Miami Beach, with its diverse neighborhoods, eclectic cultural mix, and famously fun-loving residents, is home to a vibrant artistic community, as well as Art Basel, one of the biggest art events in the country. This hub of creativity welcomes new ideas and rebellious thinkers possibly more than any other city. For that reason, Miami is perfectly primed to host this year’s LE Miami conference, the world’s first travel industry event centered around taking on ongoing shifts in the definition of luxury.

From June 6th to 9th, EmpireCLS will join other exhibitions, buyers, and industry leaders at the Miami Beach Convention Center for a conference intended to shake up how the travel industry—from limo service to hotels—thinks about its guests’ experiences. If the GBTA Conference is the decorous old guard of the travel industry—all facts, figures, and tailored suits—then LE Miami is like a free-spirited yet focused collective of avant-garde artists who aren’t opposed to getting their hands dirty or throwing some paint around in the pursuit of greatness.

LE Miami is bent on defining the changing state of luxury, and capturing what customers want through an electric exchange of ideas. Today’s luxury buyer demographic is younger, more creative, and more tuned-in than ever before. Eschewing old signifiers of wealth and taste, they prefer products that feel unique, culturally significant, and tailored to their interests. LE Miami’s participants will unite to discuss how they can create the authentic, memorable experiences that these customers want.

True to LE Miami’s forward-thinking intent, attendees will meet in a show space designed as much for play as it is for work—think a DJ booth, bar, art installations, networking events that are more like parties than sedate exchanges of business cards. LE’s “rebels with a cause,” as the conference proudly terms its attendees, will exchange their insights at the Ministry of Ideas conference, a TED-like event in which attendees will give presentations and host Q&As on the future of car and limo service and beyond. Plus, LE Miami will give out awards to industry rebels in categories like Sexiest Design, Greatest Guest Experience, and Best Interaction with Neighborhood.

We’re looking forward to exchanging ideas with some of our most creative peers in the industry. In the meantime, keep up with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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