ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality

May 29-30, 2019

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL


About the Event

It's time to recognize the women of the hospitality industry and champion the next generation of leaders. Over two impactful days, you'll hear important insights and candid remarks from some of the most successful women executives. We'll network, strategize, and share our knowledge to help our industry - and our women - make the next leap forward.

2019 Advisory Committee

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for this groundbreaking event and join us as a sponsor of ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality. 

Please contact Brad Aldrich, CMHS at or (202) 289-3154 for information on sponsorship opportunities or click here to learn more.

2019 ForWard Sponsors


Hotel Accommodations

The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is the host hotel for ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality. Please click here to make a reservation at the group rate of $199++/night. Accommodations can also be made by calling (800) 628-2112 and referencing ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality 2019. Rooms must be booked by May 7, 2019 to receive the group rate.
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12:00 pm
1:00 pm
ForWard Program
5:00- 6:30 pm
Networking Reception

6:30 am
Morning Yoga (Optional)
7:30 am
Networking Breakfast
9:00 am -2:00 pm
ForWard Program

Click here for a full agenda. 


Registration for ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality is now open.

Registration Type Price
AHLA Member $500

AHLA Member Group Registration
*register 6 members for the price of 5

Non-member $1,000

Please contact Olivia Klipa for more information or to register your group. For group or non-member registrations, please complete and return this form. For those needing assistance with login credentials please contact

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