Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit to Welcome C-Level Speakers to Elite Conference


NEW YORK (April 4, 2018) ─ Questex Travel Group today announced the impressive lineup of speakers who will lead panel discussions during the sixth annual Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit. The event will take place May 30-June 1, 2018 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, FL. 

This year’s speakers will include some of luxury travel’s most prominent leaders beginning with a suite of C-level cruise executives in “A View from the Top Deck,” featuring Mark Conroy, Managing Director, The Americas, Silversea; John Delany, president, Windstar; and Navin Sawhney, CEO, Ponant. 

MMGY Global will return to ULTRA with their “Luxury Consumer Research Report,” which will be presented by Katie Briscoe, executive vice president, client services; followed by Joshua Bush, CEO of Avenue Two Travel who will present “Letting Go to Grow.”

In addition, attendee favorite, the “Luxury General Managers Interactive Panel: Working Together to Focus on the Client Experience,” will feature Michael King, general manager, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; Deborah Yager Fleming, CEO, Acqualina Resort & Spa; and Tricia Taylor, general manager, The Breakers Palm Beach. 

Ruthanne Terrero, vice president of content and editorial director for Luxury Travel Advisor will start things off with one of the event’s staple presentations, “All About You: Setting the Luxury Landscape.” This presentation is an analysis of the pre-event survey distributed to the attending advisors to capture trends they are experiencing and the state of their business. She will also moderate all the panels.

ULTRA Summit brings some of the world’s most prestigious suppliers together with a cross section of ultra-luxury advisors who drive hundreds of millions in luxury travel revenue annually and represent independent and affiliated agencies with membership in top consortia including Virtuoso, Travel Leaders Group, Signature Travel Network, Ensemble Travel Group and American Express.

Intimate one-to-one appointments will be intermixed with lively panels, engaging presentations and elegant networking functions including the prestigious Awards of Excellence, which will be held at the iconic Breakers Palm Beach, who are also sponsoring this reception in partnership with Discover the Palm Beaches.