2017 Women Hoteliers Conference
Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim North
Anaheim - CA,
September 15, 2017
3:00pm - 8:00pm: Registration
6:00pm – 11:00pm: Welcome Reception & Entertainment
Amy Ashton, Comedian
September 16, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am: Breakfast
10:00 am – 10:15 am: Opening Remarks
Speaker: Judy Chu, U.S. Congresswoman 27th District of California
10:15 am – 10:30 am: Icebreaker Activity
10:30 am – 12:00 pm:
Session: Development Strategies
Gain insights on hotel development strategies and implement these strategies by creating a development plan during the session.
Speaker: Carl Winston, Director of the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, San Diego State University
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Choice
Speaker: Tim Shuy, VP Owner and Portfolio Strategy, Choice Hotels
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm: Focus Group
Provide your input on how AAHOA can better serve our women hoteliers.
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm:
Session: Revenue Generation through Marketing & Sales
Learn how to interpret industry reports and adjust marketing & sales strategies accordingly, then incorporate what you've learned into your development strategy.
Speaker: Tammy Farley, CEO, Rainmaker
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Break
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm:
Session: Operational Leadership: Conversations, Relationships, and Results
Understand strengths and weaknesses in your leadership style, and determine how to best communicate with your team to ensure everyone is on the same page.
Speaker: Vinay Kumar, Leading for Breakthroughs
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm:
Panel Session: Applying Development, Sales/Marketing, and Leadership to Your Business
Learn from hospitality industry directors and managers about how they incorporate development strategies, sales and marketing, and leadership styles into their day-to-day businesses.
Moderator: Frances Kiradjian, Founder, Boutique Lifestyle & Lodging Association (BLLA)
- Lisa Adams, Regional Vice President, Franchise Services, Choice Hotels
- Tina Burnett, Managing Director, Franchise Development, G6 Hospitality
- Vickie Lam, Vice President Franchise Operations, Red Roof Inn
- Lisa Maggiore, VP Strategic Accounts, Hilton
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks
2017 Women Hoteliers Conference is organized by AAHOA.