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Last Call for next Tuesday's Annual Industry Update - June 14th - The National WWII Museum

Date: Tuesday, June 14

Location: The National WWII Museum

June 16 2022 | Skål Monthly Meetings

Skålleagues -   Have you submitted your RSVP yet?  Please double check that your name is on the RSVP list below.    Deadline to give guarantee on head count is tomorrow!

Our 7th Annual Industry Update takes place one week from tomorrow -  Tuesday, June 14 at the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: the Boeing Center (1043 Magazine St.) at The National WWII Museum.   

Tomorrow is also the deadline to submit questions for our two fabulous speakers... Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly and Sherif Karamot, President/CEO, Professional Conference Managers Association (PCMA). Please send those questions to

Event details:

Time:   5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Networking (Cash Bar -- they do also take credit cards)

Dinner/Program:  6:30 pm - 8 pm

280 seats have already been pre sold/reserved.  We still have room for two more tables! 

Here's the Skal members we have heard from thus far that will be attending...

Richie Aquilar *
Renee Aragon Dolese*
Glen Armantrout*
Meg Baird Atkins *
Essence Banks *
Stu Barash *
Brett Bares
Marc Becker *
David Bilbe *
Eddie Boettner *
Peter Boylan *
Michael Brinks
Mali Carow *
Jim Cook *
Kristin Crawford + guest Jesseca Malecki
Sandra Dartus
Kevin Dolliole*
Mavis Early *
Terry Epton
Denise Ferrier Mavor *
Betsie Gambel
Cathryn Giff
Dr. Yvette Green *
Tim Hemphill *
Greg Hoffman + guests Deidra Edwards + Brent Hoeman
Donna Horrowitz
Gary Huettmann
Christopher Jordan *
Kevin Kelly
Jill Kidder + guests Laine Garner & Laura Cating
Greg Lambousy
Olivier Lau *
Diane Lyons
Dawn Ledet*
Sandra Lindquist*
Bobbi Mannino*
Stacey Messina + guest George Messina
James Mollere *
Samir Mowad *
Randy Parkins
Dennis Pearce
Shelley Pigeon *
Pamela Pipes + guest Alton Davis
David Piscola *
Claudette Pitre
Kim Priez *
Frank Quinn *
Sharon Reuther *
Daniel Rhodes *
Jay Robichaux *
Pete Sarrat
David Spear
Ashley Stagg - guest of Dottie Belletto
Terry Sullivan - + guests Bill Derbins + Edna Johnson
Lois Sutton + guests Vincent Tortorich & Stephanie Cantrell
Kristi Taglaur *
Andrea Thornton
Steve Trotter *
Stephanie Turner *
Rick Vita
Pam Vitrano *
MaryAnn Warwick
Judy Weitz
James Williams *
Susan Zimmermann *

* denotes already sitting at a designated whole table

Regrets:   Dottie Belletto, Gina Chimeno, Al Hebon, Steve Richer, David Rome, Marc Romig, Craig Sanders, Michael Sawaga, Holly Valenti


The list of pre-sold tables are as follows:   (Please turn in your list of names of attendees at your table, along with email addresses,  no later than Tuesday, June 7th.   Our speakers requested a list in advance to see who they are addressing.)


Presenting Sponsors: $1500  (SOLD OUT)


  1. Hilton N.O. Riverside
  2. PJs Coffee
  3. New Orleans & Company
  4. MCCNO + Centerplate/Sodexo
Premium Location Tables  - $1000 (SOLD OUT)
  1. The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
  3. Valentino Hotels &Sightseeing
  4. Port of New Orleans
  5. MC&A DMC
  6. The WWII Museum/Higgins Hotel
  7. Marriott Hotels of New Orleans
  8. Hosts Global
  9. Greater New Orleans Hotel Lodging Association
Reserved Tables of 10  --  $800   (two tables remaining)
  1. Harrah's Casino
  2. Four Seasons Hotel
  3. Louisiana River Parishes
  4. UNO HRT
  5. HRI Properties
  6. MCCNO
  7. Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
  8. J.W. Marriott
  9. Pigeon Catering + New Orleans Paddlewheels
  10. Mid South Women In Tourism
  11. Premium Parking
Four (4) SKAL MEMBERS Reserved Tables

Individual Non-Member Tickets -  $85 - seating at "open tables"

Skål Active Members can be seated at designated Skål tables at no charge since this is included in your annual dues. Lifetime/Retired Members can purchase tickets at $70. 

If you would like to purchase additional individual tickets for your staff, you can use this link to pay by credit card but please send me an email with the names of those who will be attending.