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Florida’s Tourism Pulse: GC23 Conference Offers Insights, Networking, and Growth

The annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism (GC23) is fast approaching, and campground and RV park operators in Florida are encouraged to mark their calendars for this pivotal event. Scheduled from September 6-8 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, the conference promises to be a hub of valuable insights, networking opportunities, and potential business growth.

In a recent newsletter sent by the Florida RV and Campground Association (FRVCA), the association highlighted the importance of the early bird registration deadline on August 2. 

Those who register by this date can avail of the early bird rate, with additional discounts available for multiple registrations from the same organization. Specifically, attendees can save $50 on the third, fourth, and subsequent registrations.

“Don’t miss the chance to attend the annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism—the ultimate gathering for the Florida tourism industry,” the newsletter reads.

The conference, which expects to host nearly 1,000 tourism professionals, travel experts, advertising agencies, and state leaders, is a golden opportunity for campground and RV park owners to gain insights into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the Florida tourism industry.

The list of speakers at GC23 features industry experts such as Dana Young, president and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA; Dr. Youcheng Wang, dean of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management; and Sara Riis-Carstensen, who played a pivotal role in LEGO’s global brand strategy. They, among others, will be sharing their expertise on various topics pertinent to the tourism industry.

For a detailed list of speakers and their profiles, attendees can visit the official conference website.

The conference’s agenda is packed with sessions that cater to the diverse needs of the tourism sector.

Some of the highlighted sessions include “Building a Brand, Brick by Brick: The Future of Power Brands” by Sara Riis-Carstensen, “Navigator 2023: Industry Powered by Experiences” which delves into the importance of immersive experiences for travelers, and “Composing Your World” by violinist Kai Kight, which aims to inspire attendees to bring their unique ideas forward. These sessions aim to equip attendees with the latest trends, strategies, and best practices to navigate the ever-evolving tourism landscape.

The Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism is more than just an event; it’s an experience that offers a deep dive into the world of tourism. For campground and RV park owners and operators, attending GC23 is an investment in knowledge, networking, and business growth. With the early bird deadline looming, now is the time to secure a spot and be part of this transformative event.

The Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism is presented by VISIT FLORIDA and is recognized as the premier educational conference for the state’s tourism industry.

Visit floridatourismconference.com/registration to learn more about early bird registration, and floridatourismconference.com to learn more about the conference.

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Casey Sprint
Casey Sprint
March 20, 2024 4:49 pm

Get excited about diving into the Florida tourism scene at GC23! You’re in for a treat with engaging workshops and panel talks that’ll arm campground and RV park pros with the know-how to shine in today’s competitive field. Join the fun and connect with over a thousand tourism enthusiasts for a rewarding experience at this event. Let’s gear up for a fantastic time!

May 23, 2024 3:52 pm

Campground and RV park peeps! The Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Orlando is the place to be! Interactive workshops, sustainability tips, and expert roundtables await. Let’s network and thrive!


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