International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)

The Premier Training Institute for Tour & Travel Professionals Since 1976


symposium ITMI 2017

MORE SYMPOSIUM INFO :

2017 SCHEDULE : MONDAY


EVENT LOCATIONS

DoubleTree Salons & Riversides • Robinson Center Ballrooms & Lobby 

Robinson Center Upper Level
Porter / Hamilton / Davis

SYMPOSIUM & REUNION 2017 SCHEDULE :  
MONDAY, JAN 30, 2017

 

(TD) = Tour Directors Event  • (TO)= Tour Operators Event
EVENTS WILL BE AT BOTH THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL & ROBINSON CENTER
[DT] = DoubleTree  •  [RC] = Robinson Center


MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2107

6:30am – 10:00am
Buffet breakfast daily for Registered DoubleTree Guests


7:00am – 9:00am  [DT : Lobby]
Registration


8:30am – 5:00pm  [DT : Second Floor]      
Sponsors. Please visit your wonderful Sponsors throughout the Symposium!


8:00am – 8:45am  [DT : Salon D]
Ask the ITMI Home Team 
Panelists:
• Ted Bravos
• Joan Keddell
• Amy Noble


9:00am – 10:00am  [DT : Salon D]
(TDExtraordinary Storytelling & The Art of Story Shaving
Five Repeatable Steps to Consistently Create Powerful Stories
Speaker: Kelsey Tonner, Be a Better Guide


9:00am – 10:00am  [RC : Davis]
(TOTour Operator Private Welcome
Five Repeatable Steps to Consistently Create Powerful Stories
Speaker: Kelsey Tonner, Be a Better Guide


10:00am – 10:30am  [DT : Salon D Foyer]
Refreshment Break 


10:30am – 11:45am  [DT : Salon D]
The Generation Gap 
Speaker: Brittany Marmanillo, Exec-Comm


12:00pm – 1:45pm  [RC : Ballroom]
Welcome Luncheon
Keynote:
• Alan Sims, Vice President of Sales, Little Rock CVB
• Gina Martin, Vice President, Little Rock Tours & Travel


2:00pm – 3:00pm  [DT : Salon D]
Ask the Tour Operator - Adult Tours 
A select panel of adult tour operators discuss thoughts, issues & answer questions
Introduction:
• Mike Schields, CEO, Destination America—The Changing Nature of the Tour Business & Customer
Moderator:
• Jordan Allen, Destination America
Panelists:
• Claudia Brooks, Contiki
• Lynn DeRosa, Gate 1 Travel
• Jacque Moran, Tauck
• Jean Nauman, Globus Family of Brands
• Emily Woodard, Collette
• Brent Watkins, Rustic Pathways


3:00pm – 3:30pm  [DT : Salon D Foyer]
Refreshment Break 


3:30pm – 4:30pm  [DT : Salon D]
Ask the Tour Operator - Student Tours
A select panel of Student Tour Operators discuss thoughts, issues & answer questions
Introduction:
• Brent Watkins, Vice President Operations, Rustic Pathways—Groundbreaking Study on the Power of Student Travel
Moderator:
• Lisa Berretta, SYTA
Panelists:
• Kara Ligenza, Brightspark
• JT Maxwell, Grand Classroom
• Mary Ellen Pauli, WorldStrides
• Brad Rosenbaum, Hemisphere Educational Travel
• Brent Watkins, Rustic Pathways

5:30pm – 6:30pm  [RC]
Marketplace Mixer
Time for Tour Operators & Tour Directors Attending Marketplace to Network

6:30pm – 8:30pm   [RC : Ballroom]
Opening Reception, hosted by Little Rock CVB 


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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