"Tourism Trends & Table Talk" 2023: GACVB Luncheon and Networking Event

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Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center

Wednesday, October 25, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm, 2023 / 

Economic Mosaic: Creating Strategic Partnerships, Promoting Vibrant Communities
At this Luncheon event program, our industry guests panel will highlight ways communities can leverage partnerships with other organizations and entities to create tourism product, strengthen value, foster economic growth, and influence sentiment.
  • 12 - 1:30 pm Tourism Trends and Networking Luncheon with special guest speakers / panelists: 
    • Kathy Tilley, President - Visit LaGrange, Inc.
    • Steve Stroud, Executive Director, Economic & Business Development - Roswell Inc
    • Jason Puckett, Director, Business Development - Pellucid travel (Sports Tourism)
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm Continued networking and roundtable discussions / topics with peers 
    • Destination Management (Beyond Marketing) :: Tourism Product Development (TPD) / funding etc. 
    • Staffing Development / Office Culture
    • Local Government & Stakeholder relations / Advocacy, such as orientation for officials and engaging residents 
    • What’s New on Social Media Marketing
    • Budget-Friendly Strategies in Marketing & Development
    • Tourism Improvement Districts (TIDs) (Public-private, hospitality-specific, tourism business improvement districts)
    • Research and In-Market Visitation
    • Local Visitor Center Operations 

Welcome to GACVB's NEW bi-annual, partner luncheon / networking events - your Fall 2023 opportunity for continuing education in destination marketing and management. Join your peers and new friends for this fun event of "tourism trends and table talk".  If you missed the Spring Luncheon, (or just want to remember the great event), See Photos from our inaugural May 2023 Luncheon in Savannah. 



Event Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine Custom Media


  • Event and lodging in Marietta, at Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center - a hilltop, upscale hotel overlooking the City Club Marietta Golf Course is a mile from Marietta Square
  • Luncheon with industry partners and special guests 
  • Peer to peer roundtables and networking: Attendee-sourced sharing of applicable obstacles and success
  • Special hotel rate and linger longer opportunities with industry friends and colleagues