session Refreshments
Exhibit Area
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Opening General Session and Welcome
PRESENTED BY: Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison, and Rossi Ralenkotter
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Brand USA
PRESENTED BY: Chris Thompson
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Meeting Break
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Florentine Gardens
European-inspired landscaped garden with elegant paths surrounding lush greenery overlooking the MonteLago Village and Lake
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dinner

Tuesday, November 17
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration and Exhibit Area Opens
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel & Tourism
General Session
PRESENTED BY: Kelly Craighead
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
International Tourism Panel
Learn business forecasts, best practices and programming opportunities from Southern Nevada's international tourism and business leaders. Moderator: Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison
PRESENTED BY: Jeff Eisenhart, Michael Goldsmith, and Michael Vannozzi
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nevada Marketplace
Join us to meet one-on-one with tour operators, receptive operators, online travel agents, wholesale partners and airline reps.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1. Generating Earned and Social Media in Global Markets
2. Global Travel Review - U.S. Travel Association
PRESENTED BY: David Huether
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch
Global Futurist and Author
PRESENTED BY: David Houle
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
TravelNevada Update
New and exciting updates happening at TravelNevada including launch of new creative and the Fall/ Winter 2015-2016 campaign.
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1. International Marketing Insights from Nevada's Representative Firms
Panelists: Brazil, India, Mexico, and South Korea
PRESENTED BY: Pamela Correa, Sabrina Freitas, Sheema Vohra, and Liz You
2. National & International Sales and Marketing Efforts Panel
US Travel Association, Brand USA, Visit USA, US Commercial Services and Receptive Services Association
3. Maximizing the Brand USA Discovery Certification Program
3:45 PM - 4:10 PM
Networking Break
Exhibit Area
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1. International Marketing Insights from Nevada's Representative Firms
Panelists: Australia, France, Germany and the United Kingdom
PRESENTED BY: Zelie Breval, Judith Lubke, Rosanna North, and Sarah Thornton
2. National and International Sales and Marketing Efforts Panel
US Travel Association, Brand USA, Visit USA, US Commercial Services and Receptive Services Association
3. Understanding Cultural Nuances & Business Practices
PRESENTED BY: Gayle Anderson
5:15 PM
Conference Concludes

Register today to get access to all these great sessions.

PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

Enjoy one of these amazing activities on the morning of the 16th, at an exclusive attendee-only price of $100 per person.

Golf at Reflection Bay Golf Club

Play 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Reflection Bay Golf Club located in the luxurious high end resort residential community of Lake Las Vegas. Created in 1998, Reflection Bay Golf Club is designated as a prestigious Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course, the only such course located in the state of Nevada. Reflection Bay has hosted the Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge PGA event several times and has been the recipient of some of the most sought after awards by industry magazines including Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. Lunch is included in the special conference pricing.

Print and complete the Activities Form in addition to registration. You will be contacted to arrange tee times, groups and equipment rental.

Pink Jeep Hoover Dam Classic Tour

Travel in style in Pink Jeep Tours custom Tour Trekker for a fully guided tour of Hoover Dam and the Power Plant. In the auditorium, film presentations uncover the Hoover Dam's history and science as well as the plan that led to the building of the Dam. The Visitor Center includes interactive exhibits and a souvenir gift shop. Guests will also enjoy the vintage charm of Boulder City complete with a stop for lunch.

Print and complete the Activities Form in addition to registration.

Ravella Spa at Hilton Lake Las Vegas

Enjoy special conference pricing on three treatments at the elegant and peaceful Ravella Spa at Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort. The Ravella Spa is a retreat surrounded by extraordinary and natural beauty. The 30,000-square-foot spa includes over 24 treatment rooms, healing waters, vichy showers, stunning courtyards, and an interactive aromatherapy blend bar. This is your place to revive your spirits, rejuvenate your body and nurture your well-being. Your selection includes a 50-minute Modern Skin Facial, 50-minute Swedish Massage, or an 80-minute Mani/Pedi. Lunch is included in the special pricing. The Spa brochure can be accessed for a complete list of treatments and pricing.

Print and complete the Activities Form in addition to registration. You will be contacted to arrange a time for your treatment.

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HOTEL

A view of the Hilton Lake Las Vegas pool with the hotel in the background

A view of the Hilton Lake Las Vegas at sunset
Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa is an award-winning, Four Diamond, Four Star resort in a unique setting that is a true escape, luxurious accommodations and award-winning golf and spa experiences in a Mediterranean inspired desert oasis.

A luxurious and tranquil retreat, the resort is adjacent to the charming Village at Lake Las Vegas, featuring a marina, boutique stores and many fine dining restaurants offering a host of world cuisines. Shops, restaurants, championship golf, kayaking, hiking, biking and stand up paddle boarding are just moments away.

Unwind in a spacious guest room and enjoy breathtaking views of the lake or the surrounding mountainous desert. Refresh in the marble bathroom, watch movies on the 42-inch HDTV and check emails with complimentary WiFi. Upgrade to a suite for an expansive lounge.

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MARKETPLACE

Australia +
Brazil +
Canada +
China +
France +
Germany +
India +
Mexico +
South Korea +
United Kingdom +
United States +

Marketplace provides an opportunity for Nevada tourism suppliers and industry professionals to meet one-on-one with tour operators, receptive operators, online travel agents, wholesale partners, and airline representatives (buyers). These buyers will be both domestic and international clients (Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, South Korea and the United Kingdom).

Marketplace takes place on Tuesday November 17th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. One-on-one meetings will run seven minutes each with two minutes in between to move to the next table; this equates to 15 opportunities for each supplier.

Marketplace appointments will be on a first-come first-served basis and are available exclusively to conference attendees.

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SPONSORS

Make Essential Connections at the 2015 Governor's Summit

We invite you to participate as a sponsor of the annual Governor's Global Tourism Summit to connect with Nevada tourism industry leaders and create business-building opportunities for your company or organization.

Sponsorships allow you one-on-one time with the industry through a variety of opportunities:

  • Exhibitor table - Showcase your offering to the industry at your own table. The tables will be set up throughout the conference and the area will be the location of all conference breaks.
  • Company promotion - Some sponsorships include opportunities to address the entire audience and all offer a chance to network with the industry at a variety of events.
  • Company recognition - Your company will be recognized on signage throughout the conference and company contact information will be included in the conference program and on the GovernorsConference.org website.


Sponsorships and exhibit spaces are limited, so reply now to get the level that's best for your company. There's no better way to connect with potential Nevada tourism industry customers than sponsoring the statewide Governor's Global Tourism Summit.

Sponsorships and the associated benefits are available at many levels to ensure you gain the highest level of return on your investment.

Thank you for your partnership! Please let us know if you have any questions.