As a marketing manager, I am invited to many events—some specifically for travel, others geared at marketing, others still for vertical markets. My time is stretched thin and I always make it a point to attend events that will be fruitful for my current business and my future. Cocktail parties are great for networking but events where I can grow are a bit harder to find.
I am passionate about my career—personally and professionally. However, there are times when I find myself at events where the attendees are not aligned with my goals—to grow and learn as a marketer. As I write this, I am back fresh from an event for meeting planners. It was pure networking. What I yearn for is education and learning from my peers. Finding events geared toward my generation, the under-40 set, and my learning style is a challenge.
As we plan Luxury Travel Expo each year, we constantly make sure we deliver the best luxury education. When brainstorming with our team, we realized there isn’t an event that delivers education for travel professionals under the age of 40. And so the Young Leaders Conference was born.
If you are passionate about your travel business and fit the above criteria, please join us December 7 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. To help shape the conference, we have secured the best young talent in the industry for our inaugural steering committee. They are helping the Young Leaders Conference evolve into what will be the premier event for young travel professionals.
Young And In Charge
What can you expect? Together with input from the steering committee, we will deliver topics that directly deal with personal and professional development of the under-40 travel agent. The participants will have unique educational opportunities, including town-hall workshops, mentor presentations, peer-to-peer networking and career development. The conference will help you build relationships necessary for a successful career in travel.
Registration for the Young Leaders Conference is open at www.YoungTravelLeaders.com. The travel agent registration costs $150, which includes a complimentary Full Conference pass to Luxury Travel Expo and access to the Experience Vegas promotion. Supplier registration costs $300.
The Young Leaders Conference is designed by young travel professionals for young travel professionals! I would love to hear your ideas on how we can help you make your mark in the travel industry.