ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality

November 14-15, 2018

Kimpton Gray Hotel
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.

ForWard Advisory Committee

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for this groundbreaking event and join us as a sponsor of the first annual ForWard. Click here for detailed information on the sponsorship opportunities available.

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

ForWard Sponsors

Hotel Accommodations

An overflow block has also been secured at the Kimpton Hotel Allegro, located at 171 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601. The group rate is $249++/night. Please click here or call 1-800-Kimpton (and reference AHLA Overflow Room Block) to book your room. To receive the group rate, attendees must make reservations by Tuesday, October 23. 

The Kimpton Gray Hotel, Chicago, IL, is the host hotel for ForWard. The group rate is $249++/night. Please click here or call (877) 771-7031 to book your room. To receive the group rate, attendees must make reservations by Tuesday, October 23. *As of 10/5/18 this block is sold out



1:00 - 5:00 PM
ForWard Welcome and General Session
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Networking Reception

8:00 AM
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Morning Session
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Educational Tracks for Senior & Emerging Leaders
12:30 -2:00 PM
Closing Keynote Luncheon

Click here for a detailed program. 


Registration is open!

AHLA Member $500
Under 30 Gateway $300
Group Registration $2,500 (for 6 registrations)
Non-Member $1,000

Please click on the button below to register or download this form and return to Olivia Klipa. Contact Olivia Klipa for more information or to register your group.

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