Georgia Hotel Conference powered by GHLA & AHLA

The AHLA On The Road event series is FREE and open to all hoteliers. Each state hotel conference provides a dynamic opportunity to connect with the larger hotel community and hear the latest market trends and policy updates impacting hotels from industry leaders and experts.

  • Network with local hoteliers and industry leaders
  • Learn the latest recruitment practices from experts
  • Hear VIP speakers including elected officials and tourism executives
  • Get policy updates on issues impacting your hotel
  • Discover local hotel market data trends and forecasts
  • Attend a complimentary networking reception with appetizers and drinks


Thank you to our partner state association:



GHC sponsors

Date & Time

February 16, 2022 – 1pm-5pm


Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
181 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30303


1:05PM - Welcome Remarks & Sponsor Recognition


1:20PM - How the Latest Industry Data Impacts You

Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AHLA

Jim Sprouse, Executive Director, GHLA

1:40PM - Legislative Insights for a Strong Business Climate

Representative Ron Stephens, Chairman of the House Economic Development & Tourism Committee

Senator John Albers, Chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee

2:00PM - Industry Outlook: 2022 and Beyond

Mit Shah, CEO, Noble Investment Group

Thom Geshay, President & CEO, Davidson Hospitality Group

2:20PM - Sponsor Meet & Greet 

2:20PM - Welcome Back


2:15PM - Best Practices for Revenue Generation

Brian Hicks, SVP Commercial & Revenue Management - Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts

2:45PM - Workforce Challenges & Solutions

Del Ross, Chief Revenue Officer, Hotel Effectiveness

Kara Filer, Vice President of Donor Relations and Development, AHLA Foundation

Julienne Smith, Senior Vice President Development - Luxury & Upscale, and Transactions & Asset Management, Intercontinental Hotel Group

3:45PM - Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr: Insights for Hoteliers from Georgia's Chief Legal Officer

Attorney General Chris Carr

3:55PM - Closing Remarks

4:00PM - Networking Reception