The Park City Chamber Bureau and Visitors Center will host the annual Tourism Fall Forum on Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Chateaux Deer Valley. The event is a networking opportunity for members, as well as an update on resort activity for the upcoming winter season.
"Really, this event is meant to get the business community in mindset that winter is on its way," said Craig McCarthy, the Member Service Director of the PCCVB.
"This is a great networking opportunity," he added. "Maybe you own a carpet cleaning business and you end up sitting at the same table with someone who works at big hotel who needs that service. And how winter goes, the success of that business, drives all of the business in Park City."
The event will begin with keynote speaker is Daniel Levine, a consumer trends expert who serves as the executive director of the Avant-Guide Institute in New York City. Levine is also the founder of WikiTrend, a hub for spotting the latest products and services, works as a consultant to major companies and has authored 20 best-selling books.
"He's going to talk from a global perspective," McCarthy said. "What are the trends that are out there and what do they mean to Park City? How can you harness those trends to make Park City more alluring, more relevant? That's what he'll be discussing."
Three senior executives of the Park City resorts and Leigh von der Esch, the managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, will give an update during a panel discussion which will be followed by a question-and-answer portion.
The event, which includes a sit-down lunch, costs $30 for attendees who register between Oct. 16 and 31 and $37 if tickets are purchase on the day of the event. Tables of 10 are available for $240. The Chateaux Deer Valley is located on 7815 Royal Street East. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Erin O'Keefe at 435-658-9619 or email@example.com.