Marisa Blank is LATCB’s new Director of Convention Sales for the Northeast and Southeast Region. Marisa had spent her 18-year career working for Starwood Hotels for flagship brands including W, Sheraton and Westin, among others, in New York City and Washington D.C. Marisa will be based in the New York area and serves the NE territory that includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut as well as North and South Carolina in the SE. Contact:


L.A. Tourism has incorporated LinkedIn Sales Navigator into their sales tools! The popular social media platform makes sales prospecting easier with a focus on the right prospects. L.A. Tourism’s Sales team can help create relationships and build stronger trust, while being armed with key insights to improve sales workflow with timely and accurate information.


Attendees are invited to participate in L.A. Tourism’s “Show Your Badge” program for discounts and special offers at more than 25 restaurants, nightlife venues and other activities. The discounts are available to any group issuing a conference identification badge that includes the attendee’s name and name of conference. Unlock exclusive offers such as up to 20% off your final bill at a number of popular Downtown eateries and restaurants! Unique offers include a free 6-ounce beer taster at City Tavern from their selection of 28 California-drafted brews or 2-dollars off at any venue at Grand Central Market. Make sure to seek out information brochures at the Convention Center or check out our site for an updated list of participating venues here.