September Educational Program

September 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Doubletree By Hilton ~ Paradise Valley
5401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Recently featured on CBS 5/3TV, Brett Heising will discuss why getting to know the travelers with disabilities and discovering the market isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also great for business.

Learning objectives include:  

• The economics of travelers with disabilities and mobility challenges and why we're a market worth courting
• How hoteliers can make their properties/rooms more accessible without spending large sums of money
• Why training staff regarding how to interact with guests with disabilities is paramount
• The importance of diversity in the hospitality industry
• Brett's experiences as a CEO living with a disability

Come prepared with questions regarding this important topic.


Presented by...

Brett Heising
Founder/CEO, brettapproved, Inc.

Brett Heising brings a lifetime of experience to his role as Founder and CEO of brettapproved,Inc., home to, a travel and entertainment website for anyone with a physical disability or mobility challenge. A successful journalist and PR pro turned entrepreneur, Brett is aglobal speaker on the subjects of diversity, entrepreneurship and accessible travel.  He was a member of the Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2015, serves on the Boards of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona and Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues and is active in the Phoenix start-up community.  Brett is building because, "Whether you're traveling around the corner to meet friends for coffee or around the world for the trip of a lifetime, you should have the accessibility information and services you need to travel confidently."  A proud graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a specialization in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science, Brett lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, Claudia.

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