For information on 2018 Think Tanks please contact Linda Chelmow at linda@lodgingconference.com
Look over last years Think Tanks below.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

8:55-10:15 OPENING GENERAL SESSION
A View from the Top

11:00-12:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-1 Investing Today: Smart Growth Strategies
T-2 Hotel Valuation for Owners and Investors
T-3 New Branding Trends
T-4 Accessing Capital
T-5 Social Media and Your Digital Marketing Campaign
T-6 2018 Market Pulse: What the Data Reveals
T-7 Hot Button Issues: Join the Conversation and Make a Difference
T-8 Generate Income with F&B

1:45-3:00 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-9 From Main St To Wall St: What's Trending and How Will It Impact Hotels in 2018
T-10 Dual and Triple Brand Hotels
T-11 Best In Class: Destination Resorts and Luxury Hotels
T-12 Build, Buy, Hold, or Sell? Strategies for this Stage in the Cycle
T-13 Private Equity Players
T-14 Transform Your Hotel Operations
T-15 Understanding Taxes and the Value of Your Business
T-16 On Alert: Top Risk Management and Cyber Challenges

4:00-5:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-17 What's Trending in Lifestyle
T-18 Let's Talk Tech
T-19 A Guide to Soft Brands
T-20 Turn Lookers into Bookers: Optimize Your Distribution Strategy
T-21 Navigating the EB-5 Landscape

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

8:45-9:45 GENERAL SESSION
A View from the C-Suite

9:45-10:45 GENERAL SESSION
Let's Talk Development

11:30-12:45 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-1 Catch These Markets on the Upswing
W-2 Asset Management to Maximize Value
W-3 Beyond Hospitality: What Can We Learn From Other Industries
W-4 Deals Under $20 Million
W-5 Robots and AI: Here! Now!
W-6 Structuring Mixed-Use Developments
W-7 Independent Hotels - Making a Success of Going It Alone

2:00-3:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-8 Secure Your Loan for Acquisition and New Construction
W-9 Smart Renovation to Add Value and Increase Profits
W-10 Latest Developments in Extended Stay
W-11 CapEx: Where Does the Money Go
W-12 Deals Over $20 Million
W-13 Human Resources: Recruiting and Retaining Talent

4:00-5:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-14 Select Service Continues to Dominate
W-15 Repositioning: Chart the Course from Distress to Value
W-16 The Changing Landscape of Management and Franchise Agreements
W-17 Historic Building Conversion
W-18 Trends in Hospitality Real Estate Development
W-19 Great Projects: Three Awe-Inspiring Destinations

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

8:30-10:00 BREAKFAST WITH OWNERS AND OPERATORS

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