Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit

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This three-day event attracts 250-300 tourism and hospitality industry leaders from throughout the State of Maryland to learn the latest techniques in marketing, sales, public relations, social media, grassroots advocacy, and to hear about the economic outlook for the industry / the country. The Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit is the year’s best opportunity to meet and to share with industry peers during the general sessions, award luncheons, networking breaks, receptions, mobile workshops and MTC’s annual awards gala celebrating the achievements of our tourism professionals.

Formally, guests of the Summit have the opportunity to be recognized in front of their peers and win professional and marketing awards for their organizations’ successes or their personal achievements. Informally, the Summit also has wonderful raffle prize opportunities for Summit participants to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences, VIP tickets, posh getaways, great golf outings, and feasts for foodies.

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Program at a Glance (as of 9.21.16.  Program subject to change)

Wednesday, November 2

10:30 am to 12:00 pm:            Registration

11:30 am to 12:30 pm:            Networking Lunch with Sponsors

Welcome from Elected Officials & Opening Remarks

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm:                Kick-off General Session: LIZ FITZSIMMONS, State of State Tourism

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm:                MD Tourism Coalition Annual Meeting & Town Hall

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:                Welcome Reception at Baltimore Visitor Center

Evening: Dine Around Charm City

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm:              Late Night Lounge at Horseshoe Casino


Thursday, November 3

8:00 am to 9:00 am:                Networking Breakfast with Sponsors

9:00 am to 10:00 am:             General Session-BILL GEIST, Marketing Tactics to Reach Today’s Traveler

10:15 am to 11:15 am:            General Session- ADAM SACKS Tourism & Economic Development

A Win-Win

11:15 am to 12:00 pm:            Networking Break with Sponsors

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm:              MD Office of Tourism Awards & Sponsor Recognition Luncheon

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm:                General Session- TOM GEDDES-Plank Industries-Investing in Baltimore’s


3:00 pm to 5:00 pm:                Off-Site Tours & Mobile Workshops*:

  • Port Covington/City Garage
  • Camden Yards Behind the Scenes
  • Spirit Harbor Cruise

*Tour Details & Pre-Registration TBA

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm:                Afternoon Break

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm:                Awards Attendee Banquet Reception with Sponsors

7:30 pm to 9:45 pm:                Maryland Tourism Coalition Awards Banquet

9:45 pm to late                        Meredith Celebrates Maryland After-party


Friday, November 4

8:00 am to 9:00 am:                Networking Breakfast with Sponsors

9:00 am to 10:00 am:             General Session with ANIRBAN BASU- Economic Forecast

10:00 am to 10:45am:             Pete’s Pictures

11:00 am to 1:00 pm:              Lunch and Learn Workshops with the MD Office of Tourism Development


Wed, Nov 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - Fri, Nov 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

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