February Lunch Meeting 2018

February 21, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Hotel Adeline
5101 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Join the Arizona Business Travel Association for two informational presentations and check out the new Hotel Adeline!

An economic update presented by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Phoenix Metro hotel performance for 2017 with a review of future hotel/resort booking space, major events and upcoming developments that could impact the travel industry.

Presented by:

Mitchel Allen, Vice President, Business Development
Greater Phoenix Economic Council

As Vice President of Business Development at GPEC, Mitchel Allen specializes in providing market analysis and site-selection assistance to manufacturing and distribution companies looking to expand or relocate to the region.  He has facilitated corporate expansions leading to the creation of more than 3,900 jobs, resulting in an investment impact of more than $1.3 billion to the Greater Phoenix region.  His recent experience involves projects in the high-tech electronics manufacturing, plastic injection molding, and distribution spaces.  He is currently working with more than 100 companies in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, healthcare and manufacturing.

Mitchel was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona where he earned his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University.  Mitchel serves on the board of directors of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), and is a member of NAIOP and SIOR.  He is also a mentor for Year Up and New Pathways for Youth.


Eric Kerr, Director of Research & Business Analysis
Visit Phoenix

Eric tracks the visitor industry's impact on the local economy and the impact of the Visit Phoenix programs on the area hotel market.  He also contibutes to business-development strategies across all functional areas of Visit Phoenix.  

Since joining Visit Phoenix as an intern in 2006, Kerr has acquired a broad range of work experience in communications, media relations, marketing, government affairs, research and tourism advocacy.  He is an active member in the Travel and Tourism Research Association and serves on the board of the Western Chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association.


$40.00 Member Registration
$50.00 after 5:00 pm February 16
$35.00 Earlybird rate before February 9

$0.00 Pre-paid Member

$50.00 Non-Member/Guest
$60.00 after 5:00 pm February 16

$5.00 6 Opportunity Tickets for $5.00

$10.00 12 Opportunity Drawing Tickets for $10.00