Conference Schedule

Celebrating the Spirit of
Our People and Our Industry

Wednesday, October 4
Gatlinburg/Sevier County Day

  8:00 AM --   2:00 PM                 TnHTPAC Golf Tournament
                                                     Gatlinburg Golf Course

                                                 
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  8:00 AM --   2:00 PM                 Guest Service Gold Training & Certification
                                                    
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10:00 AM --   5:00 PM                  Exhibitor Move-In
                                                                 
  9:00 AM --   5:30 PM                  Registration Open
                                                                 
10:00 AM --   5:00 PM                  Complimentary Gatlinburg/Sevier County Self-Guided Tours

                                                   
    
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11:30 AM --   1:00 PM                  Tourism Regional Director's Meeting

  2:00 PM --    3:00 PM                 Play Tennessee Board Meeting

  3:00 PM --   4:00 PM                  Play Tennessee Membership Meeting

  4:00 PM --   5:30 PM                  Women in Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Reception
                                                      Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

                                                 
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  5:30 PM --   9:00 PM                  Opening Night Event
                                                      Rocky Top Sports World

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Thursday, October 5
Hospitality and Tourism Industry Day


  7:00 AM --   5:00 PM                  Registration Open

 

  7:30 AM --   9:15 AM                  Opening Breakfast
                                                      Keynote: Peter Greenberg

  9:30 AM --   5:00 PM                  Tourism EXPO and Food & Lodging Tradeshows Open

 

  9:30 AM --   9:00 PM                  Silent Auction Open

  9:30 AM -- 10:30 AM                  Educational Seminars

10:30 AM -- 11:45 AM                  Tradeshows Session

11:45 AM --   1:15 PM                  Lunch and Keynote

  1:15 PM --   1:45 PM                  Dessert and Networking Session in Tradeshows

  1:30 PM --   4:00 PM                  Tennessee Tourism Committee Meeting

  1:45 PM --   2:45 PM                  Educational Seminars

 

  3:00 PM --   4:00 PM                  Educational Seminars

  4:00 PM --   5:00 PM                  Afternoon Reception in Tradeshows

  6:00 PM --   9:00 PM                  TnHTA Stars of the Industry Gala (Optional)

                                                     
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  6:00 PM --   9:00 PM                  Gatlinburg Dine-Around for those not attending Stars Gala

 

 

 

Friday, October 6
Tennessee Tourism Day

  7:00 AM --   1:00 PM                 Registration Open

 

  7:00 AM --   7:30 AM                 Silent Auction Last Chance Bidding
                                                  
    Auction closes 7:30 AM;
                                                                Winning bidders may pay/pick up items 9:00 AM-1:30 PM

 

  7:00 AM --   8:00 AM                 Breakfast Served

  8:00 AM --   9:00 AM                 Dept. of Tourist Development Presentation
                                                     Keynote: Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett

  9:15 AM -- 10:30 AM                 Educational Seminars

10:45 AM -- 11:45 AM                 Educational Seminars   
            
12:00 PM --   1:30 PM                 Governor's Luncheon

                                                     Keynote: Governor Bill Haslam (Invited)

                      1:30 PM                 Conference Adjourns





                                    
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Unless noted otherwise, all conference programs and activities
will take place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
All times are Eastern Daylight Time.