Agenda

View The Agenda For 2019

Tue 5/21 - Day 1

Wed 5/22 - Day 2

Thurs 5/23 - Day 3

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Breakfast & Opening Remarks

  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Keynote Presentation by Adam Sacks, Founder & President of Tourism Economics

    Adam will share the latest forecasts for the US and global economies and identify important financial market and policy risks. Gain expert insights on travel trends and learn how to position your destination for success in the coming months.

    Room: Symphony Ballroom

    Presented by:

    Adam Sacks
    Founder & President - Tourism Economics

  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Morning Break

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Interactive Workshop with Troy Thompson
    Everyone is creating content, but who is creating context? This lively presentation and workshop will present a new way to think about places and people. Troy Thompson will help you summarize the past two days of learning in an intriguing session built around curiosity and communication. This is the session that will help your organization find its voice and purpose by paying attention to the people around you.

    Room: Symphony Ballroom

    Presented by:
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Lunch on Your Own

    Pittsburgh's restaurant scene is impressive! Explore the many dining options Downtown.

  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

    Meetings

    One-on-One Meetings

    Schedule time to meet individually with Tempest and iDSS experts. Sign up here.

    Digital Workshop

    Data & Analytics "AMA"

    Bring your data and reporting questions to this interactive session. We'll kick off with best practices and tips for identifying KPIs, analyzing trends, and communicating your value to stakeholders. Then we will open the conversation up to questions from the audience.

    Room: Jimmy Stewart

    Presented by:

    Jenny Rose
    Director of Client Services - Tempest

  • 2:40 PM - 3:20 PM

    Meetings

    One-on-One Meetings

    Schedule time to meet individually with Tempest and iDSS experts. Sign up here.

    Digital Worshop

    Write Well: Copywriting Hacks & Tips

    Level-up your writing skills in this session packed with tips from the world's leading copywriters. Britt will share the lastest research and best practices for writing more effective website copy, blog headlines, social media posts, email marketing messages, and more!

    Room: Jimmy Stewart

    Presented by:
  • 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

    Meetings

    One-on-One Meetings

    Schedule time to meet individually with Tempest and iDSS experts. Sign up here.

    Digital Workshop

    Media Planning 101

    Is your paid media program up to speed? It’s time to stop viewing your media as digital vs. traditional and start getting your brand and messaging everywhere your travelers are. This session will improve your understanding of the newest programmatic media buying capabilities and provide best practices for better integrating your digital and traditional campaigns.

    Room: Jimmy Stewart

    Presented by:

    Jenny Rose
    Director of Client Services - Tempest

  • 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

    Farewell & Closing Remarks

    Room: Symphony Ballroom


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Venue

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

Steps away from the heart of downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel blends classic architecture with sleek modern design. Guests will enjoy the elegant and luxurious accommodations within walking distance to dining and nightlife, PNC Park, Andy Warhol Museum, local theaters and more!

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