Host Agency Reviews Announces Speakers for Host Week 2024

December 11, 2023

Minneapolis, Dec. 11th, 2024 – Host Agency Reviews recently published its full agenda for Host Week 2024 event, which will take place Jan. 29th to Feb. 2nd, 2024. A free weeklong virtual celebration of hosted travel advisors and the industry that supports them, Host Week is the only event of its kind. 

Geared toward new and experienced advisors alike, Host Week will offer 22 interviews with host agencies and consortia to help familiarize advisors to different hosting opportunities, and 16 EduSpots from industry experts, covering innovative topics that will support agency development and growth. The event also includes discounts and giveaways for attendees. 

Host Week’s full schedule will include: 

  1. 5 daily keynote speeches from industry leaders 
  2. 25 host agency and consortia interviews to help familiarize advisors with their individual company culture 
  3. 16 EduSpot workshops from industry experts
  4. 2 CoffeeSpot get-togethers (includes a supplier presentation with a free coffee gift card for registered attendees)
  5. An announcement of HAR’s annual Luminary awards, which recognizes the best host agencies of 2024
  6. A first-ever Host Week Magazine that will include written articles to complement EduSpot topics.

Regarding the event, Host Agency Reviews’ Founder Steph Lee commented, “Host Week is all about amplifying the collaborative spirit of the industry that supports the hosted advisor — from host agencies, franchises and consortia, to suppliers, to travel tech and organizations and more. We have a stellar lineup this year, and I can’t wait to dive into all the Host Week festivities!” 

EduSpot presenters include Aubrey Jackson, Marc Casto, Allison Breininger, Darrien Watson, Scott Rutz, De'Andrea Matthews, Scott Wismont, Patrick Reynolds, Betsy Grebinoski, Whitney Shindelar, Mimi Lichtenstein, Tamay Shannon, Stephanie Cannon, Cyndi Williams, Christine Hardenberger, and Jenn Lee.

The powerhouse keynote speaker lineup includes Steph Lee (State of the Host Agency Address), Kristin Karst, Sabrina Stratford, Burton Kelson, and Anne De Jong. 

HAR’s Host Week event is free to advisors with the support of its event sponsors, Levarté Travel, Lucia, and KHM Travel Group. The event will be streamed live and available on a drop-in basis. All programming will be recorded. Registration for Host Week and CoffeeSpots is strongly encouraged so attendees can stay apprised to offerings and schedule updates. 


Host Agency Reviews® is an independent website connecting travel agents to leading industry resources. With 230+ combined host, franchise, and consortium profiles and 4,400+ reviews, it's the largest directory for agents on the web. Founder and former host agency director, Steph Lee, started Host Agency Reviews in 2012 to provide critical support for travel professionals to start and grow their agencies. Since then, the HAR team has expanded the site to include a robust industry blog, a free weeklong travel agency startup program, the Travel Agent Chatter quarterly podcast, Friday 15 weekly Q&A live stream, and a 7 Day Setup Accelerator course for launching a travel agency. In 2020, HAR launched, Host Week, a free annual event to recognize and amplify independent advisors and the hosts, franchises, and consortia that support them. Oh, and we like to have fun. Lots of fun. :)

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Mary Stein

Mary Stein has been working as a writer and editor for Host Agency Reviews since 2016. She loves supporting travel advisors on their entrepreneurial journey and is inspired by their passion, tenacity, and creativity. Mary is also a mom, dog lover, fiction writer, hiker, and a Great British Bake Off superfan.