GTM West moves to Las Vegas February 16, 2017 Share 1 -- Global Travel Marketplace West is making its Las Vegas debut this year, with the signature event moving to the Westin Lake Las Vegas May 18 to 20. Applications are now open, and spots are filling quickly. Applications will officially close in early April, or sooner if all remaining spots have been filled by qualified travel advisers. GTM West, an award-winning business networking event, gives pre-approved travel advisers the opportunity to meet new suppliers, build upon relationships with suppliers they already know and network with peers. Selected advisers will attend as VIP guests and will be fully hosted, receiving roundtrip air, a three-night hotel stay, meals, networking opportunities and invitations to events.To qualify, advisers must have a minimum of $800,000 in individual annual sales or be an owner of a multimillion-dollar agency. In addition, all candidates must have the authority to make product and partner decisions. GTM West is for advisers from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. "The diversity of the supplier portfolio is a true hallmark of the success of GTM West," said Alicia Evanko Lewis, senior vice president of events for Northstar Travel Group. "We spend as much time and effort building our supplier portfolio as we do vetting and qualifying our adviser portfolio. GTM is truly the only event of its size and caliber with such a diverse and unique gathering of suppliers."Attendees will have a chance to meet one-on-one with a selection of 100 of the industry's top and most unique suppliers, from individual properties like Conrad Bora Bora Nui or Vail Corporation to destinations as diverse as Barbados, Napa Valley, Korea, Southwest Germany, Flanders and many more, including top mainstream tour wholesalers such as Apple Vacations, Avanti Destinations or boutique region specialists like Alluring Asia, Black Forest Highlands, Insight Cuba and Select Italy/Select Croatia. Supplier participant spots are also limited, and all but five of those spots are now confirmed. For a complete list of participating suppliers, visit www.gtmwest.com/supplierlist/.GTM West includes two days of one-on-one, pre-scheduled meetings. All travel advisers and suppliers will be able to participate in up to 50 one-on-one meetings, each of which lasts six minutes. Advisers will also participate in boardroom presentations in which suppliers meet with advisers in a collaborative and interactive environment.To apply, visit gtmwest.com and provide supplier references and information about your business.