MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9


2:00 PM

Policy Matters: What Lodging Needs to Know Now About Public Policy

The economic and societal stresses of the global pandemic have underscored more sharply than ever how public policy directly impacts the lodging and travel industries, including you, your business and your associates. The issues are manifold, touching not only on immigration, labor, and workplace safety, but also, now, on aid, basic travel mobility, and hygiene.  Hear about the hot-button policy issues from the individuals who are not only leading the national dialogue, but who are also leading the organizations that most directly influence Washington. 

Moderator:
Jonathan M. Tisch

Jonathan M. Tisch
Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and Co-Chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation

Panelists:
Roger Dow

Roger Dow
President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Travel Association

Andy Ingraham

Andy Ingraham
President, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD)

Chip Rogers

Chip Rogers
President and Chief Executive Officer, AHLA

Cecil P. Staton

Cecil P. Staton
President and Chief Executive Officer, AAHOA


3:00 PM

NYU Tisch Center Alumni Panel

A View from the Front Lines: Steps Hotel Owners are Taking to Pivot toward Recovery

The challenges facing the hospitality industry now are not only myriad but changing quickly. Often the best insights come from the front-line experts, and this panel brings together the best of such experts who will offer insights on the most pressing issues: what is happening to hotel values, how owners are evaluating the decision to open or stay closed, how the mix of operating cost reductions and safety-related enhancements are affecting break even levels. This session will provide fast-paced but detailed insights into key hospitality industry issues.

Moderator:
Sean Hennessey

Sean Hennessey
Assistant Professor, NYU School of Professional Studies, Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality

Panelists:
John Paulsen

John Paulsen
Vice President, Hotel Asset Value Enhancement, HotelAve

Steen Petri

Steen Petri
Senior Vice President, Investments, HEI Hotels & Resorts

Evan Weiss

Evan Weiss
Chief Operating Officer, Principal, LW Hospitality Advisors