7:30 – 8:30 – Breakfast at hotel
9:00 – 10:15– Education Session #6 – “GROUP SALES Panel” – Includes Buyer, Supplier and Media representatives to discuss all things in today’s Group Sales market.
10:15 – 10:30 - Break
10:30 – 11:00 – Education Session #7 – "Intimacy Direction 101" - Making a difference on stage with
Intimacy coordination or direction to make intimacy work collaborative.
11:00 – 12:00 – Open Forum #2
12:00 – 1:00 – Closing Business Meeting
1:00 – 2:00 – Lunch on your own
2:00 – Depart for Derby Dinner Playhouse
4:00 – Arrive at hotel in Derby area
6:00 – Depart hotel for dinner and show at Derby Dinner Playhouse
6:30- Dinner and performance of
The Accomplice- a new murder mystery
Tour the theatre
TURNER TRAVEL INC.
CTIS TOUR PLANNER
Annette is a very well respected tour planner in the industry and she will speak about group sales from the viewpoint of the tour operator. She has been a great mentor to many new tour operators in the industry, participates in the Women in Buses program with American Bus Association and is a favorite planner with Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre.
PRESIDENT, PREMIER TRAVEL MEDIA
Premier Travel Media is a multi-faceted publishing firm that specializes in the niche travel industry. Premier owns well-known brands such as Leisure Group Travel, Sports Planning Guide, Destination Reunions, Student Travel Planning Guide and Destination Film. Premier’s custom publishing division partners with trade associations like IITA, state, regional and national tourism offices to help them cultivate their groups’ message through content, digital and print marketing. Jeff is the author of the recently published book, Traveling Tribes, Your Next Side Gig as a Group Travel Influencer. Links: https://ptmgroups.com/
ACTOR, DIRECTOR, EDUCATOR
Claire is an actor, director, and educator whose work has been seen on stages around the Midwest. She is a Certified Intimacy Director and teaching artist with IDC Professionals, and she has created consent-based practices and choreography for over 25 casts and theatres throughout the region. Claire's intimacy work has been at Beef and Boards, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Phoenix Theatre, Summit Performance, Storefront Theatre, and many more. She earned her MFA in Acting and Theatre from Michigan State University, from which she also holds a Certificate in College Teaching and specializations in Intimacy Direction and Body Politics in Theatre. Claire has held professorships in acting at MSU, Anderson University, and Marian University. Proud AEA Member. More at clairewilcher.com.
DIRECTOR OF SALES,
DUTCH APPLE DINNER THEATRE
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Myra has been in the hospitality industry since 1983. After 13 years of fast food and full-service management, she settled into a full-time operations position at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. As Box Office Manager for 19 years, Myra was responsible for all aspects of customer service and ticketing. She played an intricate part in launching a new ticketing system with internet capabilities enabling the theatre to move forward with the growing entertainment industry. During the summer of 2018, Myra moved to the position of Director of Sales. Overseeing box office operations (individual, group and subscription sales), working closely with the marketing manager and social media coordinator and traveling to promote both Dutch Apple and Broadway Palm at group sales trades shows is the part she plays in carrying out the mission of the theatre.