WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11


1:00 PM

Financially Speaking: IREFAC Insiders

IREFAC is a highly respected industry organization, operating under the AHLA umbrella.  When members convene, they discuss the latest deals, industry occurrences, and trends.  Many IREFAC participant firms provide funding that enables deals to come to fruition.  This session affords Conference attendees an “inside look” at an IREFAC meeting.

IREFAC AWARD:
Christopher J. Nassetta

Christopher J. Nassetta
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hilton

PRESENTERS:
Laurence Geller

Laurence Geller
Chairman, Geller Capital Partners

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy
Head of Lodging and Leisure Capital, First Fidelity Companies

Co-Moderators:
Jon E. Bortz

Jon E. Bortz
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy
Head of Lodging and Leisure Capital, First Fidelity Companies

Panelists:
Mark W. Elliott, President, Hodges Ward Elliott

Mark W. Elliott
President, Hodges Ward Elliott

Kevin J. Jacobs

Kevin J. Jacobs
Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Development, Hilton

Christopher J. Jordan

Christopher J. Jordan
Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo

Michael G. Medzigian

Michael G. Medzigian
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Watermark Lodging Trust, Inc.

Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Gilda Perez-Alvarado
Chief Executive Officer, Americas, JLL Hotels & Hospitality


2:00 PM

The Money Machine: Debt and Equity Leaders Share Perspectives on What Everyone Wants to Know - Where is the Money Now, and How Do You Get Some?

The 4-way intersection between the hotel capital stack, brand, operations, and guest experience has always been complex. And now it is so even more.  Hear these leaders’ thoughts on navigating it in these times: where can you go, where should you stop, and where must you proceed with caution?

Moderator:
Jeffrey A. Horwitz

Jeffrey A. Horwitz
Senior Partner, Proskauer

Panelists:
Michael D. Bluhm

Michael D. Bluhm
Managing Director, Global Head of Gaming & Lodging, Morgan Stanley-Investment Banking

Sean M. Dell’Orto

Sean M. Dell’Orto
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Park Hotels & Resorts

R. Tyler Morse

R. Tyler Morse
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MCR

Dilip Petigara

Dilip Petigara
Chief Executive Officer, Access Point Financial

Mitesh Shah

Mitesh Shah
Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Principal, Noble Investment Group