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INDEPENDENT LODGING CONGRESS PROGRAM
Wednesday, October 17

2:30 - 5:00pm

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. Note that the ILC Roundtable is included in the All Access Congress Pass.

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

8:30 - 11:00pm

ILC PARTY

8:30pm – 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

7:30 - 8:45

WELCOME BREAKFAST

Fuel up.

8:50 - 9:10

WELCOME + A LESSON IN CREATIVITY

Scott Williams | Nantucket Project
Shantell Martin | Artist

9:15 - 9:40

PARTNERSHIPS, HIP HOP CULTURE + FRIED CHICKEN

Peter Bittenbender | Mass Appeal
John Seymour | Sweet Chick
Dan Ryan | Beachwood Custom

9:45 - 10:15

ORIGINAL AF

Andrew Benioff | Independent Lodging Congress
Amar Lalvani | Standard International
Brad Wilson | Ace Hotels
Josh Wyatt | Lifestyle Entrepreneur

10:20 - 10:35

Illusion, Disbelief + Deception

10:35 - 11:20am

NETWORKING

11:20 - 11:55am

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS
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

12:00 - 1:20pm

LUNCH

Get your grub on.

1:30 - 1:50pm

Best Independent Hotel Award Hand-out

1:55 - 2:15pm

INDIEtalk: TIMESHIFTING: JET LAG IS HISTORY

Mickey Beyer-Clausen | Timeshifter

2:20 - 2:55pm

LEADERS FROM ANOTHER WORLD

Erik Warner | Eagle Point Hotel Partners
Ben Lovett | Mumford and Sons, Communion Music
Ben Pundole | EDITION Hotels

3:15 - 3:35pm

INDIE CONVO: A MISSION-DRIVEN HOTEL

Katherine Lo | Eaton Workshop
Lilit Marcus | CNN Travel

3:40 - 4:00pm

INDIEtalk: SOLD

Jane Charles | StolenYouth.Org

4:00 - 4:30pm

NETWORKING + MIXOLOGY DEMO

Mixology demo in the Foyer!

4:35 - 5:10pm

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS
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

5:15 - 6:20pm

COCKTAIL HOUR

Drink up.

7:00 - 9:30pm

DINE AROUND

Various Locations.

Friday, October 19

7:00 - 7:40am

BREATHE, STRETCH, MEDITATE

Join ILC’s Founder for morning yoga with a view of the Manhattan Skyline on the William Vale Rooftop.

7:30 - 8:45am

BREAKFAST

Last meal on us.

8:45 - 9:00am

WILLIAMSBURG CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

9:05 - 9:40am

CULTURAL VANGUARDS: ART, DESIGN + HOSPITALITY

Marc Lotenberg | Surface Media
Kara Mann | KARA MANN
Stacy Shoemaker | Hospitality Design

9:45 - 10:05am

PRIME CONTENT = ROCKIN' BOTTOM LINE

Eric Gillin | Conde Nast
Mike Keriakos | Curacity

10:05 - 10:30

NETWORKING

10:30 - 11:05am

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS
BLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN FOOD, REAL ESTATE + HOSPITALITY

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

11:25 - 11:45am

INDIE CONVO: AI + MACHINE LEARNING

Marquise StillwellOpenBox
Nick Belsito | Open City
Mike Montero | Resy

11:50 - 12:10pm

INDIEtalk: WTF

Bashar Wali | Provenance Hotels

12:10

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