Earvin "Magic" Johnson Confirmed For The Americas Lodging Investment Summit
He has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the basketball court into the business world, propelling his company to the status of one of the top brands in urban America. MJE provides high quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities through strategic alliances, investments, consulting, and endorsements. The conglomerate is comprised of multiple business entities and partnerships that consists of Yucaipa Johnson, a $500 million dollar private equity fund that includes Inner City Broadcasting Corporation; ASPIRE, an African-American television network; SodexoMAGIC, a food service and facilities management company; Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies, a high school drop-out prevention program; Clear Health Alliance, a healthcare provider with a specialty plan for HIV/AIDS patients; and Magic Airport Holdings, which includes Magic Johnson Sports. Additionally, Johnson has teamed up with Tim Leiweke of AEG in an effort to build a new stadium and bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles, as well as thousands of jobs to the city.
In the business world, Johnson is most noted for his unprecedented 1998 Starbucks partnership, which served as the catalyst for redevelopment in urban communities and has served as a blueprint for Corporate America’s engagement and success with urban consumers.
Johnson also serves as chairman/founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, where his unwavering commitment to transform Urban America continues through HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs, community empowerment centers, and the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program. Celebrating more than 20 years of success, the Magic Johnson Foundation has become one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations around the world.
Co-hosted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the two-and-a-half-day ALIS event features an extensive array of seminars and panels hosted by leading experts and investors discussing important trends and identifying new opportunities. The conference attracts the lodging industry’s leading hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and professional advisory community. Proceeds from ALIS benefit the educational, research, and training missions of the American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation (AH&LEF), AH&LA’s nonprofit affiliate. For information on the Foundation, visit .
Online registration is available via the ALIS Website. For general event information and sponsorship opportunities, contact BHN Conference Manager Jodi Braverman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.
AH&LEF is the charitable fund-raising and endowed fund-management subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Founded in 1953, AH&LEF is the premier organization for scholarships, professional certification, and instructional material as well as funding for hospitality industry research.
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With more than two decades of experience, more than 100 events completed to-date, and nearly 80,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest trends.
BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; the ALIS Summer Update; the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; the Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Gurgaon Delhi N.C.R.; the Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and the Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London.
The BHN website at is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.
BHN website at is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.