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INDIE Confab: Miami
February 7, 2019| Wynwood
An event meant to connect creative provocateurs and disruptors from hotels, F+B, design, and finance.

The Independent Lodging Congress is taking things on the road.

Let’s get warm as we dive into Miami’s unique hospitality scene. This one-day event will look at Climate change, influence of Cuban flavor and more all in the creative, mural covered neighborhood of Wynwood.

After a stimulating day of engaging panels and INDIEtalks, we will enjoy an art walk in Wynwood and an evening of Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with fellow visionaries in the space. We also have a limited number of Dine-Around tickets available. Come share a meal with our speakers and VIPs!

In ILC fashion, we promise to keep things raw, original and intimate. More to come.

SPONSOR

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities. Check them out.

LOCATION

The LAB Miami
400 NW 26th street
Miami, FL 33127

DATE

February 7, 2019
10:00am – 6:00pm

SPEAKERS

Bradlee Bartram

EVP Restaurant Development
Starr Restaurants

Danié Gómez-Ortigoza

Visual Story Teller
Journey of a Braid

Steven Haigh

General Manager + Co-Founder
KYU Miami

Avra Jain

Founder
The Vagabond Group

Bradley Kilgore

Owner
Kilgore Culinary

David Kelly

Professor of Economics
University of Miami

Allyn Magrino

President + Chief Revenue Officer
Magrino

Keith Menin

Principal
Menin Hospitality

Kathryn Mikesell

Co-Founder + Executive Director
The Fountainhead

Brandi Reddick

Cultural Affairs Manager
City of Miami Beach

Craig Robins

President + CEO
Dacra

Chris Sariego

COO
Brightline

Neil H. Shah

President + COO
Hersha Hospitality Trust

Benjamin Sinclair

Chief Business Dev Officer
Faena Group

Marquise Stillwell

Founder + Principal
Openbox

Elizabeth Wheaton

Environment + Sustainability Dir.
City of Miami Beach

Rami Zeidan

Co-Founder + CEO
Life House

– More to come –

Miami Confab Day Pass

Standard 1-day pass

Miami Confab + VIP Dinner

SOLD OUT

Special Owner + Developer Discount!

Are you an owner/operator of a hotel or restaurant? Contact Tatiana Swedek at [email protected] for a special rate.

SCHEDULE

10:00 - 10:45a

registration

10:45a

welcome

11:00a

INDIEconvo: How Miami is Leveraging Art + Transportation to Grow Tourism

Brandi Reddick | City of Miami Beach

Chris Sariego | Brightline

Moderator: Allyn Magrino | Magrino

11:25a

Hoteliers Talk: Innovation, Location + New Opportunity

Avra Jain | Vagabond Group

Keith Menin | Menin Hospitality

Rami Zeidan | Life House

Moderator: Andrew Benioff | Llenrock Realty Partners

12:05p

Deal Breakdown: Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club

Neil Shah | Hersha Hospitality Trust

12:30p

lunch
Brain fuel!

2:00p

Development of a Neighborhood: Culture, Cuisine + Philanthropy

Danie Gomez-Ortigoza | Journey of a Braid

Brad Kilgore | Kilgore Culinary

Kathryn Mikesell | Your Fountainhead

Craig Robins | DACRA Development

2:40

panel: climate change + hospitality

Steven Haigh | KYU Miami

David Kelly | University of Miami

Elizabeth Wheaton | City of Miami Beach

Moderator: Marquise Stillwell | Openbox

3:20p

Scaling a Brand: Faena + Starr Restaurants

Bradlee Bartram | Starr Restaurants

Benjamin Sinclair | Faena Group

Moderator: Erik Warner | Eagle Point Hotel Partners

3:45

Wynwood art walk
Stops:
Miami Cocktail Co. Tasting Room
Walt Grace Vintage
The Peter Tunney Experience

5:00

cocktails
Networking + craft cocktails.

6:30pm

vip dine-around
**must purchase Dine-Around pass**

FOUNDING SPONSORS
DINE AROUND
INDIE SPONSOR
WYNWOOD WALK SPONSOR
F+B SPONSORS
SUPPORTING SPONSORS
MEDIA SPONSORS
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