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2017 California Lodging Expo and Conference

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 6:30 pm UTC-8

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2017 California Lodging Expo and Conference

The California Lodging Expo® and Conference , FREE to all attendees, who do not provide goods or sevices to the lodging industry, is the premier California hospitality trade show.  This annual event promises to be as popular as ever this year. Only 25 miles from Oakland Airport, the Hilton Concord is convenient, stylish and comfortable, the perfect venue for the Lodging Expo.

What is the right brand for your property? There are so many choices, and the options are changing all the time. Self marketing on the internet has opened up unheard of opportunities for smart hoteliers to create their own brand. Learn how to take advantage of all your options at the California Lodging Expo® and Conference.




Chris Middleton
Lodging Expo Manager
Office: 916.925.2915
Direct: 925.478.0929
Fax 916.686.1321

Sample Prizes:

  • $1,000 Cash Grand Prize
  • Amazon Echo Show – Amber Hotel Co.
  • Kindle Fire – Pinnacle Bank
  • 2 night stay – The Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins
  • 2 night stay w/continental breakfast – SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
  • $100 Gift Card – Prem Sales LLC
  • 2 passes to California Lodging Investment Conference
  • Corkcicle Canteen and a bottle of Flume wine – CoHoRes
  • Kindle Fire – Pinnacle Bank
  • $201 Gift Card – American Payment Solutions
  • 2 $100 gift certificates – Frank & Ron Hotel Motel Supplies, Inc.
  • Aloft El Sequndo – LAX – CLIA
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo Inn – CLIA
  • Two Golden Gem Queen Blankets – A1 Textiles and Hospitality
  • Two Google Chromecasts – Smart Hospitality Corporation
  • Archer C7 Router – TP-Link

Conference Schedule

7:00am – 9:00am Registration: Golden Gate Foyer – Enjoy coffee and pastries
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome Session: Golden Gate Room B – $250 raffle prize
9:15pm – 10:00am General Session 1: Golden Gate Room B – $250 raffle prize “Ask An ADA Expert” presented by Bassam Altwal, a Certified Access Specialist, owner of CalAccessabilityBring your ADA question, anonymous or not to General Session 1.
10:15am – 11:00am General Session 2: Golden Gate Room B – $250 raffle prize drawing “Legal Jeopardy—Transgender and in the Weeds in California” presented by Christopher Alvarez, Associate with Fisher Phillips LLPAn interactive game focusing on transgender and cannabis laws in California.
11:00am – 12:00pm Lodging Expo: Golden Gate Room CDE – Prizes given every 15 minutes
12:15pm – 1:15pm Industry Luncheon: Golden Gate Room AB

Introduction: Timesh PatelAAHOA: “The Lodging Industry and AAHOA”

Guest Speaker: Caroline Beteta, Visit California CEO: “#CATourism is Stronger United

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Chakravorti, Executive Director of  Strategy, Landor: “Being Agile in an Age of Disruption”

1:30pm – 2:15pm Lodging Expo: Golden Gate Room CDE – Prizes given every 15 minutes
2:30pm – 3:30pm General Session 3: Golden Gate Room B – $250 raffle prize  “Legacy and Estate Planning”: presented by Shahir Hanna of Principal Financial Group.
3:30pm – 4:30pm Panel Discussion: Golden Gate Room B  – $250 raffle prize “Lodging’s Changing Challenges”: Moderator – Vipul Dayal,  AAHOA Board Member. Panel Members – Gary Gibb, President of Autoclerk,Myburgh Truter, Hotels Regional Manager, booking.com, Raj Patel, CEO and Founder, INNsight.com, Edna Nakamoto, Founder of The HR Manager
4:30pm – 6:00pm Evening Reception:  Foyer – Tasting of Gentleman Farm Wines sponsored by Passport Advisory Group, 2017 Excellence in Lodging & Hospitality  Award Ceremony, 2017 Scholarship Ceremony

Drawing for $1,000 Grand Prize (must be present to win)


November 6, 2017
7:00 am - 6:30 pm UTC-8
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Hilton Concord
1970 Diamond Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520-5718 United States
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(925) 827-2000

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