NJ Conference on Tourism

Resorts Casino Hotel - Atlantic City
December 1 & 2, 2022

Register for Conference & Sponsorship Here

The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) represents all sectors of New Jersey's multibillion dollar tourism industry statewide. The organization's annual NJ Conference on Tourism was back in person to safely and successfully bring together industry professionals, tourism and hospitality students, community and government leadership, emerging talent for one and half days of networking, keynotes, panels and entertainment at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

Interested in sponsoring at this year’s conference? Please click here for more details.

Conference Registration Fees:

  • All education sessions
  • Lunch on Thursday
  • Breakfast and Box Lunch on Friday
  • Thursday Networking Reception

  • Thursday education sessions
  • Lunch on Thursday
(Does NOT include Thursday Networking Reception)
  • Friday education sessions
  • Breakfast and Box Lunch to go on Friday
  • Thursday Evening Networking Reception
$60 Including meals
$20 No meals

Register for Conference & Sponsorship Here

Resorts Casino Hotel Details:

Hotel Reservation Deadline is Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 5pm EST.

Call 609-340- 6760 and use the group code VNJT22 to make your hotel arrangements for the NJTIA Annual Conference or click here.

Wednesday, November 30 - $69.00

Thursday, December 1 - $69.00

Friday, December 2 - $99.00

Room rate and $ 23.00 Resort Fee are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in, which are currently 13.625% and $7.56 Tourism and Occupancy taxes, per room, per night. State and local taxes are subject to change.

Resorts Room Reservations

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Goldstein @ cgoldstein@njpsi.com or call 609-396-2020.


Thursday, December 1

Breakfast with NJ Special Guests
including Cape May County Park & Zoo, Big Kahuna’s, and the Liberty Science Center
9AM – 10AM
Keynote Session 1: Adam Sacks, Tourism Economics
Plenary Session: Growing Tourism by Leaps and Bounds
Neil Frauenglass, Chief Marketing Officer Visit Philadelphia
11:15AM – 12:15PM
Breakout Session 1 Getting the most out of community relationships: Workshop and introduction to the Certified Tourism Industry Professional program
Erin O'Hanlon, BA, MAIT, Coordinator of Service-Learning, Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning
Breakout Session 2 Tourism Means Business
Daniel Gallagher, Director of Sports Sales, Atlantic City Sports Commission; Tom Suthard, Stakeholder Relations Manager, NJ, Ørsted; John D. Fanburg, Managing Member, Chair, Healthcare Law and Co-Chair, Cannabis Industry at Brach Eichler; and Loren G. Edelstein, Vice President, Content Director at Northstar Meetings Group
12:15PM – 2:00PM
Celebration of Tourism Luncheon
More Speakers to be announced. Special Guest: Brian Donohue, News 12 New Jersey New Board Installation Annual Awards Prize Drawings
2:15PM – 3:15PM
Keynote Session 2: How Location Data Is Revolutionizing Marketing in the Tourism Industry
Speaker: Jayson Ayers, Near, SVP Marketing Solutions
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Keynote Session 3: Travel Trends
Speakers: Lynn Kaniper, President, Dana Communications; Elena Prostova, Vice President - Creative, Miles Media; Terry Gallagher, President, Lou Hammond Group
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Network Reception Sponsored by the Garden State Wine Growers Association

Friday, December 2

9:00AM – 10:00AM
Breakfast & Exhibits
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Keynote Session 4: Tourism Economics in NJ
Speaker: Jeff Vasser, Executive Director, Division of Travel & Tourism
11:15AM – 12:15PM
Keynote Session 5: Legislative Update
Speaker: Joe Simonetta, Executive Director, NJTIA
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Keynote Session 6: Online Bookings and Short Term Rentals in Tourism
Speaker: Manny Capellan, Policy Associate, AirBNB
1:30 PM
Grab-n-go Lunch

Thank You to Our Sponsors