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2017 MEMTalks Program 

Kevin Kane

Kevin Kane
President & CEO 
Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

State of the Industry Address – 

  • End of year review 
  • What’s happening nationally that affects local tourism
  • Visitor trends based on recent research

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Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson
President & CEO
Brand USA

Brand USA Today – 

  • Brand USA international marketing and promotional efforts
  • How Brand USA navigates today’s culture and political climate

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Craig Bewer

Craig Brewer
Director, Producer, Screenwriter

The Soul of Memphis -

  • Memphis’ influence on him and his work
  • How Memphis fits into the future of film and television

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Jay Salyers

Jay Salyers
Senior Vice President
Miles 

Marketing Memphis -

  • Memphis CVB “Always On” consumer campaign results
  • Research trends of the Memphis online users and more on other trade segments

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Al Bell

Al Bell
Record Producer, Songwriter, Former Executive and Owner of Stax Records

Memphis Music, Then & Now -

  • 60th Anniversary of Stax Records
  • How Memphis continues to move its music legacy forward

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Stuart Lloyd Cohen

Stuart Lloyd Cohen
Chief Motivation Officer

All I’s on Memphis -

  • How to successfully keep up with the ever changing hospitality industry and has Memphis has been a part of each change

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  Dr. Charles McKinney
Professor
Rhodes College

Living King’s Legacy - 

  • How to live the legacy of Dr. King as a community
  • How we can apply Dr. King’s lesson to our everyday lives
Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha
Author, Public Speaker
See the video of his appearance on TEDTalks

Happier Memphis, Happier Tourist -

  • Five exercises used to create a happier life

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