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For information on The Lodging Conference 2014 program, please contact Linda Chelmow, Conference Director, linda@lodginglink.com
 


Monday, October 20, 2014
View By Day: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

 
8:00
Whirlwind Golf Club (a Troon Golf Course)
Sponsored by
Sandman Savrann PLLC

Open to Conference Attendees Only.
3:00 - 6:00
Conference Check-in

Sponsored by

HVS Capital Corp.

6:00 - 9:00
Cocktail Party/Dinner

Sponsored by
Choice Hotels International
Concierge by Foodbuy
exp
PSAV



Tuesday, October 21, 2014
View By Day: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

 
7:00 - 8:00
Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by
GH2 Hospitality Architects
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Valencia Group

8:00 - 8:10
WELCOME

Harry Javer, President, The Conference Bureau
Co-Founder, The Lodging Conference

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Morris Lasky, Chief Executive Officer, Lodging Unlimited, Inc.
Co-Founder, The Lodging Conference

8:10 - 8:30
Industry Overview

Presented By:
Vail R. Brown, CMHS, Vice President, Global Business Development & Marketing, STR
Bruce Ford, Senior Vice President & Director of Business Development, Lodging Econometrics
R. Mark Woodworth, President, PKF Hospitality Research, LLC

8:30 - 9:30
GENERAL SESSION

Sponsored by
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


T-1: A View from the Top (Part I)

MODERATOR:
Don Landry, Owner, Top Ten Hospitality Advisors

PANELISTS:
Geoff Ballotti, President & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group
Roger Bloss, Founder, President, CEO, Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, IHG
Katherine Lugar, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association
Greg Marcus, President & CEO, The Marcus Corporation

9:35 - 10:35
GENERAL SESSION

T-2: A View From the Top (Part II)

MODERATOR:
Jeff Weinstein, Editor In Chief, HOTELS Magazine

PANELISTS:
Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr., Chairman, FelCor Lodging Trust
Thomas Magnuson, Chief Executive Officer, Magnuson Worldwide
Pratik R. Patel, 2014 Chairman, AAHOA
David Pepper, Senior Vice President, Global Development, Choice Hotels International

10:35 - 11:15
Refreshment Break

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.

Sponsored by
GE Capital, Franchise Finance
Marriott International

11:15 - 12:30
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
  

T-3: Essentials to Meeting Lender Requirements

Experts will help you expedite the loan application process by explaining what underwriters look for and the documentation that you should provide including historical rates and occupancy, property condition, standard reporting, operating statements, appraisal analysis, brand affiliation, and completed and planned upgrades.

MODERATOR:
Bob Sonnenblick
, Chairman, Sonnenblick Development LLC

PANELISTS:
Peter Berk
, President, PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group
Mark Laport, President & CEO, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Barbara Morrison, President & CEO, TMC Financing
Mehul “Mike” Patel, CEO & Chairman, NewcrestImage
Christopher Williams, Vice President, Franchise Finance, GE Capital, Franchise Finance


T-4: Reduce Costs and Increase Your Cash Flow

Evaluate your revenue streams to keep the money flowing in while cutting the right costs and taxes to enhance ROI. The panel will discuss reducing income taxes, quantifying often overlooked write offs, renovation optimization planning and property tax assessment.

MODERATOR:
Ed Watkins, Editor at Large, Hotel News Now

PANELISTS:
Sam Cicero, Sr., Founder, Cicero’s Development Corp.
Rick Swarts, President & CEO, Paragon Valuation Group
Mark Williams, Vice President of Development, Coakley & Williams Hotel Management Company


T-5: The Brand Landscape

Brand can influence asset value, finance options and guest satisfaction. With many options for every segment, select the franchise with the signature services and amenities, reward programs, brand standards, rate structure, fees, training and agreements that offer the best ROI for your property type.

MODERATOR:
Dennis Nessler, Editor at Large, Hotel Business

PANELISTS:
Brian J. King, Global Brand Officer, Marriott Endorsed Brands, Marriott International
Bakulesh Buggsi Patel, Chief Executive Officer, BHG Hotels
Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President Brand Management, Best Western International
Stephen L. Schwartz, Chairman & CEO, First Hospitality Group, Inc.
Rajiv Trivedi, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, La Quinta Inns & Suites


T-6: REIT Transaction Briefing

Are REITS buyers or sellers? Receive an update on the latest investments, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as current strategies of these industry-leading REITS.

MODERATOR:
Jamie Crolle, Hospitality Industry Counselor, Sandman Savrann PLLC

PANELISTS:
Deric Eubanks, Chief Financial Officer, Ashford
Dan Hansen, President & CEO, Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.
Peter Willis, Chief Investment Officer, Chatham Lodging Trust


T-7: Utilizing Data to Get an Advantage

Know the facts and plan your strategy as experts discuss the latest numbers and offer insight into the transactions market, pipeline metrics, value trends supply and demand and RevPAR as well as an overview of the current hotel real estate cycle.

PRESENTED BY:
Vail R. Brown, CMHS, Vice President, Global Business Development & Marketing, STR
Bruce Ford, Senior Vice President & Director of Business Development, Lodging Econometrics
R. Mark Woodworth, President, PKF Hospitality Research, LLC


T-8: Design to Inspire

The panel will discuss the latest trends in public space and guest rooms to help you make smart choices for timeless design.

MODERATOR:
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design Magazine

PANELISTS:
Cory Creath, Principal, AXIS Architecture + Design
Cara Shimkus Hall, FAIA, Principal, GH2 Hospitality Architects
Christopher M. Kearney, P.E. LEED AP
Hospitality Market Sector Leader, exp US Services, Inc.
Paul Scialla, Founder, Delos Living LLC

12:30 - 2:00
Lunch

Sponsored by
BakerHostetler 
Magnuson Worldwide
Mortenson Development
PKF Consulting USA, LLC


1:15: Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

RECIPIENTS:
Jerry Daly, Chairman,
Daly Gray Public Relations
Ed Watkins, Editor at Large,
Hotel News Now



1:25: Above & Beyond Award Presentation

RECIPIENT:
Randell A. Smith,
Chairman & Founder
, STR



1:30: Above & Beyond Award Recipient Interview

MODERATOR:
Jeff Higley, Vice President /Editorial Director
Hotel News Now/STR


2:00 - 3:15
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS

T-9: Yield Management to Maximize Profits

Occupancy, ADR, RevPAR: The panel will discuss leveraging customer preferences to surpass expectations, offering the right mix of services and amenities at your price point, managing rates to reflect availability and much more!

MODERATOR
:
Mike Cahill, CEO & Founder, HREC - Hospitality Real Estate Counselors

PANELISTS
:
Chuck Pinkowski, Owner, Pinkowski & Company
Brad Rahinsky, President & COO, Hotel Equities
Geoff Toffetti, President, Frontline Performance Group


T-10: Independent Hotel Ownership

Learn how your individual property or small group of hotels can stay ahead of the branded competition with Global Distribution Systems (GDS), tailor-made design concepts and the highest standards of service, comfort and quality.

MODERATOR
:
Steven J. Belmonte, CHA, Chief Executive Officer, Vimana Franchise Systems, LLC

PANELISTS:
Jason Beasley, Chief Operating Officer/CFO, Magnuson Worldwide
Rob Cornell, Senior Vice President, Development, Preferred Hotel Group
Kimberley Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Duncan Miller Ullmann
Mark Snyder, President, Snyder Nationwide Real Estate


T-11: The Master Plan: Project Management
Building a hotel from the ground up or expanding or renovating an existing property requires preparation and a dedicated team to take a project from concept to finish line. Experts will guide you through the steps to a successful, timely completion.

MODERATOR:
Glenn Haussman, Editor-in-Chief, Hotel Interactive, Inc.

PANELISTS:
Alexandra Lopatynsky, AIA, Managing Director, JCJ Architecture
Bharat Patel, Chairman & CEO, Sun Development & Management Corporation
Stephen Siegel, Principal, h-cpm HospitalityCPM
Peter Welch, President & CEO, Continental Contractors, Inc.
William J. Wilhelm, President, R.D. Olson Construction, Inc.
Dave Winkler, Vice President & Director Western Regional Operations, The Allied Group

T-12: Owner and Investor Basics for Making Money in Hospitality Real Estate

Debunk the myths often associated with real estate investments by knowing how to spend your money, time and effort wisely. The panel will discuss developing a targeted business plan for building, buying or investing in your desired location within your budget and managing, operating, and marketing the property to enhance value.

MODERATOR:
Stacy Silver
, President, Silver Hospitality Group, LLC

PANELISTS:
Walter Isenberg, President & CEO, SAGE Hospitality
Jeffrey Kolessar
, Senior Vice President Development
GF Management
Peter Nichols, Senior Vice President
Business Development
, Richfield Hospitality
William Reynolds, Senior Managing Director
MCS Capital/Marcus Corp.
David Roedel, Partner, Roedel Companies


T-13: Creating Buzz: New Brand Launch

Brand executives reveal the desired locations, target audience, brand standards, design appeal, marketing, distribution, and management strategies that turn an idea into success.

MODERATOR
:
Tara Gorman, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

PANELISTS
:
Gary Dollens, Senior Vice President, Product and Brand Design, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Michael Murphy, Senior Vice President, Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels International
Jay Stein, Chief Operating Officer, Hampshire Hotels Management LLC
Dianna Vaughan, Global Head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide


T-14: Hotel Management: Putting Owners First

Achieve higher revenue and lower your costs by hiring a management company with the experience to evaluate key personnel, implement an effective sales and marketing plan, draw on brand relationships, provide timely and accurate reporting, and ensure overall quality hotel operations.

MODERATOR
:
Russell C. Savrann, Partner, Sandman Savrann PLLC

PANELISTS:
Maki Nakamura Bara, President & Co-Founder, Chartres Lodging Group
Joe Berger, President, Americas, Hilton Worldwide
Rick Frank, Chief Investment Officer, Pillar Hotels & Resorts
Angela Landgraf, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Martin Schiffman, President, the Lodging Opportunities Group
Brian Young, Senior Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

2:30 - 5:30
DEAL CORRAL MEETINGS

Meet one-on-one with representatives from a variety of hotel industry-related companies including franchise, design, brokerage, management, and finance. Please visit www.lodgingconference.com for the most up-to-date list of participating companies and Deal Corral Registration.

2:30 - 5:00
EXPRESS NETWORKING

Join us for a fun, fast-paced three minute rapid networking session open to all conference attendees.  Bring plenty of business cards to exchange during the event!

3:00 - 4:00
Refreshment Break

Sponsored by
Aimbridge Hospitality
B Hotels & Resorts

4:30 - 5:30
AH&LA Members Only Reception
Attendees must RSVP to Chris Burgoyne (cburgoyne@ahla.com or 202-289-3120) in order to confirm if they are eligible to attend.
6:00 - 9:00
Poolside Cocktail Party/Dinner

Sponsored by
Arizona Biltmore, Waldorf Hotels and Resorts


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
View By Day: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

 
7:15 - 8:15
Continental Breakfast

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.
Sponsored by
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

8:15 - 8:30
WELCOME

Harry Javer, President, The Conference Bureau
Co-Founder, The Lodging Conference

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Morris Lasky, Chief Executive Officer
Lodging Unlimited, Inc.
Co-Founder, The Lodging Conference

8:30 - 8:45
Brief Economic Outlook

Presented by
Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist
The Economic Outlook Group

8:45 - 9:30
Leaders in the Industry

One-on-one interviews
David Berg, Chief Operating Officer, Carlson
Rob Palleschi, Global Head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide

9:30 - 10:30
GENERAL SESSION

Sponsored by
DIRECTV


W-1: The Power Players in Hospitality Real Estate (Part I)

Industry leaders will provide insight into sourcing capital, creating strong partnerships, maximizing profits and improving asset value.

MODERATOR:
Glenn Haussman, Editor-in-Chief, Hotel Interactive, Inc.

PANELISTS:
Jim Abrahamson, Chief Executive Officer, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Wayne Goldberg, President & CEO, LQ Management, LLC
Bruce Haase, Chief Executive Officer, Value Place
Ben Leahy, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.

10:30 - 11:30
Refreshment Break

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.
Sponsored by
The Allied Group
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Richfield Hospitality / Sceptre Hospitality
Simmons Hospitality Bedding

11:30 - 12:45
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
 

W-2: A Clear Path to Property Repositioning

If your hotel is not performing to projections, or you plan to acquire a hotel that has not met expectations, maximize the value of the asset and increase your investment return with a comprehensive analysis of location, competition, hotel segment, renovations and cost, franchise requirements and property data.

MODERATOR:
Daniel Lesser
, President & CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors

PANELISTS
:
Navin Dimond, President & CEO, Stonebridge Companies
Steven Kamali
, Principal, Hospitality House
David McCaslin
, President, Northwood Hospitality
Lynne Roberts
, Senior Vice President Development, Aimbridge Hospitality
Phil Silberstein
, Executive Vice President, Development, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
David B. Storm,
President & CEO, Providence Hospitality Partners, LLC


W-3: Drive Demand: Mobile Booking and Distribution Channels

Discover how your sales, marketing, and revenue management team can assess and create an optimal mix of electronic distribution and ecommerce channels to efficiently expand your market and increase booking revenues.

MODERATOR
:
Sean Downey, Editor-in-Chief, Lodging Magazine, McNeill Media Group

PANELISTS
:
Patrick Bosworth, Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder, Duetto
Max Starkov, President & CEO, HeBS Digital
Jason Thielbahr, Vice President, Distribution Revenue, Red Lion Hotels Corporation


W-4: Affordable Luxury: The Hip Budget Hotel

Original, modern, smart, casual…find out how these unique concepts evolved into an industry standard for trendsetting quality, technology, comfort and service at a budget price point.

MODERATOR
:
Stephanie Ricca, Editor in Chief, Hotel Management Magazine

PANELISTS
:
Sumner A. Baye, President/Partner, International Hotel Network, LLC
Bill Hall
, Brand Senior Vice President, Wyndham Hotel Group
Eric Jacobs
, Chief Development Officer, Select Service & Extended Stay Hotels
Marriott International
Paul J. Sacco
, Chief Development Officer, TPG Hospitality, Inc.
Chris Walker
, Vice President, Brand Experience, Hyatt Hotels Corporation


W-5: How Your Workforce Can Increase Revenue and Add Value to Your Hotel

Discover how you can transform your support infrastructure with strategic hiring, proper screening, ongoing training, incentives, motivation, and support to stay ahead of the marketplace competition and increase your return on investment.

MODERATOR
:
Dennis Nessler, Editor at Large, Hotel Business

PANELISTS
:
John R. Cauvin, MBA-h Program Director, Northern Arizona University
Steve Cokkinias
, Executive Director, Client Experience, FMG Leading
Frank Speranza
, Principal, Hospitality Talent Scouts, Inc
Larry Sternberg, J.D.
, President, Talent Plus, Inc.


W-6: High-Tech Innovations That Help You Grow Asset Value

Find out about the latest trends that will have your guests tweeting, posting and blogging rave reviews about their experiences including ease of connectivity, guest room automation, next-gen entertainment platforms, smartphone keyless technology and much more.

MODERATOR
:
Michelle Renn
, Managing Editor, Hotel-Online

PANELISTS
:
Scott W. Anderson
, President and CEO, Cruise Inn RV Parks
Bryan Estep
, Senior Vice President Global Sales, buuteeq


W-7: Vacation Real Estate Investment and Development Opportunities

Get the latest news on ownership and development covering the hot markets, new construction and inventory levels, pricing trends, sale and resale activity, innovations, member programs and much more!

MODERATOR
:
Bob Craycraft
, Vice President, Industry Relations, American Resort Development Association

PANELISTS
:
David Callaghan
, Vice President, Resort Sales & Service, Interval International 
Jim Casey
, Senior Vice President, Managing Director - Vacation Ownership, Capital One

Ben Rafter, President & CEO, Aqua Hospitality / Aston Hotels & Resorts 

Tim Stripe, Co-President, Grand Pacific Resorts, Inc.


W-8: Ownership and Developer Liability: Labor and Employment Obligations

The impact of current pro-employee legislation, administrative decisions, neutrality agreements, labor peace agreements, and collective bargaining obligations has made labor and employment issues a "due diligence" data point in deals throughout the hospitality industry. Owners, developers and investors should attend this session to understand how these issues affect the value financing, purchase prices, expected returns, and potential liability.

MODERATOR
:
Jay P. Krupin
, Partner, Chair of Hospitality Labor & Employment Practice
BakerHostetler

PANELISTS
:
Mark G. Carrier, President, B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
Doug Dreher, President & CEO, The Hotel Group

12:45 - 1:45
Lunch

Sponsored by
Continental Contractors, Inc.
Pillar Hotels & Resorts
InterMountain Management
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group

1:45 - 3:00
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
 

W-9: An Extended Stay Welcome

Business and leisure travelers appreciate the price, comfort, service and convenience of an extended stay property. Find out the latest news on franchising, development, ownership, management and financing the construction or acquisition of this ever-popular segment.

MODERATOR:
Ed Watkins, Editor at Large, Hotel News Now

PANELISTS:
H. Mark Daley, III, Chief Executive Officer, The Generation Companies
Robert Ekman, Vice President, Midscale Franchise Development, IHG
Chip Ohlsson, Vice President of Development; Northeast, Midwest, Southwest and Canada
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Kyle Rogg, President & COO, Value Place
Dean Savas, Executive Vice President, Franchise Development and Management
G6 Hospitality, LLC
John Stueber, President, Summit Capital

W-10: Interior Design and Brand Image

Architects, designers, and brand executives discuss the collaboration of design and identity to create an environment that contributes to the overall success of a hotel.

MODERATOR:
Michelle Finn, Senior Vice President, ST Media Group International

PANELISTS:
Manny Dominguez, Director, Hospitality Specialty Practice Group, Cooper Carry
Kay Lang, President & CEO, Kay Lang + Associates
Kip Richards, Principal, Source Direct
Andy Stull, Vice President of Operations, Wyndham Hotel Group
Ron Swidler, Principal of Brand Design, The Gettys Group

W-11: Funding Sources for Owners, Developers and Investors
Obtain the capital you need to build, acquire or refinance as the panel reviews traditional and unconventional hotel financing for every loan scenario.

MODERATOR:
Michael Desiato, Vice President, Group Publisher, ALM Real Estate Media Group

PANELISTS:
Laurie Ivy, Senior Vice President, Lending, PMC Commercial Trust
Stephen R. Ledoux, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
William Sipple, Executive Managing Director, HVS Capital Corp
Michael H. Sonnabend, Managing Member, PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group
Jon S. Wright, President & CEO, Access Point Financial, Inc.

W-12: Negotiating a Hotel Sale and Purchase
Whether you are a buying or selling a hotel, navigating through the process can be a challenge. Make sure you have the tools you need to evaluate the market, decide on a price, put a deal together and finalize the transaction.

MODERATOR:
John Jameson, President, Jameson and Company

PANELISTS:
Clint Hodges, Vice President, Hodges Ward Elliott
Greg LaBerge, National Director, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services
Mitch Miller, Shareholder, Miller Law Group, P.C.
Herb Warmbrodt, President, Warmbrodt Hotel Investments

W-13: New Construction and Renovation Pipeline
As the U.S. hotel industry continues to rebound, owners and investors are taking advantage of the current cycle’s upswing and available funding to jump into the hotbed of new build and renovation activity. Find out which segments, locations, and new projects are on the horizon in 2015-2016 and how you can hit the ground running for your next development or renovation project.

MODERATOR:
Jeff Higley, Vice President /Editorial Director, Hotel News Now/STR

PANELISTS:
Dinesh P. Chandiramani, Chief Executive Officer, Hyphen Construction Group
Mike Jaynes, President, Hall Structured Finance
Tom Lander, Vice President, Mortenson Development, Inc.
Michael Muir, Vice President, North American Development
Best Western International
Tim Muir, Vice President, Franchise Development, Equity Brands, Choice Hotels International

W-14: Asia, Latin America, and Europe: The Red-Hot Locations and Emerging Destinations
Hear the latest news on current hotel development hot spots and which locales are set to grab the headlines and tourism dollars in 2015 and beyond.

MODERATOR:
Joseph A. McInerney, CHA, President & CEO McInerney Hospitality International

PANELISTS:
Michael Evans, Chief Operating Officer, MGM Hakkason Hospitality
Paul T. Fialkowski, Director, Duncan Miller Ullmann
Clifford J. Risman, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Gregory Rumpel, Managing Director, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group

W-15: Luxury and Ultra-Luxury Hotel Development

Positioning this segment for success takes vision, skill and passion for providing world-class destinations and services to meet every guest demand. The panel will discuss the art of creating a unique collection of landmark properties and new projects in the development pipeline.

MODERATOR:
Jim Butler, Chairman, Global Hospitality Group, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP

PANELISTS:
John Keeling, Executive Vice President, Valencia Group
Siddharth Narang, Vice President, Development, Southern US, Las Vegas and South Pacific
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Thomas Prins, Principal, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts

3:00 - 4:00
Refreshment Break

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.
Sponsored by
Cooper Carry
La Quinta inns & Suites
Miller Law Group, P.C.

4:00 - 5:15
CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
 

W-16: Consumer Travel Trends

Boomers, Seniors, GenXers, Millennials: who is spending, where are they going, how are they booking. Experts crunch the numbers and decipher the data to bring you the latest factors that are driving travel and leisure business.

MODERATOR
:
David A. Berins
, Managing Partner, Berins & Co., LLC

PANELISTS
:
Dorothy Dowling
, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Best Western International
David Huether
, Senior Vice President, Research, U.S. Travel Association
Chris Klauda
, Vice President, Lodging Research Services, D. K. Shifflet & Associates, Ltd.
Parag Vohra
, General Manager - Hotels, Sojern


W-17: Private Equity

Executives from top private equity firms discuss the selection criteria, funding perimeters, public offerings and latest transaction activity to optimize value-added opportunities in their travel and leisure portfolios.

MODERATOR:
R. Mark Woodworth, President
PKF Hospitality Research, LLC

PANELISTS:
Benjamin Q. Brunt, Principal & Executive Vice President, Noble Investment Group
Mark K. Owens, Managing Director – Hospitality Group
Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC
William Sipple, Executive Managing Director, HVS Capital Corp


W-18: How to Sell to the Hospitality Industry

Experts will share their sales tips so that you can generate leads, motivate your team and exceed your sales target.

MODERATOR
Bruce Ford, Senior Vice President & Director of Business Development, Lodging Econometrics

PANELISTS:
Doug Eichler, Vice President, Commercial Sales, DIRECTV
Dan Richardson, Senior Director, Business Development, Entegra Procurement Services
Steve Tipton, Vice President of Hospitality Bedding, Simmons Hospitality Bedding

6:30 - 9:00
Cocktail Party/Dinner

Sponsored by
Best Western International
PSAV
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.


Thursday, October 23, 2014
View By Day: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

 
8:00 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast

$1,000 cash drawing! Must be present to win.

9:00 - 10:15
GENERAL SESSION

The Power Players in Hospitality Real Estate (Part II)

Experts share their outlook for the industry and discuss the challenges and opportunities of hotel financing, investment and ownership.

MODERATOR:
Michael Desiato, Vice President, Group Publisher ALM Real Estate Media Group

PANELISTS:
Scott Andrews, Managing Director, Hotels
GE Capital, Franchise Finance
Jay Burnett, Vice President, Real Estate, JHM Hotels
Mark Fluent, Managing Director, Head of CRE Banking – US West, Deutsche Bank Securities
Walter Isenberg, President & CEO, SAGE Hospitality
Mitesh Shah, Senior Managing Principal & CEO, Noble Investment Group

10:30
Door Prizes
Conference Adjourns