Top 5 reasons to attend the 2019 Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism
#1 - It's the only statewide professional development conference for New Mexico hospitality and tourism professionals
The Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, hosted by the New Mexico Hospitality Association, is the only multi-day conference where business owners, executives, directors and managers from hospitality and tourism businesses/organizations can expect professional development programming that specifically addresses their needs. It's also one of the best opportunities each year for industry professionals to reconnect with colleagues and expand professionals networks.
#2 - Spend April 28-30 in the heart of Santa Fe
When the New Mexico Hospitality Association was founded in early 2015, the organizations hosted its first Governor's Conference in Santa Fe. And after years of growth and evolution, we're happy to be bringing it back to Santa Fe in 2019! Santa Fe is relatively central for most of New Mexico, making for good travel. Hosting the conference in Santa Fe is also a great tribute to the important role Santa Fe has with the tourism industry, and a chance to showcase many of their great tourism assets with our attendees.
#3 - Determine your own educational itinerary across sales, marketing, and tourism development
We design our educational program to address many of the operations and strategic goals of the New Mexico hospitality and tourism industry. Those needs are very specific, so we place a priority in bringing in experts and industry representation across the state to create a comprehensive and diverse conversation around our topics. This year we have 4 rounds of breakout sessions across three professional categories - sales, marketing, and tourism development. Attendees are welcome to pick and choose which sessions address their concerns or spark their intrigue and attend accordingly.
#4 - Before the conference, have some fun
April 29-30 is time for business - but join us in Santa Fe the day before the conference for Sunday Funday to loosen up before the Governor's Conference! The day will start with our 4th Annual Hospitality Golf Tournament to benefit our Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, hosted at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. Later that evening, we will be hosting our first-ever New Mexico Hospitality Margarita Crawl around the Santa Fe Plaza! In the spirit of the Santa Fe Margarita Trail, we gave a twist to our traditional Pub Crawl for an event unique to our host destination!
#5 - Be there to welcome the newest inductees to the New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame
The Governor's Conference is all about education and collaboration - and we conclude it all with some celebration! We will cap off the 2019 Governor's Conference with the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony where we will induct New Mexico's most esteemed and accomplished tourism professionals into the Hall of Fame.