What does the future of Montana’s tourism and business development look like? Promising.

The Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation is being held in Billings. It’s the annual gathering of private and public sector partners in the tourism and recreation industries in Montana. While the past two years have been extraordinarily challenging for the world, Montana is beginning to emerge and examine things in a new light, according to Montana Tourism and Business Development.

This year’s conference is being held in downtown Billings at the Double Tree and Northern Hotel on Monday and Tuesday.  300 attendees are expected from Montana’s tourism and recreation industries.  Highlights will include tourism awards and a banquet on Monday, as well as the Lt. Governor’s luncheon speech on Tuesday.  

There are many great presenters, too.  This will be the first time participants have gathered in person since 2019.

This year’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation will feature presentations on what’s changed in the travel and recreation spaces since the start of Covid19.  And, how to create nimble, forward-looking strategies for Montana’s tourism businesses, organizations, and communities.

For this year’s Conference, leading experts will help participants understand and navigate these changes. Featured speakers will include nationally-acclaimed marketing and customer experts Peter Shankman, Shawna Suckow, and Sarah Elkins.  Sherry Rupert representing AIANTA and the  always eagerly anticipated update from Brand MT Marketing team round out the presentations.  

For more information on the conference schedule and keynote speakers, click here.