How to Amplify Your Role in the Local Tourism Ecosystem
A thriving tourism ecosystem is rooted in relationships and connectivity.
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This session will help attendees better understand how they can leverage their relationships to improve the visitor experience, solve problems, and provide more sustainable opportunities for their destination. Attendees will walk away from this session with insight into relationship building from all areas of the industry as well as tips for creating mutually beneficial partnerships.
David Mogg, Cascadia Hospitality; Co-Founder/ Director of Business Development
David Mogg draws on over 20 years of industry experience to help develop and increase streamlined sales operations, marketable brand equity, and revenue NOI.
David’s experience in development, managing, and marketing boutique hotels developed in Australia, Spain, and Greece before moving to the USA. Initially in Los Angeles, he opened the flagship west coast AKA Beverly Hills. David then moved on to directly manage Palisociety’s, at that time, three Los Angeles locations and assisted in their expansion into the Pacific Northwest locations in Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland. David currently works developing the Jupiter Hotel and NEXT and most recently, has begun working with hotel properties acquired by Oregon states Project Turnkey transition into their new usage.
Billie Moser, Travel Portland, VP International Affairs & Community Engagement
Billie Moser is the vice president of international affairs and community engagement at Travel Portland. She oversees Travel Portland’s efforts to strengthen the region’s economy by supporting Portland’s businesses and organizations through connecting them to the tourism economy for the benefit of residents and domestic and international visitors alike. The work of her teams is guided by Travel Portland’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and also by the critical work around advocacy, development and investment and the preservation of how people experience Portland and our values as a visitor in our tourism master plan (see Managing Place here.) She proudly serves on the Port of Portland’s International Air Service Committee and World Oregon’s board of advisors. Moser calls Southwest Portland’s Multnomah Village home and is a regular visitor to the Portland Art Museum. An avid runner, Moser has completed two 50k ultra-marathons and can often be found running along Forest Park’s Wildwood Trail.
Chevonne Ball, Owner/Operator of Dirty Radish Travel & Consulting
Recently named a Wine Enthusiasts Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2020, and a Rising Star by SevenFiftyDaily, Chevonne Ball is the Owner and Founder of Dirty Radish. Her travel company connects travelers to her favorite places, Oregon and France, for world-class hospitality and wine education. After moving to France in 2009 “on a wing and a prayer,” Ball fell in love with the food, wine, and people in Beaujolais in particular. She made it her mission to bring that passion to others who realize the region has so much more to offer than just Nouveau. She honed her wine skills and became a Certified Sommelier and French Wine Scholar. Since establishing Dirty Radish in 2017, Chevonne has expanded her services to include wine and travel itineraries, hospitality consulting services, educational seminars, and her own line of Dirty Radish merchandise (coming in 2021!).