Travel Media Showcase 2018 | Niagara Falls USA | September 11-14, 2018

2018 Travel Media Showcase Schedule

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

12:00pm -
5:00pm
Hotel Check-In and Registration
Sponsored by TMS

After checking in to your room at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls NY, a Niagara Falls USA van will run continuously to and from the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to pick up registration materials and set up your booth. Light lunch served at Conference Center.

Note: The distance between Doubletree and Conference Center is approximately 0.3 miles in the event you prefer to walk.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls NY | Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
6:00pm -
9:00pm
Opening Reception
Partners with I Love NY, Destination Niagara USA, 1000 Islands International Tourism Council, Cattaraugus County, Discover Saratoga, Dutchess Tourism, Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council, Visit Rochester, Oneida County Tourism, Sullivan Catskills, Delaware North

Departures from the Doubletree to Goat Island begin at 6 pm and run continuously until 6:30 pm.

Fireworks over the Falls begin at 8:45 pm and are sponsored by Niagara Falls State Park. Buses depart Goat Island beginning at 8 pm and will run continuously until 9pm.
Goat Island, Niagara Falls State Park

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

7:00am -
9:30am
Continuous Shuttles from Doubletree to Conference Center
8:00am -
9:00am
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Destination Niagara USA
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
9:00am -
10:30am
Marketplace Appointments
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
10:30am -
10:45am
Break
Sponsored by New Orleans Plantation Country
10:45am -
12:00pm
Marketplace Appointments
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
12:00pm -
12:30pm
Boxed Lunch Pick Up
Sponsored by Destination Niagara USA

All attendees must pick up a boxed lunch before boarding the bus and returning to the Doubletree, including those who have not elected to participate in a local FAM tour.
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Main Foyer
1:00pm -
5:00pm
Local FAM Tours
Sponsored by Destination Niagara USA

Boarding begins at 12:45 pm outside Doubletree. Buses at 1:00pm.
Note: Buses will not be returning to the Doubletree until after the Networking Dinner. Please be sure to bring a light jacket or sweater (weather pending).
5:30pm -
9:00pm
Networking Dinner
Sponsored by Destination Niagara USA and Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards

Buses will depart from local FAM tours and go directly to Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards. For those not participating in a local FAM tour, a bus will depart from the Doubletree at 4:45 pm to Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior. Buses depart Becker Farms at 8:15 pm. If you have not elected to participate in the Networking Dinner, you will be free for dinner and can explore the area on your own.
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards

Thursday, September 13, 2018

7:00am -
9:30am
Continuous Shuttles from Doubletree to Conference Center
8:00am -
9:00am
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Destination Niagara USA
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
9:00am -
10:30am
Marketplace Appointments
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
10:30am -
10:45am
Break
Sponsored by City of Gallup
10:45am -
12:00pm
Marketplace Appointments
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
12:00pm -
1:30pm
Lunch
Sponsored by Mower
1:45pm -
2:45pm
Marketplace Appointments
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
2:45pm -
3:00pm
Break
Sponsored by City of Clearwater
3:00pm -
4:00pm
Marketplace Appointments
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
4:00pm -
4:15pm
Open Marketplace
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
4:00pm -
6:00pm
Continuous Shuttles from Conference Center to Doubletree
4:15pm -
5:30pm
Exhibitor Dismantle
Exhibitors cannot dismantle their booths until Open Marketplace is over. All exhibits must be removed by 6 pm.
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Event Center
6:30pm -
7:00pm
Closing Reception
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls NY
7:00pm -
9:00pm
Closing Dinner
Join us for the conclusion of TMS 2018 and announcement of the host for TMS 2019!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls NY, Rivers Edge Ballroom

Friday, September 14, 2018

Airport Departures
Shuttles depart every 30 minutes from 4am - 2pm. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to each departure outside Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls NY.
Post FAM Tours
Destination representatives will meet post tour attendees in the lobby of the Doubletree at the departure time specified on post tour itinerary.