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Rising Stars

The Young Leaders Summit@The PhoCusWright Conference promotes executive management development among rising stars in travel, tourism and hospitality. The summit showcases the important role young leadership plays in the future growth of the world's largest industry. The 35 people selected represent an elite group of go-getters under the age of 35.
2014 Class of 35



Young Leaders in Travel Unite!

The Young Leaders Summit@The PhoCusWright Conference promotes executive management development among rising stars in travel, tourism and hospitality. The Summit showcases the important role young leadership plays in the future growth of the world's largest industry.

A select group of young leaders interacts with the industry's best and brightest. Participation exposes this group to today's travel luminaries as a critical step to becoming the future leaders who will drive strategy, innovation and growth. The yearlong program includes organized online meetings, networking, contests and awards.

General 2014 Program


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Plaza 2 & 3, Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel
The Class of 35 convenes for the first time. Get to know your fellow stars during an interactive session Monday afternoon (after lunch). This is the day before the conference begins.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Evening Cocktail Reception
Location: Tom's Urban (1101 S. Figueroa B101, Los Angeles)
Network with the rest of the class, and meet with the Class of 35 alumni. Discover their tips and secrets for a successful Young Leaders Summit. Interact with PhoCusWright staff and start your conference planning.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
11:25 am - 12:35 pm
The Young Leaders Summit Lunch
Location: Georgia 1, Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel
Take a break from The Travel Innovation Summit, and enjoy lunch with your fellow Class of 35 members. Discuss your topic of choice during "table topics."

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Young Leaders Summit Happy Hour
Location: BottleRock LA (1050 S. Flower #167, Los Angeles)
Cocktails are served! Take a break from business (or not) and enjoy a few drinks with your newfound friends from across the industry.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
8:00 am - 9:45 am
Location: Georgia 1, Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel
The Young Leaders Summit Breakfast Featuring Guest Speakers
Start your day with a cup of Joe and good eats. Industry leaders will join the group and share their experiences as they climbed the so-called corporate ladder.

Guest Speakers:
Chetan Kapoor, Research Analyst, Asia Pacific

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Young Leaders Summit Wrap Up Lunch
Meet at the Class of 35 lunch table to discuss the event, plans for the year and give us your feedback.


The 2013 Class of 35



The 2012 Class of 35