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Advocacy Dinner

ASTA Advocacy Dinner - Nevada Museum of Art
September 27, 2016 - 7:00-10:30 PM  -

ASTA's Advocacy Dinner is an exclusive, black-tie dinner that celebrates ASTA's influence in shaping the policies affecting the retail travel business. It is a chance for ASTA to spotlight its role in the legislative process and for attendees to socialize and network with like-minded travel professionals.

Dave HilfmanThis year’s dinner will be emceed by Dave Hilfman, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at United Airlines, a position he has held since October 2010. In this role, Dave is responsible for directing the efforts of a team of more than 700 sales professionals who manage sales programs, relationships and revenue with corporations, travel management companies, and distributors around the world.

ASTA is pleased Dave has agreed to host this singular event in 2016 and looks forward to an engaging and entertaining evening given Dave’s renowned wit and celebrity.

Travel Agents

Individual tickets are $650 per ticket and only available to agents (not travel suppliers). Agents can purchase a ticket while registering for the Convention.


ASTA travel agent members who donate $1,000 or more to ASTAPAC between January 1, 2016 and August 1, 2016 are eligible for one complimentary ticket to the Advocacy Dinner. Donors of $500-$1,000 are eligible for a 50% discount off their ticket.

To contribute to ASTAPAC now, click hereTo confirm your PAC status and get your complimentary/discounted tickets, contact Erika Richter at Please note, these complimentary/discounted tickets are not transferable.


Exhibitors/suppliers can sponsor a table of 10 people for $6,500 (premier placement tables - $10,000). If you are interested in sponsoring a table please contact Sarah Kresge at

All tickets & tables at this years Advocacy Dinner are sold out. Reserve your table for next year now by emailing