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
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 STATE OF OUR INDUSTRY WITH 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? From limited service to luxury, hotels to timeshares, international hospitality leaders share their data-based industry outlook. (Grand Ballroom)
10:45-11:30 am Break Outs
NEWH BrandED with Marriott Hotels & Resorts: 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. (Junior Ballroom)
NAVIGATING INNOVATIONS: Find out which guestroom technologies are going mainstream, and how they will affect design and hoteliers’ bottom lines. From virtual and augmented reality to drones, the future is now. Find out which innovations in guestroom technology are going mainstream, how they will impact design and scope for A&D professionals, and what they mean for 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. Some of the industry’s leading brands are adopting modular techniques for future construction of bathrooms and guestrooms. Hear from an owner, a general contractor, and a manufacturer about how the A&D scope works within the process, and why owners are going modular. (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 (Grand Ballroom)
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. Hear from a ship architect, designer, and cruise line internal designer and purchaser about their challenges and opportunities, company strategies, and even their private islands.  (Plaza 4/5)
– GLOBAL DESIGN: A Case Study 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.  (Junior Ballroon)
– SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLBOX | Beth Becker  (Plaza 6)
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. 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 vision while keeping spec? These candid conversations between an owner, owners’ representative, project manager, designer, and purchaser will help you navigate the potentially choppy waters of these vital relationships.  (Junior Ballroom)
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 INTERIORS -Guestroom Casegoods  Moderated by Michelle Finn, SVP Boutique Design, ST Media Group International     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.
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 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.
– 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 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 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.
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: with Intercontinental Hotels Group Exploration of IHG Hotels
– GROWING THE BRAND & EMERGING TRENDS Executive with various brands to talk design, guest expectations, and what makes their brands unique.
NEWH BrandED
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
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