Business Development Events You’ll Love

Last Updated March 15, 2018

Growing your experience business is no easy feat, but thankfully there is no shortage of resources and learning opportunities to help you along the way.  Just as your guests travel from near and far to drink in your local culture, there is so much to gain by getting out into the world with a desire to grow.

Here are a few business development event picks from our Partner Success Team.


International Wine Tourism Conference

Date: April 10-11th 2018
Location: Budapest, Hungary
IWINETC focuses on 5 major themes: research, professional development, branding and marketing, grape escape destinations and networking. Attendees will learn about the in’s and out’s of the wine industry, whilst enhancing their business and professional skills.

2018 National Planning Conference

Date: April 21-24
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
neworleansNPC18 is an educational program that covers emerging issues, new trends, and best practices in event planning and networking.
Also, New Orleans? Uh, we’ll take ANY reason to go to the Big Easy.

BizBash Live

Date: May 16th, July 18 & Fall 2018
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (May 16th) • Los Angeles, California (July 18th) • New York (Fall 2018)
BizBash Live is a networking event where industry professionals come together to collaborate, discover and become inspired to create incredible events.
We love that the event takes place in multiple locations across the US, so you can check out one closer to your market.

eWomenNetwork Entrepreneur Conference & Expo

Date: July 12-14
Location: Dallas, Texas

womens entrepeWomenNetwork is the premier success system for women entrepreneurs. Every year they host one of the top conferences in North America for female entrepreneurs.
The experience industry has amazing women entrepreneurs working around the world, so this was an obvious pick for our list.

Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Date: July 18-20
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
A networking event for travel professionals and destination marketers.
If you’re thinking about opportunities in the state or not, tourism is a big business in Arizona. Now, it is in July, so bring your shorts and sunglasses.

The Event Planner Expo

Date: October 2-3
Location: New York City
This two day event features over 150 exhibitors and gives attendees the opportunity to network with fellow industry professionals, discover amazing partners for their upcoming events and increase business. This event is New York City’s largest showcase for the events and hospitality industry. Housing over 3,000 event planning professionals making it easy to forge meaningful business relationships.
If you’re in the festival or event side of the business, you’ll want to be here.

Global Food Tourism Conference 2018

Date: October 14-16
Location: Austin, Texas
GFTCGFTC offers a unique opportunity to engage with industry leaders, share thoughts with colleagues worldwide and educate yourself and your team on the Food Tourism business.
EzTix is a sponsor of GFTC and we’re proud to be back again this year. GFTC is the premiere networking and business development opportunity if your experience business operates in the culinary tourism field.
Did we miss any?  Tell us in the comments!

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