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Educational Recertification Credits Made Easy at HI Connect®

Attendees won’t just build their businesses and make great new contacts at HI Connect®, they’ll earn recertification credits too at the incredible March 25-27, 2015 event.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Getting CHA, CLO and AIA recertification credits has never been easier. Industry professionals attending HI Connect® will have the opportunity to attend a full slate of incredibly informative educational panels featuring many top minds and leaders of hospitality while simultaneously earning valuable credits.

It’s as simple as attending the most exciting and innovative event of the year and sitting in on any of the highly focused and extremely energized sessions and discussions. Industry Presidents & CEOs, brand leaders, and other top professionals are participating on panels at HI Connect® to give attendees the educational edge.

Select panelists include: Roger Bloss, President/CEO Vantage Hospitality; Wayne Goldberg, President/CEO of La Quinta Inns & Suites; Bruce Haas, CEO Value Place; Brian Wogernese, President of Cobblestone Hotels; Jerry Cataldo, President, Hostmark; Rick Tomljenovic, Principal/ COO, Tristar Hotel Group; Mehul Patel, AAHOA Past Chairman; Pratik Patel, AAHOA Chairman; Adam Glickman, Head of EVEN Hotels; teams from Marriott International, Best Western International, Red Lion Hotels Corp. and many more.

The massively scaled HI Connect® is coming March 25-27, 2015 to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and the HI Connect® Design Studio in Nashville, TN, and it will be the most revolutionary and original event of the year (www.hiconnectdesign.com). HI Connect® provides a never-ending sense of discovery, stimulation and engagement where attendees step into myriad vignettes highlighting the vision of the industry’s top brands, designers and suppliers.

Act now to be a part of HI Connect®® this March 25-27, 2015 and make your 2015 the most successful year you’ve ever had in business. Register now at HI Connect®® and learn how this unique event that sets the new standard in hospitality tradeshows. Or contact us immediately at (631) 424-7755 x150.

Additionally, strategic relationships with Marriott, Best Western, Red Lion, American Resort Developers Association, American Gaming Association, AAHOA and other leading hotel companies and organizations, as well as a deep roster of owners and developers set to attend, makes this event the number one location to not just get the inside scoop on emerging trends but to give the edge in creating business building strategies.

Sessions focus on industry insight, design, procurement strategies, architecture & construction expertise, technology, sustainability, adapting to current consumer behavioral trends and much more. Here’s a schedule of what to expect.

HI Connect® 2015 Educational Agenda

March 25
8:30am
President’s Panel
Learn what some of the industry’s most esteemed leaders are thinking about and how they strive to stay ahead of the trends.

12:30pm
Creating Winning Hotel Design
We speak to designers about the key design elements that are necessary to appeal to the modern and scrutinizing hotel guest.

1:00pm
The Tech Connection
Learn how companies are utilizing technology to better understand their customers and maximize profits.

1:30pm
Seriously Sustainable Solutions
Industry experts reveal how they are making hotels more environmentally friendly and less costly to operate.

2:00pm
Inside the Vignette: Marriott International
Peer behind the scenes at how this exciting vignette was created with the high level executives that designed this exciting concept.

2:30pm
Insight into Architecture & Construction
Leading industry insiders share their secrets to creating efficient, dynamic properties

3:00pm
Inside the Vignette: Best Western International
Learn all about the company’s newest brand offering from the executives that had an instrumental role in creating this exciting product.

3:30pm
Breakthrough Brands
We learn about some of the most exciting hotel brands bursting into the market.
4:00pm
LED Lighting Technology for Cabinet and Furniture Applications

March 26
9:00am
HI Power Panel: Preeminent Purchasing Pros Part 1
Top industry experts from leading purchasing companies share the latest trends and how they mastered their industry niche.

9:30am
HI Power Panel: Owners’ Oracle
Hotel Owners and Management Company CEOs share how they see their corner of industry changing.

10:00am
HI Power Panel: Preeminent Purchasing Pros Part 2
Top industry experts from companies such as Marriott International and Four Seasons disclose how they make design dreams become physical reality.

10:30am
Inside the Vignette: Red Lion
Peer behind the scenes at how this exciting vignette was created with the high level executives that designed this transformative new room experience.

11:00am
Management Company Insight
Hear from leading management the powerful strategies they employ to streamline hotel operations while improving the bottom line.

11:30am
Be a Social Media Master
Do you really understand how to turn the medium into a business generator? Learn the secrets that creates loyal customers that help promote your property.

12:00pm
Tipping the Trends in Your Favor
Bruce Ford, SVP of Business Development with Lodging Econometrics, helps you understand how to leverage the current state of the industry to make your business more profitable.

12:30pm
Timeshare Tactics
Learn about the state of the timeshare business and the opportunities to help your business soar.

1:00
AAHOA: Unity in Numbers
The association is more than 12,500 strong. Learn from top board members its history and how it’s having a massive effect on how the major hotel brands do business.

1:30
American Gaming Association: State of the Gaming Business
Explore the effect of the casino business on the state of hospitality and learn how these industries overlap much more than you may realize.

2:00pm
Innovative Sliding Door Solutions

Act now to be a part of HI Connect®® this March 25-27, 2015 and make your 2015 the most successful year you’ve ever had in business. Register now at HI Connect®® and learn how this unique event that sets the new standard in hospitality tradeshows. Or contact us immediately at (631) 424-7755 x150.

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