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.

Registration will open in September 2018, early bird deadlines December 3rd and January 7th.

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

7:00-8:00 am   Early Riser Activities
8:00-9:00 am   Breakfast
9:00-9:15 am   Welcome
9:15-10:00 am   KEYNOTE:   David & Jonah Stillman discuss “the generations”, with a focus on “Gen Z”
10:15-11:00 am   INDUSTRY HEALTH CHECK: A panel of International Hospitality Leaders discuss financing, development pipelines and where the industry is heading.
11:15-12:00 am   Break Outs
– BRAND-ED:  A Deep Dive into MARRIOTT’s brands
– NAVIGATING TECHNOLOGY: Guestroom technology, drones, xxvirtual/augumented reality and what the A&D professionals need xxto know.
– Modular Built: a case study
12:00-12:15 pm   Break / Live Podcasts and Interviews
12:30-1:45 pm   Scholars & Awards Luncheon:
xxxxxNEWH Scholarship Presentation
xxxxxNEWH Award of Excellence
xxxxxNEWH Fellows Induction
xxxxxPanel Discussion with Students
xxxxxDrawing for Lodging Conference Passes
2:00-2:40 pm   Break Outs
– Hospitality on the Seas
– Global Design: Case Studies
– Social Media Toolbox | Beth Becker
2:50-3:30 pm   Break Outs
– Procurement Partnerships: smooth sailing or rough seas?
– Navigating Innovations in Hospitality
3:45-5:15 pm   Hospitality Design/NEWH Owners’ Roundtable
3:45-5:15 pm   Break Out
– Strategic Business Thinking
– Certification Overview: LEED and 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
9:00-9:15 am   Welcome & Special Announcements
9:15-10:00 am   Keynote
The Power of Story Telling with Nirvan Mullick
10:00-11:00 am   NEWH Top ID: Stories Behind Their High Profile Projects
11:15 am-12:00 pm   Break Outs
– BrandED:  A Deep Dive into Intercontinental Hotels Group brands
– Emerging Markets & Industry Disrupters
– Pending TBA
12:30-1:45 pm   Lunch  –  Culinary Influences in Hospitality, a panel discussion
2:00-3:30 PM Social Media Toolbox II with Beth Becker
2:00 – 5:00 pm   Boating Excursions
    Taste of South Beach / Art Deco Tour
    Miami River Segway Tour
    Tour Little Havana
* Details of Saturday Adventures coming soon!  Events are subject to change.
6:00 pm   South Florida Social