September 19, 2017

30+ Speakers

EVENT HOST

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Events Raw Space

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a dynamic hub for government, business, commerce, and the community, in the heart of the nation’s capital. The Reagan Building is DC’s premier venue for hosting influential conferences and events and as the World Trade Center Washington, DC it offers a powerful forum for international trade promotion. It is the place where leaders come to leaders come to lead, where nations and cultures come to connect, and where events matter.

Speakers

Bill Walshe

Bill Walshe

CEO - Viceroy Hotel Group

Bruce Wiles

Bruce Wiles

President & COO - Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Hotel Properties

Joel Eisemann

Joel Eisemann

Chief Development Officer, The Americas - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Vera Manoukian

Vera Manoukian

President & COO - Denihan Hospitality

Chip Ohlsson

Chip Ohlsson

Chief Development Officer - Wyndham Hotel Group

Steve Kisielica

Steve Kisielica

Founding Principal & Chief Investment Officer - Lodging Capital Partners

Corry Oakes

Corry Oakes

CEO & co-Founder - OTO Development

Jonathan Mehlman

Jonathan Mehlman

President & CEO - Hospitality Investors Trust

Kathleen Flores

Kathleen Flores

EVP, New Brands & Innovation - Trump Hotels

David Pollin

David Pollin

Co-Founder, Buccini/Pollin & Chairman - PM Hotel Group

David Pepper

David Pepper

Chief Development Officer - Choice Hotels International

Richard Millard

Richard Millard

Chairman & CEO - Trust Hospitality

Adi Bhoopathy

Adi Bhoopathy

EVP & Principal - Noble

Jason Hernandez

Jason Hernandez

Managing Director - ACORE Capital

Dan Lesser

Dan Lesser

President & CEO - LW Hospitality Advisors

Mark Carrier

Mark Carrier

President - B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group

Russ Shattan

Russ Shattan

Head of Acquisitions & Development - MCR Development

Michael Collier

Michael Collier

CEO - Hotel Capital

Nir Liebling

Nir Liebling

Chief Investment Officer - Ultima Hospitality

Josh Babbitt

Josh Babbitt

Vice President & General Counsel - The Sydell Group

Chuck Lathem

Chuck Lathem

MD & Head of Hospitality Investments - Clarion Partners

Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey

EVP & COO - American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)

Mike McGehan

Mike McGehan

North American Development Officer - G6 Hospitality

Bernard Holnaider

Bernard Holnaider

Principal - R.D. Jones & Associates

Sean Stadler

Sean Stadler

Principal - WDG Architecture

Anne Lloyd-Jones

Anne Lloyd-Jones

Managing Director - HVS

Tom Dailey

Tom Dailey

President - Potomac Construction Services

Adam Williamowsky

Adam Williamowsky

Director, eat + drink - Streetsense

David Kuperberg

David Kuperberg

Chief Development Officer - Dream Hotel Group

Bill Strang

Bill Strang

President - Operations - TOTO USA

Jon Wright

Jon Wright

CEO - Access Point Financial

David McCaslin

David McCaslin

Executive Vice President - HHM

David Pezza

David Pezza

Partner - Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

David Reina

David Reina

Partner - Morris, Manning & Martin

Kimberly Wachen

Kimberly Wachen

Partner & Chair, Hospitality Group - Arent Fox

Rori Malech

Rori Malech

Partner - Hunton & Williams

Christopher Hart

Christopher Hart

Partner - Locke Lord

Michael Harlow

Michael Harlow

Partner - CohnReznick

Andrea Mattei

Andrea Mattei

Of Counsel - Ballard Spahr

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Registration Opens!

  • Coffee, Networking, and Breakfast

  • Welcome Remarks from Bisnow

  • Update from Washington - Impacts of the new administration on domestic and international tourism to the Greater Washington region and U.S., National advocacy and key issues affecting the industry today
    Panelists:
    • Kevin Carey, EVP & COO - American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)
    • Mark Carrier, President - B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
    Moderator: Michael Harlow, Partner - CohnReznick

  • Owners Outlook - Factors that will influence RevPAR growth, what hotel owners are looking for, what they expect over the next year, and how & where they plan to deploy their capital
    Panelists:
    • Jonathan Mehlman, President & CEO - Hospitality Investors Trust
    • Dave Pollin, Co-Founder, Buccini/Pollin Group & Chairman - PM Hotel Group
    • Jason Hernandez, Managing Director - ACORE Capital
    • Russ Shattan, Head of Acquisitions & Development - MCR Development
    ​Moderator: Kimberly Wachen, Partner & Chair, Hospitality Group - Arent Fox

  • 2017 Investment Climate - Financing new projects, renovations, and hotel acquisitions, how deals are getting done in 2017, where the capital is coming from and where it's going, the cycle and an economic outlook for 2018 and beyond
    Panelists:
    • Michael Collier, CEO - Hotel Capital
    • Adi Bhoopathy, EVP & Principal - Noble
    • Steve Kisielica, Founding Principal & Chief Investment Officer - Lodging Capital Partners
    • Dan Lesser, CEO - LW Hospitality Advisors
    • Jon Wright, CEO - Access Point Financial
    Moderator: Rori Malech, Partner, Hunton & Williams

  • Networking Lunch & Expo

  • Investing in Select and Limited Service Hotels - How hoteliers in the economy to upscale segments are reinventing what limited and select service means in order to capture today’s budget-minded traveler who still desires a great hotel experience, the reasons why this segment continues to boom, serve as a counter to full-service and luxury, and show no signs of slowing down
    Panelists:
    • Mike McGehan, North American Development Officer - G6 Hospitality
    • Kathleen Flores, EVP, New Brands & Innovation - Trump Hotels
    • Chuck Latham, MD, Head of Hospitality Investments- Clarion Partners
    • Chip Ohlsson, EVP & Chief Development Officer - Wyndham Hotel Group
    Moderator: Christoper Hart, Partner - Locke Lord

  • Franchising Today - How the franchise model is evolving as well as the ways in which the market is creating competition and forcing firms to evolve in order to continue to grow
    Panelists:
    • Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
    • Anne Lloyd-Jones, Managing Director - HVS
    • David McCaslin, EVP - Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)
    Moderator: Andrea Mattei, Of Counsel - Ballard Spahr

  • If you Build it, They Will Come - Design, development and construction trends to attract and retain customers
    Panelists:
    • Sean Stadler, Principal - WDG Architecture
    • Corry Oakes, CEO & co-Founder - OTO Development
    • Bernard Holnaider, Principal - RD Jones
    • Bill Strang, President, Operations - Toto USA
    Moderator: Goulston & Storrs

  • Afternoon Snacks, Networking & Expo

  • Beyond the Room - Insight on evolving lifestyle-brand standards, creative ways in which brands are engaging consumers, integration of technology in building lifestyle-brands, repositioning assets with unique food and beverage and social event experiences
    Panelists:
    • Bruce Wiles, President & COO - Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Hotel Properties
    • Tom Dailey, President - Potomac Construction Services
    • Josh Babbitt, VP & General Counsel - The Sydell Group
    • Nir Liebling, Chief Investment Officer - Ultima Hospitality
    Moderator: David Reina, Partner - Morris, Manning & Martin

  • To Brand or Not to Brand - The costs, benefits, and differences between boutique, soft brands, and independent hotels
    Panelists:
    • David Pepper, Chief Development Officer - Choice Hotels
    • Vera Manoukian, President & COO - Denihan Hospitality
    • Richard Millard, Chairman & CEO - Trust Hospitality
    • David Kuperberg, Chief Development Officer - Dream Hotel Group

  • Closing Special Interview
    Panelists:
    • Bill Walshe, CEO - Viceroy Hotel Group
    ​Moderator: David Pezza, Partner - Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

  • BLIS East 2017 Special Reception

Bisnow Lodging Investment Summit

Join Bisnow and the hospitality industry's most prominent executives for a full day of need-to-know information and top-notch networking in, the Hospitality Capital of America, Washington, D.C.

Our top level speakers will dive deep into today's most relevant hospitality trends, discussing hotel finance, investment, development, design & construction, as well as adressing the big topics of the day:

- The evolving lifestyle, boutique, and soft brand landscape and standards
- Increasing customer engagement beyond the hotel room
- Integration of technology and it's ever increasing impact on hospitality
- Repositioning old, unique assets to unlock their true value
- Localization of food and beverage
- Co-living and it's impact on hospitality
- Improving and redefining loyalty programs
- How to transform travelers into loyal customers
- Investing in luxury and resorts vs. budget/limited service
- How to plan and deal with industry disruptors
- The impact of mini hotels and the AirBnB affect
- Hotel design, development, and construction
- Hotel franchising
- Owner/operator agreements

Please join us on September 19th in DC and while you're here, take advantage of the unique opportunity to meet with the dozens of hotel brand, ownership, and operator companies in the DC region including Marriott, Hilton, Choice, Host, Interstate, RLJ, DiamondRock, Chesapeake, LaSalle, Pebblebrook, Thayer, to name a few. See you in September!

Venue & Travel

Venue

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Ballroom: Atrium Hall & Atrium, Concourse Level

Parking Information: Attached self-parking garage, daily rate: $35.00
You can access the parking garage via ramps at 14th Street (north and south ramps) and 13½ Street (off Pennsylvania Ave.)

*Please note upon entry to the garage your vehicle will be screened; please plan accordingly.

For maps and more parking information Click HERE

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