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GARDEN STATE WINE GROWERS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS NEW JERSEY TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE ON TOURISM
Wine Tasting & Networking Reception Promotes New Jersey Wines
WHAT: The Garden State Wine Growers Association is a proud sponsor of the annual New Jersey Tourism Industry Association NJ Conference on Tourism, held December 1-2, 2022 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. The conference, themed “Growing New Jersey by Tourism,” offers an opportunity for industry professionals, tourism and hospitality students, community and government leadership, and emerging talent to experience keynotes, panel discussions and network in a popular New Jersey resort location. Dueling pianists from the Flying Ivories will be the entertainment of the evening.
A highlight of the conference is the Networking Reception presented by the Garden State Wine Growers Association to be held Thursday evening, December 1, at 5:30 pm. Participants will discover New Jersey Wine Country, one sip at a time.
New Jersey is home to four thriving American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Vineyards and wineries are plentiful throughout the Cape May Peninsula AVA, the Outer Coastal Plain AVA covering 9 southern counties, the Warren Hills AVA, and the Central Delaware Valley AVA. Wineries, vineyards and Wine Trails are a compelling reason to visit New Jersey.
WHO: Garden State Wine Growers Ambassadors
NJTIA Board of Directors
NJTIA Executive Board
Leaders in Tourism
WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 5:30pm-7:30pm
WHERE: Resorts Casino
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Reception-only tickets: $45
Two day conference with reception included: $350
QUOTE: “The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association recognizes the distinction wines grown in New Jersey bring to events, activities and milestones in and around our state,” says Lori A. Pepenella, CDME President NJTIA. “It is with great excitement that the Garden State Wine Growers Association is supporting our 2022 Tourism Conference as a Premium Sponsor and will also be presenting our much anticipated Thursday Evening Network Reception in Resorts Atlantic City. We have had the continued privilege to work alongside this dedicated group growing tourism into one of the Garden State’s most important assets.”
“The New Jersey wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. New Jersey’s ‘wine country’ regions generate 272,500 tourist visits and $92.48 million in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases,” said Devon Perry, Executive Director, Garden State Wine Growers Association. “This has a real economic impact, plus the wine industry promotes agritourism and sustainability in the Garden State. Cheers to New Jersey’s travel and tourism industry!”
About the Garden State Wine Growers Association
The Garden State Wine Growers Association is a non-profit organization that furthers vineyard and wine industries in New Jersey through branding, marketing, public relations, education, legislation, and regulation. From their founding in 1987, they have encouraged wine enthusiasts to visit wineries across New Jersey. They have strategically used wine education initiatives, marketing campaigns, and special events to do so. The GSWGA is also motivated to improve quality of grapes and wine produced in New Jersey, being a valuable resource to NJ vineyards and wineries. To learn more, visit Garden State Wine Growers Association.
About the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association
The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) is the leading voice for promoting the knowledge and understanding that travel and tourism is essential to the economy of New Jersey. NJTIA represents all sectors of New Jersey’s multibillion dollar tourism industry statewide and is focused on growing New Jersey by tourism. The organization’s annual NJ Conference on Tourism successfully brings together industry professionals, tourism and hospitality students, community and government leadership, emerging talent for one and half days of networking, keynotes, panels and entertainment at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. To learn more, visit https://www.njtia.org/events/