Illinois Hotel Conference powered by IHLA & AHLA

October 6, 2022

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL

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About the Event

1:00pm - 5:00pm (CT)

Illinois hoteliers are getting together and you’re invited!

The Illinois Hotel Conference is your opportunity to connect with the larger hotel community and hear industry leaders and experts share the latest hotel market trends and policy updates impacting your hotel.

The event is free and open to all Illinois hoteliers who will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with local hoteliers and industry leaders
  • Learn the latest recruiting tips and best practices
  • Hear VIP speakers including state tourism executives and elected officials
  • Catch-up on the very latest policy updates impacting your hotel
  • Discover the latest state and national hotel market data trends

A complimentary networking reception will follow.

Secure your seat, register today!

Please reach out to Brittany Mortensen if you have any questions.




1:00pm - 5:00pm
Illinois Hotel Conference

12:00PM        Registration opens

1:00PM         Welcome Remarks             

1:05PM         Illinois Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Director Sylvia Garcia, Director, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

1:15PM         How the Latest Industry Data Impacts You

Brandon Gill, Sales Executive, STR  

1:30PM         Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar

Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar

1:45PM         Advocating for your Business

Chip Rogers, AHLA Update

Michael Jacobson, President & CEO, IHLA

2:15PM         Capital Markets with JLL

John Nugent, Managing Director, Hotels & Hospitality, JLL

2:30PM           Technology Solutions: Sponsor Highlight

Brooks Sullivan, Regional Sales Manager, TraknProtect

Peter Dodge, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Brand USA

Rick Nickle, Regional Business Manager, Qwick

Brian Arevalo, Senior Vice President, Midwest Region, HVS

2:35PM         Sponsor Meet & Greet

2:45PM         Welcome Back

2:50PM         Best Practices for Revenue Generation content provided by HSMAI

Michael Klein, Global VP, Revenue Management, Hyatt

3:10PM         Workforce Challenges & Solutions

Adam Glickman, VP, Marketing, Actabl

Alisha Gulden, VP, Sales, Training, & Certification, AHLEI

Jennifer Clark Fugolo, Vice President of Advancement, AHLA Foundation

Networking Reception begins following remarks

Non-Members please click ‘create account’ on the next page to set up your account

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