African American Tourism
Conference 2022

Friday, October 7th

10AM | PreConference Workshop

6PM | Opening reception

Avery Research Center

Saturday, October 8th

9 am | Tate Center

OCTOBER 7-8th | '22

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AGENDA

Kick-Off Event

Opening Session

Title: Black Tourism: Doing the Business of Tourism

This session will highlight the SC AATC (African American Tourism Council) strategy for expanding the tourism industry. (Invite partners to give insight into how to position themselves with our content)

Session 1- 9am

10:00 am-11:30am (Tate Center)

A-tax Grants: Funding For Your Tourism & Cultural Arts Programming

Theme & Brief Description:
This session will feature local governments around the state as they discuss the qualifying criteria and other aspects of the program. This session will also feature staff from SCPRT as they discuss their grants and tourism promotion programs. (Becky Burn)(Anita Prather-Singleton, Foresight Communications

Business Development & Loan Programs: Start or Expand Your Business

Theme & Brief Description:
 This session will feature local governments around the state as they discuss the qualifying criteria and other aspects of the program. Featuring Climb Fund, SC Works, GCRA, SC Minority Affairs

Session 2 - 11 AM

11:30am- 1:00pm (Tate Center)

Concurrent Sessions II –

1:30 pm (Stern Center Gardens)

Brunch & Business-
The Influencer Edition
(Spoleto Festival- Co- Sponsor)

Theme & Brief Description:
This event will recognize social media influencers in food, fashion, and the finer things in life! Join us in celebrating the influencer community, honoring those who positively impact our lives through their personalities, knowledge, and expertise.
Learn about opportunities to tap into the $20 Million Dollar Tourism Industry. Meet the who’s who in the tourism industry and network about ideas, resources, and partnerships. Additional details will be announced soon including the awards show date, hosts, performers, presenters, and more. Follow us or sign up for email updates to be the first to know!

Session 3 - 1pm

Title: Brunch & Business- The Influencer Edition

Brief Description:

This event will recognize social media influencers in food, fashion, and the finer things in life! Join us in celebrating the influencer community, honoring those who positively impact our lives through their personalities, knowledge and expertise.

Learn about opportunities to tap into the $20 Million Dollar Tourism Industry. Meet the who’s who in the tourism and network about ideas, resources, and partnerships.

Additional details will be announced soon including hosts, performers, presenters and more. Follow us or sign up for email updates to be the first to know!

SPEAKERS

Micheil Perry

BlackSouthernBelle.com

Jannie Harriot

Kwadjo Campbell

CEO - JC & assoicates

Courtney Young

CEO - ForeSight Communications

SPONSORS