Travel South Showcase

March 8-11, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Time Event Location
12:00pm - 9:00pm   Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
BTR
4:00pm Pre-FAM Tours Arrive in Baton Rouge Hilton Baton Rouge
6:30pm - 9:00pm A Rural Soiree: From Farm to Fete
Exclusive to ALL Buyer & Journalist Delegates
Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge and LSU Rural Life Museum

Transportation begins at 6:00pm
LSU Rural Life Museum 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Time Event Location
9:00am - 6:00pm Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
BTR
9:00am - 6:00pm Showcase Registration Open
- City Tour Information
- Showcase Concierge
- Louisiana Feed your Soul Engagement Zone
- Visit Baton Rouge Red Stick Rendezvous Lounge

 - Convention Center Shuttle Service
   (9:00am - 6:00pm)
Exhibit Hall Lobby - BRRC*
8:30am - 9:30am Exclusive Journalist Welcome Breakfast
Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge
Meet in the Hilton Lobby at 8:15 am for a 3 minute walk to Old State Capitol 
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
8:30am - 9:30am  Exclusive Buyer Welcome Breakfast
Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge and Hilton Baton Rouge
Heidelberg Room - Hilton, 10th Floor
9:00am - 6:00pm Marketplace Booth Set-up Exhibit Hall - BRRC
10:00am - 3:00pm Journalist  Exclusive Baton Rouge City Tour Options 
Tours depart River Center and terminate at Hilton 
1. Artisty in the City
2. A City Born on the Water
3. Sports & Gaming: A Louisiana Tradition Since 1701
Tour Departs BRRC
12:00pm - 4:00pm Baton Rouge City Tour Options
Tours depart River Center and terminate at host hotels
1. Bites and Sites
2. Only in Baton Rouge
3. Haunted Baton Rouge
4. New Southern Scene
Tours Depart BBRC
12:30pm - 4:00pm TSUSA Board of Directors Meeting
Lunch served at 12:30 pm in Meeting Room 4 with the meeting begins at 1:00 pm
Meeting Room 3 - BBRC
4:00pm - 5:00pm U.S. Civil Rights Board of Directors Meeting Meeting Room - BBRC
6:00pm - 9:00pm Revelry on the River
All-Delegate Evening Reception
Hosted by Louisiana Office of Tourism, Houmas House, Louisiana Seafood & Tour Acension
Event transportation begins at 5:30pm from host hotels
Last shuttle departs for Houmas House at 6:45 pm
Houmas House
*BRRC: Baton Rouge River Center


Monday, March 9, 2020

Time Event Location
  7:30am - 5:00 pm Showcase Registration / Information Desk Open
- Sponsor Booths
- City Information
- Showcase Concierge
- Louisiana Feed your Soul Engagement Zone
- Visit Baton Rouge Red Stick Rendezvous Lounge
- Convention Center Shuttle Service
   (7:00am- 10:00am & 3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Exhibit Hall - BRRC
7:30am - 8:30am  Breakfast - All Delegate Networking Breakfast
Hosted by North Louisiana 
Ballroom - BRRC
8:30am - 9:10am Opening Program: Take A Ride On I-20
Hosted by Shreveport-Bossier, Ruston & Monroe-West Monroe
Ballroom - BRRC
 9:30am - 12:20pm Showcase and Media Marketplace Session #1
Pre-scheduled Appointments
Exhibit Hall - BRRC
 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Luncheon: The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee
Hosted by Tennessee Office of Tourism
Ballroom - BRRC
2:00pm - 5:00pm  Showcase and Media Marketplace Session #2
Pre-scheduled Appointments

Hold Your Horses: Take a Break with Louisville!: 3:10pm - 3:40pm

Hosted by Louisville Tourism

Journalist Networking & Follow-up: 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall - BRRC
  6:00pm - 9:00pm Delegate Free Night
Limited complimentary shuttle service will be provided outside the walkable downtown area
Baton Rouge Area
  6:30pm - 9:00pm Ultimate Ad Challenge Exclusive Access Dinner (Invitation Only)
Media Partners-UAC Participants, Board, State Marketing & Ad Staff
Blend is a short (4min or less) walk from the host hotels
Blend
  6:30pm - 9:00pm Every Man Is a King: Exclusive Journalist Dinner
Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge
Event transportation will depart the Hilton Hotel at 6:15 pm
Capitol Park Museum
  8:30pm - 11:30pm GTL AfterGleaux Party
Hosted by The Group Travel Leader
Ticket Required 
Transportation loop provided until 11:30pm
Red Stick Social 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time Event Location
8:00am - 5:00pm Showcase Information Desk Open
- Tastes & Tunes of the South Tuesday
- Sponsor Booths
- Showcase Concierge
- Louisiana Feed your Soul Engagement Zone
- Visit Baton Rouge Red Stick Rendezvous Lounge
- Convention Center Shuttle Service

   (7:00am- 10:00am & 3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Exhibit Hall - BRRC
8:00am - 9:15am Biz Over Breakfast 
- Networking Breakfast Buffet
River View Room - BRRC
8:30am - 12:20pm Ultimate Ad Challenge Presentations
(Invitation Only)
Meeting Room 3 - BRRC
9:30am - 12:20pm Showcase & Media Marketplace Session #3
Pre-scheduled Appointments
Exhibit Hall - BRRC
12:30 pm - 1:45pm Luncheon: Alabama’s Spectacular Legends
Hosted by Alabama Toruism
Ballroom - BRRC
 2:00pm - 5:00pm  Showcase & Media Marketplace Session #4
Pre-scheduled Appointments

Louisiana Libations Break: 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Hosted by Louisiana Tourism

Journalist Networking & Follw-up: 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall - BRRC
  6:30pm - 9:00pm Carnaval de Louisiane
All-Delegate Evening Reception
Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge and Southeast Louisiana Gumbo


The venue is walking distance from the host hotels and a transportation loop will also be provided 
Louisiana Arts & Science Museum

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Time Event Location
 5:00am - 12:00pm Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service Depart Host Hotels
 8:00am Buyer Post-FAM Tours depart from Baton Rouge
Alabama - Southern Treasurers with Spectacular Legends
Mississippi - Don't Miss Out on Mississippi's Trails, Authentic Music and Delicious Food
Depart Host Hotels