April 26, 2018

40+ Speakers!

Speakers

Sam Nazarian

Sam Nazarian

CEO
SBE Entertainment Group

Lilian Tomovich

Lilian Tomovich

Chief Experience Officer/CMO
MGM Resorts International

Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

CEO
Auberge Resorts

John Kratzer

John Kratzer

CEO
JMI Realty

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

President & CEO
Aimbridge Hospitality

Kat Flores

Kat Flores

EVP Brands & Innovation
Trump Hotel Group

Jay Newman

Jay Newman

COO
The Athens Group

Jeff Palla

Jeff Palla

SVP Operations
LA Quinta

Tim Powell

Tim Powell

VP Development
Hilton Hotels

Doug Manchester

Doug Manchester

President
Manchester Financial Group

Tiffany Cooper

SVP, Development
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group

Krystal England

Krystal England

Senior Director, Hospitality
Canyon Partners Real Estate

Mark Shalala

Mark Shalala

Vice President – Upscale Development
Choice Hotels International

Sagar Desai

Sagar Desai

Head of Acquisitions & Development
Viceroy Hotel Group

Sid Narang

Sid Narang

Chief Development Officer
SBE Entertainment Group

Jason Choulochas

Jason Choulochas

Executive Vice President
Bank of the Ozarks

Maki Bara

Maki Bara

President
The Chartres Lodging Group

Frances Kiradjian

Frances Kiradjian

CEO
The Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA)

Vamsi Bonthala

Vamsi Bonthala

CEO
Arbor Lodging Partners

Don Li

Don Li

Head of Asia Investment Group
Interstate Hotels

Rika Lisslö

Rika Lisslö

Vice President, Acquisitions & Development
Two Roads Hospitality

David Brillembourg

David Brillembourg

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Brillembourg Group

Lynn Mohrfeld

Lynn Mohrfeld

President & CEO
California Hotel & Lodging Association

John Grossman

John Grossman

President
Classic Hotels & Resorts

Bill Strang

Bill Strang

President - Operations
TOTO USA

Adam Lair

Adam Lair

Managing Director, Senior Partner
HVS

Brent Bunting

Brent Bunting

Southern California Hospitality Core Market Leader
DPR Construction

Ray Haj

Ray Haj

VP
Swinerton Builders

Steve Tsu

Steve Tsu

Managing Director
K2 Clean Energy Capital

Cory Creath

Cory Creath

Founding Principal
AXIS/GFA Architecture + Design

Ayo Akinsete

Ayo Akinsete

Vice President of Operations
Dream Hotel Group

Matt Marquis

Matt Marquis

CEO
Pacifica Hotels

Kelly Sinclair

Kelly Sinclair

Owner
Brick House Development

Ezra Callahan

Ezra Callahan

Co-Founder
Arrive Hotels

Jon Blanchard

Jon Blanchard

Founder & CEO
BLVD Hospitality

Tanya Wong

Tanya Wong

Director of Global Real Estate
Sonder

Robert Alter
Moderator

Robert Alter

President & Founder
Seaview Investors

Michael Scheinberg
Moderator

Michael Scheinberg

Partner
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Mark Lukens
Moderator

Mark Lukens

Managing Director
LWHA

Matt Peterson
Moderator

Matt Peterson

Managing Director
AETHOS Consulting Group

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Registration, Networking & Breakfast

  • Speed Dealmaking

  • State of the Lodging Industry

  • Navigating Hotel Investment in 2018

  • Hotel Construction & Design Trends

  • Lunch & Networking

  • Afternoon Keynote

  • The Future of Brands & Loyalty Programs

  • The Future of Resorts: Experiential Tourism

  • Networking Break

  • Tech Disruptions & Innovations In Hospitality

  • Boutique & Luxury Lifestyle

  • Cocktails and Networking!

Bisnow Lodging & Innovation Series (BLIS) West

The hospitality industry is constantly transforming, and it’s hard to find time to catch your breath and figure out where the future is headed.

On a national level, the industry had another year of record-setting metrics across Occupancy, REVPAR and Rooms Revenue, while on the West Coast, California set a record with the number of new hotel rooms opened in 2017.  

According to a 2018 Outlook Report by Deloitte, the hotel industry neared $1.6 trillion in bookings in 2017 making it one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world. Travel companies are doubling efforts to meet travelers’ demands for technology and wellness, and the sharing economy and the emerging millennial market are forcing industry leaders to rethink their business models. Global political uncertainty, policy reform, and safety concerns are more prevalent today than ever.  There are challenges on the horizon for the hospitality industry, and firms who fail to innovate risk losing market share in this fiercely competitive industry. 

Join us for this year's Bisnow Lodging Innovation Summit (BLIS West), where the Nation's biggest movers and shakers will rub shoulders with West Coast hospitality legends.

Topics To Include: 

1Workforce Labor Under Trump Administration Find out how Trump's strict immigration crackdown has many in the lodging and hospitality industry wary their workforce could take a hit. 

2. Hotel Investment In 2018: Which markets and countries are underserved for new development and investment in 2018 and beyond? 

3. Renovations: Last year was a record-breaking year for hotel renovations, with 1/5 existing properties receiving an upgrade. Find out why developers are renovating now more than ever before, and what is driving the shift towards hotel renovations.   

4. Major Brands Replicate Authentic Boutique Experience: Choice Hotels, Marriott International, and Hyatt Hotels are increasingly opening boutique-style mini-chains aimed at specific lifestyle-travelers. Will the trend towards authentic lodging experiences last? 

5. Tech Disruptions: Gartner Research predicts that customers will manage 85% of relationships without interacting with a human by 2020.  What technologies should hotels emplore and what benefits, or risks, will these innovations have on the industry as a whole? 

6. Experiential Tourism: How can hoteliers offer immersive, cultural experiences to their guests that Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms cannot? 

The conference will focus on the future of hotel innovation, investment, and development. A few core topics we'll cover are new distribution models, new technologies, creating strong brand narratives and enhancing loyalty, as well as understanding the experience-driven trends in the industry. We will also discuss the current state of the lodging market, opportunities and challenges in hotel investment and development, and key economic drivers and trends in construction and design. And, of course, there will be plenty of networking time! You don't want to miss this full-day premium conference!

Venue & Travel

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
711 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Ballroom: California Ballroom, Ballroom Level

Parking Information: Discounted Event Parking: Self-parking $12.00 & Valet $20.00

Travel:
To book a room, please use the following link:
http://www.sheratongrandlosangeles.com/local-catering

Up to 20% off the best available rate!

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