INDIE CONGRESS 2018

OCTOBER 17-19, 2018
BROOKLYN, N.Y.

Featured Speakers

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 17

ILC ROUNDTABLE
2:30pm – 5:00pm
At the ILC Roundtable on Wednesday afternoon, attendees have the chance to join in group talks with some industry powerhouses.

Jim Abdo, Hotel Hive: When Less is More
David Bowd, Salt Hotels & West Elm Hotels | Truly Local
Sarah Eustis, Main Street Hospitality | Hospitality in Partnerships with Art Institutions – New Definitions of “Art Hotel”
Michael Jaindl & Derek Lee, Howard | The Future of Lodging
Ted Hunter, Lowenstein Sandler LLP | Hotel Privatization & Privatized Army Lodging
Erik Oberholtzer, Tender Greens | What Role Might Fine Casual Play in a Rapidly Changing Market
Marquise Stillwell, OpenBox | The Lowline
Keith Pierce, Passionality Group | Food Concepts
Elizabeth Keating, Revolver NY, John Flannigan, Wylder Hotels: Creating a Lifestyle Hotel Brand
Benjamin Sinclair, Faena Group: The Faena Brand
Cam Urban, Roxy | The Value of Voice Technology in Hotels

ILC PARTY
8:30 - 11:00pm
We are all about kicking off the Congress with a little imbibing and socializing. Come enjoy a drink (or a few) on us. Don’t forget your Congress Pass. Location: The Apartment @ Hoxton Williamsburg.

Thursday, October 18

WELCOME BREAKFAST
7:30 - 8:45
Fuel up.
 
WELCOME + A LESSON IN CREATIVITY
8:50 - 9:10
Scott Williams | Nantucket Project
Shantell Martin | Artist
 
PARTNERSHIPS, HIP HOP CULTURE + FRIED CHICKEN
9:15 - 9:40
Peter Bittenbender | Mass Appeal
John Seymour | Sweet Chick
Dan Ryan | Beachwood Custom
 
ORIGINAL AF
9:45 - 10:15
Andrew Benioff | Independent Lodging Congress
Amar Lalvani | Standard International
Brad Wilson | Ace Hotels
Josh Wyatt | Lifestyle Entrepreneur
 
Illusion, Disbelief + Deception
10:20 - 10:35

 
NETWORKING
10:35 - 11:20am

 
CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS
11:20 - 11:55am

FROM CREATIVE TO CREATION

Brigette Breitenbach | Company B
Kraig Kalashian | KKAD
Jeff Lazarowich |WSA Hospitality
Sara Masterson | The Olympia Companies
 
BUILDING BUZZ FOR THE LONG HAUL IN F+B
Allyn Magrino | Magrino PR
Paul Chevalier | Whispering Angel
Kevin Lillis | Hospitality Alliance
Patrick Nichols | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Charlotte Voisey | William Grant + Sons

Lunch
12:00 - 1:20pm
Get your grub on.
 
Best Independent Hotel Award Hand-out
1:30 - 1:50pm
 
INDIEtalk: TIMESHIFTING: JET LAG IS HISTORY
1:55 - 2:15pm

Mickey Beyer-Clausen | Timeshifter
 
LEADERS FROM ANOTHER WORLD
2:20 - 2:55pm
Erik Warner | Eagle Point Hotel Partners
Ben Lovett | Mumford and Sons, Communion Music
Ben Pundole | EDITION Hotels
 
INDIE CONVO: A MISSION-DRIVEN HOTEL
3:15 - 3:35pm

Katherine Lo | Eaton Workshop
Lilit Marcus | CNN Travel
 
INDIEtalk: SOLD
3:40 - 4:00pm
Jane Charles | StolenYouth.Org

NETWORKING + MIXOLOGY DEMO
4:00 - 4:30pm
Mixology demo in the Foyer!
 
CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS
4:35 - 5:10pm 


DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: DESIGN, EXPERIENCE + BUDGET BALANCE
Stephen Chan | Eagle Point Hotel Partners  
Mike Depatie | KHP Capital Partners
Naveen Kakarla | HHM Independent Collection
James T. Merkel | Rockbridge
 
CONSIDERING YOUR HABITAT: MATERIALS + GUEST EXPERIENCE
Joe Diaz | AFAR
Mark Harmon | Auberge Resorts Collection
Andrew Leber | Bedrock
Christine Magrann | Makeready

COCKTAIL HOUR
5:15 - 6:20pm
Drink up.
 
DINE AROUND
7:00 - 9:30pm
Various Locations.

Friday, October 19

BREATHE, STRETCH, MEDITATE
7:00 - 7:40am
Join ILC’s Founder for morning yoga with a view of the Manhattan Skyline on the William Vale Rooftop.
 
BREAKFAST
7:30 - 8:45am
Last meal on us.
 
WILLIAMSBURG CHARTER HIGH
8:45 - 9:00am
SCHOOL CHOIR
 
CULTURAL VANGUARDS: ART, DESIGN + HOSPITALITY
9:05 - 9:40am
Marc Lotenberg | Surface Media
Kara Mann | KARA MANN
Stacy Shoemaker | Hospitality Design
 
PRIME CONTENT = ROCKIN' BOTTOM LINE
9:45 - 10:05am
Eric Gillin | Conde Nast
Mike Keriakos | Curacity
 
NETWORKING
10:05 - 10:30
 
CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS

BLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN FOOD, REAL ESTATE + HOSPITALITY
10:30 - 11:05am
Antoinette Johnson | Cohere
Gulla Jonsdottir | Gulla Jonsdottir Architecture + Design
Erik Oberholtzer | Tender Greens
 Ryan Simonetti | Convene

THE FUTURE IS INDEPENDENT: HOW BRAND VALUE'S ARE EVOLVING
Sarah Eustis | Main Street Hospitality
Daniel del Olmo | The Passionality Group
Chris Sheffield | SLDesign
Susan Spinney | Expedia
 
INDIE CONVO: AI + MACHINE LEARNING
11:25 - 11:45am
Marquise Stillwell | OpenBox
Nick Belsito | Open City
Mike Montero | Resy
 
INDIEtalk: WTF
11:50 - 12:10pm
Bashar Wali | Provenance Hotels
 
THANK YOU + SEND OFF
12:10

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