Henderson State University’s Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will host the Diamond Lakes Region Hospitality and Tourism Conference Nov. 8 at DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge.
The conference is designed for those who are interested in learning more about the hospitality and tourism industries in Arkansas. It will offer motivation and development for local businesses to create and cultivate a destination for vacation.
Educating local business owners and leaders on the trends and best practices for the hospitality and tourism industries is the conference’s goal.
Speakers include: Jim Dailey, Arkansas tourism director; Robert Raines, The Gangster Museum of America; Dylan Roberts and Derek Huber, Freelance Society; Kayla Kesterson, Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; Michael Sindelar, DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge; Tiffany Bertram, Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast; Will Byrd, Will’s Cinnamon Shop; Bill Solleder, Visit Hot Springs; Joe Jacobs, manager of marketing and revenue at Arkansas State Parks; Lance Howell, executive director of Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce; Benny Baker, The Arlington Resort and Hotel Spa; and Kat Robinson, Tie Dye Travels.
Registration begins at the lodge at 8:30 a.m. There is a $75 fee, but Henderson State employees and students can attend for free. To register, contact the ASBTDC at 870-230-5184. More information is available at http://hsu.today/asbtdc/diamond-lakes-region-hospitality-and-tourism-conference/.
The event is co-sponsored by the Diamond Lakes Travel Association.