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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hospitality Law Conference 2017 now in its 15th year, including the 1st Hotel ROI event and 4th Annual Hospitality Insurance & Loss Prevention Summit, held at the DoubleTree Suites – Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas, Monday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Since its inception, the conference has dramatically expanded in scope, uniting hundreds of industry executives and other thought leaders to break down silos and create cross-functional dialogues on the most pressing issues in the hospitality field. These exciting sessions are crafted to bring you up to speed and anticipate future issues to assist you in your performance. Our goal has always been to provide the industry with quality education on legal, safety, and security challenges.

From development deals to management agreements, from food and beverage liability to labor and employment, and from preventing the most frequent claims to cyber security, the latest cases, trends and challenges in compliance, finance, law, risk, safety, and security are up for exploration.

The Hotel ROI intersects legal, finance and technology and includes sessions on:

  • Market Snapshot

  • Local Intel

  • Maximizing Revenues

  • Minimizing Costs

  • Brand Matters

  • Second Take – Get the Most Out of Your Assets

  • Exit Strategy – Do’s and Don’ts You Need to Know Toward Windfall Profits

The Hospitality Insurance and Loss Prevention Summit includes the following sessions:

  • Luxury Surfaces Can Be A Slippery Business

  • Additional Ignored? Understanding the Rights and Potential Pitfalls That Come With Being Designated an Additional Insured on an Insurance Policy

  • Data Security in the Hospitality World

  • Predicting the Next Terrorist Attack at a Hotel

  • Five Important Lessons Hospitality Companies Learned from Hurricane Matthew

Hotel and Restaurant Corporate Counsel have several opportunities to meet with their peers in facilitated conversations to explore common challenges, solutions and law department management. Also featured during the Hospitality Law Conference are break-out sessions and roundtables in Food & Beverage, Lodging, and Human Resources & Labor Relations.

We are very excited to present our newest addition this year, the data breach simulation where you will participate as a team member to work through a crisis situation.

You will not want to miss the Monday afternoon keynote speaker, Guy Langford, the vice chairman and US leader of the Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Industry and Deloitte Advisory partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP.  In his presentation, Travel 2017: Embracing a Future Reality, Today, you will experience an in depth look at current industry trends and the subtleties that help us predict where the industry is headed, including considerations for how companies will need to continue evolving their risk mitigation paradigm. Look forward to seeing you in April!

Cities: Chicago, New York, Houston, and London (Additional Dates TBD)

 

Brought to you by The BTN Group (publishers of Business Travel News and Travel Procurement) and HospitalityLawyer.com, this five-city one-day conference series is focused on educating corporate travel buyers, procurement professionals, human resources, legal and risk professionals and IT on meeting legal obligations and executing safe and secure travel.

Managing risk is just as important as managing cost and it’s increasingly important to anyone who manages travel. When people hear “travel risk management,” their thoughts tend to go to earthquakes, volcanoes and riots. And yet, those are just the extreme incidents that make the news. Travel management involves dealing with risk every day in many less public situations – risk that can endanger your company and your travelers and potentially hurt your reputation. So the better you plan for and manage risk, the better off you are.

The Global Travel Risk Management Summit series is unique in that it departs from the traditional conference format and challenges participants to engage scenarios involving business travel risk management. The day will be filled with intensive education via forums, roundtables, and real-world immersion sessions (pitting crisis management teams against travel disruptions such as: weather disasters, civil unrest, contagious disease outbreaks, hotel lockdown and active shooter scenarios). Attendees will learn about best practices, benchmark current policies across industries, view the latest safety and security products and services available, participate in two immersive, real-world scenarios, and discover the results of the most recent research being conducted around the world.

The convergence of all disciplines is crucial when a crisis occurs, which is why all corporate executives (corporate travel buyers, procurement professionals, human resources, legal and risk professionals) who are directly or indirectly responsible for the legality, safety or security of mobile people, data or property, should attend. Our goal is to have 65+ corporate travel buyers, procurement professionals, human resources, legal and risk professionals in attendance plus representatives from our co-sponsors at each event.

ABOUT THE BTN GROUP
The BTN Group is the undisputed leader of business travel and meeting information and intelligence in North America. The BTN Group has an unrivaled reach of more than 65,000 business travel/meeting professionals with its leading global brands; Business Travel News, Travel Procurement and The Beat. Our expert staff delivers the highest quality business-to-business news, information, data, and research for corporate executives who are responsible for setting policy, managing and buying business travel and meetings on behalf of their company. The BTN Group produces over twenty annual conferences and events creating the ideal environment for business travel/meeting buyers and suppliers to connect through education and networking.

GLOBAL TRAVEL RISK MANAGEMENT SUMMIT AGENDA

7:45 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast/Registration

8:30 am – 8:45 am Opening Remarks

8:45 am – 9:00 am Opening Immersive Scenario
Put your skills to the test first thing as you work through the first mini scenario. Take this opportunity to assess your current knowledge on travel-related disruptions.

9:00 am – 10:15 am GTRMS Educational Forum
Our experts will deliver fast-paced, engaging presentations in under 10 minutes. These time-efficient sessions will introduce a range of topics focusing on travel risk management. Be sure to join them at their roundtables for a more in-depth discussion.

10:15 am – 10:45 am Mini Immersive Scenarios
Apply the knowledge you received from the forums to work through 3 mini-scenarios. The small scale scenarios provide an opportunity to look at micro-level situations and assess your organizations policies and procedures.

10:45 am – 11:00 am Morning Refreshments

11:00 am – 12:15 am Roundtables
Join thought leaders for an intimate conversation and discuss the latest in corporate travel safety. During these roundtables, exchange your insight and experiences and gain knowledge from other attendees and our thought leaders.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Large Scale Immersive Scenario
Apply the knowledge you gained in the morning sessions and scenarios and collaborate with your team to manage a large scale crisis. Receive guidance along the way from our expert facilitators as you work through this challenging situation.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Debrief with Facilitators

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Immersive Scenario Debrief
Review the challenges you faced in the large scale and mini immersive scenarios. Our facilitators will provide their insight covering areas from tracking employees to medical evacuation to employee safety and everything in between.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Reception

BECOME A SPONSOR

Gold Sponsorship (Breakfast) 

  • You will be the “exclusive” sponsor of the breakfast
  • You will have an opportunity to address attendees for 2-3 minutes after breakfast
  • You will have the opportunity to invite six clients/prospects as your complimentary guest
  • You will receive 2 complimentary staff registrations
  • You will have your own dedicated table of ten people (8 clients and 2 staff)
  • You will have a 4/color full-page ad in the conference program distributed onsite
  • You will have the opportunity to distribute collateral material onsite
  • You will receive a pre & post list of all registered attendees
  • Your company Logo will be included on the registration web site, pre-conference promotion print ads in Business Travel News and Travel Procurement, HTML email blasts to promote buyer attendance and on-site signage
  • Your company logo, linked to a company profile and directory, will be advertised and promoted on HospitalityLawyer.com and across their marketing mediums
  • You will have access to multiple publication opportunities through HospitalityLawyer.com’s platforms including: CONVERGE Blog, newsletters and partner publications
  • You will receive five banner ad placements in the HospitalityLawyer.com email newsletter
  • You will be able to participate in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Social Media Campaign
  • Your company logo and bio will be featured at least three times during the alliance year in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Weekly Spotlight.

 

Gold Sponsorship (Luncheon)

  • You will be the “exclusive” sponsor of the luncheon
  • You will have an opportunity to address attendees for 2-3 minutes prior to lunch
  • You will have your own dedicated table of ten people; which includes 8 clients and 2 staff
  • You will have a 4/color full-page ad in the conference program distributed onsite
  • You will have the opportunity to distribute collateral material onsite
  • You will receive a pre & post list of all registered attendees
  • Your company Logo will be included on the registration web site, pre-conference promotion print ads in Business Travel News and Travel Procurement, HTML email blasts to promote buyer attendance and on-site signage
  • Your company logo, linked to a company profile and directory, will be advertised and promoted on HospitalityLawyer.com and across their marketing mediums
  • You will have access to multiple publication opportunities through HospitalityLawyer.com’s platforms including: CONVERGE Blog, newsletters and partner publications
  • You will receive five banner ad placements in the HospitalityLawyer.com email newsletter
  • You will be able to participate in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Social Media Campaign
  • Your company logo and bio will be featured at least three times during the alliance year in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Weekly Spotlight.

Gold Sponsorship (Reception)

  • You will be the “exclusive” sponsor of the reception
  • You will have an opportunity to address the attendees for 2-3 minutes prior to reception
  • You will have your own dedicated table of ten people; which includes 8 clients and 2 staff
  • You will have a 4/color full-page ad in the conference program distributed onsite
  • You will have the opportunity to distribute collateral material onsite
  • You will receive a pre & post list of all registered attendees
  • Your company Logo will be included on the registration web site, pre-conference promotion print ads in Business Travel News and Travel Procurement, HTML email blasts to promote buyer attendance and on-site signage
  • Your company logo, linked to a company profile and directory, will be advertised and promoted on HospitalityLawyer.com and across their marketing mediums
  • You will have access to multiple publication opportunities through HospitalityLawyer.com’s platforms including: CONVERGE Blog, newsletters and partner publications
  • You will receive five banner ad placements in the HospitalityLawyer.com email newsletter
  • You will be able to participate in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Social Media Campaign
  • Your company logo and bio will be featured at least three times during the alliance year in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Weekly Spotlight.

Silver Sponsorship (Mid-morning Break)

  • You will be the “exclusive” sponsor of the mid-morning break
  • You will have an opportunity to address attendees for 2-3 minutes prior to the break
  • You will have your own dedicated table of ten people; which includes 8 clients and 2 staff
  • You will have a 4/color full-page ad in the conference program distributed onsite
  • You will have the opportunity to distribute collateral material onsite
  • You will receive a pre & post list of all registered attendees
  • Your company Logo will be included on the registration web site, pre-conference promotion print ads in Business Travel News and Travel Procurement, HTML email blasts to promote buyer attendance and on-site signage
  • Your company logo, linked to a company profile and directory, will be advertised and promoted on HospitalityLawyer.com and across their marketing mediums
  • You will have access to multiple publication opportunities through HospitalityLawyer.com’s platforms including: CONVERGE Blog, newsletters and partner publications
  • You will receive three banner ad placements in the HospitalityLawyer.com email newsletter
  • You will be able to participate in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Social Media Campaign
  • Your company logo and bio will be featured at least twice during the alliance year in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Weekly Spotlight

Silver Sponsorship (Mid-afternoon)

  • You will be the “exclusive” sponsor of the mid-afternoon break
  • You will have an opportunity to address attendees for 2-3 minutes prior to the break
  • You will have your own dedicated table of ten people; which includes 8 clients and 2 staff
  • You will have a 4/color full-page ad in the conference program distributed onsite
  • You will have the opportunity to distribute collateral material onsite
  • You will receive a pre & post list of all registered attendees
  • Your company Logo will be included on the registration web site, pre-conference promotion print ads in Business Travel News and Travel Procurement, HTML email blasts to promote buyer attendance and on-site signage
  • Your company logo, linked to a company profile and directory, will be advertised and promoted on HospitalityLawyer.com and across their marketing mediums
  • You will have access to multiple publication opportunities through HospitalityLawyer.com’s platforms including: CONVERGE Blog, newsletters and partner publications
  • You will receive three banner ad placements in the HospitalityLawyer.com email newsletter
  • You will be able to participate in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Social Media Campaign
  • Your company logo and bio will be featured at least twice during the alliance year in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Weekly Spotlight

Bronze Sponsorship (Table Host)

  • You will have your own dedicated table of ten people; which includes 8 clients and 2 staff
  • You will have a 4/color full-page ad in the conference program distributed onsite
  • You will have the opportunity to distribute collateral material onsite
  • You will receive a pre & post list of all registered attendees
  • Your company Logo will be included on the registration web site, pre-conference promotion print ads in Business Travel News and Travel Procurement, HTML email blasts to promote buyer attendance and on-site signage
  • Your company logo, linked to a company profile and directory, will be advertised and promoted on HospitalityLawyer.com and across their marketing mediums
  • You will have access to multiple publication opportunities through HospitalityLawyer.com’s platforms including: CONVERGE Blog, newsletters and partner publications
  • You will receive two banner ad placements in the HospitalityLawyer.com email newsletter
  • You will be able to participate in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Social Media Campaign
  • Your company logo and bio will be featured at least once during the alliance year in HospitalityLawyer.com’s Weekly Spotlight
If you sponsor two-cities, we apply a 5% discount to the total cost of your sponsorship.
If you sponsor three-cities, we apply a 10% discount to the total cost of your sponsorship.
If you sponsor four/five-cities, we apply a 20% discount to the total cost of your sponsorship.
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