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State of Black Tourism


September 17, 2020

The 7th annual State of Black Tourism virtual event in partnership with the National Press Club is a platform where industry leaders from association, DMOs, corporations, and elected officials share their thoughts regarding the impact of current practices that affect black hospitality professionals. The platform will outline course correction strategies via data driven presentations and thoughtful discussions. This year we will discuss the future of the industry post COVID-19 and George Floyd.

Presenters include:

  • Hon. Levar M. Stoney, Mayor, Richmond, VA
  • Paul M. Van Deventer, President & CEO, MPI
  • Jason Dunn, Sr., Chairman, NCBMP
  • Melissa Cherry, Chief Operating Officer, Destinations International
  • Elliott L. Ferguson, II, President & CEO, Destination DC
  • Martinique Lewis, President, Black Travel Alliance
  • Danny Guerrero, VP, North America Strategy & Co-Chair, DEI Council, MMGY Global