8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast 
Join us in the INSPIRE Hub networking lounge for a bite and coffee before the event begins.

9:00 AM     Welcome
Barak Hirschowitz, President -  International Luxury Hotel Association

Diana Lerma,  Chief Operating Officer - Stokes Wagner

 9:10 AM     Brand Culture & Delivery Profitability

Chris Gabaldon,   SVP of Marriott International’s Luxury Portfolio  - Marriott International

 9:35 AM     Redefining Brands for a Next-Gen Market

Feisal Jaffer,  Global Head of LXR Hotels & Resorts  - Hilton Hotels

 10:00 AM     Operating in the Age of Digital Disruption

Cindy Estis Green,  CEO & Co-founder -  Kalibri Labs

10:20 AM     Networking Break in INSPIRE Hub Lounge

10:50 AM    Building Back Smarter - the Case for a Real-Time Customer Journey View

  Jeff Katz,   CEO - Journera

 11:10 AM    Capitalizing on the Strength in Lodging

Rachael Rothman, Head of Hotels Research & Data Analytics  -  CBRE

Moderator   Chelsey Leffet, Senior Vice President - HVS

 Jay B. Newman,  Chief Operating Officer -  The Athens Group

 Erik Eveleigh,  Senior Director of Luxury Development  - Hilton Hotels

 Smedes Rose,  Director - Citigroup 

 Jennifer Dakin, Managing Director   - Wells Fargo Bank

12:00 PM       F&B ROI - Has the Game Changed post COVID

  Moderator   Alex Susskind, Professor & Director -  Cornell Institute of Food & Beverage Management

  Adam Crocini  SVP, Global Head Food & Beverage Brands  - Hilton Hotels

  Mark Kessler  President & COO -  The Kessler Collection

   Elizabeth Blau,  CEO -  Blau & Associates

 12:45 PM     Lunch & Networking in INSPIRE Hub Lounge

 1:45 PM    Optimizing Hotel Operations to Drive Success

Sara Glenn,  Chief Operating Officer, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico & Central America  - Accor

2:05 PM      Destination Well-being: Putting Wellness at the Forefront of Recovery for both People & Industry

Kevin Kelly, CEO  - Sensei

2:30 PM     2022 Economic & Investment Outlook

Michelle Russo, CEO & Co-Founder  - hotelAVE

 3:00 PM     Navigating the Current Global Supply Chain Challenges

Bill Hirsch CEO, CHS  - Amtex and American Hotel Register

 Moderator   Sarah Davie, CAO, President - Source 1

 Vincent Purves, President   - Consolidated Concepts

 Merv Moorhead, Director of Non-Commercial of North America Foodservice -  General Mills

  Karim Lakhani,  EVP Food & Beverage, Procurement  - Northwood Hospitality

3:45 PM     Networking Break    & Roundtable Discussions in INSPIRE Hub Lounge
TRENDS IN LUXURY HOSPITALITY - Rachael Rothman, Head of Hotels Research & Data Analysis, CBRE
TRENDS IN DESIGN - Ofra Gelman, Principal, Dwell Design Studio
HOTELS IN THE RECOVERY - Chris King, Chief Development Officer, Salamander Hotels & Resorts
MARKETING STRATEGIES TO DRIVE ENGAGEMENT - Rebecca Goldberg, Hotel Manager, The Peninsula
WELLNESS TRENDS, Kenzie Vath, Director of Wellness & Sustainability, Meritage Collection
LEADING WITH PURPOSE - Rob James, Director of Sales & Marketing, The London West Hollywood
AI & ROBOTICS IN HOSPITALITY - Vaughn Davis, General Manager, Dream Hotel Los Angeles

 4:45 PM     The Role of the Luxury Traveler in the Recovery

Phil Koserowski,  Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer -   The Leading Hotels of the World

  Jennifer Barnwell, President  - Curator Hotel & Resorts Collection

 Alex Susskind,   Professor & Director -  Cornell Institute of Food & Beverage Management

Emmanuele Vinciguerra, President Americas, Vilebrequin

 5:15 PM    ESG progress: Is this our Chance to Reset?

 Ryan Webster, Chief Financial Officer -  Tabl'eau 

 Moderator   Jessica Blotter  CEO Kind Traveler

  Allison Reid,  Chief Development Officer - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

  Debra Erickson,  Executive Director  - Atlantis Blue Project Foundation

 6:00 PM      Cocktails and Industry Showcase

Sponsored by Avendra, The Regency Group and The Cocktail Guru.

partners, youtip money are giving you the opportunity to support the Hospitality Industry with Cocktails for a Cause! All tips made at #ilhainspire will be donated to ServiceSource – an NPO that supports individuals who have disabilities nationwide.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM     Cocktail Reception around the Fig Tree

Sponsored by ILHA Headline Sponsor, ILHA Partner, tabl’eau Filtered Water and The Cocktail Guru.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast 
Join us in the INSPIRE Hub networking lounge for a bite and coffee before the event begins.

9:00 AM     Welcome

 Barak Hirschowitz, President -  International Luxury Hotel Association

9:05 AM    Covid has led to Changing Consumer Expectations that now require Technology Shifts - how does this affect hotel business?

Nelson Garrido,Senior Vice President - Information Technology - Brookfield Asset Management

Moderator  David Goldstone, Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Advocate -  World Cinema

  Jon Schniepp,  Senior Vice President, Marketing  - Relay

  Judy Chen,  Vice President, Development -  Dream Hotel Group

  Javier Cano,  Area General Manager, Los Angeles  - Marriott International

Harman Singh Narula, Co-founder - Canary Technologies

9:50 AM Understanding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Luxury Hospitality

Susan Santiago, Head of Lifestyle & Miraval, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Vaughn Davis, General Manager, Dream Hollywood

Diana Lerma, Shareholder, Chief Operating Officer, Stokes Wagner

Moderator, Anna Domingo, Founder, PADZZLE

10:30 AM  The Future of Events...Live, Hybrid or Virtual

Andee Oleno-Thomas,  Vice President  - AVMS

10:45 AM Networking Break in the INSPIRE Hub Lounge

11:15 AM    Overcoming the Talent Crisis: Strategies to Build Your Workforce and Maximize the Staff you Have

 Michael Sullivan,  Partner - Suncroft Hotels

Moderator Stowe Shoemaker, Professor & Dean -   William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, UNLV

 Mark Heymann,  CEO  - Unifocus

Kim Dunbar,  Vice President of Human Resources  - Pacific Hospitality Group

 Phil Keb, Executive Vice President - Gencom

12:00 PM  Spotlight On Cruise

Arnold Donald President & CEO Carnival Corporation

 12:45 PM  Lunch & networking in the INSPIRE Hub Loung

1:45 PM    Short Term Rentals and Destination Clubs

Ben Trodd, Senior Vice President, Sales & Hotel Marketing - Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

 Moderator  Gloria Fu,  Independent Board Investor  - Proptech II

 James Henderson,  CEO - Exclusive Resorts

 Reuben Doetsch, Co-Founder - AvantStay

 2:30 PM     The Intersection of Design & Wellbeing: Designing for Positive Emotional Impact
Anne Wilkinson,  Principal  - BAMO

 2:50 pm Raffle and Event Closing

Build back better? Will returning demand want ESG? 

Special focus on supply pipeline and construction trends

Panel leader: Monika Moser, Chief Operating Officer, Campbell House 

Dexter Moren, Director, Dexter Moren Associates

James Walsh, Director, Studio Anyo 

Andrew Linwood, Head of Hospitality at Areen Design




Own and away? Will investors seek to be closer to assets post pandemic? 

Special focus on hotel ownership

Panel leader: Alex Sogno, CEO, Global Asset Solutions

Will Laxton, CEO, McTaggart Family

Tom Magnuson, CEO, Magnuson Hotels

Justin lanzkron, Business Development Director, Kew Green Hotels 


Building the wall: how will the wall of money be dismantled? 

Special focus on finance trends 

Panel leader: Stéphane Haddad, EHL Academic Director Graduate School & Senior Lecturer 

Lieven Werner, Head of Operations Finance Europe, at InterContinental Hotels Group 

Armando Diano, Area Director of Finance Southern Europe, Marriott

Dimitris Mittas, VP Finance Europe, Global Asset Solutions




Wing men: How owners and asset managers work together 

Special focus on asset managers and owners’ views

Panel leader: Remy Rein, EHL Professor

Julian Anthony, VP Asset MGT, Dorchester Collection

Vincenzo Occhipinti, Investment Manager, Archer Hotel Capital B.V.

Simon Allison, Founder of Hoftel

Luc Boschmans, Managing Director, Hospitality, Tristan Capital Partners



Digital deviance: How hotels realised they had to love tech 

Special focus on IT Tech

Panel leader: Katherine Doggrell, Co-Founder, NewDog PR 

Mark Forrester, Chairman, 80 Days & Hotel Benchmark 

David Orr, CEO, Resident Hotels

Kevin Edwards, Director Global Business Development, Alliants

Michael Mrini, IT Director, Edwardian Hotels 


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