Join us for the second annual Future of Travel Mobility Conference
On September 20th, U.S. Travel Association will host the second annual “The Future of Travel Mobility” conference at Union Station in Washington D.C. This unique gathering brings together global business leaders in travel, transportation and technology, elected and appointed government officials, policymakers and policy influencers.
Through in-depth, thought-provoking dialogue, we will examine the critical issues shaping travel mobility’s future – and the policies needed to seize the opportunities before us – including:
Throughout the travel industry, businesses and destinations are working to lower carbon emissions and reduce their environmental impact. What obstacles must be overcome to make travel more sustainable? Where should EV charging infrastructure be built to ease range anxiety among travelers and ensure travel destinations aren’t left behind? How can travel sectors work together to realize a more sustainable future?
Seamless and Secure Travel
New technologies such as biometrics and touchless digital technology hold the promise of creating a frictionless and more secure travel experience—from airport security to curbside pick-up to hotel check-in. How can policymakers, transportation leaders, hospitality and other travel partners work together to create seamless solutions for travelers? How can trusted traveler programs be improved and screening processes be streamlined? As technologies evolve, how do we address privacy and equity concerns?
Innovative and Emerging Travel
Cutting-edge modes of transportation will transform the ways travelers move to and around destinations. How might these innovations create a more enjoyable and comfortable travel experience? What could they mean for destinations and attractions? What policies are needed to support new transportation modes?
We look forward to seeing you September 20 at Union Station.
Note: The Future of Travel Mobility conference’s full schedule will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis. Timing is subject to change.
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Event Framing Remarks
Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel
Opening Keynote and Q&A
William J. Hornbuckle, Chief Executive Officer and President, MGM Resorts International
Q&A moderated by Geoff Freeman, Incoming President & CEO, U.S. Travel
Sustainable Travel Framing Remarks
Brendan Jones, President, Blink Charging
Business Travel Panel: Toward End-to-End Travel Sustainability
Mike Daher, Vice Chair, US Transportation, Hospitality & Services, Deloitte
Jean Garris Hand, Vice President of Global ESG, Hilton
Sustainable Travel Fireside Chat
Chrissy Taylor, President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings
Fireside chat facilitated by Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel
Luncheon Fireside Chat
Robert Isom, CEO American Airlines
Innovative & Emerging Travel Panel
Walt Leger, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, New Orleans & Company
Patrick Goddard, President, Brightline Trains
Policymaker and Biden Administration Spotlights
President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Holdings
William J. Hornbuckle
Chief Executive Officer and President, MGM Resorts International
Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines
Vice Chair – US Transportation, Hospitality & Services Leader,
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Jean Garris Hand
Vice President of Global ESG,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, New Orleans & Company
* Additional speakers to be announced.
Hotel Reservation Information
To reserve your room book online here using code UST or call 800-424-6835.
We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, as the room block could sell out.
As an alternative option, U.S. Travel suggests the AC Hotel Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard.
To reserve your room online, click here.
Please note that the AC Hotel is not offering U.S. Travel group rates.