Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism

The Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism is the state’s premiere industry event. Professionals from across Illinois and around the country come together to network and learn from travel and tourism’s best and brightest.

THAT’S A WRAP ILGOV18!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism. ILGOV will return to the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, February 4-6, 2019!

ILGOV19 Returns to Chicago

The 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. 

2018 SPEAKERS

Deputy Governor of Illinois

Director, Illinois Office of Tourism

First Lady of Illinois & President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund

Vice President, Research & Analytics at Brand USA

Head of Publishing at Travelzoo

Founder and President of Tourism & More

Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group

VP Communications & Media Relations at TimeZoneOne

LGBTQ Travel Expert and Co-Author of the Handbook of LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Marketing: A Guide for Business Practice

Travel Journalist, Photographer & Marketer

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Executive Producer of KWQC’s Paula Sands Live

Travel & Food Writer and Photographer, Emmy®-Award Winning TV Producer and Founder of LLmedia

Publisher & Executive Editor at Windy City Times

SVP, Public Relations and Social Media Strategy at TimeZoneOne

Founder and Executive Director at The Legacy Project

Senior Vice President of Signature Worldwide

Executive Director at NORTHALSTED Business Alliance

Tim O’Malley, Founder & CEO of Concierge Preferred

Director of North America at Expedia Media Solutions

Vice President of Sales at CTM Media Group

Digital Strategist, Copywriter, MCD Marketing

 

LATEST NEWS

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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CHICAGO – The 2018 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism kicked off Monday, February 26, in Chicago with the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards ceremony at the Palmer House Hilton. The awards honored Illinois’ passionate travel and tourism marketing teams with the best marketing initiatives of 2017. Travel and tourism professionals from around the […]

 
 

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2018 Presenting Sponsors

2018 Cardinal Sponsors

2018 Monarch Sponsors

2018 White Oak Sponsors

2018 Violet Sponsors

2018 Tradeshow Exhibitors

2018 Conference Supporters