October 28 - 31, 2019 Gaylord Palms
The brightest minds, biggest brands and most provocative voices explore and debate the essential themes shaping the Tours, Activities & Attractions in the tours, activities and attractions industry.
What should you expect? No sales pitches. No sponsored sessions. Just the essential trends and perspectives that matter most to your business
Check out the Theater Sessions from Arival 2018 in Las Vegas to give you an idea of what to expect.
Theater Session One – Tuesday Morning
Online Travel Agencies
Speaker: Dermot Halpin, President, TripAdvisor Experiences and Vacation Rentals
Speakers: Will Obbard, Business Development Director, Merlin Entertainments; Peter Syme, Managing Director, 1000 Mile Journeys; Stephen Oddo, CEO and co-founder, Walks
Theater Session Two – Tuesday Morning
It’s a Big Big World Out There
Theater Session Three – Wednesday Morning
Locals, Pros, Stories & Futures
Speaker: Riccardo Ulivi, Head of North American Operations – Experiences, Airbnb
Speakers: Matthijs Keij, CEO, Withlocals; Nick, Brad Weber, CEO, Gray Line Worldwide, Riccardo, Head of North American Operations – Experiences, Airbnb; Nick Whitfield, CEO, City Unscripted
Speaker: Akila McConnell, Founder and Chief Eating Officer, Atlanta Food Walks
Speaker: Erik Blachford, Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
Theater Session Four – Wednesday Afternoon
Connecting with the Customer
Speaker: DJ O’Neil, CEO & Creative Director, Hub Strategy and Communication
Speakers: Enrique Ybarra, Founder, President and CEO, City Sightseeing Worldwide; Stacy Shuster, Director of Marketing and Sales, Ripleys Believe it or Not!; Evan Frank, CEO, Context Travel
Speaker: Dan Dipiazzo, Vice President, Marketing, SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove
Theater Session Five – Thursday Morning
Big Trends, Big Voices, Big Bookings
Speaker: Douglas Quinby, co-founder and CEO, Arival
Speaker: Haley Ward, Head of Tourism Sales and Marketing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Speaker: Claire Carlin, Vice President Partnerships and Alliances, Destination DC
Speaker: Kevin Durkee, Owner and Big Cheese, Culinary Adventure Company
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