Industry Events

Industry Events

We believe there's great value in face-to-face industry gatherings. Consider getting these on your calendar.

Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism (WIGCOT)

Always in March, the Department of Tourism’s produces an annual three-day educational and networking event for Wisconsin innkeepers, restaurateurs, community tourism officials, tourism attraction operators, state agency officials, tourism educators and other representatives of the hospitality industry.

You can view pictures and presentations from WIGCOT 2017 here.

We look forward to seeing you at WIGCOT in Appleton on March 11-13, 2018.

National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel and Tourism Week is when communities across the country hold events as a way to put the spotlight on the contributions travel makes to the nation’s economy and quality of life. During National Travel and Tourism Week, the Department of Tourism distributes its annual economic impact research that shows how the tourism economy makes a positive impact on the state of Wisconsin. Appearances by the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Tourism Department staff take place around the state always the first full week of May.

United States Travel Association Events

The industry connects year-round at U.S. Travel's signature events. Opportunities are designed to help you make informed marketing decisions, meet face-to-face with thousands of international travel buyers and media, and champion travel’s impact on the steps of city hall and in the halls of Congress. Learn more about how U.S. Travel events bring the industry together and helps you achieve your business goals.

State Association Annual Events

Wisconsin is fortunate to have a very active travel and hospitality industry. Many like-minded individuals within a market segment band together to form associations for advocacy, educational, legislative and promotional purposes. On an annual basis, these associations hold their sector meetings often times complete with Marketplaces or trade shows.

View a List of Associations