The Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference (KTIAC) is the Commonwealth's only annual statewide conference on tourism. Open to all tourism professionals and exhibitors, this premier three-day conference offers opportunities to network and create lasting and meaningful partnerships within the Kentucky and national travel industry, attend diverse educational sessions and connect with industry suppliers in the Trade Show. 

For an industry and family of professionals that thrive on people-to-people contact, the Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference is a time of reunion, celebration and a collaborative look to the future as we continue to rebuild in a post pandemic landscape.


CONFERENCE LOCATION

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

REGISTRATION

Registration covers all official conference sessions, activities and meal functions. To be eligible for the KTIA Member rate, you must be a current KTIA member.

DELEGATE REGISTRATION

"ADVANCE" Registration (Aug 1 - Oct 23) KTIA Member Non-Member
Conference - 1st Delegate (per person) $300 $425
Conference - Additional Delegate (per person) $250 $400
Golden Gala Reception/Dinner Only (per person) $125 $150

 

"EVENT" Registration (Oct 24 - Conference) KTIA Member Non-Member
Conference - 1st Delegate (per person) $350 $475
Conference - Additional Delegate (per person) $275 $450
Golden Gala Reception/Dinner Only (per person) $150 $175

 

REGISTER NOW

 

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION                                          

  KTIA Member Non-Member
Conference Exhibitor (per person)                        $500 $675
Additional Exhibitor (per person) $250 $400

 

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Exhibitor Services Form 

The Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference Trade Show gives industry suppliers excellent exposure and access to leaders and key team members from all sectors of Kentucky’s travel & tourism industry. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early to ensure your space.

With Exhibitor Registration, you receive:

  • 8’ x 10’ exhibit spaces (includes 6’ table plus (2) chairs)
  • Listing in exhibitor section of printed program including logo, company description and contact information.
  • Admission to all conference sessions, events and meal functions
  • Special Trade Show breaks with all delegates
  • Excel database of conference delegates

SHIPPING

The venue asks that you do not ship anything more than 3 days prior to the start of the conference. Please address all packages to:

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott
Attn: KTIA / Your Company Name
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
 

If you need to have your boxes shipped after the conference concludes, label your boxes, call your Carrier and let the venue know when they can take back to the shipping area to be shipped back.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Full Refund: Cancellation notices submitted by October 7, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST. 
  • 25% Refund: Cancellation notices submitted between October 8 – 23, 11:59 p.m. EST. 
  • No refund: Cancellation notices submitted on or after October 24. 

Cancellation requests should be emailed to Sarah BrockRefunds will be processed within 30 days.


SCHEDULE

All conference events will take place at the unless otherwise noted Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Lexington is in the Eastern Time Zone.

2022 SCHEDULE

SPONSORSHIPS

KTIA sponsorships allow partners to connect, educate, and demonstrate support of the Kentucky travel and tourism industry while building and enhancing key relationships with new and existing clients. Email Hank Phillips at [email protected] for any questions and to secure a sponsorship.

2022 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is the official 2022 Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference hotel and the location where all conference events, with the exception of the November 9 local activities, will take place. Glo Best Western also has a KTIA rate. To ensure the conference rate, please refer to information below.

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Rate: $142 +tax
Phone: 859.231.5100
Code: Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference
Reservation Deadline: October 25, 2022
 
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Glo Best Western
1935 Stanton Way Lexington, KY 40511
Rate: $99.99 +tax
Phone: (859) 554-8854
Code: KTIA Conference
Reservation Deadline: October 25, 2022
 
RESERVE ONLINE

BOWLING FOR BOURBON

An attendee favorite, this year's Bowling for Bourbon event will take place on Wednesday, November 9 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at LexLive in downtown Lexington. Register as an individual or a team of six but space is limited so be sure to register early. Email Sarah Brock with questions.

2022 Bowling for Bourbon Registration & Sponsorships

TRAVERSE AWARDS

The 2022 Traverse Awards for Excellence in Kentucky Tourism celebrates and honors the talent, creativity and effectiveness of KTIA members. The significance of the awards will be underscored by a day of announcements on Thursday, November 10.

LEARN MORE

SILENT & LIVE AUCTIONS

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions. The silent auction will take place throughout the day on Thursday, November 10 while the live auction will occur during the Golden Gala Dinner later that evening.

Silent Auction Donations

If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please complete the form below and return the completed copy to Sarah Brock at [email protected].

Special Note: We are happy to receive your auction item onsite at the conference. However, it would be a huge assist to the KTIA team if you will submit your donation form by Monday, October 31 to ensure adequate time to input the information into our online auction platform.

SILENT AUCTION FORM

Live Auction Donations

Major items will be included in the live auction. Past live auction items have included travel packages, house boat rentals and exclusive experiences. If you are interested in donating a live auction item, please contact Hank Phillips for more information.


ATTIRE

  • Local Activities (Tours, Voluntourism, Bowling for Bourbon, Icebreaker) – Casual
  • Golden Gala Reception & Dinner – Semi-formal (Guests are encouraged to wear gold or black)
  • All Other Conference Events – Business Casual

QUESTIONS?

Contact Sarah Brock at 502.223.8687.