April 26, 2018

21+ Speakers!

Speakers

Lilian Tomovich

Lilian Tomovich

Chief Experience Officer/CMO
MGM Resorts International

Doug Manchester

Doug Manchester

President
Manchester Financial Group

Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

CEO
Auberge Resorts

Maki Bara

Maki Bara

President
The Chartres Lodging Group

Kat Flores

Kat Flores

EVP Brands & Innovation
Trump Hotel Group

Abhijit Pal

Abhijit Pal

Head of Research
Expedia

Krystal England

Krystal England

Senior Director, Hospitality
Canyon Capital Realty

Sagar Desai

Sagar Desai

Vice President, Acquisitions & Development
Viceroy Hotel Group

Jason Choulochas

Jason Choulochas

Executive Vice President
Bank of the Ozarks

Jeff Palla

Jeff Palla

SVP Operations
LA Quinta

Robert Alter
Moderator

Robert Alter

President & Founder
Seaview Investors

Mark Shalala

Mark Shalala

Vice President – Upscale Development
Choice Hotels International

Sima Patel

Sima Patel

CEO, Ridgemont Hospitality & Commissioner
Visit California

Lynn Mohrfeld

Lynn Mohrfeld

President & CEO
California Hotel & Lodging Association

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

Michael Scheinberg
Moderator

Michael Scheinberg

Partner
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Rich Brand
Moderator

Rich Brand

Partner
Arent Fox

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Registration, Networking & Breakfast

  • Speed Dealmaking

  • State of the Lodging Industry

  • Art of the Deal: Navigating Hotel Investment in 2018

  • Hotel Construction & Design Trends: How To Build It Beautifully

  • Networking & Lunch

  • Afternoon Keynote

  • The Future of Brands & Loyalty Programs

  • The Future of Reservations: OTAs, Direct Bookings, and More

  • Networking Break

  • Innovations & Technologies Revolutionizing Hospitality

  • The Future of Resorts: Experiential Tourism

  • Cocktails & 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: 

1. How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Hospitality: According to Hospitality Tech, "Blockchain is a digital ledger of economic transactions and can be programmed to record financial transactions." In 2017 there was more than $1.8 billion invested in Blockchain companies.   Frank Wolfe of HFTP claims blockchain was a key reason TUI sold Hotelbeds last year for $1.2 billion, "moving TUI out of the role of a business-to-business intermediary, which blockchain can easily replace." How will firms employ this technology, and what benefits, or risks, will it have on the industry as a whole? 

2How To Avoid Scams: AHLA estimates that there are more than $3.9 billion in "bad" bookings annually.  Find out how hackers are stealing your revenue and the keys to preventing online scams. 

3. Renovations Are Key: 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. The Future of Loyalty Programs: Is Airbnb considering a guest membership program? Find out what the future of rewards programs will look like. 

5. 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? 

6. How U.S Immigration Policy Under Trump Impacts Workforce Labor Find out how Trump's strict immigration crackdown has many in the lodging and hospitality industry wary their workforce could take a hit. 

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

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! 

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