OCTOBER 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET


Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20240


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:

Sustainable Travel

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.


9:00 AM

Welcome and Keynote Introduction
     Roger Dow, President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association
     Tori Emerson Barnes
, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and                Policy, U.S. Travel Association

Seamless and Secure Keynote and Q&A: “Toward a more Seamless, Secure Travel Experience”  
        Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Policymaker Spotlight
        Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Sustainable Travel Fireside Chat: “The Green American Roadtrip”  
        Mark Reuss, President, GM
       Moderated by: Nathan Bomey, Business Reporter, USA Today

Seamless and Secure Travel: Business, Policy Leader Panel  
        Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
        Kevin McAleenan, Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland                       Security, Chairman and CEO, Pangiam
       Moderated by:  Jessica Wehrman, Transportation and Infrastructure           Reporter, CQ Roll Call

Sustainable Travel: Business Leader Panel  
       Todd Davidson, CEO, Travel Oregon
       Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity at
      Marriott International
      Anne Smart, Vice President of Public Policy, ChargePoint
     Austin Brown, Senior Director for Transportation Emissions, White               House Office of Domestic Climate Policy
     Moderated by: Julia Cosgrove, Vice President, Editor in Chief, AFAR

12:30 PM



















 5:00 PM

Luncheon Fireside Chat: “From Curbside to Cruising Altitude”
       Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines
      Moderated by: Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association

Policymaker Spotlight
      Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)

Policy, Politics and The Future of Travel Mobility: Business Panel
      Kate Mills, Partner, Monument Policy
     Kevin Yoder, Partner, HHQ Ventures
     Moderated by: Erik Hansen, 
Vice President, Government Relations,             U.S. Travel Association 

Innovative and Emerging Travel Keynote: “Connecting Cities in Minutes with Hyperloop” 
        Josh Giegel, CEO and Co-Founder, Virgin Hyperloop
      Audience Q&A moderated by: James Fallows, Contributing Writer, The        Atlantic

Innovative and Emerging Travel: Business Panel 
        JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation     
       Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO, Boom Supersonic
      Phil Washington, CEO, Denver International Airport 
      Moderated by: James Fallows, Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

A Path Towards Greener and Cleaner Skies: Business and Research Panel  
      Vik Krishnan, Partner, McKinsey & Company
      Lauren Riley, Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs and           Sustainability at United Airlines
     Moderated by: Julia Cosgrove, Vice President, Editor in Chief, AFAR

Capstone Remarks
      Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and               Policy, U.S. Travel Association

Closing Keynote
      Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Event Concludes

Featured Speakers

Chrissy Taylor

President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Holdings

William J. Hornbuckle

Chief Executive Officer and President, MGM Resorts International

Robert Isom

Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines

Mike Daher

Vice Chair – US Transportation, Hospitality & Services Leader,
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Brendan Jones

Blink Charging

Jean Garris Hand

Vice President of Global ESG,

Walt Leger

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, New Orleans & Company

Patrick Goddard

Brightline Holdings

* Additional speakers to be announced.

OCTOBER 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Streaming LIVE from:

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20240

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