2013 Young Leaders Conference Gains Momentum, Sells Out Supplier Positions


2013 Young Leaders Conference Gains Momentum, Sells Out Supplier Positions

NEW YORK (Aug. 15, 2013) ─ Questex Hospitality + Travel today announced that supplier positions for its upcoming 2013 Young Leaders Conference (YLC), have sold out as its popular event targeting under-40 professionals gains momentum.

YLC, to be held Sept. 9 at The Venetian® Las Vegas in conjunction with Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX), provides a forum for young professionals including agency owners, consultants, suppliers and industry partners to participate in peer-to-peer networking, career development and information-sharing.

“Selling out so quickly is an incredible testimony to the increasing strength of YLC and the buzz it has created in the industry,” said Samantha Erickson, YLC co-coordinator. “Year after year, the event receives high marks from attendees and sponsors because of its dynamic educational and networking opportunities in a relaxed environment.

“The positive feedback speaks volumes to our continued commitment to further the careers of young travel professionals, and we have every reason to believe that 2013 will exceed expectations.”

All 25 supplier positions have been filled by 17 sponsoring companies including AMResorts, Atelier Group, Barbados Tourism Authority, CIE Tours International, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Europe Express, G Adventures, Hermitage Bay, Insight Vacations, Insure America, Sceptre Tours, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Special Needs Group, TAO Group Las Vegas, Travel Insured International, Tulalip Resort & Casino and Vacation.com.

Only YLC sponsors were guaranteed supplier positions in the event, which has a maximum supplier-to-agent ratio of 30 to 70. There is a wait list for suppliers still interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Presented by Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel Agent magazines, YLC is the first and only industrywide forum created exclusively for the under-40 travel professional. For more information, including registration and sponsorship, visit the YoungTravelLeaders.com website or connect onTwitterFacebook or LinkedIn


About Questex Hospitality + Travel

Questex Hospitality + Travel, the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to travel and lodging, drives revenue, productivity and value-creation for these related industries through strategic investment and deal-making forums, powerful lead-generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications. 

The Questex Travel Group, a division of Questex Hospitality + Travel, serves travel marketers globally through its TravelAgentCentral.com,LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com and TravelAgentUniversity online portals. It operates the leading luxury travel booking site, FiveStarAlliance.com, publishes Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines and produces leisure events: Luxury Travel Exchange International, ULTRA Luxury Exchange, Young Leaders Conference and Hawaii Travel Exchange and MICE events: Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges and CONFEC conferences.

Questex Hospitality + Travel also provides business development, marketing and training services to national tourism organizations,  destination marketing associations, hotel, gaming, resort and cruise companies, online travel agencies and travel advisors worldwide.  Questex Hospitality + Travel is a division of Questex Media Group LLC, headquartered in Newton, Mass., with offices throughout the world.

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Samantha Erickson
Co-Conference Chair
(212) 895-8283