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When:  Feb 21, 2024 from 05:00 PM to 07:15 PM (ET)
Where:   Marriott Village Orlando (Courtyard by Marriott), 8623 Vineland Ave., Orlando, FL, 32821, US

When & Where

Marriott Village Orlando (Courtyard by Marriott)
8623 Vineland Ave.
Orlando, FL 32821

Feb 21, 05:00 PM - 07:15 PM (ET)


Join WISE Greater Orlando at the Marriott Village Orlando (at the Courtyard by Marriott) to hear from Visit Orlando President & CEO Casandra Matej as she highlights the impact that travel has on our destination and speaks about the essential role the organization plays in the community, including how Visit Orlando partners to bring meeting groups and sporting events to our region. She will also discuss ways individuals and businesses can engage with Visit Orlando and the hospitality industry.

This event is open to both current and potential members of WISE Greater Orlando. An RSVP on this website is required to guarantee your spot, as this event may sell out. Current Members are free, Potential Members are $15. Complimentary parking is available on site. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 5:00pm - 7:15pm

5:00pm: Event check-in begins (inside Courtyard by Marriott)

5:30-6:15pm: Visit Orlando presentation and Q & A

6:15-7:15pm: Networking and complimentary bites and drinks

About Visit Orlando...

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States and Theme Park Capital of the World®. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, Visit Orlando represents over 1,500 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.   

About Casandra Matej...

Casandra Matej is president and CEO of Visit Orlando, the official marketing organization for America’s most visited destination and Theme Park Capital of the World. She leads the branding, marketing and selling of the destination on a global scale, representing 1400 member companies across Orlando’s tourism landscape.

Since joining Visit Orlando in February 2021, Matej’s efforts have focused on spurring Orlando’s tourism industry recovery, which drew 74 million visitors to Central Florida in 2022, generating $87.6 billion in economic impact. Under her leadership, the organization launched a first-of-its-kind new global brand, “Unbelievably Real” in collaboration with the Orlando Economic Partnership to tell one comprehensive brand story for Orlando reaching all audiences including leisure, meetings, site selectors and perspective talent. Her focus on collaboration has resulted in a series of powerful partnerships with brands including Orlando Health, Michelin and TripAdvisor.

Matej is the first female CEO in the nonprofit organization’s 37-year history. She has been named one of Orange Appeal magazine's 2023 Women of the Year Vibrant Visionaries and Orlando Business Journal’s 2023 Businesswoman of the Year. Under her leadership, Visit Orlando is one of Orlando Business Journal’s 2023 Best Places to Work in Central Florida.

Prior to joining Visit Orlando, Matej spent 10 years as president and CEO of Visit San Antonio achieving record highs in convention sales and marketing programs and developing one of the largest tourism ambassador programs in the country. She has also held leadership roles at VisitDallas, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels.

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Contact Information

WISE Greater Orlando Events Committee