Join regional business leaders for a conversation with Al Hutchinson about the future of tourism in Baltimore, marketing strategy to recruit large conventions and the business community’s role.
Hutchinson, who joined Visit Baltimore as President and CEO in November 2016, brings more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality and destination marketing industry to Baltimore, most recently serving as President and CEO of Visit Mobile.
He is responsible for overseeing the promotion of the Baltimore region as a destination for conventions, meetings, leisure visits, day-trips, group tours and family reunions, in addition to serving as the hospitality industry’s liaison to the business, civic and local community, and demonstrating the impact of tourism on the city and the state.
Prior to joining Visit Mobile, Hutchinson served as the Vice President of Convention Sales and Services at the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau where, for more than 11 years, he led the convention sales and services team, directed the advertising agency and worked closely with community leaders, industry decision maker, elected officials and tourism partners. Hutchinson has also held previous leadership positions with the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Charlotte Convention Center, the Park Hotel in Charlotte and the Richmond Metropolitan CVB.
Hutchinson is a graduate of the University of Alabama and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) Destination & Travel Foundation; United States Travel Association (USTA); and is also a member of Religious Conference Management Association’s (RCMA) Executive Supplier Council. In the local community, Hutchinson serves on the Baltimore Hotel Corporation Board, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Board, and the Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation Board, in addition to leading the Baltimore Convention & Tourism Board, which oversees both Visit Baltimore and the Baltimore Convention Center seamless and effective sales process. Hutchinson is married to wife, Unae Hutchinson and has two children, Asia and Jalen.
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program
Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202
This event is open to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies.
To be eligible for a refund the Greater Baltimore Committee requires a 72-hour cancellation notice.
For event and sponsorship information, contact Event and Business Development Manager Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.