Phone (817) 870-0300

New York, January 27-29, 2016
Los Angeles, February 18-20, 2016

Virtuoso Forums offer agency owners and managers several opportunities to gather in a collaborative setting that promotes learning, sharing, and empowerment. These events will draw on the knowledge of outside experts and Virtuoso leaders, provide topical breakout sessions for participants to discuss important issues facing their businesses, afford opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, and include valuable networking time.

GLOBAL: The two global Virtuoso Forums, open to all owners and managers, will take place in New York and Los Angeles in January and February, respectively. Graduates of The Travel Institute's Certified Travel Associate (CTA), Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), or Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE) programs who attend Virtuoso Forum will earn their required 10 CEUs to maintain their certification status active. More info here.

Here’s a sampling of what will be offered:  

  • Breakout Sessions Building Your Brand, Mentoring New Hires, Creating Your Own PR Buzz, The Art of Charging Fees, The Many Faces of Succession Planning, and Tech Trends in Travel.
  • Innovation LIVE – Owners and Managers choose a topic, brainstorm in a facilitated environment, and then report back to the larger group.
  • Virtuoso Brilliant Bar – Stations where Owners and Managers can meet with experts from around the company to learn more about topics like, Lead–Gen, Training, Marketing, Virtuoso Air and more.
  • Keynote Speakers:
    • Day 1 – Linda Kaplan Thaler, Best-selling author & CEO and Chief Creative Officer of The Kaplan Thaler Group
                      Forum topic: Grit to Great
    • Day 2 – Rafat Ali, Founder & CEO, SKIFT
                      Forum topic: Megatrends Defining Travel
    • Day 3 – Sasha Strauss, Founder and Managing Director, Innovation Protocol
                      Forum topic: Brand Leaders with Love

2016 Global Virtuoso Forums 

New York, January 27-29, The Waldorf Astoria

Los Angeles, February 18-20, Terranea Resort

Frequently Asked Questions about Global Virtuoso Forum Events

How to Register for Global Virtuoso Forum Events - A Quick Guide for Owners and Managers

Registration Process for Global Virtuoso Forums:  
Because each Forum has a limited capacity of 300 attendees, we ask that you first let us know that you’d like to attend. The Global Member Partnerships team will review all requests to ensure we’re providing availability to as many agencies as possible, limiting initial approvals to two owners/managers from each. Virtuoso will wait list any requests for more than two per agency, then approve those as space allows. Once you’re approved, Virtuoso will notify you via email, and you'll be able to complete your registration by returning to your dashboard. 

2016 Regional Virtuoso Forums

Mexico City, March 8

São Paulo, March 10

London, March 23

Sydney, April 6 & 7