In March 2020, Women in Tourism & Hospitality (W.I.T.H.) will host its inaugural conference in San Diego at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego-Mission Valley. The conference will bring together women professionals in recognition of their contributions to the industry while discussing current trends and challenges facing both the tourism and hospitality sectors.
Caroline Beteta, President and CEO of Visit California, will serve as the keynote speaker of the event. Her address will center around the wildly successful marketing efforts of Visit California and the strategic direction of the organization moving forward.
Hattie Hill, President and CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation, will deliver the closing keynote address. As a Global Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equity Pioneer, Hill’s address will discuss the importance of women leadership and how developing core competencies ensures successful career development.
The conference will run from March 19 through 20. Elected officials, educators, students, executives, entrepreneurs and more will also attend the event, demonstrating the wide depth and breadth of the industries influenced by and supporting the hospitality and tourism industries.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the 5th Annual W.I.T.H. Awards Luncheon which will celebrate newly-announced honorees in a panel discussion highlighting their career successes, visions for the future and more. The conference will also have workshops, a networking breakfast, an exhibitor marketplace and more.
Tickets to the conference are currently $399 and will raise to $439 after December 10th. Student pricing starts at $199.