THETRADESHOW, a 3-day travel show conference program, will offer comprehensive education and training to enrich participants’ careers and increase sales. By attending THETRADESHOW, attendees will gain the essential knowledge and expertise to make their travel business more profitable. This year, THETRADESHOW will be held from September 12-14, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Highlights of special events at THETRADESHOW this year include:
International Travel Agent Summit
Sunday, September 12, 9:45 am-11:15 am
Join other international travel agents for this premier networking event. ASTA’s (American Society of Travel Agents)sixth International Travel Agent Summit is open to all international conference registrants and will offer attendees the opportunity to introduce their company, establish global business contacts, and participate in a lively discussion of industry issues of importance to international travel companies. Attendees will also see a preview of IDE educational seminars and events to help them get the most value out of their conference experience. Previous International Summit events have included participants from nearly 20 countries, so if grow your global business, join us for this “must see” event!
Monday, September 13, 9:30 pm
Rock the night away with the industry’s young travel professionals at YP Rocks!, the hottest event at THETRADESHOW. All delegates and exhibitors are welcomed! This fun event is free to all delegates under the age of 40 (and at least 21). Enjoy a complimentary open bar while networking with your industry peers.
ASTA’s Young Professionals Society Members-Only Day
September 11, 2010
ASTA’s Young Professionals Society announces its first-ever Member’s Only Day. This is a full-day program of networking, mastermind roundtables, industry topics, and a special dinner event.
7th Annual Advocacy Dinner
Monday, September 13, 2010, 7:00 pm
ASTA’s Advocacy Dinner celebrates ASTA’s influence in shaping the policies affecting the retail travel business. It is a chance for ASTA to spotlight its role in the legislative process and for attendees to socialize and network with like-minded travel professionals.
ASTA Town Hall/Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 12, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
ASTA’s Annual Meeting during THETRADESHOW, which features speeches from key ASTA officials and staff, provides members with the opportunity to learn about the many things the society has been doing throughout the year on their behalf. Join fellow ASTA members as they gather to hear the latest information on ASTA’s initiatives and mission.
Retail Travel Leadership Summit
Monday, September 13, 8:00 am-11:00 am
The travel and tourism industry is vital to our nation’s economy. It’s crucial for members of the travel industry to have an open forum for senior level executives to discuss important industry topics with each other. The Retail Travel Leadership Summit is an innovative forum for high-level debate and discussion on pressing travel industry issues.
The Travel Bloggers Show
Saturday, September 11 – Sunday, September 12, all day from 9:00 am-5:00 pm
The first travel industry conference for travel bloggers is a 2-day event to bring together travel bloggers from across the world to network and learn from one another. Participants will have the chance to experience some of Orlando’s most popular attractions, as well as learn new skills thanks to a dynamic series of targeted educational seminars and panels.
ASTA Premium Business Meeting
Sunday, September 12, 2010, 12-8 PM
For more information on this event, go to: www.thetradeshow.org .