The Think Tank's from this past year's conference follows below:


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

9:00-10:15 OPENING GENERAL SESSION
A View from the Top

11:00-12:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-1 Power Players: Owners and Operators
T-2 The Current Pace of New Construction
T-3 The Explosive Growth of the Sharing Economy
T-4 Soft Branding: Is this the Right Choice for You?
T-5 Changing Hands: Who's Buying? Who's Selling?
T-6 Executive Insights from Outside Hospitality
T-7 2019 By the Numbers: Market Analytics

1:45-3:00 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-8 REIT Outlook
T-9 On the Fast Track with Extended Stay
T-10 It's A Team Effort: Renovation Projects
T-11 The Big Picture: Hotel Ownership and Investing Late in the Cycle
T-12 Travel Trends: It's Not About Now. It's About What's Next
T-13 Consolidation and M&A: What Does it Mean for your Company?

4:00-5:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-14 Property Conversion: Converting Up or Down the Food Chain. What Makes Sense Right Now?
T-15 Design Driven Hotels: What is Trending and Why?
T-16 Debt Availability Driving Deals
T-17 Dual, Triple, Quadruple Branded Development
T-18 Unlock the Value: Buy It, Fix It, Sell It
T-19 New F&B Concepts to Grow Revenue

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

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

9:45-10:30 GENERAL SESSION
Let's Talk Deals, M&A and Development

11:15-12:30 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-1 Escape to Luxury: When the Journey is About the Destination
W-2 Tech Forward: A Look at Game-Changing Innovations and Concepts
W-3 Brands and Franchising: What's Next?
W-4 The New Norm: Modular Construction
W-5 Limited Service and Select Service Strategies for Today's Market
W-6 Financing for Your Renovation or New Construction
W-7 Today's Workforce: Recruiting, Staffing and Training for Profitability

2:00-3:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-8 Private Equity Sources and Deals
W-9 Lifestyle Momentum
W-10 Mixed-Use: It's in the Details
W-11 Independent or Franchise: The Right Formula for Success
W-12 Robust Distribution: OTAs, Your Website and Brand Direct Book Campaigns

4:00-5:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-13 Success Story: The Upscale and Upper Midscale Segments
W-14 ROI: The Rising Cost of Capital Expenditures
W-15 Where the Action Is: U.S. Markets with the Highest Rate of Growth
W-16 3rd Party Management: The Owner-Operator Relationship
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