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Sunday, September 17

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Arrivals & Check-In
The Driskill Lobby, level 1

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Welcome Reception
Victorian Room, lobby level
Hosted by The Driskill & Hyatt Unbound

Monday, September 18

7:30am

Appointment Schedule Pick-Up
Please pick up your final appointment schedule and breakfast table assignment at Breakfast Check-in.
Driskill Ballroom

7:45am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast
Hosted by Crystal
Includes business card exchange and self-introductions with your tablemates.
Driskill Ballroom

8:30am – 9:00am

A Snapshot of Your Business
Ruthanne Terrero, VP Content & Editorial Director, Luxury Travel Advisor
Driskill Ballroom

9:00am – 9:45am

Successful Startups' Common Characteristics
T.J. Clark, Co-Founder & CEO, Turnkey Vacation Rentals
Driskill Ballroom

9:45am – 10:00am

Break

10:05am – 11:05am

Successful Luxury Travel Entrepreneurs Share Success and Business Model Best Practices
Joshua Bush, CEO, Avenue Two Travel
Michael Holtz, Founder, SmartFlyer
Keith Waldon, Founder & Director, Departure Lounge LLC
Moderator: Ruthanne Terrero, VP Content & Editorial Director, Luxury Travel Advisor
Driskill Ballroom

11:05am – 11:20am

Break

11:25am – 12:20pm

Networking Lunch
Hosted by Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Driskill Ballroom

12:20pm – 2:00pm

Trip to the Departure Lounge
Transfer will depart at 12:20 pm sharp to visit this innovative retail agency, tour the facility, and meet the team.
Meet in Driskill Lobby

2:30pm – 5:30pm

One-to-One Appointments
Please follow your individual schedule.
Mezzanine level foyer

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Music & Bites: A Taste of Austin at ANTONE’s
Hosted by Visit Austin
Enjoy Austin's food truck sensation and live music as you network at one of the city's most iconic blues clubs, home to the legends like Ray Charles, James Brown, and BB King. You may choose to explore some of the local scene, all in walking-distance on your own after the Antone's reception.

Tuesday, September 19

8:00am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast
Driskill Ballroom

8:55am – 9:30am

Story, Concept & Vision: A Successful Brand Launch Model from the Unbound Collection
Lara Migliassi, Vice President, The Unbound Collection
Driskill Ballroom

9:35am – 10:20am

Brand Building: How Iconic SXSW Stays Ahead of the Curve and Creates Trends
Jann Baskett, Chief Brand Officer, SXSW
Driskill Ballroom

10:30am – 12:05pm

One-to-One Appointments
Please follow your individual schedule.
Mezzanine level foyer

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Networking Lunch
Advisors please sit at the place-settings with blue napkins. Suppliers please sit at the place-settings with white napkins.
Driskill Ballroom

1:15pm – 1:40pm

Break

1:40pm – 2:40pm

Maximizing Your Web Assets
Jeremiah Batucan, Director of Product, Questex LLC
Jennifer Rosen, Group Marketing Director, Questex Travel Group
Driskill Ballroom

2:40pm – 2:50pm

Wrap Up & Farewell