The IAADFS has unveiled a preview of the conference sessions planned for the 2022 Summit of the Americas, which will be held April 10-13, 2022, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
According to IAADFS President and CEO Michael Payne, more than 40% of available space is booked to date, and the Association has seen a marked increase in interest among suppliers during the past two weeks.
The conference sessions will be held through-out the day on Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12, which the Association says will allow attendees the flexibility to participate while also taking advantage of business-to-business discus-sions with exhibitors and multiple networking opportunities.
IAADFS has aligned with several content partners who are contributing in-depth knowledge and expertise in the creation of the conference session program. While some aspects of the program are still being finalized and speakers still being confirmed, planned sessions include:
Airport Infrastructure and Retail Challenges
Content Partners: Airport Restaurant and Retail Association (ARRA) and The Moodie Davitt Report
Cruise Retail in the Post-COVID Climate
Content Partners: DFNI and m1nd-set
Adapting to the Future of Work
Content Partners: Women in Travel Retail and Travel Markets Insider
TR Consumer Forum – Americas Special Edition
Content Partners: TRBusiness and m1nd-set
LATAM Moves Forward
Content Partner: ASUTIL
Global Advocacy in the COVID Era
Content Partner: Hume Brophy
The Association expects that all speakers will be finalized shortly and details will be provided as soon as possible.
Participation in the conference sessions is open to all registered attendees.
“We are very pleased with the engagement of our content partners and their efforts to develop valuable and interesting sessions for attendees. The sessions are designed not just to deliver impactful information but also to encourage dialogue and engagement form the audience,” expressed IAADFS President and CEO, Michael Payne.
IAADFS also thanks the key suppliers who have committed to the 2022 Summit of the Americas, particularly during this difficult time for the industry.
“We appreciate those suppliers who have confirmed their participation in the 2022 Summit, and we know from speaking with a number of suppliers and buyers that there is a lot of excitement about coming together for an in-person Summit,” said Payne, commenting on current bookings:
“We expected registration and participation decisions to be a bit later than usual in view of the global COVID picture but can clearly see interest is gaining quickly.
“We will do whatever is required and appropriate to ensure the safety of our attendees, and those requirements will become more specific as we get closer to the April dates and assess the situation with local authorities. April should present a much clearer picture regarding COVID, but regardless we will stay focused on what precautions need to be taken,” said Payne, adding, “Our business depends on travel and we need to be committed to supporting and encouraging engagement in travel and providing a safe environment and valuable experience.”