Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS), the largest annual gathering of mountain travel professionals from all over the world is back in 2019 for another edition of insightful sessions and invaluable networking.
MTS will take place March 31 to April 6 in Whistler, British Columbia. Prices for MTS increase Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Visit www.mtntrvl.com/register to sign up.
The weeklong business-to-business event connects the most influential tour operators worldwide with mountain-resort representatives and destination marketing organizations. Over 35 countries are represented at the event.
Industry professionals look forward to the opportunity to meet one-on-one through prescheduled appointments at the two targeted Exchanges: Trade Exchange and Group Exchange, as well as at various networking functions.
The Trade Exchange brings together more than 600 buyers and sellers via 8,000 appointments. The Group Exchange provides suppliers the opportunity to meet with 120 buyers from top ski clubs across North America.
The two-day Forum is comprised of general sessions, keynotes, breakouts, one-on-one interviews, the MTS Talks series and Ignite MTS. This year's overarching theme is Growth Through Innovation. Participants will gain insights related to industry trends and challenges.
Speakers during this year's Forum include Kelly Pawlak, president and CEO of National Ski Areas Association; Damus Smith, president of Damus Dynamic, who will share his theory of "Stop Selling! Start Compelling!"; Wendy Olson Killion, global vice president of Expedia Group Media Solutions; and Melissa Page, CEO of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce.
Professionals under the age of 35 stand to benefit from the Young Leaders Summit, which will focus on leadership skills, professional development and industry hot topics. More information and an application can be found here.
For more information on Forum speakers, the Exchanges, networking events and sponsorships, visit www.mtntrvl.com.