This week's NATHIC event highlights investment, development

Sunny Miami and The Fontainebleau will be the site of the 2015 North America Tourism & Hospitality Investment Conference, November 4-6. There, over three days, attendees will have the opportunity to not only hear about investment and development in North America, from some of the foremost minds and executives within the hotel industry, but have the added bonus of networking with the decision-makers in the business, including those from outside North America, who continue to show keen interest in North America hospitality investment.

If, then, you aren’t in Miami for the conference, here is what you are going to miss out on!

The quality of this year’s speakers and panels is unrivaled. Opening the program will be Barry Johnson, the founding executive director of SelectUSA, the agency created by President Obama to encourage foreign direct investment. Barry is now chair of the Global FDI Association and will discuss his work to attract FDI and its current overall North American trends. He will then moderate a not-to-be-missed panel on FDI, with participants including Wanda Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide.

Closing NATHIC will be the always-frank Leland Pillsbury, chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, a Brookfield Company. Over a distinguished hospitality career, which included 19 years with Marriott International, Pillsbury was successful in launching one of the smartest and most profitable hotel investment groups in the U.S. He will discuss how to be successful as a hotel investor and will, with candor, answer all questions.

In between, we have a lineup of engaging panels that will make attendees think about what it takes to be successful in the hotel industry: where the deals are, what the best locations are to invest in and what the best type of hotel there is to buy or build.

We thank our speakers, our sponsors and all the NATHIC attendees!

David Eisen
Hotel Management Magazine