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  1. 1. AAHOA CONVENTION 2013Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Featured Speaker Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Exhibitor Registration Hall AB Forbes Media Sponsored By8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup Hall B1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CHO Review & Exam S Room 322AB* (Developed by Kapoor & Kapoor Hospitality, Inc.) teve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Attendee Registration Hall AB of Forbes Media. The6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Grand Ballroom BC company’s flagship publication, Sponsored By Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Under Mr. Forbes’ leadership, the7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup Hall AB company has launched a variety of new publications and businesses. Steve Forbes7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Attendee Registration Hall B They include ForbesLife, Forbes Asia;7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Hall AB and Forbes licensee editions published across the world. Sponsored By In 1996 Forbes entered the new media arena with the launch of Now averaging 25 million unique monthly visitors, it has 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hall C become a leading destination site for senior business decision-makers OPENING GENERAL SESSION and investors. Other Forbes websites include:, Convention Welcome Mehul Patel,,, AAHOA Vice Chairman and Convention Chair 2013 and Together with Convention Welcome Parvathaneni Harish,, these sites reach nearly 30 million business decision-makers Consul General of India, Houston Mehul Patel each month. Opening Address Alkesh Patel, Mr. Forbes is the author of How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free AAHOA Chairman People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today’s Economy, co- Industry Trends Update Bobby Bowers, Sr. Vice President, authored by Elizabeth Ames, and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Smith Travel Research Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and President’s Report Fred Schwartz, Alkesh Patel AAHOA President the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas. He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS and A New Birth of Freedom, a book of bold ideas for the new millennium. Parvathaneni Harish Bobby Bowers Fred Schwartz 22 AAHOA Convention Guide March 2013
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  3. 3. AAHOA CONVENTION 2013 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS continued... The AAHOA eMarket Featured Speaker Indra Nooyi, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Room 322A Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Speaker: Bill Hirsch, CHA, MHS, Vice President of Sales, I ndra Nooyi is Chairman and CEO BirchStreet North America of PepsiCo. In its global food and Learn how to gain control over expenses by automating your procurement process for paperless and hassle-free purchasing. beverage portfolio, PepsiCo has 22 The AAHOA e-Market will help you manage your supply chain brands that generate more than $1 billion and purchasing programs efficiently and effectively. Bill Hirsch each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Extreme Hotel Makeover: Accounting Edition Room 322B Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. With 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Indra Nooyi Sponsored and Co-Produced By more than $65 billion in annual net revenue, PepsiCo makes hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved Speaker: Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF, CGMA, throughout the world. Director of Field Accounting, Crestline Hotels and Resorts Mrs. Nooyi is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, Advances in technology, environmental issues and green initiatives have changed the way hotels operate, and internal PepsiCo’s promise to do what’s right for the business by doing what’s controls need to keep pace with those changes. In this session, right for people and the planet. It’s the company’s commitment to we will go beyond definitions and explanations to help you understand how internal controls for hotels do not need to be sustained growth with a focus on Performance, Human, Environmental, extreme to get the job done. At the conclusion, you will see the and Talent Sustainability. In keeping with this commitment, PepsiCo is Jerry Trieber positive results of internal control improvements. proud to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Financing Options Room 332B Mrs. Nooyi was named President and CEO on Oct. 1, 2006 and 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. assumed the role of Chairman on May 2, 2007. She has directed the Moderator: Stacy Silver, President, Silver Hospitality company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, Panelists: Peter Berk, President, PMZ Realty Capital including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Heather Duvall, Managing Director, Access Point Financial Inc., the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that Laurie Ivy, Marketing Director, PMC Capital brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo, the merger Nitin Shah, Principal, Imperial Investments Group with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the In this session, our panel of experts will discuss sound financing Stacy Silver options for hoteliers. They will answer questions such as the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history. right time to refinance, what options exist and how to negotiate the best deal. Learn the risks and rewards associated with refinancing for the long term.12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Trade Show Hall AB12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall Hall AB Sponsored By Peter Berk Heather Duvall Laurie Ivy Nitin Shah 24
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  5. 5. AAHOA CONVENTION 2013Wednesday, March 27, 2013 continued... Lobbying Your Elected Officials: Making Your Voice Heard 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Room 322BRoyalties, Returns and Rewards: Room 332C Moderator: Ricky Patel, Senior Partner, Farrell and PatelMaking the Most from Your Investment Panelists: Tarun S. Patel, CHA, President,3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Hospitality Company Moderator: Jay S. Patel, CHA, President, LHS Chip Rogers, Former Senate Majority Leader Companies from Georgia Anurag Varma, Counsel, Public Policy and Lobbying, Panelists: Roger Bloss, Founder, President & CEO, Patton Boggs LLP Vantage Hospitality Group Whether it is your member of Congress, state representative Bill Duncan, Global Head, Brand Management, or mayor, one thing is certain; “all politics are local.” Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton Ricky Patel Elected officials work for you, the voter. This expert panel Jay S. Patel Dean Savas, Sr. Vice President, G6 Hospitality LLC will provide practical tips on how to effectively lobby your Robert Wallace, Executive Vice President, elected officials and ensure your voice is heard. Red Roof InnsAs you make decisions in a competitive market, profitability is a top priority.Hear from leading hotel executives on how a good-faith commitment to thesuccess of a brand with a solid growth plan, brand investments, and fairdealing with the franchisees can increase your royalties, returns and rewards. Tarun S. Patel Chip Rogers Anurag Varma 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Room 310 Roger Bloss Bill Duncan Dean Savas Robert Wallace YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCEBuying and Selling a Hotel Room 332A 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Networking Sponsored By 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Featured Speaker Sponsored By4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. John T. Bowen, Dean, Conrad N. HiltonModerator: Glenn Haussman, Editor-in-Chief, Hotel Interactive College of Hotel andPanelists: Teague Hunter, President, Hunter Hotels Restaurant Management, Brian Silberman, Vice President, CBRE Group University of Houston Sam Winterbottom, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Capital Group John T. BowenFrom acquiring financing to understanding purchase agreements, branding and 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. “Getting The Deal Done”beyond; this panel of experts will explain the ins and outs of successfully buyingand selling a hotel in today’s economy. These experts, led by A. J. Singh, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, will explain the ins and outs of hotel ownership starting with “Hotel Investments 101.” Speakers: A. J. Singh, PhD, Asst.Professor, Michigan State University Jesse Blair, Director of Capital Development, InterMountainGlenn Haussman Teague Hunter Brian Silberman Sam Winterbottom A.J. Singh Management, LLC Jesse Blair26 AAHOA Convention Guide March 2013
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  7. 7. AAHOA CONVENTION 2013 Wednesday, March 27, 2013 continued... Thursday, March 28, 20135:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner Hall AB 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sponsored By GENERAL SESSION Hall C Welcome Mehul Patel AAHOA Vice Chairman7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Awards & Entertainment Hall C and Convention Chair 2013 Keynote Speaker Mehul Patel General Colin L. AWARDS PROGRAM Hall C Powell USA (Ret.) Introductions by Industry Issues Panel Ami Bera Pratik Patel, AAHOA Treasurer Treasurer’s Report • IAHA Independent Hotel of the Year Pratik Patel,AAHOA Treasurer • Outstanding Woman Hotelier of the Year Guest Speaker • Outstanding Young Professional Hotelier Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) of the Year • AAHOA Family Hotelier of the Year Award Secretary’s Report Pratik Patel Jay “Jimmy” Patel, Sponsored By AAHOA Secretary Jimmy Patel Pratik Patel • Scholarship Award Sponsored By Keynote Speaker AAHOA 2013 Membership Renewal Contest General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) Mehul Patel, AAHOA Vice Chairman and F Convention Chair 2013 Mehul Patel or over 50 years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. ENTERTAINMENT Hall C Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, A Bollywood extravaganza with Mauli Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values Dave and her team of dancers, singers and musicians and freedom has been felt throughout the world. Colin Powell Mauli Dave The son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell was born in Harlem in April 1937 and was raised in the South Bronx. He was educatedThursday, March 28, 2013 in the New York City public schools and after graduating from Morris High School attended the City College of New York where he earned a B.S. in Geology. It was not7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Hall AB until he joined the Army ROTC program at CCNY that he discovered his calling andSponsored By launched his military career. He received a commission as an Army second lieutenant Hall B upon graduation in 1958 and went on to serve in the United States Army for 35 years, rising to the rank of four-star general.8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Attendee Registration & Gala Seat Assignments From 1987 – 1989, Powell served as President Ronald Reagan’s national 28
  8. 8. AAHOA CONVENTION 2013Thursday, March 28, 2013 continued... 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Trade Show Hall AB 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall Hall ABsecurity advisor. He served from 1989 – 1993 as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sponsored ByStaff for both President George H.W. Bush and for President Bill Clinton, andwas not only the youngest officer and first ROTC graduate to ever serve in theposition but also was the first African-American to do so. During his time as 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room 310chairman, he oversaw 28 crises, including the Panama intervention of 1989 and WOMEN IN HOTEL LEADERSHIP Sponsored ByOperation Desert Storm in the victorious 1991 Persian Gulf War. (WIHL) CONFERENCE Under President George W. Bush, Powell served as secretary of state where he led 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networkingthe State Department in major efforts to address and solve regional and civil conflicts 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Featured Speaker:in the Middle East, Sudan, Congo, Liberia, the Balkans, Cyprus, Haiti, Northern Ireland, Ann Mukherjee,Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. In all areas, he used the power of diplomacy to build Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer,trust, forge alliances and then help transform these unstable regions into areas where Frito Lay North Americasocieties and cultures have the potential to prosper. He also worked at the forefront of 3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Team Building Ann MukherjeeAmerican efforts to advance economic and social development worldwide. EEINDUSTRY ISSUES PANEL t it Ge p ap FR /Moderator: Hasmukh “H.P.” Rama, Chairman and omCEO, JHM Hotels ww .aa ho a.c Our ConventionPanelists:Wayne Goldberg, President and CEO, La Quinta Inns w At Your Fingertips& Suites H.P. RamaSteve Joyce, President and CEO, Choice HotelsInternational AAHOA 2013 Annual Convention FIRST T EVER!IMEKirk Kinsell, President, IHG, AmericasArne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott goes mobile. Get it now.International, Inc. powered by TripBuilder ®W ant insight on the major issues and trends facing the hospitality industry? Look no further. These distinguished and high-profile Wayne Goldberg Plug will share their views and analysis of the into your phone’s browser. This linkhottest topics facing hoteliers. will automatically detect your phone type • Plug and take you to the right place to download the app. into your phone’s browser Or, just snap this QR Code – OR – & download the app now! • Snap this QR code to download immediately Maximize your time at the show with TripBuilder EventMobile™. Easily view the Steve Joyce Kirk Kinsell Arne M. Sorenson FOllOw ThE COnVEnTIOn On OUR MOBIlE APP! Schedule, Exhibitors, Speakers, City Content, Instant Alerts and more! You can even create Get instant information about schedules, exhibitors, personalized lists to target what you want to see, hear & do.AAHOA Convention Guide March 2013 speakers, alerts, the Houston area, and more. 29 Maroon: C 33 M 100 Y 69 K 41 Orange: C 12 M 48 Y 100 K 1
  9. 9. AAHOA CONVENTION 2013Thursday, March 28, 2013 continued... Room 332B Healthcare Reform Act ComplianceCONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Moderator: Evan Rosen, Attorney, Epstein Becker Talking Technology Trends Room 322A Green Law Firm 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Sponsored and Panelists: Manuel Gonzalez, District Director, SBA Co-Produced By Houston District Office Patricia Gray, J. D., LL. M., Director of Research, Speakers: Raman P. (R.P.) Rama, CHA, CHTP, CHAE, President, University of Houston Law Center Hospitality, Financial & Technology Professionals Is your business prepared for when the new healthcare law Evan Rosen Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO Hospitality, Financial & takes effect? Come to this session to learn how the new Technology Professionals regulations will impact you and your Cloud computing, data security, business. distribution, and virtualization — these are just some of the top technology trends in the hospitality industry. These experts will discuss these hot topics during this Manuel Gonzalez Patricia Gray R.P. Rama interactive session. Frank Wolfe Hotel Asset Management: An Ownership Perspective Succession Planning for Family Businesses Room 322B 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Room 332C 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Sponsored By Moderator: Mahesh Patel, Attorney, Patel & Associates Panelists: Vince D’Addona, CLU, ChFC, AEP, CExP, Moderator: A. J. Singh, PhD, Asst. Professor, Strategies for Wealth Michigan State University Mayur Dalal, CEO, The Oxford Group Panelists: Sam Cicero, Vice President, Cicero Lalit Jallan, LUTCF, CLTC, Unit Sales Manager, Development MassMutual Financial Group Mark Novak, Vice President, Travel Media Group Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHE, CHAE, Principal, ADR Consulting A.J. Singh Mahesh Patel This session will feature experts who will explain how current businesses Our experts will explain the importance of aligning owner’s expectations should be structured to avoid pitfalls in succession planning. They will address to hotel operations. Topics of discussion will include hotel management, the logical order of succession planning along with many challenges, including management contracts and more. These panelists will also explain how a when and where to begin, the owner’s inability to let go, and selecting and strong relationship between operator and asset manager can drive profitability preparing the next leader of the company. for the owner. Vince D’Addona Mayur Dalal Lalit Jallan Sam Cicero Mark Novak Arlene Ramirez 30
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  11. 11. AAHOA CONVENTION 2013Thursday, March 28, 2013 continued... Friday, March 29, 2013 How to Stand Out Above Your Comp Set 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Hall AB Room 322B 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Attendee Registration and Hall B Speaker: Introduction by Gala Seat Assignments John Hogan, CEO, Hospitality Educators 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Hall C Ed Ianneralla, President, Stonehenge Consulting Group CLOSING GENERAL SESSION Welcome Mehul Patel Join Ed Iannarella as he shares proven AAHOA Vice Chairman John Hogan techniques that will separate you from your Ed Ianneralla and Convention Chair 2013 competitors by overcoming the sameness and confusion that travelers associate with hotels in your market. Hear examples of what properties can do to survive Board Recognition Alkesh Patel, in today’s tough economy to increase existing guest loyalty and achieving greater AAHOA Chairman Mehul Patel revenue. Fred Schwartz, AAHOA President5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner Hall AB Freedom Forum Sponsored By Featured Speaker Howard Putnam Hall C Candidate Speeches7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Awards & Entertainment Alkesh Patel • Regional Directors AWARDS PROGRAM • Directors at Large Introductions by Pratik Patel, AAHOA Treasurer • Secretary Debate • Political Forum Award Voting Hall AB Pratik Patel • Cecil B. Day Community Service Award Fred Schwartz • Outreach Award for Philanthropy Featured Speaker Howard Putnam • Award for Excellence Former President & CEO, Sponsored By Southwest Airlines Exhibitors Passport Drawing Former CEO, Mehul Patel, AAHOA Vice Chairman and Mehul Patel Braniff Airlines Convention Chair 2013 H oward Putnam grew up in the ENTERTAINMENT airline business, working more Comedians Mantra, Dan Nainan and Kapil Sharma than a dozen different positions before becoming group vice president of Marketing for United Airlines in 1976. In 1978 he was recruited to become president and CEO of Southwest Airlines. Howard Putnam 32 AAHOA Convention Guide March 2013
  12. 12. AAHOA CONVENTION 2013 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 continued... Lunch Hall ABWhile there, Mr. Putnam and his team tripled the revenues and tripled Level 2 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Gala Night Cocktail Reception Hall & Balconyprofitability in three years. They also successfully guided Southwest throughairline deregulation and Southwest was the first air carrier to order the Boeing737-300, which later became the largest selling aircraft ever for Boeing. 6:45 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Hall C Sponsored By Mr. Putnam led the visioning process at Southwest as well as furtherdeveloping the “fun” culture and excellent customer service that Southwestis still known for today. Southwest has been profitable every year for over 30 GALA DINNERyears, a record unsurpassed by any other airline. In 1981, Mr. Putnam was recruited by the board of directors of Braniff Outgoing Chairman’s Farewell Address Alkesh PatelInternational to come aboard as CEO and save and/or restructure thefinancially failing airline. He was the first airline CEO to successfully take a Introduction of the 2013 AAHOA Board of Directorsmajor carrier into, through and out of Chapter 11. He is the author of The Winds of Turbulence, a book on leadership and Welcome Address Alkesh Patel Mehul Patel,ethics, and has also been an entrepreneur, serving as chairman of a start up 2013 Incoming AAHOA Chairmaninvestment company and two small manufacturing and distribution companies. Mehul Patel GALA ENTERTAINMENT Voice of the Soul: Richa Sharma in concert with Kamal Richa Sharma KamalAAHOA Convention Guide March 2013 33