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2016 Nebraska Tourism Conference in Gering Oct 18 – 20 | KRVN Radio

2016 Nebraska Tourism Conference in Gering Oct 18 – 20

2016 Nebraska Tourism Conference in Gering Oct 18 – 20

Whether it’s an overview of big 2017 events, customer service tips or a new enthusiasm for business, there is a lot of great information to be shared at the 2016 Nebraska Tourism Conference, themed “Renewing our Legacies.”

The conference will be held in Gering, October 18-20, 2016.

“Gering and our community partners are counting the days until we welcome back Nebraska’s tourism industry to our city… It’s an honor for Gering to serve as the conference hosts again; we’re excited about the Conference agenda that offers networking and valuable industry knowledge,” said Karla Niedan-Streeks, executive director of the Gering Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The three-day event attracts 150+ tourism and hospitality industry leaders from all over the state of Nebraska to learn the latest techniques in marketing, sales, public relations, social media, grassroots advocacy and to hear about the economic outlook for the industry. The Nebraska Tourism Conference is the year’s best opportunity to meet and to share with industry peers during the general sessions, networking breaks, receptions, workshops and annual awards banquet celebrating the achievements of our hard-working industry professionals.

This year’s keynote speakers are Jon Schallert and David Webster. Schallert, an internationally-recognized professional speaker and business consultant, will lead Wednesday’s keynote, Mom and Pop on Top: How To Be Small, But Play Large and a breakout session titled, Turn Any Business Into A Consumer Destination. Webster is an Emmy-Award winning public speaker, who will present on How to ‘Flip’ a Complaining Customer or Guest and Mastering Hospitality Communication.

Other session topics at the conference include, the Nebraska 150 Celebration and the 2017 Eclipse, Experiential Marketing, Google Mapping and more. Nebraska Tourism Commission Chair, John Chapo said, “The annual Tourism conference is a perfect opportunity for tourism and hospitality professionals and owners to gather together to better empower each other for success. It’s a great place to learn about what else is happening in the state and an even better opportunity for tourism professionals to grow strategically in their thinking and actions.”

More information about the 2016 Nebraska Tourism Conference can be found at: or on Facebook at Those planning to attend the event are encouraged to use #NETourismConference and #VisitNebraska on social media.

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