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The 2011 Ensemble Travel Group International Conference will offer members, suppliers and guests nearly 40 highly targeted learning opportunities over the course of its four-day annual event that kicks off at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Oct. 19.
Ensemble Travel Group member and supplier feedback weighed heavily in the development of this year’s agenda, according to Barbara Ellenberger, senior director of event planning and transportation/insurance partners, who expects as many as 1,000 participants to attend the 2011 annual meeting.
“We really listened closely to what our audience was looking for,” said Ellenberger. “Across the board, we heard ‘continue to make it relevant and unique, something we can’t get anywhere else.’ This year’s agenda does exactly that and more.”
Topics include social media, cruise hosting, the Gen Y employee, branding, succession planning and attracting the luxury consumer, as well as an update on the organization’s private-label products and programs.
Ensemble’s line-up of conference speakers is a collection of well-known industry executives, including Royal Caribbean’s Vicki Freed who will discuss how agents can discover and articulate their unique brands, and global authorities such as keynote speaker Peter Sheahan, a best-selling author and business consultant. www.joinensemble.com