Top Hotel/Hospitality Conferences & Networking Events of 2015
If you haven’t thought about or registered for any hospitality conferences in 2015, we highly recommend doing so. Having been involved in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, we understand there are thousands of hotel conferences and networking events every year, thus determining which ones to attend can often be a challenge. As an executive of hospitality business, your time is extremely valuable, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 hotel/hospitality conferences of 2015 that are aimed specifically at hotel executives, presidents and owners like yourself, to save you time and help you find the most relevant conferences so you can ensure your hotels continued success. For a complete list of all 2015 hotel/hospitality conferences visit, globalhotelnetwork.com/conferences.
Top Hotel/Hospitality Conferences of 2015
March 23-25, 2015, San Francisco, CA
The Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel is North America’s #1 forum for leaders in the hotel industry to share innovative social media and mobile strategies that combine data and engage the connected traveler. Keynote speakers include executives from both the hotel/hospitality and marketing/social media industries, including Virign Hotels, MGM Resorts International™, Facebook®, Lonely Planet™, Expedia®, Vail Resorts® and more.
Silver Pass – $1,795
Gold Pass – $1,995 (access to networking parties and conference content)
Gold Plus Pass – $2,095 (access to 3 years worth of conference content & 1-month subscription to EyeforTravel’s 2015 reports)
Diamond Pass – $2,995 (12-month subscription to EyeforTravel’s 2015 reports and more)
March 25-27, 2015, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
If you’re a hotel owner, hotel executive, or hotel investor then this is the conference you’ll want to attend. As a real estate and finance conference, The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference is one of the top four hotel investment conferences in the nation designed specifically for hotel owners. It offers numerous opportunities for attendees to network and develop new relationships with not only lodging leaders but also dealmakers. Keynote speakers include executives from some of the industry’s largest and most well known hotels and hospitality businesses, such as Marriott International®, Expedia®, Hilton®, Carlson Hotels Worldwide™, InterContinental Hotels Group®, Choice Hotels International®, Best Western International®, Hyatt Hotels Corporation®, and more.
Hotel Owners – $1,195
All Others – $1,495
April 14-15, 2015, Ronald Regan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC
The AH& LA Legislative Action Summit is one of the most “effective ways to voice the strength of the lodging industry to key policymakers in Washington, and in recent years we have seen direct and impressive results from our visits to Capitol Hill.” The Legislative Action Summit brings together thousands of hotel owners, executives, managers, presidents, and CEO’s to show congress why the lodging, hotel and hospitality industry is so vital.
AH&LA Members – $185
Non-AH&LA Members – $385
AH&LA/AH&LEF Board of Directors Members – $95
April 27-28, 2015, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami, Miami, FL
The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most well-known and noteworthy hotel investment conference in the world. CHRIS focuses on bringing together owners, executives and investors within the hotel and tourism investment community to network and build relationships through various group discussions and roundtables. CHRIS’s keynote speakers include executives and business leaders from some of the world’s largest hotels and hospitality businesses, including Hyatt Hotels Corporation®, Hilton Worldwide®, Aimbridge Hospitality™, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group™, Best Western International®, Sandals Resorts®, and many more.
Registration – $1,400
Early Registration (before April 27, 2015) – $1,195
CHRIS & HOLA* Early Registration (before April 27, 2015) – $1,995
*HOLA = Hotel Opportunities Latin America Investment Conference (April 28-30, 2015)
May 4-6, 2015, Sheraton LAX, Los Angeles, CA
Meet The Money®, The National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference is tailored to hotel executives and hotel owners and designed to help you [as a hotel owner/executive] to meet the right people, and add value to your deals. Prior to the conference there is a Resort Development Workshop that where industry experts will explore mixed-use and shared ownership across a variety of disciplines, and focus on the business models and opportunities for hotel owners, executives, and investors. Keynote speakers include CEO’s and executives from Hyatt Hotels Corporation®, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, Red Lion Hotels Corporation®, Hilton Worldwide™, and more.
Registration – $950
Early registration (before February 28, 2015) – $850
May 31 – June 2, 2015, New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY
Hosted by New York University’s School of Professional Studies, the National Hospitality Industry Investment Conference is aimed hospitality business owners, directors, and managers, as well as attorneys, investors, and architects. The Conference offers the perfect opportunity for hospitality executives to network not only with other owners but also with other individuals that touch the hospitality industry. Whether you’re simply looking to network with other hospitality executives or for a new opportunity, you won’t be disappointed at NYU’s National Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.
Before March 31, 2015 – $1,975
After April 1, 2015 – $2,075
June 15, 2015, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
If you are responsible for leading revenue optimizing and pricing for a brand, hotel, resort, etc. this event is a must. The HSMAI’s Revenue Optimization Conference brings together more than 500 key stakeholders to address today’s most critical trends that affect revenue management in hotels.
ROC Early Registration (before June 1, 2015)
Hotel/Associate* Member $495
Hotel/Associate Non-member $695
Partner/Supplier** Member $595
Partner/Supplier Non-Member $795
ROC Regular Registration (after June 1, 2015)
Hotel/Associate* Member $595
Hotel/Associate Non-member $795
Partner/Supplier** Member $695
Partner/supplier Non-Member $895
**Volume discounts available**
June 15-18, 2015, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
Presented by HFTP, HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference) is the largest hospitality technology exposition and brings together brightest minds and hottest technology from more than 300 companies worldwide.
Full Conference – $625 Member / $775 Non-Member
Exhibit Only – $200 Member / $250 Non-Member (access to the exhibit hall Tuesday – Thursday ONLY)
New Member Conference Bundle – $900 (includes full conference access & an HFTP membership as a $100 discount)
October 6-9, 2015, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ
The Lodging Conference is more than just a conference, it’s a “THINK TANK, where everyone has to opportunity to join the conversation, discuss issues and solve problems.” 85% of those who attend the conference are president’s and CEO’s or run their own company brand. The Lodging conference brings together the hotel industry’s most influential CEO’s, presidents and owners to strategize about operations, development, management and financing.
$2,095 – includes general conference sessions, Think Tanks, 3 gourmet meals a day, cocktails, access to all networking events, one-on-one speed-meetings, presentation materials, and list of all attendees.
October 21-24, 2015, Bellevue, WA
The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Annual Conference allows HFTP members insider knowledge on finance and technology trends within the hospitality industry. It’s a offers a great opportunity for hospitality business owners and executives the chance to network and build relationships.
HFTP Members $650
If you’re in the market for a new hotel executive job opportunity or looking for a hotel executive to take charge of your existing, or newly acquired hotel business, JDI can help, give us a call 480-719-7215. Did we miss any key 2015 hospitality conferences? What are the hospitality events on your radar? Tell us below!