For information on 2017 Think Tanks please contact Linda Chelmow at linda@lodgingconference.com

You will have the opportunity to participate in up to six Think Tanks (one in each of the six time slots). Please choose one seminar in each time slot. All sessions are filled on a first-come, first served basis. General Sessions are open to everyone.



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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

8:55-10:15 OPENING GENERAL SESSION
A View from the Top

11:00-12:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-1      Investing Today: Smart Growth Strategies
T-2      Hotel Valuation for Owners and Investors
T-3      New Branding Trends
T-4      Accessing Capital
T-5      Social Media and Your Digital Marketing Campaign
T-6      2018 Market Pulse: What the Data Reveals
T-7      Hot Button Issues: Join the Conversation and Make a Difference
T-8      Generate Income with F&B

1:45-3:00 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-9      From Main St To Wall St: What's Trending and How Will It Impact Hotels in 2018
T-10    Dual and Triple Brand Hotels
T-11    Best In Class: Destination Resorts and Luxury Hotels
T-12    Build, Buy, Hold, or Sell? Strategies for this Stage in the Cycle
T-13    Private Equity Players
T-14    Transform Your Hotel Operations
T-15    Understanding Taxes and the Value of Your Business
T-16    On Alert: Top Risk Management and Cyber Challenges

4:00-5:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
T-17    What's Trending in Lifestyle
T-18    Let's Talk Tech
T-19    A Guide to Soft Brands
T-20    Turn Lookers into Bookers: Optimize Your Distribution Strategy
T-21    Navigating the EB-5 Landscape

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

8:45-9:45 GENERAL SESSION
A View from the C-Suite

9:45-10:45 GENERAL SESSION
Let's Talk Development

11:30-12:45 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-1      Catch These Markets on the Upswing
W-2      Asset Management to Maximize Value
W-3      Beyond Hospitality: What Can We Learn From Other Industries
W-4      Deals Under $20 Million
W-5      Robots and AI: Here! Now!
W-6      Structuring Mixed-Use Developments
W-7      Independent Hotels - Making a Success of Going It Alone

2:00-3:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-8      Secure Your Loan for Acquisition and New Construction
W-9      Smart Renovation to Add Value and Increase Profits
W-10    Latest Developments in Extended Stay
W-11    CapEx: Where Does the Money Go
W-12    Deals Over $20 Million
W-13    Human Resources: Recruiting and Retaining Talent

4:00-5:15 CONCURRENT THINK TANKS
W-14    Select Service Continues to Dominate
W-15    Repositioning: Chart the Course from Distress to Value
W-16    The Changing Landscape of Management and Franchise Agreements
W-17    Historic Building Conversion
W-18    Trends in Hospitality Real Estate Development
W-19    Great Projects: Three Awe-Inspiring Destinations

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

8:30-10:00 BREAKFAST WITH OWNERS AND OPERATORS


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