43rd Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference Agenda

Monday, November 8, 2021 (Morning)


7:00 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.

NETWORK AND NOSH

Fifth Floor, Westside Ballroom

Enjoy a great breakfast with reunited colleagues as you prepare for an enlightening day that will focus on changes and trends in the industry.


8:00 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

GENERAL SESSIONS:

8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

WELCOME FROM NYU JONATHAN M. TISCH CENTER OF HOSPITALITY

Sixth Floor, Broadway Ballroom

Nicolas Graf, Jonathan M. Tisch Chaired Professor and Associate Dean, NYU School of Professional Studies, Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality

Nicolas Graf

Nicolas Graf, PhD
Jonathan M Tisch Chaired Professor and Associate Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, NYU School of Professional Studies, Conference Host


8:15 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.

CONFERENCE CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

Sixth Floor, Broadway Ballroom

An introduction on what is happening in the industry, why the Conference is important, and how it is structured to provide the most relevant and timely information.

Jonathan M. Tisch

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


8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.

GOVERNMENT UPDATE

Sixth Floor, Broadway Ballroom

An introduction on what is happening in the industry, why the Conference is important, and how it is structured to provide the most relevant and timely information.

Moderator:
Jeffrey Stewart

Jeffrey Stewart
Founder and President, Walnut Hill Advisors

Panelists:
Roger Dow

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

Ken Greene

Ken Greene
President and Chief Executive Officer, AAHOA 

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, American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)


9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

THE CEOs CHECK IN: A VIEW FROM THE TOP

Sixth Floor, Broadway Ballroom

Learn from top hospitality executives about the evolving investment landscape and the changing consumer base, as well as the ways in which the competition is pressing these CEOs to lead their brands and to differentiate their companies.

Moderator:
Sara Eisen

Sara Eisen
Anchor, “Closing Bell,” CNBC  

Panelists:
Keith Barr

Keith Barr
Chief Executive Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Sébastien M. Bazin

Sébastien M. Bazin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Accor                 

Anthony Capuano

Anthony Capuano
Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International                

Mark S. Hoplamazian

Mark S. Hoplamazian
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

David Kong

David Kong
President and Chief Executive Officer, BWH Hotel Group          

Christopher J. Nassetta

Christopher J. Nassetta
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hilton          


10:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

CAPITAL OUTLOOK

Sixth Floor, Broadway Ballroom

With a cautiously optimistic outlook, where are owners and other capital sources intersecting, and where diverging?  Expert panelists discuss the current capital climate, including: new acquisitions and the transactions market, rescues, and distressed asset opportunities.  For owners, how are capex on existing assets versus new acquisitions being prioritized?  Where – and for what – is debt available, on what terms, and what can we expect to see from lenders at the negotiating table?  Who is building new, and where is the funding coming from? Listen to these leaders discuss what the capital stack looks like today – at both the asset and the corporate level – and what this means for tomorrow.

Moderator:
Jeffrey A. Horwitz

Jeffrey A. Horwitz
Senior Partner, Proskauer

Panelists:
Michael D. Bluhm

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

Ted Darnall

Ted Darnall
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, HEI Hotels + Resorts

Rob Hays

Rob Hays
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ashford Hospitality Trust

Michael I. Lipson

Michael I. Lipson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Access Point Financial

Thomas C. Morey

Thomas C. Morey
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Park Hotels and Resorts

Jay H. Shah

Jay H. Shah
Chief Executive Officer, Hersha Hospitality Trust  


11:20 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

Sixth Floor, Broadway Ballroom

Data is a critical factor in the hospitality industry for planning, growth, expansion, and taking advantage of new and emerging opportunities. Learn from top industry research and consultation specialists about current trends, and hear their forecasts.

INTRODUCTION:
Rachael S. Rothman

Rachael S. Rothman
Head of Hotels Research and Data Analytics, CBRE

COPRESENTERS:
Rod G. Clough

Rod G. Clough, MAI
President, HVS Americas, HVS

Amanda Hite

Amanda Hite
President and Chief Executive Officer, STR               


11:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

COFFEE BREAK IN THE EXHIBITOR AREAS

Fifth Floor Foyer and Westside Ballroom and Sixth Floor Foyers

Meet Conference sponsors, as well as other industry leaders. Network as you reenergize with refreshments in the Exhibitor Areas.