expand your network. gain new insight. grow as a leader.

The MTS Young Leaders Summit is an exclusive event during MTS open to young professionals under 35 who have a passion for the mountain travel industry and are dedicated to growing their professional community and knowledge-base. The MTS Young Leaders Summit will expose those who are new to the industry and early in their careers to the knowledge and insights offered by MTS attendees with great experience and tenure. 

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2019 Program

10:00am Welcome and Introductions

The Value of a Purpose Statement 

Presented by: Kim Langmaid, Founder/VP, Sustainability Programs, Walking Mountains Science Center  

Maze Leadership Activity

Facilitated by: Eleanor Bushfield, Director of Sales, Whistler Blackcomb & Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and Erich Hess, Director of Sales, Vail Resorts


Digest This 

  • Emerging Markets

    • Presented by: Bob Stinchcomb, Senior Vice President, Sales, Alterra Mountain Company

  • Crisis Management

    • Presented by: Steve Wright, President/General Manager, Jay Peak Resort

  • The Convergence of Technology and Humanity

    • Presented by: Josh Saunders, Director – Marketing Management, Expedia Group

A Focus on Communication

Panel Discussion Moderated by: Kelly Pawlak, President/CEO, NSAA
Panelists include 2018 YLS participants: Kt Bell, Director of Sales and Marketing, Snowmass Mountain Lodging by East West; Julie Cilluffo, Senior Manager, Travel Industry Sales, Vail Resorts; Amory Harris, Marketing Specialist, Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe; Cat Iwanchuk, Travel Industry Sales Manager, Vail Resorts Management Company, Siani Nau, Community Relations Manager, Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe.

Purpose Statement Workshop/wrap up 

Presented by: Kim Langmaid, Founder/VP, Sustainability Programs, Walking Mountains Science Center  


3:00pm Happy Hour

Benefits of attending:

  • A feature in an e-newsletter with exposure for the individual and company

  • Opportunity for a position on the Young Leaders Summit Advisory Board

  • Hearing from industry veterans about their path to success

  • Networking with and learning from peers

  • Insights from industry leaders

  • Knowledge on how to turn what you love into a viable career

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current employee in the mountain travel and tourism industry

  • 35 years of age or younger on March 29, 2020

  • Demonstrates drive to be an influential part of the mountain travel industry

  • Registration cost of $845


Have questions? Contact Catherine shaw at 201-902-2084 or cshaw@mtntrvl.com