Hotel operators, innkeepers, owners, management companies, companies doing business in the hospitality industry, and partners in the travel economy will gather at the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association’s Annual Conference and Awards Gala, “The Story of Us,” November 20-21 in Columbus.
This year’s event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, which recently completed a $140 million expansion and renovation. The day-and-half conference will be packed with valuable content, sessions, speakers and events for everyone engaged in the industry. Panelists, guests and speakers include Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Development Services Agency Director David Goodman, and statewide and national industry leaders. Industry experts will discuss market trends with an emphasis on business growth, tools and skills to help provide the best experiences for visitors to Ohio, and ways for the industry to attract more business. Multiple student sessions integrate the next generation of professionals into the program.
The event also includes recognition of the best hotel and lodging professionals from around the state in numerous categories, Ohio’s Unique Lodging Property of the Year, and more. The gala reception will allow attendees to experience the new million-dollar interactive artwork “As We Are,” and more than 200 other pieces of art.
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