Third Annual Young Leaders Conference Announces Steering Committee

NEW YORK, NY- August 22, 2012.  The Questex Travel Group announced today members of its Steering Committee for its third annual Young Leaders Conference. Comprised of 'under 40' travel advisors, the 2012 class sole task will shape the format and educational program for this year's event. Held in conjunction with Luxury Travel Exchange International, the event will be held November 26, 2012 at The Palazzo Las Vegas.

“We are pleased to have such an esteemed group of young travel advisors on this year's Young Leaders Conference Steering Committee,” stated Bernadette Mari, conference chair, Young Leaders Conference and senior marketing manager, Questex Travel Group. “Every member is a leader in their organization and in the travel industry overall. Representing different roles and experience levels within their agency, each will bring a different perspective injecting fresh ideas into the 2012 event.”

"It's always exciting when the committee begins to take form because it's an indication that the best conference for young leaders in the travel industry isn't too far away," says Joe Pike, senior editor for Travel Agent magazine. "This year's committee, like in years past, brings a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to the planning stages of the conference. We think they will help shape this year's event into one of the best we've had in the event's short, yet incredibly successful, history."

The 2012 Young Leaders Steering Committee members are: Lia Batkin, In the Know Experiences; Sara Batruff, Travel Leaders Apple Valley MN; Justin Dolan, CTA Travel; Daniela Harrison, Avenues of the World Travel; Carole-Anne Hughs, Valerie Wilson Travel; Beth Jenkins, McCabe World Travel; Caitlin Murphy, Frosch Classic Cruise & Travel; Kyle Oram, KVI Travel; Jill Taylor, Jetset World Travel and Jennifer Yokiel, Minnetonka Travel.

Travel advisors can register at The advisor registration fee is $150 and includes a complimentary Gold Pass to Luxury Travel Exchange International. Supplier registration will cost $300 and will open in late September. Suppliers looking to be notified when registration opens can communicate their interest on the event website. Schedule will be available shortly.