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30+ Speakers

Speakers

Elie Maalouf

Elie Maalouf

CEO, The Americas - Intercontinental Hotel Group

Amar Lalvani

Amar Lalvani

CEO - Standard International & Bunkhouse Group

Bill Walshe

Bill Walshe

CEO - Viceroy Hotel Group

Arash Azarbarzin

Arash Azarbarzin

President / COO - Proper Hospitality

Ted Kahan

Ted Kahan

President - Oasis West Realty

Benjamin Trigano

Benjamin Trigano

Co-Founder - Mama Shelter

Robert Olson

Robert Olson

CEO - R.D.Olson Development

Todd Hricko

Todd Hricko

Head of Hotel Development, U.S. & Canada - ​Hard Rock Hotels

David Kuperburg

David Kuperburg

CDO - Dream Hotel Group

Tim Powell

Tim Powell

VP & Managing Director of Development - Hilton

Kelly Sinclair

Kelly Sinclair

Head - Development & Acquisitions - Ace Hotel Group

Kate Hamill

Kate Hamill

Industry Manager for Travel - Facebook

Tiffany Cooper

Tiffany Cooper

VP Development - Marriott

John Rutledge

John Rutledge

Founder - Oxford Capital / Oxford Hotels & Resorts

​Sam Shank

​Sam Shank

CEO - HotelTonight​

Benjamin Young

Benjamin Young

VP - AEG

Timothy Haskin

Timothy Haskin

Partner - AECOM Capital

Robert Palleschi

Robert Palleschi

​CDO - G6 Hospitality

Dave Johnstone

Dave Johnstone

CIO - McWhinney

Allie Hope

Allie Hope

Head of Development & Acquisition - Virgin Hotels

Todd Majcher

Todd Majcher

VP - Lowe Enterprises

Ken Fearn

Ken Fearn

Managing Partner - Integrated Capital

Matt Marquis

Matt Marquis

CEO - Pacifica Hotels

Javier Cano

Javier Cano

VP - Ritz Carlton

 Will Strang

Will Strang

President of The America's - TOTO USA

Jesse Stein

Jesse Stein

SVP - KHP Capital Partners

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson

Associate Principal - The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry

Dan Lesser

Dan Lesser

President & CEO - LW Hospitality Advisors

Barbara Morrison

Barbara Morrison

Founder & President - TMC Financing

Nizar Allibhoy

Nizar Allibhoy

Co-Founder & CEO - KEYPR

Ray Haj

Ray Haj

VP - Swinerton Builders

Ali Kasikci

Ali Kasikci

CEO - Bentley Management

Lisa Kolieb

Lisa Kolieb

Partner - Akerman

Rich Brand

Rich Brand

Partner - Arent Fox

Deborah Friedland

Deborah Friedland

Managing Director - Eisner Amper

Michael Scheinberg

Michael Scheinberg

Partner - Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Adam Lair

Adam Lair

Managing Director, Senior Partner - HVS

Tom Ito

Tom Ito

Principal - Gensler

Richard Millard

Richard Millard

CEO - Trust Hospitality

Bob Sonnenblick

Bob Sonnenblick

Chairman - Sonnenblick Development

Claudia Margolis

Claudia Margolis

Team Leader, China - US Business - Lockton Insurance

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Registration Opens – Coffee, Breakfast & Networking

  • Welcome to BLIS West 2017!

  • Opening Fireside Chat Keynote
    • Elie Maalouf, CEO The Americas, IHG • Moderator: Claudia Margolis, China, US Business, Team Leader Lockton Insurance

  • Branding & Loyalty
    • Moderator: Richard Millard, CEO, Trust Hospitality
    • Tiffany Cooper, VP Development, Marriott
    • Robert Palleschim, CDO, G6 Hospitality
    • Kate Hamill, Industry Manager for Travel, Facebook
    •Kelly Sinclair, Head of Development, ACE Hotel
    •Arash Azarbarzin, COO, Proper Hospitality

  • Building & Designing for the Future
    • Moderator: Lalaine Tanaka, Hospitality Designer, Architects Orange
    • Ray Haj, VP, Swinerton Builders
    • William Strang, President, TOTO USA
    • Todd Majcher, VP, Lowe Enterprise
    • Tim Powell, VP, Hilton

  • Everything You Need to Know About Hotel Investment 2017
    • Moderator: Michael Scheinberg, Partner, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
    • Ken Fearn, Partner, Integrated Capital
    • Jesse Stein, SVP, KHP Capital
    • Barbara Morrison, Founder & President - TMC Financing

  • Networking Break & Snacks

  • At the End of the Cycle, Optionality is King
    • Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight

  • Soup to Nuts Hospitality Panel
    • Moderator: Rich Brand, Partner, Arent Fox
    • Dan Lesser, CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors
    • Todd Hricko, Head of Development, Hardrock
    • Dave Johnstone , CIO, McWhinney
    • Timothy Haskin, Partner, AECOM Capital

  • Ideology for Success in Modern Luxury
    • Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotel Group

  • Lunch & Networking

  • Spotlight Interview
    • Amar Lalvani, CEO, Standard International & Bunkhouse Group • Lisa Kolieb, Partner, Akerman

  • Expanding to the (West) Best Coast
    • Moderator: Debbie Friedland, Managing Director, Eisner Amper
    • David Kuperberg, CDO, Dream Hotel
    • John Rutledge, Founder, Oxford Hotels & Resorts

  • The Future of Hotel Development
    • Moderator: Adam Lair, Managing Director, HVS
    • Robert Olson, CEO, R.D.Olson Development
    • Matt Marquis, CEO, Pacifica Hotels
    • Benjamin Young, VP, AEG

  • Stretch Break

  • Curating a Unique but Controlled Travel Experience
    • Moderator: Bob Sonnenblick, Chairman, Sonnenblick Development
    • Benjamin Trigano, Co-Founder, Mama Shelter
    • Bill Johnson, Partner, The Johnson Studio
    • Nizar Allibhoy, CEO, KEYPR

  • Designing Experience in Hospitality
    • Moderator: Tom Ito, Principal, Gensler
    • Ted Kahan, President, Oasis West Realty
    • Javier Cano, VP, Ritz Carlton
    • Ali Kasikci, CEO, Bentley Management

  • Cocktails & Networking

BISNOW'S LODGING & INNOVATION SERIES

The abundance of new lodging concepts and beautifully designed hotel rooms offer a wide array of choices for users. With so many choices, what creates loyal clients that post, tweet and share with friends about their experience? How can hotel owners and operators curate memorable, unique, but controlled travel experiences? How can they go beyond what is expected? This can be a struggle for high-end hotels, but also boutique hotels as competition rises.

Join Bisnow’s Second Annual Lodging and Innovation Series (BLIS) of the West, where the biggest movers and shakers rub shoulders with West Coast hospitality legends. The conference will focus on the experience economy, innovation and new distribution models, including creating strong brand narratives and enhancing loyalty. We will also discuss the current state of hospitality development, opportunities and challenges in hotel investments, key economic drivers and trends in construction and design. And, of course, there will be plenty of schmooze and networking time!

Share your comments, post your photos and ask questions using #BisnowBLIS on Twitter and Instagram, and follow us at @BisnowHotel on Twitter for more local news.

Venue & Travel

Venue

The LA Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Ballroom: California Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

<strong> Parking Information: </strong>Discounted valet parking at $15 per vehicle<br/> Self-parking is also available across the street at the World Trade Center.

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