2013 Young Leaders Conference Kicks Off With Successful Opening Reception


2013 Young Leaders Conference Kicks Off With Successful Opening Reception

NEW YORK (Sept. 9, 2013) ─ The fourth annual Young Leaders Conference (YLC), produced by Questex Hospitality + Travel, commenced with a bang last night at the Chandelier Bar in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The multistory venue, which houses three unique Las Vegas bar experiences, hosted the successful kickoff party for YLC attendees and provided the backdrop for dynamic networking opportunities among sponsors and travel advisors.  This year’s event included an open bar, appetizers and onsite inspection of the luxury resort available for travel advisors.

“We chose a stunning venue to kick off the YLC festivities, one that reflects the high energy of our YLC delegates,” said Samantha Erickson, YLC co-coordinator. “Our goal is to host formal and informal events designed to foster networking, collaboration and education critical to our attendees’ business and personal success. The positive feedback we received at our opening event speaks to the great time had by all.”

The 2013 YLC, which is being held today at The Venetian® Las Vegas in conjunction with Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX), drew nearly 90 under-40 attendees across North America for a forum engaging young travel professionals in peer-to-peer networking, career development and information-sharing.

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, visit the YoungTravelLeaders.com website or connect on TwitterFacebook 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