2019 Speakers

Acting State Director, Illinois Office of Tourism

President, Futurecast

Author, Customer Experience Expert – Barbara Wold International

Chairman, Longwoods International USA Inc.

HospitableMe, Co-Founder

Editorial Content Director, Midwest Living

Executive Editor, Travel + Leisure


SVP Global Marketing, Miles Partnerships

Director, Colorado Tourism Office

Co-Founder, Nomadic Agency

Past Speakers

Former Governor of Illinois

Former 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

Television Explorer and Host of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum

Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group

Founder and President of Tourism & More

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

Brand Expert, Entrepreneur and founder of Johnny Cupcakes, World’s First T-Shirt Bakery

Former sitting professor at Harvard & MiT’s edX labs, international best selling author, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and former Head of Marketing at Travelzoo

Destination Expert

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