Florida Hotel Conference: Fort Lauderdale powered by FRLA & AHLA

You’re invited to the 2023 Florida Hotel Conference in Fort Lauderdale! Join fellow hoteliers from across Florida for an afternoon of networking and learning about the very latest policy issues impacting your hotel. 

You’ll hear from guest speakers and longtime industry leaders who will share updates on:

  • Key policy issues impacting Florida hotels
  • Workforce challenges and solutions
  • Best practices for revenue generation
  • Key national & local industry initiatives

A special networking reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers will follow. Mark your calendar and invite all your hotel colleagues to this special afternoon event.


Thank you to our partner state association:


Florida Hotel Conference Sponsors



12:00 PM      Registration                                

1:15 PM        Welcome Remarks                                 

Troy Flanagan, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Industry Relations, AHLA

1:20 PM        Welcome from Visit Lauderdale                                   

Stacy Ritter, President & CEO, Visit Lauderdale

1:30 PM        A look into Ft. Lauderdale Nighttime Economy                                  

Sarah Hannah-Spurlock, ICMA-CM, Nighttime Economy Manager and Beach BID Liaison, City of Ft. Lauderdale

1:50 PM        Hotel Industry Outlook                                     

Natalie Castillo, First Vice President, CBRE

2:10 PM        Sponsor Meet & Greet/Break                                      

Hitesh (HP) Patel, Chief Operating Officer, Curve Hospitality

2:35 PM        Let's Talk about Workforce                               

Adam Glickman, Vice President, Brand Strategy, Actabl

2:55 PM        Let's Talk about Workforce Panel

Sarah Cozewith, Vice President of Workforce Development, AHLAF (moderator)

Peter Ricci, Director, Hospitality & Tourism Management Program, Florida Atlantic University

Babette Allen, President & CEO, Pathlight Home

Leonie Timothee, HR and Talent Development Manager at InterContinental Miami

3:15 PM      Advocating for your Business

Rozeta Mahboubi, Broward Regional Director, FRLA

Troy Flanagan, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Industry Relations, AHLA                                             

Networking Reception to follow as session concludes          

Date & Time

February 7, 2023 – 1pm-5:30pm


Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West Hotel

1230 S Pine Island Rd

Plantation, FL 33324.