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Speakers

David Cordish

David Cordish

Chairman
The Cordish Companies

Don Peebles

Founder, Chairman & CEO
The Peebles Corporation

Sid Narang

Sid Narang

Chief Development Officer
SBE Entertainment Group

Kathleen Flores

Kathleen Flores

EVP
Trump Hotels

Ken Greene

Ken Greene

President, Americas
Radisson Hotel Group

Jonathan Mehlman

Jonathan Mehlman

CEO
Hospitality Investors Trust

Maki Bara

Maki Bara

President Co-Founder
Chartres Lodging Group

David Brillembourg

David Brillembourg

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Brillembourg Group

Jim Abdo

Jim Abdo

CEO
Abdo Development

Danny Hughes

Danny Hughes

EVP & President, Americas
Hilton

Rob Palleschi

Rob Palleschi

CEO
G6 Hospitality

Krissy Gathright

Krissy Gathright

EVP & COO
Apple Hospitality REIT

Ian Carter

Ian Carter

President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction
Hilton

Austin Flajser

Austin Flajser

President
Carr Companies/WorkReady

Jennifer Dakin

Jennifer Dakin

SVP & Team Leader, Hospitality Finance Group
Wells Fargo

Corry Oakes

Corry Oakes

CEO & Co-Founder
OTO Development

John Rutledge

John Rutledge

Founder, President & CEO
Oxford Capital Group, Oxford Hotels & Resorts

Asad Kazim

Asad Kazim

Managing Director
UBS

Mari Balestrazzi

Mari Balestrazzi

VP, Americas Design Services
Hyatt Hotels

Rani Gharbié

Rani Gharbié

VP of Development and Acquisitions - North America
Virgin Hotels

David Bowd

David Bowd

CEO
Salt Hotels

Michael Blank

Michael Blank

Principal
Woodmont Lodging

Roger Hill II

Roger Hill II

CEO
The Gettys Group

Jason Fudin

Jason Fudin

CEO and Co-Founder
WhyHotel

Fran Taloricco

Fran Taloricco

Managing Director, East Coast
Best Western

Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter

Partner & CIO
CO OP

Greg O’Stean

Greg O’Stean

Chief Development Officer - North America
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Dan Thorman

Dan Thorman

VP, Development
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

​Matt Wexler

Managing Partner
Foxhall Partners

Dilip Petigara

Dilip Petigara

CEO
Access Point Financial

Will Obeid

Will Obeid

Head of Hospitality
Kushner Companies

Bob Mannon

Bob Mannon

VP, Development
LodgeWorks Partners

Steve Solomon

Steve Solomon

Member
Friedlander Misler

Mark Lomanno

Mark Lomanno

Partner
Kalibri Labs

Rebecca Jones
Moderator

Rebecca Jones

Founder & Principal
RD Jones

Marc Magazine
Moderator

Marc Magazine

Executive Managing Director
Savills Hospitality Group

Adam Williamowsky
Moderator

Adam Williamowsky

Director, eat + drink
Streetsense

Corey Wilk
Moderator

Corey Wilk

Real Estate Director
Goulston & Storrs

Kimberly Wachen
Moderator

Kimberly Wachen

Partner
Arent Fox

Dan Lesser
Moderator

Dan Lesser

CEO
LW Hospitality Advisors

Brian McCarthy
Moderator

Brian McCarthy

Principal
Brian J. McCarthy, Inc.

Gary Magenta
Moderator

Gary Magenta

Senior Vice President and Chief Change Architect
Root Inc.

Tara Gorman
Moderator

Tara Gorman

Partner
Perkins Coie LLP

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Night Before: Cocktail Reception Hosted By Cornell Hotel Society DC & Baltimore Chapter

    Click here for more details!
    **This cocktail is to be hosted on October 22nd and is not affiliated with Bisnow**

  • Registration, Breakfast, Coffee & Networking

  • Keynote With David Cordish, CEO, The Cordish Companies

    Moderator: Adam Williamowsky, Streetsense

  • Hotel Finance and Investment

    Asad Kazim, UBS Investment Bank
    Mark Lomanno, Kalibri Labs
    John Rutledge, Oxford Capital
    Michael Blank, Woodmont Lodging
    Dan Thorman, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
    Moderator: Kimberly Wachen, Arent Fox

  • Hilton's Ian Carter on How Global Travel is Changing

  • Coffee & Speed Networking

  • A Chat with the C-Suite

    Ken Greene, Radisson Hotel Group
    Rob Palleschi, G6 Hospitality
    Greg O’Stean, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
    Danny Hughes, Hilton
    Moderator: Tara Gorman, Perkins Coie

  • How To Design New Revenue Streams That Go Beyond The Room

    Roger Hill, The Gettys Group
    Maki Bara, Chartres Lodging Group
    David Bowd, Salt Hotels
    Mari Balestrazzi, Hyatt Hotels
    Scott Gerber, Gerber Group
    Moderator: Corey Wilk, Goulston & Storrs

  • Networking Lunch

  • Lifestyle Hotels: Your Way, Right Away & What's Next

    Sid Narang, SBE Hotels
    Kathleen Flores, Trump Hotels
    Jason Fudin, WhyHotel
    Rani Gharbie, Virgin Hotels
    Will Obeid, Kushner Companies
    Moderator: Brian McCarthy, Brian J. McCarthy

  • The Brand Explosion: Everything You Need To Know

    Fran Taloricco, Best Western
    Bob Mannon, Lodge Works
    Simon Hunter, CO OP
    Steve Solomon, Friedlander Misler
    Moderator: Gary Magenta, Root

  • The 2018 D.C., Maryland, & Virginia Playbook

    Jim Abdo, Abdo Development
    Austin Flajser, Carr Hospitality
    Corry Oakes, OTO Development
    Matt Wexler, Foxhall Partners
    Moderator: Rebecca Jones, RD Jones

  • Coffee & Networking

  • Brillembourg Group's David Brillembourg on How Blockchain is Changing Hospitality

  • Keynote With Don Peebles, CEO, Peebles Corp.

    Moderator: Dan Lesser, LW Hospitality Advisors

  • The 2018 State of the Hotel Market and 2019 Forecast

    Jonathan Mehlman, Hospitality Investors Trust
    Krissy Gathright, Apple Hospitality
    Jennifer Dakin, Wells Fargo
    Dilip Petigara, Access Point Financial
    Moderator: Marc Magazine, Savills Studley

  • BLIS East 2018 Special Reception

Bisnow Lodging Investment Summit

Want to know what the future holds for the hospitality industry... well, so do we... 

And while we may not have a crystal ball that can tell us the future of this asset class, what we do know is that the US hospitality outlook for 2018 is strong and has no signs of slowing down anytime soon

According to JLL, 2018 kicked off the eighth consecutive year of growth for the hospitality industry as occupancy rates continue to rise. But don't get too comfortable, as rising construction costs, continued competition from online marketplaces, such as Airbnb, and the rise of experiential lodging is forcing hoteliers to step up their game and remain competitive in an otherwise demanding market.

Want to know what the future of blockchain has in store for the hospitality industry? Well, wait no more as we will deep dive into how this cryptocurrency is changing the way millennials do business. 

With over 20 million visitors a year, the D.C. metro area is one of America's most popular tourist destinations. It is no surprise then, that the D.C., Virginia and Maryland area will each grow by more than 2,000 rooms during 2018.

Want to take meetings with the top hotel firms? Nowhere in the US has more lodging company HQs than the D.C. region, with Marriott, Hilton, RLJ, Host, Diamondrock, LaSalle, Chesapeake, Interstate, Thayer and more all located here. And they all will be in attendance!

While we work on that prototype for that crystal ball, please join us our top-level speakers dive deep into 2018's most relevant national and local lodging trends including hotel finance, investment, construction and design!

Please join us on October 23 in D.C. where the biggest REITs, hoteliers, and experts in the industry will come together in one place for one day only. You won't want to miss this!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Comments? Contact Chris Wainwright, our Director of Events, at Chris.Wainwright@Bisnow.com

Venue & Travel

Hilton McLean Tysons 
7920 Jones Branch Dr.
Tysons, VA 22102

Ballroom: International Ballroom A & B

Parking Information: Free onsite parking

Please Note:
If you are coming from VA I-495 headed North or South, take exit 46A (Rte. 123 South, Tysons Corner) to get to the venue and then please follow the following instructions:
• At the first traffic light, turn right onto Tysons Boulevard.
• At the next traffic light, turn right onto Galleria Drive.
• At the second traffic light, turn right onto Jones Branch Drive.
• The hotel is the 2nd building on the right hand side.

Room Reservations:

Please click HERE for overnight accommodations.

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