The Travel Professionals of Color 2022 Annual Conference & Trade Show is making a stop in Beaufort SC this spring with a Welcome Reception here at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce on May 11th as a part of their schedule of events.
Celebrating its 20th year, the TPOC Association is an organization that promotes training, networking and support of minority travel professionals.
Their 2022 Conference runs from May 10th through the 15th and is discovering the Gullah Geechee culture of Savannah, Beaufort, St. Helena Island and Charleston with cultural tours, educational workshops, a 20th Anniversary Gala, featured Gullah artists, a marketplace to shop and much more.
The Agenda for May 11th here at the BCBCC
- 10:00am – Group Arrives in Beaufort with Welcome by Host
- 10:30am – Request Host to Sponsor Gullah Geechee Tour Itinerary with Certified Step-on Guides. The group would welcome visiting such sites as Penn Center, St. Helena Island, Robert Smalls Monument, and/or whatever sites host feels are appropriate.
- 1:30pm – Arrive Back in Beaufort for Sponsored Lunch and Entertainment (determined by host). We would be open to any options, particularly Aunt Pearlie Sue and/or Hallelujah Singers.
- 2:30pm – Vendor Tradeshow and Marketplace with local vendors, crafters, suppliers, hoteliers
- 4:30pm – Group Departs
Public is invited to join the program, free of charge, for the afternoon starting at 1pm to enjoy the storytellers and vendor marketplace.
We are asking for vendors that would like to participate in the 2022 TPOC (Travel Professionals of Color) Annual Conference and Tradeshow. We are honored to host the pre-conference activities on May 11th.
These are travel agents that will be looking at bringing business to Beaufort in the coming years. We will be having a local walk-on tour guide, local cuisine by a local chef, and local entertainment (storytellers).
We are in search of local vendors, crafters, artists, suppliers, and hoteliers that would like to participate.
These are travel professionals that will be bringing their business to you as well as looking for crafts and such for possible purchase. If you are interested contact Kevin Holman at 843-476-1983 or email Kholman@bcbcc.org. This is a great opportunity for future business. The vending hours will be from 12:00 pm-4:30pm May 11th at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce Multiplex Building.