2023 Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors, who help make the 2023 VA1 Governers Tourism Conference a reality.

The VA1 Governor’s Tourism Summit is brought to you by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association, the Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Host City Sponsor
Richmond Region Tourism
As the Region’s destination organization, we are experts who have a deep love for the community in which we live, work, and play. We enrich the lives of our residents and visitors by sharing the unique culture and humanity that is the Richmond Region.
Platinum Sponsor
Founded in 1972, LeisureMedia360 is an award-winning publisher of state, regional, and local travel guides, city and regional magazines, and quality-of-life publications. Digital is also a core competency. For 10 years, our digital and programmatic advertising opportunities have aided 100+ clients. Leisure is proud to be the official publishing partner of Virginia Tourism Corporation for its Virginia Travel Guide.
Registration Sponsor
Henrico Sports Authority
The Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority was launched in 2022. We are your principal point of contact for our area’s sports tourism programs, which generate more than $60 million in economic impact annually. We also lead the way in event programming as well as the management of Henrico’s public and private investments. This growing portfolio of venues includes the Henrico Sports & Events Center (opening fall 2023) at Virginia Center Commons, in addition to the upcoming 17,000-seat GreenCity Arena. Other public and private facilities that the HSEA manages include the newly reimagined Belmont Golf Course, and the Frank J. Thornton YMCA Aquatic Center, an ultramodern structure and beacon of unity in eastern Henrico.
Super Session Sponsor
Advance Travel & Tourism
Over the past 9 years the Advance Travel & Tourism team has grown to include over thirty travel marketing experts. During this time, we have developed partnerships with literally hundreds of clients; our work has included ad creative and design, ad messaging and other written content, social media, video, multi-channel media strategy and placement, and robust campaign performance reporting. Our team is proud to work exclusively within the tourism industry to help promote destinations, museums, attractions and other travel-related organizations.
Super Session Sponsor
Epsilon is an advertising, measurement, and marketing technology company. We connect advertisers with visitors to drive performance and ROI. Epsilon helps clients harness the power of their first-party data to enhance, activate, and measure campaigns. Over decades, we’ve built the industry’s most comprehensive identity graph to give brands and agencies the ability to reach real visitors across all channels!
Super Session Sponsor
With over 38 years experience, VistaGraphics has its roots in hospitality publishing having published its first such title in 1985. Their evolution as a media company includes the addition of the most current digital marketing solutions customized for the tourism and destination marketing industry.
Media Sponsor
Virginia Business
Virginia Business is the only publication dedicated to covering economic activity in every sector and every region of the state. Since its creation, our magazine has won awards, attracted loyal readers and established a reputation as a “must read” for anybody who wants to stay abreast of business news in the commonwealth. In addition to our monthly print magazine featuring in-depth stories, Virginia Business posts breaking news and daily articles to VirginiaBusiness.com, sends a daily e-newsletter with the biggest business news around Virginia, a weekly real estate e-newsletter on Mondays and a roundup of the biggest stories of the week each Friday. Our annual publications include the Virginia 500, Maritime Guide, Hampton Roads Business, Site Selector, Virginia Meetings and in 2023 we introduced StartVirginia.
Media Sponsor
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of premium static and digital billboards, transit and airport advertising formats, helping local businesses and national brands reach audiences every day. Please visit www.lamar.com to learn more.
Conference Key Card Sponsor
The Sojern Travel Marketing Platform helps destination marketers reach and inspire travelers throughout their planning journey across digital channels. With unmatched visibility into travel demand and market insights, Sojern builds audiences to find the right travelers for your destination and demonstrate economic impact. The platform is flexible to meet the needs of destinations and their stakeholders.
Monday PM Break Sponsor:
MediaOne, based in Atlanta, is a cutting edge and industry leading full-service digital marketing firm. The team members have been involved in digital marketing since its inception. This far-reaching breadth and depth of experience means you’ll benefit from it. MediaOne will deliver the measurable results and accountability that you need, expect and deserve for your digital marketing campaigns.