2018 Chattanooga Tourism Summit

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018   |   11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Chattanooga Convention Center

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Chattanooga CVB_Barry WhitePlease join us for the first Chattanooga Tourism Summit - the largest celebration of tourism in the region! This year’s Summit includes lunch, live music by local musician Rick Rushing, and the brand new EXPO featuring a variety of travel and tourism-related businesses. Barry White, the new president & chief executive officer of the CVB, will be sharing the importance of tourism in our community and the organization’s vision for tourism over the next few years.

The keynote speaker is Bill Geist, chief instigator at DMOproz, a firm specializing in strategic planning, marketing, governance, and legislative issues for convention and visitor bureaus, tourism-focused chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and communities.

Bill GeistGeist’s vast experience includes working with more than 200 Destination Marketing Organizations and communities; creating and hosting an innovative distance learning series DMOU.com (Destination Marketing Organization University); holding various management and programming roles with broadcast media in the Chicago area; leading several convention and visitors bureaus; and writing Destination Leadership, a deeper and updated version of his first book, Destination Leadership for Boards.

Registration is available online and includes the full details on the following Chattanooga Tourism Summit partnership opportunities:

Tourism Champion – $5,000 (contact Cindy Dupree)
Tourism Sponsor – $750
Table of 8 – $500
Individual Ticket­ – $65
Exhibitor – $350

For questions, contact Cindy Dupree at cindyd@chattanoogacvb.com or 423-424-4426.



We would like to thank our 2018 Tourism Champions for their valuable contributions and support of the tourism industry.

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3H Group Hotels

Artech Architecture & Interiors

Asa Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Big River & Bluewater Grille

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee


Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.E.

Chattanooga Airport

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Coca Cola Bottling

Chattanooga Marriott

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanoogan Hotel

City of Chattanooga Public Works

Creative Discovery Museum

Embassy Suites

Erlanger Health System

Fairway Outdoor Advertising

Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC

High Point Climbing & Fitness

Hunter Museum of American Art

The Johnson Group

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park

PayPro HCS

Public Markets

The Read House

Rock City Gardens


Ruby Falls

The Simpson Organization

Southern Belle Riverboat



Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Tennessee Aquarium

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Vision Hospitality

The Westin

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