Speakers and moderators

Ed Salvato

Sensitivity and Sales Trainer, HospitableMe

Ed Salvato is Co-founder of HospitableMe, which offers LGBTQ strategy, marketing and training for tourism and hospitality to many clients around the world. He’s also Chief Content Officer of gay consumer-focused ManAboutWorld travel magazine and co-author of the Handbook of LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Marketing: A Guide for Business Practice by Columbia University Press. Previously, Ed was Editor in Chief of Out Traveler magazine. He is an adjunct instructor in marketing at New York University’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality in New York City. 

HospitableMe

HospitableMe is the global leader in helping brands and destinations define their LGBTQ+ market opportunities and challenges, and strategise ways to address them. The company is built on the combined experience, perspective and talent of our three founders, Billy Kolber, Ed Salvato and Kenny Porpora. For 25 years, they have brought custom content, executive advice and live training services together with travel service providers and a global audience of LGBTQ+ consumers. HospitableMe helps to position brands for greater engagement and satisfaction of LGBTQ+ consumers, while communicating an inclusive message of welcome to everyone.

Why attend

  • Over 300 attendees
  • 80+ pre-selected buyers
  • Up to 30 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • 91% senior management attendees
  • Industry seminars and workshops
  • Networking events