Houston is a vibrant, global city; recognized for its strong business environment. We are increasingly known as a great place to live and visit. As the culinary capital of the south, Houston has more than 10,000 restaurant establishments, a diverse arts scene and a great line-up of professional sports. For visitors, Houston is both a fun and affordable destination venue. Championing Houston as a great place is critical to attracting new talent and businesses to our region and supporting the region's long-term economic success.

In this two-part luncheon event, Mike Waterman, Executive Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Houston First Corp. and President of Visit Houston will share his State of Tourism address. Following Mr. Waterman, hear from our keynote speaker Aaron Price as he describes what it takes for cities to transform their communities into great places. Price manages Expedia's global online and customer marketing, strategic distribution partnerships and SEM for a variety of the company's travel brands.

For more information, please contact Ryan Allbright (713) 844-3632 or
Interested in sponsoring the Placemaking: The role of Tourism on Houston's Perception?
Friday, September 21, 2018
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Registration and Networking Cafe/Marketplace
Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Program

Marriott Marquis
1777 Walker St., Houston, TX 77010

Individual Tickets: Members: $90 | Nonmembers: $135

Tables of Ten: Members: $1000 | Nonmembers: $1400

Marketplace Booth: $250

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