Join us to discuss trends and developments impacting the local hotel and tourism industry. Attendees will hear from industry experts who will address the challenges and opportunities within the fast-changing Pittsburgh market.
WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:30am-noon
WHERE: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Eric DeStefano, Regional Vice President/General Manager, Omni William Penn Hotel; Board Chairman, VisitPITTSBURGH
|8:05-8:25 a.m.||Big Picture Economic Overview
Adam Sacks, President, Tourism Economics
|8:30-8:45 a.m.||Pittsburgh Economic Outlook
Jim Futrell, Vice President, Market Research and Analyst, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
|8:45-9:30 a.m.||Market Forecast Perspectives
Laura Kalcevic, Vice President, Consulting & Valuation, HVS
Tony Biddle, Director, CBRE Hotels
Kelsey Waite, Business Development Executive, Destinations, STR
|9:30-10:10 a.m.||Roundtable Discussion
HVS, CBRE and STR, moderated by Adam Sacks
|10:30-11:15 a.m.||Leisure Market Overview
AnnDee Johnson, Vice President, Longwoods International USA Inc.
|11:55 a.m.-Noon||Wrap Up
Craig Davis, President & CEO, VisitPITTSBURGH
Please note: We ask that you stay for the entire half-day forum, which will begin promptly at 8am and end by noon.