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Educational Recertification Credits Made Easy at HI Connect® Design®

Attendees won’t just be able to build their businesses at HI Connect® Design®, they’ll earn CHA and CLO recertification credits too at the incredible April 2-4, 2014 event.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Getting CHA and CLO recertification credits has never been easier. Industry professionals attending HI Connect® Design® will have the opportunity to attend a full slate of incredibly informative educational panels featuring many top minds and leaders of hospitality while simultaneously earning valuable credits through the AH&LA.

It’s as simple as attending the most exciting and innovative event of the year and sitting in on any of the more than a dozen highly focused and highly energized sessions and discussions. Industry CEOs, brand leaders, and other top professionals are participating on panels at HI Connect® Design® to give attendees the educational edge.

Select panelists include: Roger Bloss, President/CEO Vantage Hospitality; Andrew Alexander, President/CEO Red Roof Inns; Mark LaPort, President & CEO/ Cofounder, Concord Hospitality; Jerry Cataldo, President, Hostmark; Greg Mount, President/CEO Red Lion; Rick Tomljenovic, Principal/ COO, Tristar Hotel Group; Larry Broughton, CEO, Broughton Hotels; Mike Marshall, President & CEO, Marshall Hotels; Mehul Patel, AAHOA Chairman; Pratik Patel, AAHOA Vice Chairman; Vito Lotta, Hilton Worldwide Senior Director of Design, the in-house design teams from Marriott International and Best Western International and many more.

The massively scaled HI Connect® is coming April 2-4, 2014 to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN, and it will be the most revolutionary and original event of the year (www.hiconnectdesign.com). HI Connect® provides a never-ending sense of discovery, stimulation and engagement where attendees step into myriad vignettes highlighting the vision of the industry’s top designers and leading suppliers.

Act now to be a part of HI Connect® Design® this April 2-4, 2014 and make your 2014 the most successful year you’ve ever had in business. Register now at HI Connect® Design and learn how this unique event that sets the new standard in hospitality tradeshows. Or contact us immediately at (631) 424-7755 x150.

Additionally, strategic relationships with Marriott, Best Western, AAHOA and other leading hotel companies and organizations, as well as a deep roster of owners and developers set to attend, makes this event the number one location to not just get the inside scoop on emerging trends but to give the edge in creating business building strategies.

Sessions focus on industry insight, design, procurement strategies, architecture & construction expertise, technology, sustainability, adapting to current consumer behavioral trends and more. Here’s a schedule of what to expect.

HI Connect® Design 2014 Educational Agenda

April 2
President’s Panel
Learn what some of the industry’s most esteemed leaders are thinking about and how they strive to stay ahead of the trends.

The Tech Connection
Learn how companies are utilizing technology to better understand their customers and maximize profits.

Seriously Sustainable Solutions
Industry experts reveal how they are making hotels more environmentally friendly and less costly to operate.

Inside the Vignette: Marriott International
Peer behind the scenes at how this exciting vignette was created with the high level executives that designed this transformative new room experience.

HI Power Panel: Owners’ Oracle
Hotel Owners and Management Company CEOs share how they see their corner of industry changing.

Inside the Vignette: Best Western International
Learn all about the company’s new foray into extended prototype from the executives that had an instrumental role in creating this new construction prototype.

Management Insight
Learn the secrets management companies employ to find heightened financial success at the hotel level.

April 3
HI Power Panel: Preeminent Purchasing Pros
Top industry experts from companies such as Marriott International and Four Seasons disclose how they make design dreams become physical reality.

Insight into Architecture & Construction
Leading industry insiders share their secrets to creating efficient, dynamic properties

Behind the Flags
Get critical insight into the development plans and corporate strategies driving some of the industry’s leading and emerging hotel brands.

Tipping The Trends In Your Favor
Bruce Ford, SVP of Business Development with Lodging Econometrics, helps you understand how to leverage the current state of the industry to make your business more profitable.

Gettys Trends Presentation
The principals of this leading design firm and consultancy share their research as to what you will be thinking about in the future.

AAHOA: Unity in Numbers
The association is more than 10,000 strong. Learn from top board members its history and how it’s having a massive effect on how the major hotel brands do business.

Creating Memorable Hotel Design
We speak to designers about the key design elements that are necessary to appeal to the modern and scrutinizing hotel guest.

Act now to be a part of this game changing event. For more information relating to this unique and dramatic experience at HI Connect® Design®, this April 2-4, 2014 visit HI Connect® Design® to learn more and register for this unique event that sets the new standard in hospitality tradeshows. Or contact us immediately at (631) 424-7755 x150.


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