Why Attend

Network. Learn. Be Inspired.

Who is the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism for? You.

In Oregon, we take a broad view of our travel and tourism industry, so it includes those with direct and indirect contact with visitors.
  • Winery owners and event managers
  • National, state and local park managers
  • Campground and RV managers
  • Hoteliers, concierges and sales staff
  • Government and civic representatives at all levels
  • Transportation officials and advocates
  • Convention and visitor bureau staff
  • Visitor attraction sales staff
  • Tour operators and guides
  • Visitor industry suppliers
  • Publishers of visitor-related information
  • Travel writers and media
  • Visitor Information Staff
  • Meeting and conference venue staff
  • Students interested in tourism careers

    How will the conference benefit my organization and me?

    Some benefits are intangible. Others are nuggets of information uniquely suited to your business.
    Access to Oregon’s key travel and tourism industry players, an unparalleled resource for individuals new to the industry or to the state, or those who want to become more involved at a local, regional, state or national level
    Opportunities to meet your regional peers.
    Learn more about the organized system to industry communication and opportunities through the seven Regional Destination Management Organizations
    Access to a full range of industry suppliers and vendors that choose to participate in the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism
    Professional development is yours for the taking at this conference. Find a mentor or become one. Meet partners who can further your career aspirations, discover steps on the “career ladder” in new places, learn of open positions and add to your skills inventory and resume
    A complete directory of conference attendees, exhibitors and suppliers, including; Oregon Tourism Commissioners, Travel Oregon staff, all registrants, Oregon’s seven RDMO representatives, Local Destination Marketing Organizations, state and local economic development contacts and additional tourism industry organization contacts and entities
    Giveaways, door prizes and surprises!


    Want more information about Why Attend?

    If you have additional questions or comments about Why Attend, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Oregon staff listed below.

    1. Carole Astley
    2. Kendra Perry