Tourism & Hospitality Council Meeting

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Name: Tourism & Hospitality Council Meeting
Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Website: The Betsy
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
On behalf of council chair Ceci Velasco (Ocean Drive Association), we invite you to join the Tourism & Hospitality Council for their monthly meeting at

The Betsy

1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach FL 33139

Julia Gessner | Managing Director, GeLi Consult - Chinese Tourism Development

GeLi Consult is a Miami-based consultancy dedicated to helping its clients understand and attract Chinese tourists. Julia will discuss key aspects that make catering to Chinese tourists different from those from Latin American, Russia, or elsewhere.  She will present some of the latest trends, and whether Miami Beach is China Ready! 

About the speaker 
With over 20 years of experience that spans 4 continents, Julia Gessner brings incredible expertise in the field of global business management and cross-cultural communication. She has worked in a variety of foreign countries for companies that included Merrill Lynch, Euroclear, and BBVA. Her language skills include English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Chinese.  A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Julia went on to earn her MBA from France’s INSEAD. She completed additional post-graduate education in Chinese Business Development at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies and holds an Executive Certificate in Luxury from HEC-Paris.  Her foreign experiences combined with her deep analysis of Chinese outbound tourism behaviors and trends provide wraparound knowledge of how to overcome the cultural and technological barriers of understanding, catering, and marketing to the Chinese tourist.  

Mission: The mission of the Tourism and Hospitality Council is to be a resource for local companies on how to increase travel and tourism business. Through social communication online and in person, the council will support chamber members by conducting educational workshops and webinars, networking, forums with industry leaders, a travel and tourism trade show.
The Betsy
1440 Ocean Drive Miami beach FL 3313B
Date/Time Information:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Contact Information:
Alicia Pardey, 305-674-1300 EXT 3010
This meeting is open to the members of the Tourism & Hospitality Council and anyone else who is interested in the mission of the council. Please contact if you are interested in attending this meeting.
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