for destinations and resorts marketers
Destinations@MTS is an executive level event during the Forum. Sessions are interactive and take advantage of the expertise in the audience from resorts and destinations around the world. Intimate by design, D@MTS includes approximately 100 people focused on destination and resort marketing growth, trends and best practices enabling attendees to take advantage of opportunities and meet challenges head on.
D@MTS features The Executive Think Tank. Brief presentations are followed by "table talk" - a lively debate and discussion forum where delegates engage, deliberate, and present new ideas to an attentive audience.
Content this year is crowd-sourced based on feedback from past D@MTS attendees. Based on responses, the sessions include:
Digital Marketing Update- Machine Based Learning. How it is impacting search and implications for the future of marketing.
Presented by Rob Torres, Managing Director, Travel, Google
Visual Experiences- Video, Virtual Reality, Drones, Distribution
Presented by Kristian Jamieson (Jaymo), Purveyor of the dream, GoPro
Resorts and DMOs Working Together
Presented by Crystal Stewart, Vice President, Booyah Advertising, Diane Bures, Senior Manager, Consumer Marketing, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and Pete Woods, General Manager, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine
Just the Facts- A roundup of the most Important Research and Data Impacting Destination Travel Marketing
Presented by Douglas Quinby, Vice President, Research, Phocuswright
Registration is $30 with Forum Registration for DMOs, CVBs, tourism offices and resorts. Forum purchase is also required. D@MTS is designed for marketers and preference will be given to those with MARKETING in their job title. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis for a maximum of 100 attendees and must be approved by MTS.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday March 29
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Cocktail Reception
Thursday March 30
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Forum General Session
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM D@MTS Coffee Break and networking
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM D@MTS sessions
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Hosted Lunch
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM D@MTS Sessions
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Happy Hour