Everything is bigger in Texas. Join us for three days of big thinking at the 2015 NEWH Leadership Conference in Dallas.

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 2105 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.

Event Schedule

Thursday, January 22

12:00pm – 6:00pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaNEWH Product Showcase
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaFeaturing 150 exhibitors. Four Curated Innovators Booths
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawill be featured on the exhibit floor showcasing the latest,
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamost innovative products and services of the industry.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaVideos of winners will be featured Saturday morning before
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaathe Conference Keynote.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOpening Party
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaIntroducing MEET YOUR MATCH Networking, Venetian Room
7:30pm – 10:00pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaPresidents Dinner *
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa30 owners and 30 design executives dine at the Salum
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRestaurant providing one on one interaction with the nation’s
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabest hotel owners.

Friday, January 23

7:15am – 8:15am
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaContinental Breakfast
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaServed in the Foyer Area
8:15am – 8:30am
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWelcome/Trisha Poole, President, NEWH, Inc.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRegency Ballroom
8:30am – 9:30am
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaKeynote/Jeffrey Beers, Founder & CEO of JBI
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaFounder & CEO of New York based Jeffrey Beers International
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawill not only discuss highlights of his career but also lessons
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalearned, staying innovative in today’s industry, and what lies ahead.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRegency Ballroom
9:45am – 10:45am
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLUXURY/Glenn Haussman, Hotel Interactive
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaA panel of Luxury Brands and Top Design Firms will
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadiscuss how they deliver the LUXURY EXPERIENCE.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRegency Ballroom
11:00am – 12:00pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaIndustry Update/Andrea Grigg, Jones Lang LaSalle
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaJones Lang LaSalle will present a quick industry review and a panel
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaof hospitality professionals from different areas will
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacomment on what they are seeing in the marketplace.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRegency Ballroom
12:30pm– 2:30pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaScholars’ Luncheon/Lori Stohs
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHarnessing and Capitalizing on Your Strengths Lori
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawill speak to the benefits of identifying your strengths to
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacreate sustainable change with positive, measurable results.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaInternational Ballroom
2:30pm – 3:15pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaTalent Networking
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaJoin us after the Scholar’s Luncheon for employment networking.
3:30pm – 5:00pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHospitality Design/NEWH Owners’ Roundtable
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaFacilitated by Paul Bienkowski, Hospitality Design (HD),
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHear these executives share good news for the Hospitality
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaIndustry related to the work their companies are doing today
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand in the near future.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRegency Ballroom
3:30pm – 4:30pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaCreating Your Own Happiness/Cinnamon Alvarez Finken,
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaCinnamon Alvarez Company
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWhat is the secret to having a career and life you love?
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaYou will discover how human behaviors and thoughts can run
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaon auto pilot and either drive you toward success or lead to self
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasabotage. You will learn to identify beliefs and patterns that both
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatrap you and empower you. You’ll start generating your own
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahappiness qnd creating a life you love right in this session.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOak Ballroom
5:00pm – 6:30pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaVIP Cocktail Reception
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaFeatured sponsors will enjoy exclusive networking
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawith brand executives and design, architecture and purchasing
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaprofessionals only. This is the opportunity for intimate
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaconversations with key industry professionals.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaNasher Sculpture Gardens, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
6:30pm – 8:30 pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaReception/Cocktail Mixer
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaNetwork with friends and colleagues in our industry.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOpen for all conference attendees. Cash bar.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaNasher Sculpture Gardens, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

Saturday, January 24

7:30am – 8:30am
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaContinental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00am
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaInnovation Acknowledgement/NEWH Award
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapresented by Trisha Poole
9:00am – 10:00am
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaKeynote Speaker/Scott Gerber
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaPrincipal and CEO of Gerber Group, will speak about providing
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan innovative nightlife experience by creating unique, innovative
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavenues that have re-defi ned ‘hotel bar.’
10:15am – 11:15am
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaCulinary: Concept to Completion/Stacy Elliston, studio 11
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaA panel of chefs and designers share their passions for
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafood and design and how the “fusion” of their expertise
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabrings BIG results to their business! Regency Ballroom
11:30am – 12:30pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaCinderella to CEO/Cary Broussard, Broussard Global
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOur speaker and panelists will be sharing inspiring insight on how to
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaareach BIG career goals. Learn how to hone your leadership
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand management skills to advance your professional growth. Regency Ballroom

12:30pm – 1:30pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLunch Buffet – International Ballroom
1:45pm – 2:45pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaFinding the Best Talent/Nancy Evans, Asst. Professor,
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaThe George Washington University
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaA panel of high profile hospitality professionals from
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadifferent segments of the industry will lead an interactive
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadiscussion on how they are finding talent that meets their
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaquality standards. They will share the secrets of what it
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatakes to win a job with their companies. Regency Ballroom
3:00pm– 4:00pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBrands … Shaping the Future/Michelle Finn, HMG/STMedia
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaThe panel will discussion cover brands that are branching
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaout with product that pushes the envelope and how they are
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacreating the uniqueness in their brands.
4:00pm – 4:15pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaClosing Remarks/Leigh Mitchell, NEWH Conferences
6:00pm – 9:00pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaClosing Event – Dallas 360 *
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaEnjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres atop the iconic Reunion
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaTower. See more about Reunion Tower. Prizes to be awarded
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafor the #NEWHMYM (Meet your Match) contest.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBusiness casual dress acceptable
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa* Not included in conference pass; tickets available for purchase