Tennessee Hotel Conference powered by HospitalityTN & AHLA

You’re invited to the 2023 Tennessee Hotel Conference in Nashville! Join fellow hoteliers from across Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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.


Tennessee Hotel Conference Sponsors


12:00PM       Registration                                

1:15PM         Welcome Remarks                                 

Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AHLA

1:20PM         Legislative Panel

Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AHLA (moderator)

Representative John Crawford

1:35PM         Hotel Industry Outlook                                     

Vail Ross, SVP, Sales & Marketing, STR

1:50PM         Let’s Talk about Workforce

Edie Lowe, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Actabl

2:10PM         Sponsor Meet & Greet/Break                                      

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

2:30PM         Foundation: Inclusive Leadership

Jennifer Clark Fugolo, Vice President of Advancement, AHLAF

Patrick Whiston, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

2:50PM         Advocating for your Business: HospitalityTN Update

Sara Beth Urban, President & CEO, HospitalityTN

3:05PM         Advocating for your Business: AHLA Update                                           

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

3:20PM         Financially Speaking: Transaction Outlooks

Zach Demuth, Global Head of Hotel Research, JLL

3:40PM         Closing Remarks                                    

4:00PM         Networking Reception         

Date & Time

March 16, 2023 – 1pm-5:30pm


1 Hotel Nashville

710 Demonbreun St.

Nashville, TN 37203