Pennsylvania Hotel Conference powered by PRLA & 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

August 11, 2022 – 1pm-5pm


The Westin Philadelphia

99 South 17th St. at Liberty Place 

Philadelphia PA 19103


12:00PM        Registration opens

1:05PM         Welcome Remarks                       

1:15PM         Congressman Dwight Evans

1:25PM         Data Insights from Tourism Economics

Kaitlin DiPaola, Head of Destination Studies, Tourism Economics

1:40PM         Councilman Allan Domb

1:50PM         Advocating for your Business

Chip Rogers, AHLA Update

Joe Massaro, President & CEO, PRLA

2:15PM           Capital Markets with JLL

2:30PM           Technology Solutions: Sponsor Highlight




Sam Islas, SVP Operations, East Towne Park

2:35PM         Sponsor Meet & Greet

2:45PM         Welcome Back

2:50PM         Night of a Thousand Stars: Winner Recognition

Benjamin Gray, Area General Manager, The Bellmoor Inn & Spa

2:55PM         Best Practices for Revenue Generation content provided by HSMAI

Jennifer Shipman, Director of Sales & Marketing Alloy, Doubletree by Hilton

3:10PM         Tourism Panel

Chip Rogers

Michael Chapaloney, Exectuive Director of Tourism, PA Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania Tourism Office

Nik Pereria, Vice President, Sales, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bob Cosgrove, President, General Manager, Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown & President, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

3:10PM         Workforce Challenges & Solutions

Adam Glickman, Vice President, Marketing, Hotel Effectiveness

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

AHLA Foundation

Networking reception begins after session concludes