Virginia Beach CVB Speakers Forum Presents: “Reputation Management & Maximizing Your Business’ SEO”

Featuring travel industry experts from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor®, & BCF Agency

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

(Virginia Beach, Va., October 29, 2014) – The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will host a free speakers forum on Thursday, Nov. 6,  2014 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Designed with travel and tourism industry businesses in mind, this forum will provide an opportunity to hear from experts in two increasingly important focus areas of a business’ digital presence: reputation management and search engine optimization (SEO). Following their presentations, the speakers will open the floor for questions.

Tourism is a driving force for the Virginia Beach economy, creating jobs and generating significant economic impact. In 2013, tourism revenue for Virginia Beach reached a record $1.3 billion.  Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 12,257 while local and state tourism-related tax revenues reached $108 million.


WHAT:​ ​CVB Speakers Forum: Reputation Management & Maximizing Your Business’ SEO
WHO:​ ​Scheduled speakers are Mark Preston, Northeast Destination Marketing Organization Sales Manager for TripAdvisor® and Chris DallaVilla, Managing Director of Digital and Analytics for BCF, marketing and advertising agency for the CVB

​Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

begins at 8:30 a.m.

​WHERE: ​Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Meeting Suite 1D, Virginia Beach, Va.

This forum is open to all travel, tourism, hospitality, and retail businesses and organizations.

Advance registration is highly encouraged -

Media is welcome to attend.

Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (

Where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to “Live the Life.” Nature at its finest, just-caught and just-picked local food, and toes-in-the-sand relaxation combine for a soul-satisfying experience. A world-renowned boardwalk, energetic downtown, state-of-the-art Convention Center, abundant parks and waterways, and mild weather give rise to an active lifestyle and flourishing local culture. The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and sports travel to Virginia’s most populous city. For media information and images, visit Follow Virginia Beach on Twitter at, Instagram at, Facebook at and Pinterest at