VHTA Richmond Tourism Summit

  • 01 Aug 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center - Glen Allen, Virginia

VHTA - Richmond Tourism Summit
August 1, 2012
Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center - Glen Allen, Virginia

"How Sports Tourism Can Benefit Your Business"

Mark your calendars now! The Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association (VHTA) is hosting the Richmond Tourism Summit on Wednesday, August 1st from 8:00am to 1:30pm at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center.  The Summit will include presentations and panel discussion from industry experts highlighting sports tourism and its economic importance to Virginia as well as social media, branding, and research.

To kick off the Summit Jack Berry, President & CEO of the Greater Richmond Convention & Visitor’s Bureau will be giving the welcoming remarks followed by two back-to-back breakout sessions. These breakouts will consist of 1) social media and branding, and 2) research and application.

Following the breakout sessions, there will be lunch and a panel discussion on "How Sports Tourism Can Benefit Your Business". Learn about the importance of sports, and travel and tourism. Sports tourism is one of the fastest-growing areas of the travel and tourism industry and extremely important to communities as an instant revenue generator. Panelists include: 

Corey Peterson
Director of Sports Tourism
Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

Joni Johnson
National Sales Manager
Virginia Tourism Corporation

Townley Goldsmith-Ray
Director of Event Development
Richmond Sports Backers

The Richmond Tourism Summit is hosted by the Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association (VHTA) at $55 per person in advance or $60 per person at the door. All are encouraged to attend.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Virginia Tourism Corporation, for sponsoring the Richmond Tourism Summit and all of the Summits taking place this year. The Richmond Tourism Summit is one many Tourism Summits that will be held around the state. Other locations include Hampton Roads, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact the VHTA office at 804-288-3065.

Download a registration form or register online.

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