April 21, 2017

30+ Speakers

Speakers

Amar Lalvani

Amar Lalvani

CEO - Standard International & Bunkhouse Group

Elie Maalouf

Elie Maalouf

CEO, The Americas - Intercontinental Hotel Group

Arash Azarbarzin

Arash Azarbarzin

President / COO - Proper Hospitality

Allie Hope

Allie Hope

Head of Development & Acquisition - Virgin Hotels

Kevin Brickner

Kevin Brickner

SVP, Franchise Sales & Development - Wyndham Hotel Group

Bill Bonbrest

Bill Bonbrest

COO - TAO GROUP

Kate Hamill

Kate Hamill

Industry Manager for Travel - Facebook

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

Benjamin Trigano

Benjamin Trigano

Co-Founder - Mama Shelter

Kelly Sinclair

Kelly Sinclair

Head - Development & Acquisitions - Ace Hotel Group

Tiffany Cooper

Tiffany Cooper

VP Development - Marriott

John Rutledge

John Rutledge

CEO - Oxford Hotels & Resorts

​Sam Shank

​Sam Shank

CEO - HotelTonight​

Jason Brown

Jason Brown

CDO - Yotel

Benjamin Young

Benjamin Young

VP - AEG

John Livingston

John Livingston

CEO - AECOM Capital

Henrik Kjellberg

Henrik Kjellberg

President - Hotwire

Robert Palleschi

Robert Palleschi

​CDO - G6 Hospitality

Dave Johnstone

Dave Johnstone

CIO - McWhinney

Michael Dean

Michael Dean

​CDO - Carlson Rezidor

Ken Fearn

Ken Fearn

Managing Partner - Integrated Capital

Matt Marquis

Matt Marquis

CEO - Pacifica Hotels

Thomas Corcoran

Thomas Corcoran

Chairman - FelCor Lodging Trust

Bill Strang

Bill 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

Adam Lair

Adam Lair

Managing Director, Senior Partner - HVS

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

Rich Brand

Rich Brand

Partner - Arent Fox

Deborah Friedland

Deborah Friedland

Managing Director - Eisner Amper

Tom Sprinkle

Tom Sprinkle

Principal - HKS

Michael Scheinberg

Michael Scheinberg

Partner - Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Registration Opens – Coffee, Breakfast & Networking

  • Welcome to BLIS West 2017!

  • Opening Keynote
    • Elie Maalouf, CEO The Americas, IHG

  • Branding & Loyalty
    • Moderator: TBA
    • Tiffany Cooper, VP Development, Marriott
    • Robert Palleschim, CDO, G6 Hospitality
    • Kate Hamill, Industry Manager for Travel, Facebook
    • Henrik Kjellberg, President, Hotwire

  • The Future of Hotel Development
    • Moderator: Adam Lair, Managing Director, HVS
    • Robert Olson, CEO, R.D.Olson Development
    • Michael Dean, CDO, Carlson Rezidor
    • Matt Marquis, CEO, Pacifica Hotels

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

  • Special Presentation

  • Lunch & Networking

  • Curating a Unique but Controlled Travel Experience
    • Moderator: TBA
    • Niki Leondakis, CEO, Two Road Hospitality
    • Benjamin Trigano, Co-Founder, Mama Shelter
    • Bill Johnson, Partner, The Johnson Studio
    • Nizar Allibhoy, CEO, KeyPR

  • Spotlight Interview
    • Amar Lalvani, CEO, Standard International & Bunkhouse Group

  • Expanding to the (West) Best Coast
    • Moderator: Debbie Fiedland, Managing Director, Eisner Amper
    • David Kuperberg, CDO, Dream Hotel
    • Jason Brown, CDO, YOTEL
    • John Rutledge, CEO - Oxford Hotels & Resorts

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

  • Trends in Construction & Design
    • Moderator: TBA
    • Ray Haj, VP, Swinerton Builders
    • William Strang, President, TOTO USA
    • Kelly Sinclair, Head of Development, ACE Hotel

  • Cocktails & Networking

  • Agenda subject to change

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!

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Venue & Travel

Venue

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

Ballroom: California Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Ground Transportation

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

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