NCW Tourism Summit
The NCW Tourism Summit brings our region together to educate, inspire and help advance, guide and align North Central Washington’s diverse tourism region.
7:30 AM – Registration and Packet pick-up opens
8:00 AM – 10 AM (OPTIONAL Event, Additional Ticket REQUIRED)
Leveraging Tourism in Rural Communities and Opportunity Zones
50 people max, includes breakfast Presented by Carla Jellum, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor/Hospitality, Tourism, Events Management Program Director, Ellensburg Campus, Central Washington University Jeremy Stroud, Community Development Specialist, Washington USDA, Wenatchee Office
Trevor C Lane, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, and Director Community & Economic Development, WSU Ferry County Extension Office Blake Baldwin, Chelan County Economic Development Director
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Networking and Breakfast
10:30 AM – Opening Remarks, Introductions, and Start of Summit
Morning Sessions: 10:45 AM – 11:45 – 2020 NCW Travel Trends and Forecast Speakers: Anthony Anton, CEO – WA Hospitality Association Annette Pitts, Executive Director – Cascade Loop Donald W. Meseck, Regional Labor Economist, Labor Market and Economic Analysis (LMEA), Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD)
11:45 AM-Noon – BREAK
Noon – 1:00 PM – The Impact of Transportation on Tourism Speaker(s): Trevor Moyers – Pangborn Memorial Airport Laura Leon & Selina Danko – Link Transit
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Lunch: “A Taste of NCW” Experience a meal showcasing foods throughout North Central Washington.
Afternoon Sessions: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Creative Placemaking Speaker: Annette Pitts, Executive Director – Cascade Loop
3:30 PM -3:45 PM – BREAK
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM – Airbnb’s – What does it mean for the future of NCW Lodging Speakers: Blake Baldwin, Economic Development Director, Chelan County Anthony Anton, CEO – WA Hospitality Association
5:00 PM – Closing
6:00 PM FREE Evening Event – Moonlight Snowshoe and Bonfire at Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center – 25 people maximum – Add-On item (registration is required) Presented by Entiat Public Library/NCRL and the Entiat Valley Chamber of Commerce
Hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn for a discounted group rate of $109.00 per room, per night, plus tax.
The cutoff date for reservations is 1/17/2019. Use Code: TSUMIT