Jessica Christopherson, Asst. VP or Marketing/Film Commissioner
817-709-7601 or jessicachristopherson@fortworth.com  
Sarah Covington, Asst. Director of PR
    817-730-5022 or sarahcovington@fortworth.com



Annual Meeting to focus on influencers making a difference


FORT WORTH, Texas (January 3, 2019) – Visit Fort Worth, the city’s destination marketing agency, will spotlight “tastemakers” who are enhancing the city’s tourism economy at its annual meeting this winter.

The sixth annual breakfast – presented by Pinnacle Bank and Tri-Hawk Media -- will take place 7:30-9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the Omni Fort Worth. Tickets are available at FortWorth.com/annual.

“People make Fort Worth a great place to visit. Our annual meeting will focus on these stories that are grabbing the attention of business and leisure travelers,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth.

Highlights of the meeting will include:

  • Presentation of the annual Hospitality Award to the Fort Worth Zoo, which welcomes more than one million visitors a year and has announced more than $100 million in enhancements to its exhibits
  • Chris Stang, co-founder and CEO of The Infatuation, the rapidly growing online restaurant review platform, to be interviewed by Sean Evans, host of the hottest show on YouTube, Hot Ones
  • Premier of Season 2 of Fort Worth Stories, the quirky video series about interesting people in our city
  • Updates on the Destination Master Plan to increase the impact of tourism on our visitor economy


“The Fort Worth Zoo is one of visitors’ favorite attractions, and their contributions to education and conservation are world-renowned,” said Rosa Navejar, chairman of the Visit Fort Worth Board of Directors.

The keynote presentation will feature two of today’s rising stars in digital marketing and entertainment: Chris Stang’s Infatuation has generated millions of posts on Instagram and recently acquired the legendary review publisher Zagat.

“Instead of a traditional speaker, we wanted to showcase an example of new media. We are honored that Hot Ones host Sean Evans will interview Mr. Stang while eating spicy wings on our stage,” Jameson said.

About 800 people are expected to attend the annual meeting. Supporting sponsors include Schaefer Advertising Co., Sundance Square, Tarleton State University and Trinity Metro. Contact bricshelton@fortworth.com for sponsorship opportunities.


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Visit Fort Worth is the official destination marketing organization of the 15th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of culture and commerce. Fort Worth is a destination with a rich Western heritage and a dedication to urban renewal. The city is home to the famed Stockyards Historic District, the lively downtown Sundance Square and a renowned Cultural District complete with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Kimbell Art Museum. For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.