Join us for the second annual Future of Travel Mobility Conference
As a member of the media, you receive complimentary access to U.S.
Travel Association’s Future of Travel Mobility conference.
If you would like to attend the event in-person, please visit the main event page to register. Use the code MEDIA to attend in-person free of charge.
If you are unable to attend the in-person event, register now for the media-exclusive Future of Travel Mobility livestream. No discount code is required.
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Note: The Future of Travel Mobility conference’s full schedule will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis. Timing is subject to change.
8:30 AM – Networking Breakfast
9:30 AM – Event Framing Remarks
Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Affairs, U.S. Travel
9:35 AM – 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
Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President of MGM Resorts and Chair of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, joins us to deliver keynote remarks at this year’s conference. Mr. Hornbuckle will underscore why welcoming, accessible and seamless experiences are critical to the future of travel and what it takes to create them – from upgrading travel infrastructure to strengthening the travel workforce to powering continued innovation.
10:10 AM – Sustainable Travel Framing Remarks
Brendan Jones, President of Blink Charging
Brendan Jones, President of Blink Charging, introduces our session on Sustainable Travel by discussing Blink’s investments to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and to build robust EV charging infrastructure supporting the Green American Road Trip.
10:15 AM – 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
Hear about how companies are aiming to lower their carbon footprint while taking a hard look at travel spending. These business objectives create an imperative for the travel industry to demonstrate that businesses can continue putting teams on the road while meeting their sustainability goals. Panelists will discuss how robust environmental commitments will impact business travel and what could enable continued industry growth in a more sustainable future.
11:00 AM – 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
During a fireside conversation, Chrissy Taylor, President and CEO of Enterprise Holdings, will share the company’s vision for the future of travel—including its plans to meet consumer demands for more sustainable travel options and insights into how it is preparing for the electrification of the auto sector.
12:05 PM – Luncheon Fireside Chat
Robert Isom, CEO, American Airlines
Robert Isom, CEO of American Airlines, will discuss the company’s plans to make air travel more sustainable and meet its net-zero emissions goal. Isom will also discuss how the company plans to create a more seamless and enjoyable travel experience for its customers and its investments in future technologies that will profoundly change the ways we travel.
12:30 PM – Innovative & Emerging Travel Panel
Walt Leger, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, New Orleans & Company
Patrick Goddard, President, Brightline Trains
Panelists will discuss how businesses, destinations and policymakers can work together to lay the groundwork for the innovations that will radically transform travel transportation, increasing mobility and making the traveler experience more convenient, faster and more comfortable.
1:00 – 4:00 PM – Afternoon Programming
Policymaker and Biden Administration Spotlights
Leading members of Congress and Biden Administration will share recent progress on supporting America’s travel infrastructure and discuss the future policies needed to support a globally competitive, secure and sustainable travel industry.
4:30 PM – Networking Reception
6:00 PM – Event Concludes
Managing Partner, Prologue
VP, Editor in Chief, AFAR Media
Vice Chair – US Transportation, Hospitality & Services Leader,
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Senior Vice President, Global Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Boom Supersonic
President, Carnival Cruise Line
Chief Executive Officer, Amtrak
Ranking Member Sam Graves
Jean Garris Hand
Vice President of Global ESG,
Vice President, Government Relations, U.S. Travel Association
William J. Hornbuckle
Chief Executive Officer and President, MGM Resorts International
Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines
White House Senior Advisor & Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, New Orleans & Company
Head of Corporate and Government Affairs, LanzaJet
Carlos Monje, Jr.
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, US Department of Transportation
Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Marketing, American Express Travel
Executive Vice President, Travel and Transport, IDEMIA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Holdings
Transportation and Infrastructure Reporter, CQ Roll Call
Chief Operating Officer, Cruise
Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, & Environment, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Partner, HHQ Ventures
* 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.