Timeline and Agenda

Pre-Event Timeline

  • April 1 - Registration opens for Go West Summit 2023
  • January 26 - Appointment selection opens. Click here for more details.
  • January 26 - Room Reservation Cut-off date
  • January 28 - Deadline to modify profile. Changes to your online profile made after this date will not be reflected in the resource manual.
  • January 31 - Deadline for all advertising artwork.
  • February 24 - Deadline to modify appointment schedules
  • February 27 - Education Day
  • February 28-March 1 - Marketplace - Two days of face to face pre-scheduled appointments
  • March 2 - Adventure Day

On-Site Event Agenda

Sunday, February 26, 2023

1:00pm – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration
Pick up your event credentials and meet the staff.
5:30pm – 7:30pm Buyer Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Travel Oregon. (Buyers and Media only, please)

Monday, February 27 - Education Day

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration
8:30am – 4:45pm

Buyer Site Tour

Visit Anchorage will showcase their destination and hotel properties to buyers and journalists.

8:00am – 9:10am State Caucus Sessions—Meet with suppliers from your state to discuss the latest news and programs and plan your Go West Summit strategy. Every state sponsor is given the opportunity to present a session but not all states participate. Confirmed sessions and their locations will be posted here.
9:15am – 5:15pm Educational Sessions Designed to Inform and Educate
Join us for a full day of panel discussions, moderated sessions, and helpful "How-To's" designed to provide you with the latest tourism-related data. Planned sessions include: International Travel Forecasting; Ask the Tour Operator; National Parks Update; How-To-Summit - and many more!
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch - Sponsored by Brand USA
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Opening Event

Tuesday, February 28

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Buyer Breakfast - Buyers and Media (along with invited guests) are invited. Sponsored by the state departments of tourism for Arizona, Colorado, and Utah.
8:00am – 12:00pm Marketplace I - Summit Pavilion — This is the first of four Marketplace sessions featuring 12-minute, one-on-one, pre-scheduled appointments.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch - Sponsored by BWH Hotel Group
1:00pm – 5:30pm Marketplace II
Evening On Your Own

Use this free night to establish a relationship with a potential client or customer—ask them to join you for dinner! Visit the on-site information desk for ideas before exploring local cafés and restaurants.

Wednesday, March 1

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration
7:45am – 8:50am The BIG REVEAL Breakfast — Presented by our 2024 Go West Summit destination host. Don't miss the excitement as our host is revealed!
9:00am – 5:30pm Supplier Lounge
9:00am – 12:00pm Marketplace III
12:00pm – 1:10pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm Speed Appointment Session — Meet with buyers at their tables for one full hour of unscheduled 5-minute appointments. 
2:15pm – 5:30pm Marketplace IV
6:00pm – 9:00pm Closing Event

Thursday, March 2 - Adventure Day

All Attendees Welcome!

FAM TRIPS

Buyers and journalists are invited to explore destinations and hotels across the American West before and after the show. Several multi-day excursions will be offered.