**Thank you for visiting the VIOC website. The 2012 conference has come to a close. Presentations from the 2012 Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference are available.**
Stepping on Uneven Ground
With the election, the very uneven “recovery” and remaining uncertainty; the economy is like a vapor you can almost see, then it vanishes only to reappear again somewhere else in a slightly altered form. How should the travel industry navigate these uncertainties 2013?
Please join us at the 24th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference and hear noted experts, representing a range of travel sectors, offer their best assessment of the economic situation and how it may affect your business.
All attendees receive a copy of PKF Consulting's 2013 Southern California Lodging Forecast, valued at $250. A networking lunch will follow the conference, and attendees will be enjoy a presentation by a representative of AEG discussing downtown Los Angeles.
Attendees may reserve a room at the Omni Hotel for a discounted rate of $189 per night. Valet Parking is complimentary.
Panelists and speakers will include:
Mindy Abel, Senior Vice President of Convention Sales, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau
Brittany Baldwin, Director of Business Development, Destinations STR
Bruce Baltin, Conference Chair and Senior Vice President, PKF Consulting
Brandon Feighner, Vice President, PKF Consulting
Kerri Kapich, Senior Vice President of Marketing, San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
For more information contact Kimberli Turner at The Collins College of Hospitality Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional conference information, please contact Associate Professor Dr. Margie Ferree Jones, The Collins College, (909) 869-4479 or email@example.com.
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90012
For information on room rates and parking, please visit http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/LosAngelesCaliforniaPlaza.aspx/
Media are welcome to attend the conference for free. Please contact Lisa McPheron, director of communications and external relations at The Collins College at (909) 869-3151 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Photos of the 2011 VIOC and links to some presentations are available for download.