2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) and Vermont State Parks will co-host the 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference in Burlington, April 23 through 26, 2018. This year’s conference theme, “Building Resilient Communities, Environments, and Economies” focuses on demonstrating the tangible ways that connecting people with the outdoors improves public health, reinvigorates local economies, and instills a life-long commitment to the environment.

2018 Vermont Walk/Bike Summit

Scheduled for May 4, 2018 in White River Junction, the Vermont Walk/Bike Summit is an excellent opportunity to connect with community members, employers, planners and researchers from throughout the state for in-depth sharing on current efforts, new ideas, and networking to advance more livable communities.

Vermont Tourism Summit (VTS)

The Vermont Tourism Summit is a must-attend event for any association, business or organization that is looking to get involved in the state's tourism industry. It is the perfect blend of education and networking opportunities. Strengthen your business with expert insight from leading consultants. Master the latest tools, technologies and tactics. Learn smart strategies from marketing and media practitioners. You will leave this conference ready to start executing strategies for your success.

Discover New England Summit

The DNE Summit is your opportunity to direct overseas travelers to your destination, property or attraction. The DNE Annual Tourism Summit & International Marketplace is the only event dedicated to New England organizations looking to increase business from Europe, Asia, and Australia. For the New England market, there is nothing else like it – a highly cost-effective trade conference dedicated entirely to our region. Expand your international business without ever stepping on an airplane! Sixty international tour operators as well as U.S. receptive operators attend the Annual Summit to meet and form relationships with 250+ New England travel suppliers. While they are here, many of these tour operators learn more about the host state and travel throughout New England on pre- and post-Summit familiarization trips. The DNE Summit also gives you a chance to meet New England state tourism representatives and network with other colleagues in the region. Plus, you can attend International Market Updates presented by DNE’s international representatives.

American Bus Association Marketplace

Every January, ABA welcomes the travel and tourism community to the first conference of the year – the ABA Marketplace. More than 3,500 tour operators, suppliers and exhibitors come together to kick off a new year of business opportunity and growth. ABA Marketplace is truly a market-place – an active, vibrant forum of buyers and sellers. With legendary networking and social events, attendees turn conversations from the conference floor into long-term business relationships. Couple this with leading education seminars and the industry’s largest exhibit hall, and Marketplace is one of the best industry events of year.

U.S Travel Association’s IPW

U.S. Travel Association’s IPW is a premier travel industry international marketplace. In just three days of intensive pre-scheduled business appointments, more than 1,000 U.S. travel organizations from every region of the USA, and more than 1,300 international and domestic buyers from more than 70 countries are able to network. At IPW, buyers and sellers are able to conduct business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips. IPW hosts more than 1,100 exhibitor booths held by U.S. suppliers of USA travel products and destinations and more than 5,000 attendees who are international travel buyers, domestic travel buyers and international journalists representing more than 70 countries.

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