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Governor’s Conference on Tourism



2014 West Virginia Governor's Conference on Tourism

Charleston Marriott Town Center
September 22 - 24, 2014

“Turn It Up!” with the West Virginia Division of Tourism, the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus and the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association as we host the 2014 West Virginia Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Register today and join us Sept 22 – 24 at the Charleston Marriott to pump up the volume!

Arrive early, Sunday, September 21, and enjoy the afternoon in Hip Historic Almost Heaven Charleston. Our local CVB has put together an afternoon of fun—beginning at noon with the Charleston Smart Phone Scavenger Hunt.

Kicking off the conference early Monday morning, Commissioner of Tourism and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Amy Shuler Goodwin will share her vision for the future of tourism in the Mountain State and highlight the essential role of tourism to West Virginia’s economy.

Hear from industry leaders such as Google’s Daniel Sieberg and Brand USA’s Amir Eylon and network with industry professionals from across the Mountain State. This year’s Governor’s Conference will offer educational sessions to help you and your team learn how to build your social media brand, launch successful public relation campaigns, engage in rewarding government relations and much more!

Native West Virginian Eric Wooldridge will join us to outline the steps for building a solid foundation for social media, while Charles Ryan Associates Managing Partner/Principal Caryn Foster Durham will lead an expert panel geared toward building your platform.

Legislative powerhouses such as Jason Pizatella, Tom Susman, and Jan Vineyard, led by Steptoe and Johnson’s Kurt Dettinger, will outline best practices for building government relations and enhancing industry-governmental collaboration.

Gain cutting-edge insight as our team of Public Relations experts Aly Goodwin Gregg, Bill Bissett and Ian Brown discuss innovative and successful PR practices to pump up your business.

Join all of this, in addition to exciting keynote speakers, recreational activities, informative breakout sessions and more!  Register today and “Turn It Up!”

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