Draft agenda below.

8:00 a.m.   |   Registration

8:30 a.m.   |   Welcome and Overview

  • Bryan Fluech, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

8:45 a.m.   |   Georgia Has a Coast? 

  • Benjamin Galland, Photographer and Founding Partner of H2O Creative Group

9:15 a.m.   |   State of Tourism in Coastal Georgia

  • Cheryl Hargove, Industry & Partner Relations – Tourism Division, Georgia Department of Economic Development

9:45 a.m.   |   Break

10:15 a.m. |   Overview: Georgia Tourism Pillars 

African American Heritage and Culture
Heather Hodges, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Dionne Hoskins-Brown, Savannah State University

Food, Drink and Georgia Grown
Cheryl Smith, Georgia Department of Agriculture  

Outdoor Recreation and Sports
George Dusenbury, The Trust for Public Land

Noon           |   Lunch

  • Case Study: Tourism Initiatives in City of Beaufort, South Carolina
    Rhonda Carey, Events and Tour Operator Coordinator, City of Beaufort

1:00 p.m.   | Georgia Tourism Pillar Facilitated Break-Out Sessions

  • African American Heritage and Culture
  • Food, Drink and Georgia Grown
  • Outdoor Recreation and Sports

3:30 p.m.   |   Tourism Pillar Recap and Group Discussions

4:15 p.m.   |   Closing Statement

4:30 p.m.   |   Adjourn

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