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Greater Fort Lauderdale Chosen as Host of IPW 2026 by U.S. Travel Association

The business event serves as a crucial driving force, bringing about significant economic growth and job opportunities for the region.

In 2026, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will host IPW, U.S. Travel’s leading international inbound travel trade show and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. The event will be held from May 18 to May 22, 2026, and will occur at various regional locations. This marks the first time Greater Fort Lauderdale will be the host site for IPW.

IPW is a trade event that prioritizes business and facilitates over 90,000 pre-scheduled business appointments that connect several thousand U.S. travel suppliers with 1,600 global travel buyers and press. More than 5,000 travel professionals from over 60 countries participate in this event. The past IPWs have been highly successful and have generated more than $5.5 billion in future travel to the United States.

“We are delighted to share that Greater Fort Lauderdale has been chosen as the host city for IPW in 2026,” Stacy Ritter says, president and CEO of Visit Lauderdale, the official destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale. “This opportunity will bring global attention and create a substantial economic impact, benefiting local businesses and enhancing the appeal of our destination. We look forward to warmly welcoming visitors globally, inviting them to explore Greater Fort Lauderdale’s rich experiences.”

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Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.