Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Hyatt Lost Pines Resort
Register by Clicking the Link Above
About TTIA’s Public Policy Forum
Join us for a half-day forum where you will hear from legislators and political analysts about the upcoming session and how it can impact our industry. Confirmed speakers thus far include Representative Todd Hunter, Representative Dan Huberty, Senator Kelly Hancock, and Erik Hansen of the U.S. Travel Association. Topics will include business and commerce, urban affairs, Major Events Trust Fund, school start date, an overview of the 2017 legislative session, and more.
This is a must-attend event for all TTIA members. It's also a great opportunity to bring along some of the younger professionals in your office to educate them about the issues that are crucial to the success of the travel industry.
2016 HOTEL INFORMATION
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, Texas, 78612
TTIA Rate: $149/night (single/double) + discounted $5/night
Deadline to make reservations extended to Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Please email Jennifer Roush, Sr Director of Operations if you need a hotel room at email@example.com.
2016 Registration Rates
$150 - 1st Attendee from an Organization
$105 - each additional attendee from same organization
refund until 5:00pm on November 18, 2016. 50% refund until 5 p.m. on November 30, 2016. No
refunds after 5:00pm on November 30. This cancellation policy helps us ensure
the most accurate counts possible for the event. For questions regarding the
cancellation policy, please contact the TTIA office at 512-328-8842.
| 8:00am – 9:00am
Public Policy Forum Registration and Continental Breakfast
| 9:00am – 9:05am
| 9:05am – 9:30am
Representative Todd Hunter is Chairman of the Calendars Committee in the Texas House of Representatives. His committee is in charge of scheduling bills to be debated on the House floor. Chairman Hunter has a unique perspective being an important part of House leadership as well as a champion of the Texas travel industry. Chairman Hunter will provide his view of the upcoming legislative session with its many challenges.
Senator Donna Campbell and Representative Dan Huberty
Senator Campbell is Chairwoman of the Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee and sits on the Education, Health and Human Services, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Committees. Senator Campbell has been a big supporter of travel/tourism issues and is the incoming Chair of the Texas Legislative Tourism Caucus. Senator Donna Campbell has been serving Senate District 25 including San Antonio, Austin and the New Braunfels areas since 2013. Senator Campbell also is a board-certified emergency room physician. Representative Dan Huberty is considered an expert of public education issues as a former school board member on the Humble Independent School Board. He has served on the House Public Education Committee since he was first elected in 2011. He also serves on the House State Affairs Committee.
|10:05am – 10:35am
Senator Kelly Hancock is going into his third legislative session as a State Senator from North Richland Hills, Texas. Senator Hancock is Chairman of the Senate Business & Commerce Committee and serves on several other Senate Committees including Transportation, Finance and Natural Resources and Economic Development. He previously served three terms in the Texas House. Having been a member of the House Republican Caucus, Chairman of the Texas Legislative Tourism Caucus, the Senate Select Committee on Tax Reform & Relief, Economic Development Committee and other important committees, Senator Hancock will bring a wealth of diverse information concerning issues for the upcoming session.
|10:35am – 10:50am
|10:50am – 11:20am
Update on Federal Issues Impacting the Travel Industry
Speaker: Patricia Rojas-Ungár, Vice President of Government Relations, U.S. Travel Association
|11:20am – 12:00pm
Travel Industry Partner Legislative Updates
Travel industry partner associations will provide updates on their legislative agendas for the upcoming session.
Panelists: Homero Lucero, Senior VP of Government Relations, Texas Travel Industry Association; Justin Bragiel, General Counsel, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association; Carl Richie, Lobbyist, Texas Restaurant Association; and Cathy DeWitt, VP of Governmental Affairs, Texas Association of Business
|12:00pm – 1:30pm
||Lunch and Panel Discussion on Insights to Texas Politics and the 85th Legislative Session
This panel of experts will provide lively dialogue and insights into what’s ahead for Texas politics and the coming 84th Legislative Session. They will offer keen observations and thoughtful analysis on the major players, policy issues and the politics that will likely shape the legislature session.
Moderator: R.G. Ratcliffe, Political Writer,
Panelists: Harvey Kronberg, Editor, The Quorum Report; Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor and Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune; Mike Ward, Austin
Bureau Chief, Houston Chronicle; and Lauren McGaughy, Austin Bureau Reporter,
Dallas Morning News
Schedule subject to change.
Contact Jennifer Roush, Senior Director of Operations, for questions on registration or schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-328-8842.
WE THANK OUR SPONSORS
Contact Dan Decker, Chief Operating Officer, for sponsorship opportunities: email@example.com, 512-328-8842