Hi there. Some of you know me as Mo, your guide to all things Missouri. If tourism is your M-O, get ready for one of Missouri’s finest conferences. During this three-day event, you’ll meet other travel enthusiasts, connect with industry leaders and share ideas to continue making Missouri a great travel destination. Topics will include agritourism, marketing the unknown, tourism recovery and inspiration for what’s to come. I hope to see you there. — Mo
When: October 13–15, 2021
Where: Chateau on the Lake in Branson
What to Wear:
Welcome Reception — casual attire
Programming — business casual attire
Awards Banquet — semiformal attire
Face coverings are strongly encouraged, especially in situations where physical distance cannot be maintained.
Questions? Please contact Jadrien.Bopp@ded.mo.gov
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This Governor’s Conference will follow all recommended city of Branson and Chateau on the Lake guidelines and protocols regarding safety for participants, vendors and staff. We’ll keep you updated if there are any significant changes.
Current COVID safety measures at Chateau on the Lake include: