WELCOME

WELCOME from Long Live Lodging spokesperson and instructions re: how to participate in the conference as a listener and in the Q&As as well as the cocktail hour.

  • Jon Albano

  • Judy Maxwell

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY / WHAT’S AHEAD

Battered by the COVID-19 pandemic in Q1 and Q2, the lodging industry has tied a knot and is hanging on. Industry analysts will shed some light on what the U.S. economy and lodging sector can expect for the rest of 2020 and 2021.

  • Daniel Lesser

  • Jamie Lane

WORKFORCE AND LABOR ISSUES

With most hotels and hotel companies in the U.S. laying off, terminating or furloughing employees during the crisis, what does the labor picture look like now? Panelists will discuss if and when hoteliers can expect to get their workers back; the new competition for workers; and new wage pressures hoteliers need to be prepared to face.

  • Del Ross

  • Doug Tutt

  • Bryan Tubaugh

  • CJ Arlotta

MARKETING FOR FUTURE GUESTS

Explore how to market not knowing who will be the first post-Covid19 guests to return to travel and what the messages should be.

  • Andressa Chapman

  • Stephanie Smith

  • Michael Medsker

  • Makarand Mody

  • Kristi White

  • Susan Barry

REVENUE MANAGEMENT

Panelists offer insight on how to price immediately post-COVID and how to plan a rate ramp-up going forward.

  • Bill Daviau

  • Melissa Warwick

  • Lily Mockerman

  • Klaus Kohlmayr

  • Andrea Belfanti

INNOVATION TRIGGERED

In many cases, a crisis will spur entrepreneurism and unleash innovation. What is happening as a result of the coronavirus pandemic?

  • Jordan Hollander

  • Adam Harris

  • Raj Singh

  • John Hardy

  • Kate Burda

DEALS ON THE HORIZON

Participants will examine the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on development deals in the works as well as investment strategies post-crisis.

  • Omari Head

  • Lou Plasencia

  • Joe Reardon

  • Todd Roffman

  • Mary Beth Cutshall

NEW STANDARD OF CLEAN

Hotels face a new world of clean post-COVID-19. This session focuses on new housekeeping SOPs in rooms and public spaces. Panelists will share what they learned about how to effectively kill viruses and ready a hotel to confidently inform guests worried about contamination.

  • Linda Pouliot

  • Jim Lopolito

  • Angelo Lombardi

  • Darshan Patel

  • Rajan Batra

  • Emily Wilson

THE NEW WORKPLACE

Participants will explore how COVID-19 has altered the hospitality work environment, from social distancing to front desks with plastic shields to working remotely.

  • Kyle Hight

  • Andrada Paraschiv

  • Imesh Vaidya

  • Robert Rauch

  • David Eisen

EMERGING PINEAPPLE PROFESSIONALS

Panelists will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis and the expectation of similar disruption in the future have changed the expectations and plans of hospitality students and recent grads.

  • Kate Price-Howard, PhD

  • KatieAnn Moore

  • Leora Lanz

  • Mara Littman

  • Hugo Reyes

  • Davonne Reaves

FINANCING POST CRISIS

Participants will discuss the financing landscape amidst the COVID-19 crisis, including SBA, conventional lenders and private equity.

  • Mili Shah

  • Mat Crosswy

  • Michael Sonnabend

  • Dave Shah

  • Paul Darrow

  • Stacy Silver

NEW INVESTORS

Panelists will discuss targeting new investors in hotel assets as the U.S. economy begins to slowly rev back up.

  • Davonne Reaves

  • Malcolm P. Davies

  • Tracy Prigmore

  • Jessica Myers

THE BIG COMEBACK

The U.S. economy is positioning to reopen and function in the post-coronavirus-crisis world. How is the lodging business preparing to “re-open”? Panelists will explore what new things need to be considered; what new thoughts should business owners and leaders be thinking; what new strategies are under development.

  • Emmy Hise

  • Brian Waldman

  • Chris Henry

  • Chad Sorensen

  • Kal Patel

  • Judy King

  • Kate Burda

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