KTC Keynote Gathan Borden

2023 KTC Keynote Speakers:


“Success occurs when preparation meets opportunity” is the favorite quote of our 2023 Keynote Speaker Gathan D. Borden. Mr. Borden is a 16-year veteran of the tourism industry and is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Destinations International. His responsibility is to build strategy and implementation of all marketing and communication initiatives for partners and positions across the globe.

You won’t want to miss his sought-after speech on various tourism marketing topics and trends as he was selected as the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization” a “Top 40 under 40” recipient of Business First of Louisville, CONNECT and Rejuvenate magazines. He was also awarded the “Hot Ten Award” by the American Advertising Federation of Louisville and is considered a strong emerging community leader.

Presenting the topic “Welcoming Visitors to Your Community” at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, you can also follow his blog at gathandborden.com or LinkedIn at Gathan D. Borden. Follow along as he shares his valuable experiences, and stories, and honors the history to build representation in today’s destination and tourism world!