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Event Date Wed Oct 30 EDT (almost 2 years ago)
Location JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Region Americas

Join Bisnow in October as we unpack the biggest trends impacting the hospitality industry. Amongst some of the most talked about include data-driven personalization, mobile at center stage, and technology from the time booking, to check in, to check out. As global tourism becomes easier and more accessible, the demand for seamless experiences is a must.

The hospitality industry is one that evolves and constantly re-thinks its value: who do we want to be for our customers, and how do we ensure they keep coming back? Experiences, personalization, social responsibility, and the sharing economy are amongst some of the key takeaways.

Global hotel transaction volumes are predicted to reach $67 billion this year, met by high levels of international capital flow, debt investments, strategic joint ventures, and recapitalizatons. However, there are hurdles on the horizon: employment, interest rates, and interest rates are all top of mind. As a result, investors are looking to stabilize their portfolios in primary markets, with premium brands.

We'll dive deeper into challenges and opportunities this industry poses, but one thing is certain: there's nothing slowing down the hospitality boom!

As always, plenty of networking, meet & greet with speakers, and activities to get you shaking hands and making deals.


2019 Speakers


Jon Bortz
Chairman, President and CEO, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Kevin Jacobs
CFO, Hilton


Kathleen Flores
EVP, Trump Hotels

Thomas Papadopoulos
Principal Broker, Papadopoulos Properties

Ryan Clifton
Associate Principal, EDSA

Deborah Lloyd Forrest
Founder & President, Forrest Perkins

Rani Gharbie
Head of Acquisitions & Development, The Pod Hotels (BD Hotels)

Geoff Davis
Founder & Senior Principal, Davis Hotel Capital

Abie Hidary
Principal, Hidrock Properties

Jessica Bailey
CEO & Co-Founder, Greenworks Lending

Mark Remington
Principal, Phillips Realty Capital

Simon Hunter
Partner & Chief Innovation Officer, CO OP

Robert Van Ness
EVP, Americas, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

James Carroll
CEO, Crestline Hotels & Resorts

Jennifer Connell
VP & Global Brand Leader, Autograph & Tribute Hotels, Marriott International

Eric Zuena
Managing Principal, ZDS

Drew Noecker
Managing Director, HVS

Mark Carrier
President, B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group

Corry Oakes
CEO & Co-Founder, OTO Development

Thomas Penny
President, Donohoe Hospitality

Naveen Kakarla
CEO, Hersha Hospitality Management

Marc Magazine
Executive Managing Director, Savills Hospitality Group

Jennifer Dakin
SVP & Team Leader, Hospitality Finance Group, Wells Fargo

John O'Neill
Professor & Director, The Pennsylvania State University

Judy Chen
Director, Development, Dream Hotel Group

Chef Robert Wiedmaier
Partner & Executive Chef, RW Restaurant Group

Jay Coldren
Managing Director, Streetsense

Bruce Wiles
Managing Partner, Real Estate for Hospitality, Brookfield

Greg Friedman
CEO & Managing Principal, Peachtree Hotel Group

Kate Henriksen
Co-CIO, RLJ Lodging Trust

Joseph DeMatteo
Founder, JDM Capital

Vamsi Bonthala
CEO, Arbor Lodging Partners

Aaron Boker
Senior Manager, Aronson


Gene Leone
Partner, White & Case

Amberlee Huggins
President & CMO, CSI DMC

Corey Wilk
Real Estate Director, Goulston & Storrs

Nelson Migdal
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Kimberly Wachen
Partner, Arent Fox

Dan Lesser
CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors

Sarah Vining Crisafulli
VP, Brand Strategy, GKA Advertising

Cutchin Powell
Principal, Ryan

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors

• Evolution Energy Partners
• Arent Fox
• Greenworks Lending
• White & Case
• Ryan
• Goulston&Storr
• Hidrock Properties
• JDM Capital
• GreenbergTraurig
• Interstate Hotels Resorts
• Papadoopoulos
• Aronson
• Phillips Realty Capital
• Edsa
• PennState
• Hitt
• Wells Fargo
• Berkadia
• Perkins Eastman
• Savills
• Streetsense
• Sol Vista
• Potomac Construction Services
• HR Construction Group
• ACME Paper
• Reliant Realty Advisors
• Cornell Hotel Society