We have a few changes to our speaker lineup for this year’s conference: Google Travel will still provide the opening keynote, changing the focus slightly with Michael Thomas, Principal Analytical Lead, who will provide insights into incorporating digital tourism practices to your current program that will help drive consumers to your door.
And, back by popular demand, we have added Judd Wallenbrock, President & CEO of C. Mondavi & Family, as the closing keynote speaker. Judd will share his many years of experience in the wine industry on trends affecting marketing, tourism, and events.
We are excited to welcome both of these speakers to our program!
Updated Opening Keynote
Principal Analytical Lead, Google Travel
Michael has been at Google for 5 years and works with some of the world’s largest travel brands. His clients include hotels, airlines, and online travel agencies, just to name a few. Michael provides the business analysis and innovative strategies needed to drive growth across 20 clients touching diverse areas in the travel space. Michael is also an avid traveler, having been to 15 countries and 5 continents. Before working at Google, Michael worked at General Electric in their Energy sector.
New Closing Keynote
President and CEO, C. Mondavi & Family
Judd is a seasoned veteran of the wine industry with over 38 years experience and has the scars to prove it. His excitement and passion for wine, food and the arts has never been stronger. Judd has a BS in Agri-Business, an MBA in International Marketing and has served as an executive for Robert Mondavi, De Loach Vineyards, Michel-Schlumberger Estate and The Good Life Wine Collective of Jessup Cellars and Handwritten Wines. He has experienced the thrill of starting his own winery, Humanitas, and is now President and CEO of C. Mondavi & Family, home to Charles Krug, Purple Heart, and CK Mondavi.
For a full Agenda, please visit www.winetourismconference.org.
Registration is currently $450.00 for the three day program and it will go up to $475.00 on September 16, 2018, so be sure to take advantage of the early pricing and Register today!