Timeline and Agenda

Pre-Event Timeline

  • June 1 - Registration opens for Go West Summit 2022.
  • December 15 - Deadline for premium advertising submissions.
  • January 14 - Appointment selection begins.
  • January 21 - Deadline for all other advertising artwork.
  • January 28 - Deadline to modify profile. Changes to your online profile made after this date will not be reflected in the printed resource manual.
  • February 4 - Appointment selection concludes. Attendees who register after this date will attend with a BLANK appointment schedule.
  • February 11 - Final appointment schedule posted online.
  • February 14 - Education Day
  • February 15-16 - Marketplace - Two days of face to face pre-scheduled appointments
  • February 17 - Adventure Day

On-Site Event Agenda

Sunday, February 13, 2022

1:00pm – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration. Pick up your welcome bag and event credentials. Grand Sierra Resort.
5:30pm – 7:30pm Buyer Welcome Reception. Sponsored by Travel Oregon.

Monday, February 14 - Education Day

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration. Grand Sierra Resort.
8:00am – 3:00pm Buyer Site Tour – Reno Tahoe is looking forward to showcasing their destination and hotel properties to buyers and journalists.  Free transportation and lunch will be included.  Don't miss this opportunity to tour area hotels while enjoying a bit of fun before Go West Summit! Full agenda here.  (Buyers and Media only, please). Log in to submit your RSVP.
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.
9:30am – 10:30am International Travel Forecast 2022

This session is designed to help suppliers focus their international promotion efforts in the right markets using the U.S. Department of Commerce’s data. Which countries had the highest inbound-U.S. visitation? To which states did they travel? Did Go West destinations see declines? What does the future hold for international tourism? 

12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch
Afternoon Education Sessions

Sessions to be announced.

4:40pm – 5:15pm

How-To-Summit

Increase your chances of a successful summit! Learn everything from presenting your business card, to creative appointment tips. This session covers the basics of navigating Go West Summit. 

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Welcome Reception

Please join Reno Tahoe for a night of fun, laughs, and fantastic food and drinks as we kick off Go West Summit!  We have been apart for too long, Reno Tahoe looks forward to meeting and greeting you in person while giving you a taste of our city and all of the fun planned for the days ahead.  Stay tuned for the unveiling of this year’s Welcome Dinner location; a venue guaranteed to offer fun for everyone!

Tuesday, February 15

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration
7:00am – 9:00am Pastry and Beverage Break
8:00am – 8:55am Speed Appointment Session—Suppliers meet with buyers during these 5-minute non-scheduled appointments. Cash giveaway raffle for participating buyers!
9:00am – 5:30pm Supplier Lounge—Collect your thoughts and prepare for your next meeting.
9:00am – 12:00pm Marketplace I — This is the first of four Marketplace sessions featuring 12-minute, one-on-one, pre-scheduled appointments.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:10pm – 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, February 16

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration
7:45am – 8:50am Breakfast — Presented by Visit Anchorage, our 2023 Go West Summit destination host.
9:00am – 5:30pm Supplier Lounge
9:00am – 12:00pm Marketplace III
12:00pm – 1:10pm Lunch
1:15pm – 5:30pm Marketplace IV
6:00pm – 9:00pm Closing Reception

To celebrate and commemorate a very successful Go West Summit 2022, Reno Tahoe invites you and your new Go West besties to join us for a closing reception unlike any other.  We look forward to wining and dining you, but don’t forget to pack those dancing shoes!  Venue reveal coming soon, you won’t want to miss this!

Thursday, February 17 - Adventure Day

All Attendees Welcome! Sign up for tours from your user landing (login) page

FAM TRIPS

Buyers are invited to explore Reno and the surrounding area before and after the show. Several multi-day excursions will be offered to help you discover what this region of the American West has to offer.