ATME to Host Travel Marketing Conference in Chicago

The Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME) will host its annual conference June 26-27, 2012, at the W Chicago – City Center Hotel. The keynote speakers this year will be: Mark Bergsrud, senior vice president marketing, United Airlines; Robert Cole, CEO, Rock Cheetah; and Henry Harteveldt, founder, Atmosphere Research Group.

This year’s theme will be “Relevance: The New Marketing Imperative,” and will focus on questions like:

    Is your brand / product still relevant?
    Are your marketing messages still relevant?
    Are you still relevant?

The conference will provide the opportunity to network with peers, experts and thought leaders. Notable attendees include: Simon Bradley, VP marketing, Virgin Atlantic Airways; Adam Goldstein, CEO, Hipmunk; Elizabeth Crabill, VP sales & marketing, Lindblad Expeditions; Jeffrey DeKorte, VP digital marketing, Royal Caribbean International; Kevin Fliess, GM & VP product, Room 77; John Peters, SVP digital marketing, Rand McNally; Rob Torres, managing director, Travel, Google; Will Seccombe, CMO, VisitFlorida; Maggie Land, senior director of loyalty, Kimpton Hotels; David Canty, director of loyalty, jetBlue; Susan Black, EVP, global e-commerce, American Express Vacations; Claudia Kozman Kaplan, CMO, Leading Hotels of the World; and Pamela Johnston, CEO, Cloud12PR.

For information about membership and attending the conference, visit or call Kristin Zern, executive director at (914) 439-2047.

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