2016 Fall Colloquium: Tourism Resilience at The George Washington Universit...
Resilience, the ability to adapt and recover in the face of adversity, has taken on great significance in the global tourism industry. As natural resources are threatened, political crises emerge, and tourist habits change, destinations, governments and companies are increasingly turning to the concept of resilience to succeed.
Join us at the 2016 MTA Fall Colloquium: Tourism Resilience, presented by The George Washington University School of Business, where global leaders and experts in tourism will share their experiences, case studies, and lessons learned from applying resilience to this important sector.
Kelly Craighead, Executive Director of the National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce
Norie Quintos, Editor at Large, National Geographic Travel Media
Neil Ardeshna, Senior Director of Business Consulting, Marriott International
Carla Portalanza, Cultural and Press Attaché, Embassy of Ecuador in Washington, D.C.
Moderated by Dr. Hannah Messerli, Dwight D. Eisenhower Research Professor of Tourism Policy at The George Washington University
5:30 pm Registration Opens
5:45-6:30 Networking Reception*
6:40-6:45 Opening Remarks
6:45-7:00 Keynote Speaker
8:15-8:20 Closing Remarks
*Please join us at the networking reception for appetizers and refreshments.
There is no need to bring paper or electronic tickets. We'll have a registration list.
The annual Fall Colloquium is designed to trigger meaningful conversation among tourism, hospitality, sports, and events professionals while providing GW students with a deeper understanding of future fields and experiences.
Sponsored by GW Tourism For Tomorrow, the International Institute of Tourism Studies, and the GW Student Association.