Offers Power Speakers for 2009 will feature four “power” speakers at their 11th International Conference & Trade Show, June 17-20, 2009, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Making their debut at the conference will be Mark McMullen, executive vice president of The Integer Group with more than 29 years of advertising, sales and marketing experience, and Stuart Ellis-Myers, an internationally known speaker on communication leadership, sales and customer relationship management practices.

Agent favorites Mike Marchev, a motivating business speaker and trainer who specializes in sales, marketing and customer service, and Nolan W. Burris, president and "Chief Vision-eer" of Visionistics Enterprises will be returning to the conference, said.

“Last year at the conference we received a 97.6 percent approval rating from a record 1,400 attendees,” said Lauraday Kelley,’s vice president of conference and corporate communications. “This year—with these exceptional speakers onboard—I expect both the rating and the attendance to rise. These four men will inspire our members to rethink and reconfigure their current sales approach.”

The power speakers will cover a wide array of subjects during their sessions, including the principles of effective sales closing, the advantages of blogging and online social networking, turning rejection into revenue, and the importance of becoming a trusted travel advisor.

Each speaker will present two sessions on June 19, creating the foundation for “Super Conference Friday”— an action-packed day that will include a supplier breakfast session, a General Session featuring a CEO panel, the Power of the Partnership awards ceremony, entertainment and more.

The power sessions are part of Conference’s education schedule, which includes more than 100 hours of classes and hands-on training, a new curriculum featuring a wide range of courses for agents at every skill level, enhanced Preferred Supplier and Destination sessions, and dedicated education tracks.

U.S. members receive one complimentary registration per agency as part of their annual membership fee. Additional registrants and Canadian members can take advantage of all that Conference offers for only $99 if they register before December 31, 2008.

To register online for’s 11th International Conference & Trade Show, members should visit


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