LDER BO AAHOA Convent i o n 2 0 1 2GGER • • BETTE BI R Wednesday May 2, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Exhibitor Registration Registration Hall, Building B 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup Exhibit Hall B3 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CHO Certification Review & Exam Room 203 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Transportation to Volleyball Tournament Buses will be located outside of Morsels at the Omni 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. National Volleyball Championship Ambaji USA - Shree Shakti Mandir 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Attendee Registration Registration Hall, Building B 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception sponsored by: Thomas Murphy Ballroom Thursday May 3, 2012 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup Exhibit Hall B3 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Attendee Registration Registration Hall, Building B 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Exhibit Hall B3 Opening General Session Exhibit Hall B2 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Convention Welcome - Alkesh Patel, AAHOA Vice Chairman and Convention Chair Convention Welcome – Kasim Reed, Alkesh Patel Mayor of Atlanta Hemant Patel Kasim Reed Opening Address - Hemant Patel, AAHOA Chairman The Coleman Report – Bob Coleman, Editor H.E. Mrs. Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States Special Presentation Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information, Infrastructure & Innovations; Bob Coleman Founder & CEO of C-SAM Nirupama Rao Sam Pitroda
LDER BO AAHOA Convent i o n 2 0 1 2GGER • • BETTE BI R Thursday May 3, 2012 (continued) Political Debate sponsored by: Moderator: Jonathan Karl, ABC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Participants: Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee Chairman G Jonathan Karl iven the fact that this year’s elections will be very important to the future direction of our country as well as impact the economic recovery that we started to see last year, this debate will serve as a platform to further the political dialogue concerning how to resolve the issues that matter to you most – such as access to capital and other topics that impact hoteliers and small business owners. Michael Steele Panel Discussion - Industry Leaders Panel Discussion Moderator: Buggsi Patel, President and CEO, BHG Hotels Navin Dimond, President & CEO, Stonebridge Companies Bharat Patel, Chairman and CEO, Sun Development & Management Corp. Vinay Patel, Senior Vice President of Operations & Sales, Navin Dimond Bharat Patel Vinay Patel SREE Hotels Buggsi Patel D.J. Rama, President, JHM Hotels Mitesh (Mit) Shah, Senior Managing Principal & CEO, Noble Investment Group W e are proud to present a panel discussion between some of the most prominent AAHOA leaders and developers. These gentlemen will share their experiences as they have climbed their way to the top as well as share their insights regarding the hottest issues facing our industry today. D.J. Rama Mitesh Shah Sponsors Recognition 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch sponsored by: Exhibit Hall B3 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Trade Show Exhibit Hall B3 Factory Direct Brand Suited 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Education Seminars Is Your Hotel ADA Compliant? Covering all the Bases Room 211 Moderator: Chip Rogers, AAHOA Consultant, Georgia State Senate Majority Leader Carolyn Gray, Special Counsel and co-head of the Accessibility & Accommodations Group, Proskauer Rose LLC Elaine Sutton- Chip Rogers Joshua Stein, Senior Counsel in the Labor & Carolyn Gray Joshua Stein Mbionwu Employment Law Department and co-head of the Accessibility & Accommodations Group, Proskauer Rose LLC Elaine Sutton-Mbionwu, Director, Southeast ADA Center sponsored by: T his group of legal and regulatory experts will cover everything from pool lifts to customer service requirements, including service animals and powered mobility devices. The new federal regulations, which take effect this year, can sometimes be vague or confusing for hoteliers when it comes down to the specifics. This panel discussion is designed to point you in the right direction.
LDER BO AAHOA Convent i o n 2 0 1 2GGER • • BETTE BI R Thursday May 3, 2012 (continued) SBA Lending: Learn How to Open Doors to Financing Room 212 Moderator: Anthony Falor, Managing Director, Hospitality, Rockwood Real Estate Advisors Bob Coleman, Editor, The Coleman Report Anand Jobanputra, Vice President of Hospitality Finance Group, Anthony Falor Wells Fargo Bank Christopher Seter, Managing Director – Capital Markets, CW Bob Coleman Anand Jobanputra Capital Nitin Shah, Chairman & CEO, Embassy National Bank M any hoteliers got their start in the industry with SBA loans, but the options don’t stop there. Given today’s lending climate, government loans can sometimes be a much-needed oasis sponsored by: when it seems other avenues are all dried up. These savvy lending experts are here Christopher Seter Nitin Shah to shed light on the matter. Fair Franchising: Know Your Rights as a Franchisee Room 213 Moderator: Don Sniegowski, Editor, Blue Mau Mau Carmen Caruso, Trial Attorney, Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm Michael Dady, Partner, Dady & Gardner PA Mitch Miller, Partner, Miller Law Group Don Sniegowski Carmen Caruso Michael Dady Mitch Miller R esolving franchising disputes can often times be complicated and require a lot of work. It’s not always a matter of black and white. Now, with the proposed fair franchising legislation in California, Massachusetts and Vermont, things are even more uncertain. This panel of franchising gurus is here to help you figure out what’s next and how this can benefit you. Financing Solutions: Get the Answers You’re Looking For Room 214 Moderator: Stacy Silver, President, Silver Hospitality Group Peter Berk, President, PMZ Realty Capital Matt Bertram, Director, Prudential Stacy Silver Mortgage Capital Peter Berk Matt Bertram Jim Petty David Schwartz Jim Petty, Sr., Vice President, Hotel Originator, GE Capital David Schwartz, Vice President, Natixis Real Estate Capital LLC C an’t seem to find a loan? You’re not alone. The financial crisis closed a lot of doors when many banks and lending institutions shied away from making deals with responsible business owners. PIP loans, parameters for new construction loans and ways to handle loans that exceed the property’s value – learn from the best.
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LDER BO AAHOA Convent i o n 2 0 1 2GGER • • BETTE BI R Thursday May 3, 2012 (continued) 5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner Exhibit Hall B3 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Awards & Entertainment Exhibit Hall B2 Awards Program Introductions by Mehul Patel, AAHOA Treasurer • IAHA Independent Hotel of the Year Mehul Patel • Outstanding Woman Hotelier of the Year • Outstanding Young Professional Hotelier of the Year • AAHOA Family Hotelier of the Year Award • AAHOA Scholarship Award • Volleyball Tournament Winners • AAHOA 2012 Membership Renewal Contest Entertainment AAHOA presents a performance by Yaadon ki Baarat. Friday May 4, 2012 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast sponsored by: Exhibit Hall B3 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Attendee Registration and Gala Seat Assignments Registration Hall, Building B General Session Exhibit Hall B2 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Welcome - Alkesh Patel, AAHOA Vice Chairman and Convention Chair Alkesh Patel R. Mark Woodworth Special Presentation – R. Mark Woodworth, President, PKF Hospitality Consultants
LDER BO AAHOA Convent i o n 2 0 1 2GGER • • BETTE BI R Friday May 4, 2012 (continued) Industry Issues Panel Moderator: Robert Zarco, Attorney At Law, Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A. Panelists: Liam Brown, Executive Vice President, Select Robert Zarco Service and Extended Stay Development, Marriott Liam Brown Eric Danziger Bill Fortier International Eric Danziger, President and CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group Bill Fortier, Senior Vice President of Development, Americas, Hilton Worldwide Steve Joyce, President and CEO, Choice Hotels International David Kong, President & CEO, Best Western David Kong Steve Joyce Bob Morse Bob Morse, Senior Vice President and COO, InterContinental Hotels Group T hese hospitality leaders will engage in an informative panel discussion where they will address many of the important and impactful issues that affect franchisees and our industry the most. Listen to answers and analysis directly from some of the industry’s top executives. This is a panel discussion that you cannot afford to miss. Keynote Speaker - George W. Bush Insight, Perspective & Recollections from the 43rd President of the United States G eorge W. Bush served as the 43rd President of the United States from Jan. 2001 - Jan. 2009. As President, George W. Bush implemented the No Child Left Behind Act; cut taxes for every federal income taxpayer; modernized Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit; implemented free trade agreements with more than a dozen nations; created the USA Freedom Corps and the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; promoted a culture of life; improved air quality and made America’s energy supply more secure; designated more ocean area habitats for environmental protection than any predecessor; transformed the military to meet the changing threats of the 21st George W. Bush century and nearly doubled government support for veterans; pioneered a new development strategy that tied American foreign aid to reform and good governance; launched global HIV/AIDS and malaria initiatives that have saved millions of lives; expanded the NATO alliance; forged a historic new partnership with India; and appointed Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Since leaving office, President Bush has focused his attention on developing the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, which will encompass the Presidential Library and Museum, Archives and the George W. Bush Institute. The Institute, which President Bush announced in the fall of 2009, seeks to improve the human condition through education reform, global health, human freedom, and economic growth. Across all its programming, the Bush Institute works to empower women through its Women’s Initiative. The Institute also honors the sacrifice of the U.S. military and their families make for our freedom through the Military Service Initiative. Guided by the vision of President and Mrs. Bush, the Bush Institute develops practical solutions to pressing issues and leads a network of partners to achieve lasting results. The Institute’s mission is to turn ideas into action. In November of 2010, President Bush published his memoir, Decision Points, where he shares a personal and candid account of the most defining decisions of his personal life and presidency.
LDER BO AAHOA Convent i o n 2 0 1 2GGER • • BETTE BI R Friday May 4, 2012 (continued) 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall sponsored by: Exhibit Hall B3 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Trade Show Exhibit Hall B3 Room 206 Women In Hotel Leadership (WIHL) Conference The View at WIHL 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Welcome Debra F. Cannon, Director, Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration Bhavana Pandit, Managing Partner, Pandit Strategic Consultants Rita Patel, CEO/Founder, MiA BelleZZa Cosmetics Debra F. Cannon Bhavana Pandit Rita Patel Surekhaben Patel, Past AAHOA Board member Tamara Townsend, Natural Skin Care Blogger sponsored by: Surekhaben Patel Tamara Townsend 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Education Seminars Breaking Down Labor Law for Common Sense Solutions Room 211 Moderator: Chip Rogers, AAHOA Consultant, Georgia State Senate Majority Leader Nikhil Joshi, Shareholder, Kunkel Miller & Hament Jacob M. Monty, Managing Partner, Monty & Ramirez LLP Nikhil Joshi Jacob M. Monty T Chip Rogers ired of trying to sort through the legal mumbo jumbo that perplexes a lot of small business owners? Learn what you need to know about labor law and current issues with the NLRB from these legal experts. Room 212 Harness the Power of the AAHOA eMarket Presenter: Bill Hirsch, BirchStreet T his exciting new tool is available exclusively for AAHOA members. Come learn from the best how our eMarket will help you leverage the growing reach of AAHOA to cut costs and drive profits. Bill Hirsch
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LDER BO AAHOA Convent i o n 2 0 1 2GGER • • BETTE BI R Friday May 4, 2012 (continued) Financing Solutions: Get the Answers You’re Looking For Room 213 Moderator: Stacy Silver, President, Silver Hospitality Group Peter Berk, President, PMZ Realty Capital Matt Bertram, Director, Prudential Mortgage Capital Stacy Silver Jim Petty, Sr., Vice President, Hotel Originator, GE Capital Peter Berk Matt Bertram Jim Petty David Schwartz David Schwartz, Vice President, Natixis Real Estate Capital LLC C an’t seem to find a loan? You’re not alone. The financial crisis closed a lot of doors when many banks and lending institutions shied away from making deals with responsible business owners. PIP loans, parameters for new construction loans and ways to handle sponsored by: loans that exceed the property’s value – learn from the best. Online Strategies: Profitability and Visibility are Just a Click Away Room 214 Moderator: Glenn Haussman, Editor, Hotel Interactive Anil Aggarwal, CEO, Milestone Internet Marketing Cindy Estis Green, Co-Founder & CEO, Kalibri Labs Anil Aggarwal Cindy Estis Green Kristin Intress Mark Novak Glenn Haussman Kristin Intress, CEO & President, InnLink Mark Novak, Vice President & General Manager, Travel Media Group sponsored by: G et up to speed with the very latest trends and best practices when it comes to utilizing the power of cyber space to drive business. The possibilities are endless, and these prominent industry leaders are here to show you how to maximize your online distribution system. 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Young Professionals Conference Room 207/208 Power Networking Event Guest Speakers 5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall B3 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Awards & Entertainment Exhibit Hall B2 2012 Registration Prize Drawing – Alkesh Patel, AAHOA Vice Chairman Certified Hotel Owners (CHO) Graduate Recognition At AAHOA ANNUAL CONVENTION 2012 Awards Program May 04, 2012 Introductions by Mehul Patel, AAHOA Treasurer • AAHOA Political Forum Award for Advocacy - Joe Crowley, U.S. Representative, New York • Cecil B. Day Community Service Award • Outreach Award for Philanthropy Event Managed By CLASSIC PRODUCTION Kamlesh Bhuptani (CHAKU) • Award for Excellence Mehul Patel Joe Crowley AAHOA presents a live Ghazal concert by the legendary Pankaj Udhas.
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LDER BO AAHOA Convent i o n 2 0 1 2GGER • • BETTE BI R Saturday May 5, 2012 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Exhibit Hall B3 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Attendee Registration and Gala Seat Assignment Registration Hall, Building B Closing General Session Exhibit Hall B2 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Welcome Alkesh Patel, AAHOA Vice Chairman and Convention Chair Guest Speakers: Keith Vaz, Member of Parliament Alkesh Patel The Right Honorable Lord Dholakia, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Keith Vaz Democrats in the House of Lords AAHOA President’s Report: Fred Schwartz, AAHOA President AAHOA Secretary’s Report: Pratik Patel, AAHOA Secretary AAHOA Treasurer’s Report: Mehul Patel, AAHOA Treasurer AAHOA Chairman’s Report: Hemant Patel, AAHOA Chairman AAHOA Political Forum Award for Advocacy – Ed Royce, U.S. Representative, California Fred Schwartz Lord Dholakia Freedom Forum Candidate Speeches Director At Large Female Director At Large Young Professional Regional Directors Secretary Debate Mehul Patel Pratik Patel Elections Hemant Patel Ed Royce 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch Exhibit Hall B3 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Opportunities for Travel, Tourism and Investment in India Room 208 Satish Bansal, Owner, Lords Inn Hotels & Developers, LLC e bl ila va Ranjana Khanna, Deputy Secretary General, tA No FICCI USA o ot Ph Hardik Naik, CEO, Customer First Realty Pvt., Smt. G. Latha Ltd., India Satish Bansal Ranjana Khanna Hardik Naik Krishna Rao Vijay P. Thacker Smt. G. Latha Krishna Rao, Principal Secretary, Tourism, the Government of Karnataka Vijay P. Thacker, Director – Horwath HTL India 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Gala Night Reception Exhibit Hall B200 Level Concourse 6:45 p.m. - until Gala Dinner & Entertainment Exhibit Hall B2 Outgoing Chairman’s Farewell Address - Hemant Patel Introduction of the 2012 AAHOA Board of Directors Welcome Address - Alkesh Patel, 2012 Incoming AAHOA Chairman Bollywood Entertainment sponsored by: