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AHLA, Questex announce new speakers, programming for The Hospitality Show


The Hospitality Show 2024, hosted in San Antonio from Oct. 28-30, features industry leaders and innovative networking events, enhancing operations and technology in hospitality.

NEW YORK – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Questex have announced an updated slate of speakers and events for The Hospitality Show (The Show), the world’s premier hospitality operations and technology event, which will be held Oct. 28-30 in San Antonio, Texas.

New confirmed speakers for The Show include:

  • NFL reporter and TV personality Erin Andrews, who will lead a discussion with sports and hospitality stars titled “Game Changers: Power Plays in Sports, Media, and Hospitality”
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts President & CEO Geoff Ballotti
  • Marriott Group President for the U.S. & Canada Liam Brown
  • KSL Resorts CCO Kristie Goshow
  • Hilton CFO & President of Global Development Kevin Jacobs, who also chairs AHLA’s board of directors
  • Choice Hotels CIO Brian Kirkland
  • Guest Worldwide President Kevin Korab
  • Amazon Web Services’ Global Segment Leader for Travel & Hospitality Greg Land
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts CCO Scott Strickland

Those speakers and others will join famed chef, author, educator, and humanitarian José Andrés, who will lead an Oct. 28 keynote session titled “Changing the World Through the Power of Food.”

The Hospitality Show 2024 will also feature a host of exclusive networking events, including:

  • The Welcome Reception sponsored by DIRECTV HOSPITALITY, which will be held at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, Oct. 28, when attendees are invited to enjoy cocktails, light bites, and live entertainment.
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Block Party on the River Walk will stretch across three venues on San Antonio’s famed River Walk: Howl at the Moon, Hard Rock Cafe, and Merkaba.
  • A VIP Owners’ Reception – exclusively for owners – will be held to enable owners to connect and share tips of the trade.

The Show will feature an impressive array of new products and innovations from over 400 leading technology and operations vendors.

In addition to the opening reception, DIRECTV HOSPITALITY is a proud sponsor of the In-Room / Hotel Entertainment activation, which will be held within The Show’s Expo and showcase the latest in guest entertainment with hands-on tours for attendees. The Show will also feature several new activations, including Smart Outdoors, which will highlight how technology and design can drive revenue in outdoor spaces.

“Last year, in its inaugural debut, The Show set the mark for delivering compelling content and actionable insights from the industry’s top influencers and executive decision makers, convening the major brands and market leading service providers and suppliers on a vibrant tradeshow floor that offered an unmatched experience for conference attendees. This year, The Show will be bigger and deliver even greater value for owners, operators, brands and sponsors/exhibitors,” said AHLA Interim President & CEO Kevin Carey“Join us in San Antonio Oct. 28-30 and become part of The Show as you learn from and network with industry leaders.”