Lineup for Global Camping Summit Announced

The Global Glamping Summit aims to educate and inspire a variety of businesses, such as vineyards, ski resorts, ranches, hotels, festivals, and traditional campsites/RV parks, to attract luxury travelers and expand their revenue streams via glamping, according to a press release.

Global Glamping Summit’s California event Nov. 27-28 at the Westin Long Beach will include two distinct agenda tracks to meet the needs of both businesses established and new to glamping:

  1. Growth and Innovation — learn from industry leaders how to:
    • Hire, train and retain the very best staff.
    • Create an enhanced vision for luxury travelers to see beyond current offerings.
    • Stay in compliance with current glamping regulations and water board restrictions.
  2. Exploration and Creation — get equipped with the tools to:
    • Be encouraged and inspired to take the final step to make the magic happen.
    • Navigate difficult financial, permitting and permissions processes.
    • Promote your property to attract high Return-On-Investment guests.

In addition to exclusive supplier offers on innovative products, Global Glamping Summit tickets include access to a speaker lineup of industry pioneers:

  • Huttopia CEO Nash Abdrabo has a successful track record spearheading operation at high profile companies, such as Starbucks, Ikea and Ritz-Carlton. He is a visionary recognized for translating business needs and opportunities into strategies and results, according to the release. Huttopia builds and manages resort-campground hybrids with a French-inspired experience.
  • Under Canvas Co-Founder Sarah Dusek co-founded the American Glamping Association with a goal of bringing consumer clarity to the fast-growing industry by providing an accreditation process for U.S. glamping properties.
  • AutoCamp Founder Neil Dipaola is an expert in California coastal land use policy, affordable housing law and sustainable development. He is a frequent guest lecturer for the Environmental Studies and Economics Programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • CalARVC Executive Director/CEO Debbie Sipe began working for California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CalARVC) in 1981 and in 2004 became executive director/CEO. She is treasurer of the Campground Association of Management Professionals and participates in the California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks & Tourism and CalTravel’s Legislative Roundtable on Tourism.
  • 10-plus other industry expert speakers from a variety of leading glamping organizations.

2018 Global Glamping Summit tickets are now on sale for the event at


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