Young Leaders to Converge


Alicia Evanko-Lewis
Alicia Evanko-Lewis

Are you a travel professional under 40? If so, you must put the inaugural Young Leaders Conference on your calendar. This exclusively under-40 travel event will take place December 7 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and will foster an environment where you can learn, share and discuss topics pertinent to your business. It will give you the opportunity to build lasting relationships with your industry peers and offers a conference program that is relevant to you!

Here is a snapshot of the cutting-edge conference program. For the complete program and speakers, visit the website. 

100 Ways to Soar in Luxury Sales & Marketing

No long-winded speeches or boring statistics here. Instead, our razzle-dazzle town-hall moderator will engage the audience up close in “rapid fire” fashion, generating one or two ideas a minute. This will result in 100 ideas, tips and suggestions that could tweak your creativity and stir up business revenue. You’ll hear from our expert and fellow Young Leaders on what works and what doesn’t! Don’t miss this fast-paced session with surprising twists and turns.

$1 Million and Counting: Young Leader Shares Secrets

Need mentors? Look no further. In this firsthand case study session, a successful Young Leader and luxury agency owner with a targeted clientele focus takes you along on his travel career path. From opening a AAA agency at the age of 21 to handling American Express Platinum clients and opening his own Virtuoso agency, this Young Leader will talk about his successes and missteps along the way. He’ll show you strategies, lessons learned, and how to tailor your career journey to fit your personal passions. Join us as he details his journey to $1 million-plus in annual sales.

Fooling Mother Nature: Tackling the Generational Gap in Luxury Sales

How do you get older, experienced travelers as permanent clients? How do you overcome perceptions about your young age being a detriment to their experience and needs? What techniques work to land new boomer and senior clients? In contrast, Young Leaders also say they need to better attract peers. How can you incentivize the Gen-X and Gen-Y to use a travel agent? How do you keep this diverse clientele coming back for more?

Travel agent registration for the Young Leaders Conference is $150. It includes a complimentary Full Conference pass to Luxury Travel Expo. Agents can upgrade to the Platinum Pass, which comes with the benefits of the Full Conference pass plus a host of VIP options. Fee for the Platinum Pass is $175. Supplier registration is $300.

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