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Wednesday, June 9

10:00am EDT

Opening Remarks - Day 1 is Sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise
Hotel Optimization: Ready for Recovery Day 1 is sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise.

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Amy Vaxman

Vice President, Questex Hospitality


Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:05am EDT

10:05am EDT

Hospitality Snapshot
A quick dip into the industry in terms of fundamentals and pipeline.

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JP Ford

Senior Vice President and Director of Global Business Development, Lodging Econometrics
Patrick “JP” Ford, CHB, ISHC, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Business Development JP leads all of the strategic sales initiatives for Lodging Econometrics. He is an industry leading real estate advisory specialist with close to 35 years of experience providing business... Read More →
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Ali Hoyt

Senior Director of Consulting, STR
Ali Hoyt is Senior Director of Consulting for STR (STR, Inc.). Ali leads a consulting team focused on providing custom data solutions to clients using STR’s extensive database. Projects range from comp set selection and optimization to customized data-infused dashboards in Excel... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:05am - 10:45am EDT

10:45am EDT

Break sponsored by Jacaruso

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:45am - 10:50am EDT

10:50am EDT

The Development Scene: Dirt, Deals and Dollars
The hotel industry isn't far from the high levels of new supply that came online in the several years before the pandemic—is now the time to jump back into hotel construction?

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Daniel Lesser

President & CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors
Daniel Lesser, President & CEO of LW Hospitality Advisors has forty years of experience in: real estate appraisals, economic feasibility evaluations, investment counseling, asset management, receivership, and transactional services of hotels, resorts, conference centers, and gaming... Read More →

Youngbin Park

Vice President of Acquisitions & Development, Hersha Hospitality Management
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Biran Patel

Chairman, AAHOA
Biran Patel is the Vice Chairman of AAHOA, the voice of America’s hotel owners. He has been an active member of the association since 2001 and has served on AAHOA’s board of directors since 2014. A native of Birmingham, England, Biran is a second-generation hotelier who started... Read More →
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Kevin Schramm

Vice President of Development, Mainstream Brands - US and Canada, InterContinental Hotels Group
Kevin Schramm is the Vice President of Mainstream Brand Development for the InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”).  He has responsibility for all development activity for IHG’s Mainstream Brand Potfolio including: Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:50am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:30am - 11:35am EDT

11:35am EDT

Tips for a Leaner Operation - Sponsored by Bounte
How can you stretch your dollars and make each one count.

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David Eisen

Director of Hotel Intelligence & Customer Solutions, HotStats
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Justin Jabara

President, Meyer Jabara Hotels
Justin Jabara grew up in and around hotels, his first job waiting tables, delivering room service and working as a banquet prep cook at the Christiana Hilton in Delaware. He went on to graduate from Johnson and Wales in Providence, R.I., with a degree in Hotel Management. Over the... Read More →

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About BOUNTE BOUNTE™ is a leader in innovative lost & found cloud-based technologies. Trusted by some of the world's most well-known hotel brands, the BOUNTE smartphone app automates and streamlines lost & found operations using artificial intelligence, geolocation technology... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:35am - 12:15pm EDT

12:15pm EDT

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:15pm - 12:20pm EDT

12:20pm EDT

Putting Your Space to Work
From the new normal of meetings and events and shifts in F&B to micro weddings and guestrooms as offices, here's what you need to know to make every square inch count.

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Jen Chauvin, CMP

VP, Catering & Event Management, Aimbridge Hospitality
For audiences of 2 to 20,000….Stepping up to the challenge of crafting memorable unique event experiences with lasting impacts is Jen’s passion! Her over 25 years of experience in event management, coupled with 2 degrees focused on public relations and marketing, has prepared... Read More →
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Ron Loman

SVP of Operations, Real Hospitality Group
Ron has spent over 25 years in the hospitality industry, working with various property types, brands, and markets domestically and internationally. As a senior member of Real Hospitality Group, Ron has direct, hands-on involvement optimizing the value of assets within RHG's portfolio... Read More →
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Raul Moronta

Chief Commercial Officer, Remington Hotels
As Chief  Commercial  Officer,  Moronta  aligns  three  commercial  strategy  functions  for Remington, with direct  oversight of sales, revenue management and digital marketing for itsportfolio. Moronta also worksclosely with Remington’s CEO + President, Sloan Dean to... Read More →
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Elaine Simon

Senior Managing Editor, Hotel Management

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:20pm - 1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Wrap Up
Wednesday June 9, 2021 1:00pm - 1:05pm EDT
Thursday, June 10

10:00am EDT

Opening Remarks
Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:05am EDT

10:05am EDT

The Lending Landscape
How to find the best financial deal for all types of projects.

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Matthew Crosswy

President, Stonehill Strategic Capital
Mathew is responsible for the overall management of Stonehill, while also engaging in the pursuit of new investment opportunities and the strategic growth of the company. Under Mathew’s leadership, Stonehill has deployed or purchased over $3.0 billion in hotel debt and preferred... Read More →
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Vinay Patel

Vice Chairman, AAHOA
VINAY PATELAAHOA Vice Chair 2020-21Vinay Patel serves as the Vice Chair of AAHOA. He was born in Malawi, Africa. At the age of 8, he and his family migrated to the United States, where he assisted at the family motel doing everything from housekeeping to working the front desk. Upon... Read More →
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David Steiner

Managing Director, Driftwood Capital
David Steiner is Managing Director of Capital Markets at Driftwood Capital where he runs the mezzanine lending and preferred equity platform as well as capital markets for the acquisition and development funds. Prior to joining Driftwood, Mr. Steiner served as a Director in the Commercial... Read More →

Lori Tirado

Managing Director, Business Development, Access Point Financial
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Patrick Whyte

Editor-in-Chief, Hospitality Insights

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:05am - 10:45am EDT

10:45am EDT

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:45am - 10:50am EDT

10:50am EDT

Hygiene at the Forefront
A look at the current state of cleaning protocols and standards.

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Chris Daly

President, Daly Gray Public Relations
A 20-plus year hospitality communications expert, Chris is the president of DG Public Relations.  DG specializes in the business of hotels and represents some of the industry’s largest owners, operators, brands, brokers, investors, developers and related businesses.  The company’s... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:50am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 11:35am EDT

11:35am EDT

Taking Advantage of Revenue Streams
Revenue management has played a vital role during the pandemic. Here's a look at best practices and strategies in terms of distribution and pricing.

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CJ Arlotta

Managing Member, CJ Media Solutions
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Cassie Bond

Vice President of Revenue Strategy, Chesapeake Hospitality
Cassie Bond has over 16 years of hospitality experience with a strong focus on driving top line revenues and maximizing profitability. This is her 12th year working in revenue management for Chesapeake Hospitality and she is currently the Vice President of Revenue Strategy. In Cassie’s... Read More →
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Jennifer Driscoll

Vice President of Revenue Management, McNeill Hotel Company
Jennifer serves as Vice President of Revenue Management for the McNeill Hotel Company with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality field. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Hospitality Administration. Jennifer and her team are responsible for driving... Read More →

Sara Masterson

President, Olympia Hotel Management

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:35am - 12:15pm EDT

12:15pm EDT

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:15pm - 12:20pm EDT

12:20pm EDT

The Technology Transformation
The hotel industry has taken great strides in terms of technology adoption. Here's where you can create the greatest impact for the least amount of investment.


Jeff Edwards

SVP Global Hotel & Owner Solutions, IHG Hotels & Resorts
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David Kuperberg

Chief Development Officer, Dream Hotel Group
As Chief Development Officer, David Kuperberg is responsible for the continued growth and success of Dream Hotel Group and its portfolio of lifestyle brands. David most recently served as Senior Vice President of Development for Virgin Hotels before joining Dream in 2013. He began... Read More →
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Stacy Silver

President, Silver Hospitality Group
Stacy Silver, ISHC, is President of Silver Hospitality Group, a boutique consulting firm specializing in industry relations, marketing, and events.Prior to launching Silver Hospitality Group, she held influential positions with both Hotel Management and Hotel Business Magazine.As... Read More →

Rami Zeidan

Founder & CEO, Life House

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:20pm - 1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Wrap Up
Thursday June 10, 2021 1:00pm - 1:05pm EDT
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