May 9, 2017
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
Giving the Businesses that Drive Travel Economy a Strong Voice in the Capitol
Ohio Tourism Legislative Day
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square and Ohio Statehouse
May 9, 2017
Join Ohio's travel economy partners as they demonstrate their support for Ohio's efforts to promote travel and tourism at Ohio Tourism Works Legislative Day. This is your chance to show policymakers the impact of the travel industry on Ohio's economy!
Together, we can ensure a prosperous future of Ohio's travel industry, reminding legislators of our importance and relevance. With an economic impact of $42 billion 420,000 jobs supported, Ohio's travel industry must be an economic priority for legislators.
This year, the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association again partners with key travel and tourism partners from the Ohio Travel Association and the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus to provide you the chance to learn about key issues, meet and hear from leading policymakers and state officials and industry leaders, and visit directly with your own lawmakers in the Statehouse.
Schedule of Events
- 9:00 am - Morning welcome and briefing – Sheraton Columbus Hotel
- 9:30-12 pm - Meetings with legislators – Ohio Statehouse and Vern Riffe Center
- 12-1 pm - Luncheon – Ohio Statehouse Atrium
- 1-4 pm - Meetings with legislators– Ohio Statehouse and Vern Riffe Center
Lunch in the spectacular Ohio Statehouse Atrium with special guests from the administration and legislature, and industry speakers including:
- David Gilbert
President & CEO, Destination Cleveland
- Pete Fierle (invited)
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Communications, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Critical issue for 2017: Securing legislative support for adequate funding for state travel and tourism marketing efforts through Tourism Ohio.
Meetings with Lawmakers
Ohio Tourism Works will schedule appointments with lawmakers for groups of participants from specific legislative districts throughout the state. In these meetings you will be able to talk about your industry, your impact on the community, and why Ohio’s support for travel and tourism marketing is a critical economic development investment.
Meetings will be scheduled before and after the luncheon in the Statehouse Atrium. You only need attend the luncheon and any legislative meetings relevant to you!
Your appointments will be scheduled for you - we will verify times in advance!
To REGISTER for this event, click here!