NATHIC key educational sessions announced

Hotel Management magazine, part of Questex Hospitality + Travel, announced key educational sessions for its third annual North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, now available online at www.Ihifsummitseries.com. The conference will be held Nov. 1-2, 2011 in Washington, DC at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza. More than 300 hospitality investors, operators, developers, management companies, lenders, hotel owners, hotel buyers, lawyers, special servicers and industry senior-level professionals are expected to attend.

NATHIC will focus on positioning for profitability, and attendees will gain valuable knowledge to enable them to move forward strategically in 2012 as they add or divest assets in their portfolio. The event will include top industry leaders and experts who will discuss how our economic recovery is stimulating the pace of acquisitions and conversions, the abundance of equity, the search for financing and the rekindling of stalled projects.

“NATHIC will present a timely discussion and overview of the hospitality industry recovery and, more importantly, help attendees determine how best to navigate turbulent times as their hotel or portfolio ideally regains and surpasses its earlier foothold,” commented Marilyn McHugh, Director, Global Hospitality Events. “This conference will address the issues attendees must face to ensure that their property is positioned to obtain its share of profits during the next cycle and help them get ready for 2012.”

Key Featured Sessions:

A real world picture: does the data match reality?

An overview of current lodging industry fundamentals, including the development pipeline, occupancy, ADR and RevPAR, along with a look at market economic conditions affecting travel and lodging.

JP Ford, Lodging Econometrics
Robert Mandelbaum, PKF

Straight talk from the top

This high-level panel kicks off the conference and will include owners, management companies, developers and brokers from the industry’s most active companies, debating the state of the lodging industry today.

Scott Berman, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Neil Shah, Hersha Hospitality Trust
Russ Urban, HEI Hotels & Resorts
Michelle Russo, Hotel Asset Value Enhancement
Jim Abrahamson, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Happy Hour with LIIC (Lodging Industry Investment Council)

The best conversations always happen during happy hour, and this is no exception. Join members of the prestigious Lodging Industry Investment Council--a think tank of hotel owners, brokers, financiers and lawyers—as they unwind the day with straight talk about the deals happening in today’s transactions environment, along with other factors affecting the state of business.

Visit us today to see the complete conference program.

Confirmed speaker list:
JP Ford, Lodging Econometrics
Robert Mandelbaum, PKF
Scott Berman, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Neil Shah, Hersha Hospitality Trust
Russ Urban, HEI Hotels & Resorts
Michelle Russo, Hotel Asset Value Enhancement
Jim Abrahamson, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Bruce Wiles, Thayer Lodging Group
Serena Rahklin, Trump Hotel Collection
Bill Fortier, Hilton Worldwide
Jon Nehmer, JN+A
Mike Marshall, Marshall Hotels & Resorts
Alan Tantleff, FTI Consultants
Mary Beth Cutshall, Hospitality Ventures
Jeffrey Dauray, RLJ
Peter Berk, PMZ Realty Capital
Steve Van, Prism Hotels & Resorts
Bernie Moyle, Vantage Hospitality
Nelson Migdal, Greenberg Traurig LLC.
Ken Wilson, CHM Partners
Geoff Davis, HREC
Naveen Kakarla, Hersha Hospitality Management
Gary Williams, Coakley and Williams
Ed Hoganson, Crestline Hotels & Resorts
Warren Fields, Pyramid Hotel Group
Bill Hodges, Hodges Ward Elliott

For event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stacy Silver at 954-306-0747, or [email protected].

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