General FAQs

What kind of ROI can I expect from attending Go West Summit?

The 2023 post-event survey revealed that buyers expect to bring 4.7 million visitors into the US over the next 18 months, with 8,357 individual appointment sessions over the two days of Marketplace. With one buyer to every 1.26 suppliers in 2023 (our best ever), suppliers averaged 38 appointments each! More facts and figures pulled directly from our post-event survey can be found here

What does it take to host a Go West Summit?

Join our ever-expanding list of Go West Summit host destinations! Take a peek at our room night and meeting space requirements here to get more information about hosting a future Go West! 

Who will attend?

U.S. and Canada-based tourism suppliers representing CVB's, lodging properties, resorts, adventure outfitters, shopping facilities, attractions, and state departments of tourism are invited to register and take appointments with buyers responsible for bringing visitors to the American West. Qualified journalists specializing in the American West are also welcome to attend and meet with suppliers to generate articles in some of the world's leading international publications and digital media.


Appointment FAQs

What is the appointment process?

Go West Summit has created an innovative alternative to our traditional meeting format that allows you to view specific appointment opportunities and request a meeting – no more waiting for a final appointment schedule. Click here to learn how to review companies to meet with, select appointments, and approve appointment requests. A consolidated cheat sheet can be found here. At the event, suppliers will use their appointment schedule to visit buyers at their tables during the two days of Marketplace on Tuesday and Wednesday. Every 12 minutes, a bell rings and suppliers move to their next appointment.

How do I cancel a meeting?

During the appointment selection process: select "Request Meetings with Companies" on your appointment dashboard, then click the Marketplace button of the appointment you would like to delete. Click the trash icon beside the appointment. You are welcome to enter text in the chat box describing your reason for canceling. During appointment week: simply email the other party to inform them of the cancelation. 

Where can I find table lists, my appointment schedule, and other important information?

Registered delegates are invited to log in where they will find links and event information on their landing page. Digital Welcome Bag, maps and lists, hotel room reservation links, and more.

How many appointments can I expect?

For the 2023 event, registrants saw an average of 43 appointments each with suppliers averaging 38 and buyers attending with mostly full schedules!