2019 NEWH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
JW Marriott Marquis
Miami, FL
February 7-9, 2019

The 2019 Leadership Conference begins Thursday, with a product showcase featuring the newest product innovations and services being introduced on the show floor. Friday and Saturday will focus on strategies to move your business into the future. Leading professionals and industry icons will deliver impactful sessions and participate in interactive events that will expand your knowledge and network!

Investors and forecasters agree: the future for the hospitality industry is bright. An industry this big, calls for big thinking, and even bigger results. As part of our long-standing commitment to education, NEWH is proud to present the 2019 Leadership Conference, a bi-annual three-day event dedicated to providing you with the tools, insights, and resources you need to take your company and career to the next level.

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See our brief summary of events below:

Thursday, February 7th

8:00 am-1:00 pm   NEWH, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
12:00-6:00 pm   NEWH Product Showcase
3:00-4:00 pm Students Mix & Mingle
6:00-8:00 pm   Opening Reception
7:30 pm
  Presidents Dinner (invitation only event)

Friday, February 8th

6:45-7:45 am   Early Riser Activities
7:45-8:45 am   Breakfast
8:45 am   Welcome & Keynote
8:45-9:45 am   KEYNOTE:  David & Jonah Stillman     During this dynamic keynote, father and son David and Jonah Stillman will introduce Gen Z and share their insights about navigating generational divides in the workplace and beyond.  (Grand Ballroom)
9:45-10:30 am   INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY LEADERS:     An industry health check: Where are we headed, and what do the finance and development pipelines for leading hospitality brands and operators look like?   (Grand Ballroom)
10:45-11:30 am   Break Outs
NEWH BrandED with Marriott Hotels & Resorts:  Take a deep dive with Marriott leaders into the company’s brand strategy, and plans for the future.  (Junior Ballroom)
NAVIGATING INNOVATIONS:    Find out which guestroom technologies are going mainstream, and how they will affect design and hoteliers’ bottom lines.  (Plaza 4/5)
MODULAR HOTEL CONSTRUCTION:     Hear from an owner, general contractor, and manufacturer about modular construction and why owners are opting for the approach.  (Plaza 6)
11:45-12:00 pm   Break / Live Podcasts and Interviews
12:00-1:45 pm   SCHOLARS & AWARDS LUNCHEON:
xxNEWH Scholarship Presentation
xxNEWH Award of Excellence
xxNEWH Fellows Induction
xxPanel Discussion with Students
xxDrawing for Lodging Conference Passes
2:00-2:40 pm   Break Outs
HOSPITALITY ON THE HIGH SEAS:  Explore the world of design and supply for cruise ships—both new builds and renovations.
– GLOBAL DESIGN: A Case Study  From design concept to branding, Streetsense offers an in-depth case study of a recent restaurant project.
– GROWING BRANDS & LIFESTYLE HOTELS
2:50-3:30 pm   Break Outs
ROUGH SEAS OR SMOOTH SAILING?  Partnerships – Design & Procurement  Candid conversations between an owner, owners’ representative, project manager, designer, and purchaser will help you navigate these vital project relationships.
Q&A SESSION WITH DAVID AND JONAH STILLMAN  Keep the generational dialogue going following David and Jonah Stillman’s keynote address during this interactive Q&A.
SMART-SPEC INTERIORSGuestroom Casegoods  This specification writing class, presented by Boutique Design in partnership with NEWH, gets granular with in-depth methods for writing clear, supplier-ready specs.
3:45-5:15 pm   HOSPITALITY DESIGN/NEWH OWNERS’ ROUNDTABLE     Take the opportunity to connect one-on-one with some of the most influential leaders in hospitality in a rotating roundtable format format.
3:45-5:15 pm   Break Outs
STRATEGIC THINKING:  Strategic planning begins with strategic thinking. This session, led by Trudy Craven of TWC Consulting, will help provide a strong foundation to planning objectives and establishing actionable goals to move your organization forward.
– Certification Overview: WELL:
 5:30-6:30 pm   VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION
6:30-8:00 pm   OPEN COCKTAIL RECEPTION (for all registered attendees)
Your Night to Explore! Reference South Florida Concierge Recommendations

Saturday, February 9th

7:00 – 8:00 am   Early Riser Activities
8:00 – 9:00 am   Breakfast
9:00 am   Welcome & Special Announcements
9:00-10:00 am   Keynote: STORYTELLING FOR IMPACT  There is nothing more impactful than a story well told, award winning filmmaker Nirvan Mullick will share why and how.
10:00-11:00 am   NEWH TOP ID: Project Studies     Top ID winners will share some of their most exciting recent projects in a mini case-study format.
11:15 am-12:00 pm   Break Outs
– NEWH BrandED: Intercontinental Hotels Group
NEWH BrandED: The Marriott Brands
– SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLBOX I: Digital Strategies with Beth Becker
– GROWING THE BRAND & EMERGING TRENDS     Executive with various brands to talk design, guest expectations, and what makes their brands unique.
12:30-1:45 pm   CULINARY INFLUENCES IN HOSPITALITY     This luncheon will explore the latest in restaurant design with a well-known chef and designer
          SATURDAY BREAK OUTS & ADVENTURES
2:00-3:30 PM SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLBOX II:  Digital Strategies with Beth Becker
2:00 – 5:00 pm   MILLIONAIRE’S ROW CRUISE
    LITTLE HAVANA FOOD & CULTURAL TOUR
    THRILLER SPEEDBOAT RIDE
    SOUTH BEACH FOOD & ART DECO TOUR
* Details of Saturday Adventures coming soon!
6:00 pm   South Florida Social

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