OCTOBER 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET


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


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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

Kendall Bentz

Managing Partner, Prologue

Julia Cosgrove

VP, Editor in Chief, AFAR Media

Mike Daher

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

Rachel Devine

Senior Vice President, Global Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Boom Supersonic

Christine Duffy

President, Carnival Cruise Line

Dennis Newman

Executive Vice President, Strategy, Planning & Accessibility, Amtrak

Patrick Goddard

Brightline Trains

Ranking Member Sam Graves


Jean Garris Hand

Vice President of Global ESG,

Erik Hansen

Vice President, Government Relations, U.S. Travel Association

William J. Hornbuckle

Chief Executive Officer and President, MGM Resorts International

Robert Isom

Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines

Brendan Jones

Blink Charging

Mitch Landrieu

White House Senior Advisor & Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator

Walt Leger

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, New Orleans & Company

Alex Menotti

Head of Corporate and Government Affairs, LanzaJet

Carlos Monje, Jr.

Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, US Department of Transportation

Sangeeta Naik

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Marketing, American Express Travel

Lisa Sullivan

Executive Vice President, Travel and Transport, IDEMIA

Chrissy Taylor

President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Holdings

Jessica Wehrman 

Transportation and Infrastructure Reporter, CQ Roll Call

Gil West

Chief Operating Officer, Cruise

Laurence Wildgoose 

Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, & Environment, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Kevin Yoder

Partner, HHQ Ventures

* Additional speakers to be announced.

OCTOBER 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

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

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