Start: June 18, 2016
7:30 am
End: June 22, 2016
11:30 pm

About this event

U.S. Travel Association’s IPW is the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. – it is NOT a typical trade show. In just three days of intensive pre-scheduled business appointments, more than 1,000 U.S. travel organizations from every region of the USA (representing all industry category components), and more than 1,300 international and domestic buyers from more than 70 countries conduct business negotiations that result in the generation of more than $4.7 billion in future Visit USA travel. At IPW, buyers and sellers are able to conduct business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips.

IPW 2016

U.S. Travel’s IPW 2016 will be held Saturday, June 18, through Wednesday, June 22, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. IPW will have more than 1,100 exhibitor booths held by U.S. Suppliers of USA travel products and destinations and more than 5,000 attendees who are international travel buyers, domestic travel buyers and international journalists representing more than 70 countries.

Event Programme 2016

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Convention Center Shuttles between Host Hotels and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Booth Set-Up for U.S. Suppliers
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Local Sightseeing Tour Registration
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Airport Shuttles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Host Hotels. See Ground Transportation page for details.
11:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
(departure times vary)
Local Sightseeing Tours. All tours return to the convention center by 5:00 p.m. (open to all registered delegates; additional tour registration required)
2:00-4:00 p.m. Experience Network and Destinations Council Marketing Session. Topics: Revitalizing Lifestyle and How Generationally Social Are You? (open to all registered attractions and DMOs)
Evening Open Evening
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Convention Center Shuttles between Host Hotels and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
8:00-10:00 a.m. Visit USA Latin American Breakfast Meeting (open only to Visit USA Committee members from Latin America)
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Local Sightseeing Tour Registration
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Booth Set-Up for U.S. Suppliers
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. Shuttle Service to Press Brunch and Tours (open only to registered journalists)
9:00-10:00 a.m. IPW Orientation Session (open to all registered delegates)
9:00-10:00 a.m. IPW Chinese Delegation Orientation Session (open only to registered Chinese buyers and journalists)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. IPW Press Brunch and Tours (open only to registered journalists)
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Airport Shuttles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY) to Host Hotels. See Ground Transportation page for details.
10:00 a.m. Shuttle Service to MICE Buyers Brunch and Tours (open only to registered MICE buyers)
10:00-10:50 a.m. Brand USA Market Education Session: India (open to all registered delegates)
10:00-10:50 a.m. Brand USA Market Education Session: Mexico (open to all registered delegates)
10:00-10:50 a.m. Brand USA Market Education Session: Europe (open to all registered delegates)
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. IPW MICE Buyers Brunch and Tour (open only to registered MICE buyers)
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Market Update (open only to registered U.S. suppliers)
11:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
(departure times vary)
Local Sightseeing Tours. All tours return to the convention center by 5:00 p.m. (open to all registered delegates; additional tour registration required)
11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Brand USA Market Education Session: India (open to all registered delegates)
11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Brand USA Market Education Session: Mexico (open to all registered delegates)
11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Brand USA Market Education Session: Europe (open to all registered delegates)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Visit USA Committee Worldwide Network Annual Luncheon (open only to Visit USA Committee members)
1:45-4:00 p.m. Visit USA Committee Worldwide Network Annual Meeting (open only to Visit USA Committee members)
6:45-8:00 p.m. Shuttles from Host Hotels to Evening Event
7:00-10:30 p.m. Evening Event – Carnival Around the World
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sponsored by New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and Brand USA
8:45-10:45 p.m. Shuttles to Host Hotels
7:00-9:00 a.m. Convention Center Shuttles between Host Hotels and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration
8:00-8:50 a.m. Press Conference: Brand USA (open only to registered journalists)
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Appointment Scheduling Session
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brand USA Media Marketplace – Session I
(open only to registered journalists and U.S. suppliers who purchased the Media Marketplace Package)
Sponsored by CityPASS
9:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Business Appointments 1-7
12:40-1:45 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by Brand USA
1:50-2:10 p.m. Open Networking Time
2:00-4:00 p.m. Brand USA Media Marketplace – Session II
(open only to registered journalists and U.S. suppliers who purchased the Media Marketplace Package)
Sponsored by CityPASS
2:15-5:05 p.m. Business Appointments 8-14
4:00-5:30 p.m. Brand USA Media Marketplace Reception and Presentation of IPW Travel Writer Awards
(open only to all registered journalists and U.S. suppliers who purchased the Media Package)
Sponsored by CityPASS
4:30-6:00 p.m. Visit USA Committee European Regional Meeting (open only to Visit USA Committee members from Europe)
5:05-6:00 p.m. Convention Center Shuttles between New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Host Hotels
Evening Open Evening for Private Events

New Orleans Dine Around Offers for June 20 & June 21

7:00-9:00 a.m. Convention Center Shuttles between Host Hotels and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
8:00-8:55 a.m. Brand USA Partnership Engagement Meeting (open only to registered U.S. suppliers)
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration
8:30-8:55 a.m. Open Appointment Session
8:30-9:15 a.m. Press Conference: Universal Parks & Resorts (open only to registered journalists)
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Business Appointments 15-22
9:30-10:15 a.m. Press Conference: NYC & Company (open only to registered journalists)
10:30-11:15 a.m. Press Conference: U.S. Travel Association (open only to registered journalists)
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Press Conference: Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board (open only to registered journalists)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by NYC & Company and Broadway Inbound
1:35-2:05 p.m. Open Networking Time
2:00-2:45 p.m. Press Conference: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (open only to registered journalists)
2:10-5:50 p.m. Business Appointments 23-31
5:50-7:00 p.m. Convention Center Shuttles between New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Host Hotels
Evening Open Evening for Private Events

New Orleans Dine Around Offers for June 20 & June 21

7:00-9:00 a.m. Convention Center Shuttles between Host Hotels and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Business Appointments 32-40
9:30-10:15 a.m. Press Conference: Visit Orlando (open only to registered journalists)
10:30-11:15 a.m. Press Conference: Destination DC (open only to registered journalists)
12:25-1:25 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by Experience Kissimmee
1:30-2:10 p.m. Open Networking Time
2:15-3:50 p.m. Business Appointments 41-44
4:00 p.m. $10,000 American Express Prize Drawing (Buyers Only)
4:00-5:30 p.m. Convention Center Shuttles between New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Host Hotels
4:00-6:30 p.m. Booth Teardown for U.S. Suppliers
7:15-8:15 p.m. Shuttles from Host Hotels to Evening Event
7:30-11:00 p.m. Evening Event – Tastes and Tunes of Louisiana
River City Complex
Sponsored by Louisiana Office of Tourism and Brand USA
8:45-11:15 p.m. Shuttles to Host Hotels
5:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Outbound transportation between host hotels and Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY). Reservations required.See Ground Transportation page for details.
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Booth Teardown for U.S. Suppliers
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Private: U.S. Travel Association (USTA)

The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $2.1 trillion in economic output and supports 15 million jobs. U.S. Travel's…