Thursday, February 7th

8:00 am-1:00 pm NEWH, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
3:00-4:00 pm Students MIX & MINGLE
7:30 pm
Presidents Dinner (Invitation only event)

Friday, February 8th

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
7:45-8:45 am Breakfast
9:00-9:45 am Welcome & Keynote
Don’t miss this welcome! NEWH will present the IHG BrandED Scholarship, Marriott International BrandED Scholarship and debut our new NEWH Scholarship Video.
KEYNOTE: Make Way for Gen Z Sought after by business executives, politicians and the media to share their expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps, father and son David & Jonah Stillman will introduce Gen Z and share their insights about navigating generational divides in the workplace and beyond during this dynamic keynote. (Metropolitan Ballroom)
9:45-10:30 am STATE OF OUR INDUSTRY: An industry health check: Where are we headed, and what do the finance and development pipelines for leading hospitality brands and operators look like? From limited service to luxury, hotels to timeshares, international hospitality leaders share their data-based industry outlook. John Hogan (Marriott), Tom Onken (Marriott), Chet Patel (Baywood Hotels), John Walters (Hilton Worldwide) and moderated by Mark Sparrow (JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group/Jones Lang LaSalle)   (Metropolitan Ballroom)
10:30-10:45 am Break / Live Interviews by Glenn Haussman
10:45-11:30 am Break Outs
NEWH BrandED: Tribute Portfolio by Marriott International In a condensed version of NEWH’s educational program, Marriott leaders provide insight into the company’s brands and brand strategy, and what they have planned for the future.  Jennifer Connell, Amanda Nichols and Alison Bowman Sobeck (Tribute Portfolio by Marriott)  (Plaza 4/5)
NAVIGATING INNOVATIONS IN HOSPITALITY  Find out which technologies are going mainstream. From virtual & augmented reality, voice automation, immersive & interactive digital experiences to transformative benefits of drone technology, the future is now. How will these technologies impact ROI, design and scope for hospitality professionals? Drones Do The Job   Jeffrey Clement (Volara), Sophie Midavaine (Float4), Thong Nguyen (Roomera, Inc.), Daniel Rothfield (Measure UAS), and moderated by Kavitha Iyer (Marriott International)  (Junior Ballroom)
MODULAR CONSTRUCTION CASE STUDY  Some of the industry’s leading brands and developers are adopting modular construction techniques for hotels, multi-res and other market segments. Hear from the owner, general contractor & manufacturer about this unique modular construction method and why owners are opting for the modular approach. William Finfrock (FINFROCK) and Russ Dagon (Universal Creative/NBC Universal Parks & Resorts)  (Plaza 6)
11:30 am-12:00 pm Break / Live Podcasts and Interviews
Join us as we present awards of high achievement within the NEWH family and hospitality industry honoring an industry leader with the Pinnacle Award and the induction ceremony of our College of Fellows. Celebrate with us during a special presentation of our scholarship recipients past and present. Mark Sparrow (JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group) & Katherine Steinberg (The Parker Company) past scholarship recipients will share their stories & we will announce our NEWH Leadership Scholarship winner followed by our student panel as they share how they will “Chart the Course” for their future.  Drawing for Lodging Conference Passes (Metropolitan Ballroom)
1:45-200 pm Break / Live Interviews with Glenn Haussman
2:00-2:40 pm Break Outs
HOSPITALITY ON THE HIGH SEAS: Explore the world of Cruise ship design—both new builds and renovations and their private islands. Discussions and perspectives with A&D, and cruise line owners about their challenges and opportunities and company strategies.  Sherif Ayad (IDDI), Taylor Fidel (Marriott International), Petu Kummala (Carnival Cruise Line), Per Lindqvist (Tilberg Design of Sweden), David McCarthy (AD Associates), and moderated by Stacy Shoemaker Rauen (Hospitality Design Group)  (Plaza 6)
BURLOCK COAST: A Restaurant Design Case Study by Streetsense From design concept to branding, Streetsense offers an in-depth case study of a recent restaurant project. A design director from this Top ID firm will delve into topics including back-of-house considerations and the way cuisine influences design.  Fabien Gnemmi ( Ritz Carlton Hotels) Gary Lake (Gencom), Jason Maringola (Streetsense), Angela McGarvey (Streetsense), Antoni Yelamos (Streetsense), and moderated by Roberto Sablayrolles (Streetsense)   (Plaza 4/5)
GROWING BRANDS & LIFESTYLE HOTELS The attributes associated with a Lifestyle Hotel are: quirky, cutting-edge, avant-garde & trendy. Lifestyle hotels are both unique in their character and very distinctive. Brand owners will discuss their unique designs and plans for expansion. Jennifer Connell (Autograph Collection & Tribute Portfolio), Jeanne Starling (The Kessler Collection), Barry Sullivan (Hilton Worldwide) and moderated by Mary Scoviak (Emerald Expo)   (Junior Ballroom)
2:45-3:30 pm Break Outs
PROCUREMENT PARTNERSHIPS: Smooth Sailing or Rough Seas?  Candid conversations between owner, owners’ representative/project manager, designer, and purchaser will help you navigate these vital project relationships. Should designers design to provided owner budget, or is it the purchasers job to value engineer to meet budget? What’s the best way to ensure designer’s vision while keeping spec? Denise Ganson (NBC Universal), Helen Jorgensen (Host Hotels & Resorts), Douglas Parker (The Parker Company), Trisha Poole (Deisgn Poole, Inc.), Julie Rivera (PDSI-Project Development Services, Inc.), and moderated by Pat Miller (Leo A Daly)   (Junior Ballroom)
– GENERATIONS FIRESIDE CHAT with DAVID AND JONAH STILLMAN In this ask-the-author session, smaller groups can gather to take a deeper dive into what they most want to know about Gen Z. From politics to parenting to payroll, no topic is off limits. Participants can ask questions or share insights that are top of mind. This fireside chat takes Q&A to a deeper and more customized level.   (Plaza 6)
SMART-SPEC INTERIORS -Guestroom 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. Learn best practices in guestroom casegoods writing from leading hospitality interior designers, purchasing agents, and manufacturers who will guide participants on efficient and effective spec writing for achieving optimal project results and avoiding errors that cost time and money. David Benz (Vaughan Benz), Joe Eikelberner (Benjamin West), Jonathan Fu (CF Kent), Karin Harrington (Studio Partnership), and moderated by Michelle Finn (Emerald Expositions)   (Plaza 4/5)
3:30-3:45 pm Break / Live Interviews by Glenn Haussman
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. Facilitated by Stacy Shoemaker Rauen (Hospitality Design Group)   (Metropolitan Ballroom)  Ticket purchase required
3:45-5:15 pm Break Outs
STRATEGIC THINKING | Strategic planning begins with strategic thinking. This session will review the components of strategic thinking—from topics such as customers and competitors, to products and services, to strengths to build upon and gaps to close. Channeling this thinking, along with the framework of the organization’s mission, will help provide a strong foundation to planning objectives and establishing actionable goals to move your organization forward.  Trudy Craven (TWC Consulting)  (Plaza 4/5)
WHAT THE HEALTH? How the Built Environment Impacts Occupant Health and Well-being:  The world wellness market grew 12.8% in just the last two years. This session explores how design, operations and behaviors within the places where we live, sleep, work, learn and play can be optimized to advance human health and well-being and looks to connect this trend with actions you can take now and in the future. Presented by Michael Eckert (Milliken & Company)   (Junior Ballroom)
5:30-6:30 pm VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION   (Corporate Lounge/Pool Deck)
6:30-8:00 pm OPEN COCKTAIL RECEPTION (for all registered attendees)
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Saturday, February 9th

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00-10:00 am Welcome & Keynote
KEYNOTE: The Power of Storytelling
  There is nothing more impactful than a story well told. Award winning filmmaker Nirvan Mullick (Interconnected Media, Inc.) shares the power of storytelling for brands and non-profits, how to turn stories into impact, and the importance of creativity in fostering a culture of innovation and joy.   (Metropolitan Ballroom)
10:00-11:00 am NEWH TOP ID: Behind the Design Top ID winners will share some of their most exciting recent projects in a mini case-study format. Malcolm Berg (EoA), Staci Patton (DLR Group), David Tracz (//3877), and moderated by Mary Scoviak (Boutique Design)   (Metropolitan Ballroom)
11:00-11:15 am Break / Live Interviews by Glenn Haussman
11:15 am-12:00 pm Break Outs
– NEWH BrandED: Indigo by IHG In a condensed version of NEWH’s educational program, IHG leaders provide insight into the company’s brands and brand strategy, and what they have planned for the future. Stephano Delorenza and Lissa Pierce (IHG)  (Junior Ballroom)
NEWH BrandED: Sheraton by Marriott  In a condensed version of NEWH’s educational program, take a deep dive with Marriott leaders into the company’s brands and brand strategy, and what they have planned for the future. Indy Adenaw and David Morton (Marriott International)  (Plaza 4/5)
12:00-12:30 pm  Break / Live Interviews by Glenn Haussman
12:30-1:45 pm TASTE OF DESIGN: The Culinary Experience Through the Visual Sense   This luncheon session will explore the exceptional in restaurant, bar, franchise, and club design. Sherif Ayad (IDDI), Sarah Elena Cuellar (JOSÉ ANDRÉS THINKFOODGROUP), Callin Fortis (Big Time Design), James Stapleton (FRCH Design Worldwide), and moderated by Rob Polacek (Puccini Group)  (Metropolitan Ballroom)
1:45 – 2:00 pm Break / Live Interviews by Glenn Haussman
2:00-3:30 PM TEAMS AND COMMUNICATIONS |  High performance teams and a strong set of communication capabilities are two fundamental business assets.  This session will review the stages of team development and how to move from one level to the next, along with a discussion about being thoughtful in selecting different communication styles to be the most effective.  Led by Trudy Craven of TWC Consulting
2:00 – 5:00 pm MILLIONAIRE’S ROW CRUISE: Fully-narrated bilingual sightseeing cruise along scenic Biscayne Bay. See Miami’s spectacular coastal sites including the beautiful downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row” – the homes of the rich and famous. 90 minutes
LITTLE HAVANA FOOD & CULTURAL TOUR: Taste authentic Cuban cuisine and listen to the stories behind those doing the cooking.  Learn about spiritual beliefs the community practices including Santeria.  Visit a cigar factory, explore Domino Park and The Cuba Ocho Art Museum. 1.5 hours includes 3 food stops
THRILLER SPEEDBOAT RIDE: The Thriller SuperCat 55 will cruise at speeds up to 55mph through and past Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Fisher Island and the Miami Beach’s coastline. This is the only tour to include ocean views of Miami Beach. 45 minutes 
SOUTH BEACH FOOD & ART DECO TOUR: Enjoy delicious cuisine at a diverse range of establishments; from 5-star gourmet to hole in the wall delicious ethnic eateries.  Stroll through Ocean Drive, Collins and Washington to learn about art deco history, architecture and famous movie locations. 1.5 hours includes 3 food stops.
6:30-9:30 pm BON VOYAGE SOIREE