AH&LA Fall Conference

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  • Date:  9 - 13 November 2012
    Venue:  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
    Location: New York City

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2012 Fall Conference, will be November 9-13, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City held with the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS).  The Fall Conference begins Friday with the Welcome Reception at the Waldorf=Astoria.  IHMRS, which begins Sunday, features more than 20 educational seminars on using the latest technology and design style to appeal to your guests; strategies for women to be proactive in the political process; and earth-friendly operational strategies.  The IHMRS tradeshow, which attracts more than 20,000 attendees, including more than 1,000 exhibiting companies.  

    Highlights include: 

    The Hospitality Leadership Forum on Saturday, November 10, is comprised of eight sessions encompassing a wide range of industry topics and data, and includes the CEO Leadership panel and U.S. Lodging Industry Summit panel, followed by the Keynote Luncheon featuring Anthony Melchiorri, host of the Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible

    An exclusive member event, the Incoming Chair’s Reception, hosted by AH&LA’s HotelPAC on Saturday, November 10, brings attendees together to support the industry’s only political action committee, which helps elect members of Congress who support the lodging community.   Following the reception, the 97th Annual International Hospitality Ball will be held at the Mandarin Oriental. 

    Sunday, November 11, AH&LA will celebrate incoming Chair Ron VlasicCHA, regional vice president of hotels, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. The Inaugural Gala will feature special appearances by industry icons and Vlasic’s platform for the upcoming year.

    On Monday, November 12, Women in Lodging will feature a keynote seminar and luncheon, Ms. Representation:  Empowering Women in the Political Process, and Wo-Mentoring – the fast track to professional successrespectively.  AH&LA’s Under 30 Gateway also will feature a leadership seminar, followed by Not Your Boss’s Party at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central that evening.    

    Opening online in mid-October and closing Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m., the Big Apple Silent Auction supports the initiatives of American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation.  Bid on more than 200 prize items including high-end merchandise, deluxe vacation packages, and more in-person at the Javits Center or online at www.ahlef.org.

    Now in its 97th year, the IHMRS is sponsored by AH&LA; the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, Inc.; and the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.   

    Online registration for the Fall Conference is now available via the AH&LA Website.  AH&LA members registering for the Fall Conference automatically receive a complimentary badge for the IHMRS.  For further information and questions about the Fall Conference, contact Lauren Pravlik, coordinator, AH&LA conventions & events, at (202) 289-3116 or lpravlik@ahla.com.  For sponsorship opportunities, contact Brad Aldrich, senior vice president of business development at (202) 289-3154 orbaldrich@ahla.com.  For IHMRS exhibitor information, call contact Lynn White at (914) 421-3249 or visit www.ihmrs.com.

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