Marketing Rural Tourism Summit

Featured Speakers

Kim Reitmeier, The Association of ANCSA Regional Corporation Presidents & CEOs, Inc.

Saunders McNeil, the Alaska State Council on the Arts

Yaari Walker, Alaska Native Heritage Center

Schedule

10:00 am - 5:00 pm       Marketing Rural Tourism Summit - Facilitator - Kim Reitmeier, President & CEO, The Association of ANCSA Regional Corporation Presidents & CEOs, Inc.

10:00 am - 10:10 am     Welcome & Introductions - Sarah Leonard, President & CEO, ATIA

10:15 am - 12:00 pm     Rural Tourism Marketing, What Works? What Doesn't?

Panel Discussion

  • John Kreilkamp, Bristol Bay Native Corporation

  • John Sturgeon, Ouzinkie Native Corporation

  • Matt Atkinson, Northern Alaska Tour Company / Warbelows Air Arctic / Sukakpak

  • Edwin Bifelt, Business Manager, Koyokuk River Tours

  • Aimee Williams, Executive Director, Discover Kodiak

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm     Lunch Presentation by Saunders McNeil, the Alaska State Council on the Arts

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm       Marketing Rural Tourism, Statewide Level, Summary - Jillian Simpson, Vice President, ATIA

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm       Break

2:15 pm - 4:30 pm       Understanding Interethnic Communication - Yaari Walker, Alaska Native Heritage Center

Yaari will share with participants differences in face to face communcication, language, communication style or ways of speaking that can impact marketing messages and may even result in misunderstanding or misconceptions. This part of the workshop is not necessarily intended to change the way the participants communicate, but to help participants recognize and appreciate the different styles of communication among cultures.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm       Wrap up & Thank you!