Join the leaders of our hospitality community as we share insights on Mesa's visitor industry impacts and forecast tourism's future. With national, industry leading economist Adam Sacks kicking off our one-day summit, you won't want to miss the incredible presentations from Visit Mesa's National Sales, Sports Sales and Marketing and Communications teams.
We will be joined by City of Mesa's economic development leaders as they outline our destination's newest developments and announce even more exiting projects that are sure to drive visitor demand.

Public viewing will be available on Facebook Live


8:30 AMWelcome presented by Visit Mesa Board Chair Mike Hutchinson

Industry Summit Overview
presented by Visit Mesa President and CEO Marc Garcia
8:45 AMPresenting: Adam Sacks, President, Tourism Economics
Preparing for the Recovery

Historic travel industry losses continue to mount. However, signs of recovery point to opportunity for destinations over the next 18 months. Adam Sacks will share Tourism Economics’ latest views on the economy, the current profile of travel, and expecta­tions for how and when travel will fully recover.
9:55 AMIntermission – 2019 Visitor Impacts Video Presentation
10:00 AMVisit Mesa Sales Team Presentations Featuring:
Suzanne Cecil, Director, Sports Sales
David Kolozar, Director, National Sales
10:55 AMIntermission – Year in Review Marketing Campaign Visuals
11:00 AMVisit Mesa Marketing & Communications Team Presentations Featuring:
Kimberly Forest, Senior Vice President, Visitor Marketing
Michelle Streeter, Senior Vice President, Communications and Partner Relations
11:55 AMIntermission – Partner Showcase, Visit Mesa Testimonials
12:00 PMCity of Mesa Economic Development Overview Featuring:
Economic Development Director William Jabjiniak
Economic Development Assistant Director Jaye O’Donnell
12:55 PMA Final Note on Our Industry Featuring:
Visit Mesa President and CEO Marc Garcia
1:00 PMVisitor Industry Summit Concludes

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