OCTOBER 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET

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Event Overview

On October 26, U.S. Travel Association will host “The Future of Travel Mobility,” which will gather global leaders in travel, transportation, and technology, elected and appointed officials as well as policy influencers to engage on central issues impacting the future of travel mobility and the traveler experience, including:

Sustainable Travel

A future vision for more sustainable travel including the electrification of the automotive sector. What are the implications for travelers, travel businesses, and travel infrastructure? How will we achieve equitable access for all travelers?

Seamless and Secure Travel

Biometrics and touchless digital technology will revolutionize how travelers move to and within destinations. How are technologies eliminating “pain points” in the travel experience? How will trusted traveler programs evolve? How do we overcome concerns over consumer privacy and equity to enable more seamless, inclusive, secure travel?

Innovative and Emerging Travel

From air taxis to hyperloops, supersonic airliners to high-tech tunnels that speed access to attractions, entrepreneurs are looking to radically reinvent how we get to and around destinations. What are the latest innovations in development? What are the business, social and policy implications of such visionary travel transportation innovations?

AGENDA

8:00 AM
8:15 AM

Registration Opens

Networking Breakfast

Welcome Remarks and Opening Keynote Introduction
      Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and                Policy, U.S. Travel Association

FOCUS AREA ONE: SEAMLESS AND SECURE TRAVEL 

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

Policymaker Spotlight
       U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Seamless and Secure Travel: Business and Policy Leader Panel
      Representative John Katko (NY-24)
      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

FOCUS AREA TWO: SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

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

Sustainable Travel: Business, Policy 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

12:00 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

FOCUS AREA THREE: INNOVATIVE AND EMERGING TRAVEL

Innovative and Emerging Travel Keynote: “Transforming ‘D.C. to New York’”
        Josh Geigel, CEO and Co-Founder, Virgin Hyperloop

Innovative and Emerging Travel Business Panel: “Getting There and Getting Around”
        JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation       
       Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO, Boom Supersonic

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

Closing Keynote

5:00 PM

Networking Reception, SPONSORED BY VISIT VIRGINIA

 

Featured Speakers

Ed Bastian

CEO, Delta Air Lines

Mark Reuss

President, General Motors

Denise Naguib

Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity at Marriott International

Pete Buttigieg

U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Alejandro Mayorkas

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito

(R-WV) 

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell

(D-MI) 

U.S. Representative John Katko

(R-NY)

Anne Smart

Vice President of Public Policy, ChargePoint

Vik Krishnan

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Todd Davidson

CEO, Travel Oregon

Kevin McAleenan

Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Chairman and CEO, Pangiam

Josh Giegel

CEO and Co-Founder, Virgin Hyperloop

Blake Scholl

Founder and CEO, Boom Supersonic

JoeBen Bevirt

Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation

* More speakers to be announced.

OCTOBER 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET

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

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