Brand Experts to Headline State of Tourism Event

CVB Continues Tourism Excellence in Business and Leadership Seasonal Series at Virginia Beach Convention Center on Nov. 2

Friday, September 30, 2016

Learn more about the state of tourism in Virginia Beach and hear from acclaimed hospitality experts who will discuss the challenges destinations face in keeping a brand relevant to the ever-changing face of today's travelers

WHO:             Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Brad Van Dommelen and special guests Rita McClenny, President and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation; Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan; and Bob Lander, former President and CEO, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

WHAT:           A business luncheon and presentation by CVB Director Brad Van Dommelen who will share insight regarding the current state of tourism in Virginia Beach and his vision for the future of the CVB followed by a panel discussion about destination branding.

WHEN:          Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Registration & reception: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Program: 12 – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, Va.

This event is open to the public. Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016. Visit to register.  

The media are invited and encouraged to attend. Media Contact: Teresa Diaz 757-385-6631 or

About the 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    

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