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National Panelists Gather for Tourism Industry Talk

Event is August 18

Event: Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s

State of the Industry: A Destination Marketing Forum

Date: Tuesday, August 18

Time: 8 am Networking Breakfast, 8:30 – 10 am Program

Place: Brown Hotel, Crystal Ballroom

Note: The panel discussion will be live-streamed on Periscope @gotolouisville

Subject: President & CEO Karen Williams will join national panelists from the tourism industry to discuss the latest trends in destination marketing and Louisville’s potential for growth.

Following the panel discussion, copies of the Louisville CVB Marketing Plan will be available. This details the marketing and sales efforts to drive economic development through booked conventions and leisure traffic for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

The event is free to members of the hospitality industry, but reservations are required. Reservations can be made to Jessica Dillree at or 502-560-0013.

Attending: Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO of Meeting Professionals International. (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association with approximately 18,500 members.

Deborah Long Sexton, President and CEO of Professional Convention Management Association. PCMA represents 6000 industry leaders as the organization for people involved in the operation of conventions.

John H. Graham IV, President and CEO of American Society of Association Executives. ASAE represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 9,300 national organizations.


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