Illinois Hotel Conference powered by IHLA & 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


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Date & Time

October 6, 2022 – 1pm-5pm


Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL


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