21st Annual Lodging Industry Update

The Guest House at Graceland
Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:30AM – 10:00AM
Only $69 per person!

SPEAKERS | AGENDA

REGISTER

THE MEMPHIS HOTEL MARKET – WHERE HAS IT BEEN AND WHERE IS IT GOING?
Chuck Pinkowski, Pinkowski & Company

UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE CONVENTION CENTER AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU CHANGED TO MEMPHIS TOURISM
Kevin Kane, Memphis Tourism

HOW STRONG IS THE NATIONAL HOTEL MARKET – REALLY?
Jeff Higley, Editorial Director, Hotel News

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mitch Patel – President & Ceo Vision Hospitality Group

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
The Guest House at Graceland will establish a small courtesy block under MHLA Industry Update for February 21 at the rate of $129. Email Jonathan Worden.

PARKING
$5 (Discounted rate)

Mitch Patel
Keynote Speaker

Jeff Higley

Chuck Pinkowski

Kevin Kane

MITCH PATEL, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mitch Patel founded Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. in 1997 with a mere $3,000 in his savings account. Under his leadership as President and CEO, Vision holds a growing portfolio of hotels affiliated with premium brands such as Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International, including the company’s first boutique hotel, The Edwin in Chattanooga, TN.

Mitch has led Vision to be the recipient of many awards, as well as industry media recognition in the fields of development, community service, design, and achievement.

Mitch will be opening the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Memphis on January 17, 2019.

Agenda

7:30 am BREAKFAST
8:00 am INTRODUCTIONS Wayne Tabor, President, Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association
Doug Browne-Chairman, Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association

8:05 am THE HEALTH OF THE HOTEL INDUSTRY IN MEMPHIS
Chuck Pinkowski, Pinkowski & Company

8:35 am CONVENTION CENTER UPDATE/MEMPHIS TOURISM REBRANDING
Kevin Kane, CEO – Memphis Tourism

8:55 am STATE OF THE NATIONAL LODGING MARKET
Jeff Higley, Editorial Director, HotelNewsNow.com, a division of STR, Inc.

9:25 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mitch Patel – President & CEO, Vision Hospitality Group, Inc.

10:00 am WRAP-UP
Chuck Pinkowski, Pinkowski & Company

10:05 am ADJOURN