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2017 Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism



About Governor's Conference

New Mexico's marquee industry event, featuring quality educational programs industry networking

The 2017 New Mexico True Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism presented by the New Mexico Hospitality Association is the "how-to" conference held annually in New Mexico. It features incredible keynote speakers and breakout sessions to help you run your travel and tourism businesses more efficiently and effectively.  

Over 350 people attended the 2016 conference. The agenda for this not-to miss conference is currently being finalized. 

What to Expect

Over the course of the 2-day conference, you have the opportunity to attend presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations from our four educational tracks: hotel & tourism sales, tourism & product development, risk management, and hotel & tourism marketing. Each track will feature four breakout sessions to provide you with a wealth of knowledge from industry experts to help you better excel in your career and help drive visitors to your hotel or destination.


Hotel and Tourism Sales

•  Tradeshow Exhibit Workshop

•  Hotel Industry Insights with HVS

•  Michael Dominguez

•  Creative Sales Strategies


Tourism and Product Development

•  Tangible Tourism

•  Liquid Tourism

•  Student & Youth Travel Association

•  Hustle & Grow

Operations Management

•  Risk Management in Human Resources (HR)

•  PRC Tour Operators

•  Asset Protection

•  ADA Compliance Website and Hotel Workshop

Hotel and Tourism Marketing

•  Digital Marketing

•  Niche Group Marketing

•  Branding with Those Branding Guys

•  Destination Software - SimpleView

What Attendees are Saying

Meghan Mooney

City of Hobbs

Director of Communications


“On account of how much I gained out of the 2016 Governor’s Conference, I jumped on the opportunity to register for this year’s conference! Last year was my first year attending, and I had no idea how much of a benefit I was going to receive! The contacts I made last year included members of the New Mexico Tourism Department who were helpful when I was researching the New Mexico True campaign, gained a valuable relationship with a New Mexico Magazine advertising representative who I still use and introduce to other marketing professionals today, and created relationships with NMHA and New Mexico Magazine members that resulted in Hobbs hosting the monthly Exchange event for the first time ever! I also gained a lot of information on submitting Rockwind for the NMHA Outstanding Attraction of the Year Award, which we ended up as a finalist. I’m definitely intrigued to see what the NMHA crew has planned for us this year!”


May 7-10, 2017
Albuquerque Convention Center Albuquerque, New Mexico



We are the unified voice to influence and inspire a growing New Mexico hospitality industry.


  • 1420 Carlisle NE, Suite #210                                              Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Phone: 505.506.8624
  • Mail: info@newmexicohospitality.org