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SAM Magazine—Heavenly, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018—The lineup of quality content at the forthcoming Mountain Travel Symposium keeps getting better, with the addition of legendary ski HN bodeMTS 22718racer and NBC commentator Bode Miller. MTS is taking place at Heavenly – South Lake Tahoe, Calif., April 8-14, 2018. Miller will speak April 12 to wrap up the MTS Forum general sessions.

More than 1,100 mountain travel buyers and suppliers from around the world are expected to attend this year’s Mountain Travel Symposium. The week’s agenda is packed with A-list speakers like Miller, plus networking opportunities, educational sessions, and business development exchanges.

A highlight of the event is The Forum—two days of general sessions, breakouts, keynotes, one-on-one interviews, and more, all aimed at helping mountain travel marketers and sales pros elevate their work. Speakers include Vail Resorts CMO Kirsten Lynch, SIA president Nick Sargent, Squaw Valley Holdings president and CEO Andy Wirth, and Travelzoo VP of marketing Justin Soffer, to name a few.

MTS also provides a venue to put business on the books during the three exchanges: Trade Exchange, Group Exchange, and Meetings Exchange. All are set up in a “speed dating” format, with quick, pre-arranged face-to-face meetings between buyers and suppliers from all over the world.

Organizers say that MTS is much more than just a typical networking event, which is true, but networking is a major part of what makes MTS so valuable to its attendees. Every day features some sort of social event where mountain travel professionals can get together in a casual setting and build relationships. Whether it’s making a few turns on the mountain, enjoying a cocktail during a reception, or mingling at a mixer, there is no shortage of networking opportunities.

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Ski Area Management is a media sponsor for Mountain Travel Symposium.