2021 TOURISM SUMMIT SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - Welcome
9:30 AM - Keynote - Cindy Novotny - It's Go Time!
10:30 AM - Panel - Like tourism bureaus across the country, the Park Board of Trustees is actively engaging in a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion planning process to advance the mission of promoting Galveston Island. This all-star panel will discuss the local, regional and national importance of cultivating a tourism industry that represents a wide variety of individuals at all levels, celebrating the broad range of human differences among us, while embracing the commonalities we share.
Calista H. Smith, President, Scale Strategic Solutions, a division of C H Smith & Associates, LLC
Samuel L. Collins III
Melissa Cherry, Chief Operating Officer, Destinations International
Tonya Ladipo, LCSW, CEO, The Ladipo Group
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Keynote - Steven J. Baines - Level Up Your Personal Brand and the People will Spend
2:00 PM - Keynote - Kyle Scheele - The Grilled Cheese Secret: How to Order the Life You Want Even When It's Not on the Menu
3:00 PM - Kelly de Schaun LIVE!
Bethanie DeRose, Vice President Strategic Advisory & Asset Management, JLL
Russell Benford, Vice President, Government Relations, Americas, Royal Caribbean Group
Joshua Carroll, Vice President, Destination Development and Deployment, Royal Caribbean Group
Dr. Craig Brown, Galveston Mayor
4:00 PM - Cinco de Mayo Margarita Mixer
VICi Ribbon Cutting, Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce