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NYSTIA requests proposals for Empire State Tourism Conference

Jul 10, 2018

Pittsford, New York -- The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) is seeking proposals from destinations and facilities interested in hosting the "I Love New York" Empire State Tourism Conference (ESTC), to be held in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

The ESTC is a three-day event held in New York State for upwards of 300 professionals in the tourism industry. The conference includes educational sessions, networking activities, and a trade show. Attendees represent tourism promotion agencies, destination marketing organizations, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and tourism businesses operating throughout New York State and beyond, as well as allied vendors seeking to interact with tourism marketing professionals and business operators.

Destinations where the conference has been held in recent years include Schenectady, Lake Placid, Clayton, and Syracuse, NY.

A copy of the RFP (request for proposal) is available online at

Proposals and supporting documentation are due by August 21, 2018, and should be submitted to, attn: ESTC Committee. Questions can be directed to Suzanne Bixby, NYSTIA Marketing & Communications Director, at

Once proposals are in, the committee and staff will organize and review documentation, and determine a course of action for acquiring additional information and reaching out to schedule meetings/site visits in targeted destinations.

About NYSTIA: The New York State Tourism Industry Association ( is a 501c6, New York State not-for-profit corporation which represents New York State's tourism industry through collaboration, research, legislative awareness, and exceptional marketing.

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