3:00-5:00 pm NEWH POWERtalk LIVE Registration  (table sponsors & delegates only)
Check in at NEWH Registration Desk
7:30 am-4:30 pm NEWH POWERtalk LIVE (Table Sponsors & Attendees only)
4:00-5:00 pm Students MIX & MINGLE
6:00-8:00 pm Welcome Reception  (open to all conference attendees)
6:30-10:00 pm President’s Dinner  (an invitation only event)
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:10 am Welcome
8:15-9:15 am Keynote with Scott Stratten, President of UnMarketing
Scott has co-Authored 6 best-selling business books with his business partner and wife Alison and was formerly a music industry marketer, National Sales Training Manager, and a College Professor. He ran one of the most successful viral video agencies in the world for nearly a decade before solely focusing on speaking at events for companies like Walmart, Pepsi, Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Cirque du Soleil and Saks Fifth Avenue when they need help navigating their way through the landscape of business disruption.
9:15-9:30 am Pinnacle Award Presentation
Celebrate with NEWH as we present the NEWH Pinnacle Award to an NEWH member who has contributed extraordinary time, effort and commitment to NEWH.
9:45-10:45 am VIEWPOINT 2024
Vision for the future of hospitality. Building upon the past and setting up for the future. Hear from C-Suite Executives. Industry trends, creative deal making, what are the opportunities around distressed assets and where are the deals.
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00 am-12:00 pm NEWH BrandED – HILTON
Leading hospitality brands share detailed presentations on their brands and how they fit within the overall brand landscape. You will hear how the brands were developed to fit specific markets and psycho-graphics and how the brand values design partnerships. Stay tuned for the release of which brands will be featured for these sessions.
Fireside Chat with Scott Stratten
Enjoy an informal casual setting for conversations with Scott.
Does Being an Hotelier Make a Good Restaurateur?
See what’s on the menu.
The new wave of F&B in hotels is moving towards 3rd party F&B programs. Learn how these collaborations and trends affect design, revenue and service.
12:00-12:15 pm Break
12:15-1:30 pm Scholars & Awards Luncheon
Join us for lunch and a presentation of the NEWH Leadership Scholarship awards as we celebrate these deserving students.
1:30-2:00 pm Break / No Vacancy – a live Podcast with Glenn Haussman
A fun, fast paced genre bending program peeling back the travel business veneer. Perfect for the road warriors, leisure travelers and industry insiders., Glenn looks behind the scenes of the travel business by sharing stories, experiences, and with interviews featuring the industry’s biggest names.
2:00-3:00 pm Hotel Renovation: Knocking Down the Walls
When is it more than lipstick on a pig?
Renovations cycles have been extended and gone through a metamorphosis. A study into what the Brands are requiring and how owners are negotiating with them as they navigate CapEx shortfalls, lending concerns and daily operations.
Project Success – Design & Procurement Relationships
Going to the Mat
Walking the tightrope for design integrity and the interface between procurement, design and budgets.
Opening Doors … Opportunity Knocking
Building the Future of Hospitality
Hear from industry leaders how they are opening doors, and providing education to encourage today’s youth for careers in the hospitality industry. Seize the day means making the most of your life in this exact moment. Don’t let yourself wander to the past in your thoughts nor should you be distracted by the future. Instead, focus on what you can accomplish in the present moment to make the most of it.
3:00-3:15 pm Break
3:15-4:15 pm Bridging the Gap
Exploring The Impact of Generational Differences
Understanding how generational differences affect various segments of the hospitality industry is crucial for creating reciprocity and profitability in employee relations, addressing ever-changing trends and expectations in guest experience, and developing strong corporate identities and cultures. NEWH will deliver and discuss their 2024 framework, supported by research within the membership and community, that addresses trends, challenges, and best practices to help organizations not only react to generation shifts, but plan for and embrace them.
3:15-5:00 pm HD University: Product Specification Bootcamp
Presented by Hospitality Design and ISHP|The International Society of Hospitality Purchasers
Designed to help you spec smarter, HDU: Product Specification Bootcamp features the expert points of view of five project team panelists—owner, brand, A+D, manufacturer, and purchaser, to unpack the specification process from owner expectation to writing the spec. This in-depth, how-to course merges product knowledge and skill development with highly interactive Q+A and hands-on spec-writing.
3:30-5:00 pm Hospitality Design / NEWH Owners’ Roundtable
Take the opportunity to connect one-on-one with some of the most influential leaders in hospitality in a rotating roundtable format. Additional ticket purchase required.
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8:00-9:00 am Breakfast
9:00-9:05 am Welcome and Special Announcements
9:05-9:15 am NEWH Fellows Induction
Join us as we present our new members into the NEWH College of Fellows. Fellowship is bestowed on NEWH members who have made notable contributions to the Hospitality Industry, not only through their work, but through their demonstrated commitment to NEWH.
9:15-10:15 am Keynote
10:15-10:30 am Break
11:45 am-12:45 pm Lunch and Networking
12:45 -1:00 pm Break
1:00-2:00 pm Designing Dreams to Fruition
Design Imagination & the Experience.
A look at inspirational, fantasy projects and how they become reality. Explore the globe for these unique designs and their creators.
Rethinking Design at Midscale
Mid-scale hotels… Not as mainstream as you think.
Join this panel for an in depth discussion on how mid-scale is designing outside of the prototypical box.
The Future of Sustainability in Hospitality
Partnership, Collaboration, and Commitment
Connecting the impact and intersection of sustainability between the manufacturer, the designer, and the brand and/or owner. Each of these stakeholders cannot meet their own sustainability goals without the commitment to deep sustainability practices from the entire eco-system. This session will explore the value of partnerships and synergies in the areas of Human Health, Climate Health, and Social Equity.
2:00-2:15 pm Break
2:15-3:15 pm What’s the Narrative?
The art of storytelling with the purpose of creating distinctive experiences.
Building a design narrative. Leading designers provide insight on building a design narrative. What is the difference between the narrative and design description? Exploring the process to writing the story.
NEWH BrandED – Marriott
Leading hospitality brands share detailed presentations on their brands and how they fit within the overall brand landscape. You will hear how the brands were developed to fit specific markets and psycho-graphics and how the brand values design partnerships. Stay tuned for the release of which brands will be featured for these sessions.
Unparalleled Luxury
Indulge and experience: Designing luxury and their inspirations.
Explore what is involved in international design, creating global luxury destinations and exceptional service.
4:30-6:30 pm Surprise! Closing Event
7:00 pm Redneck Riviera – Chapter Conference Closing Party  (additional ticket purchase required)
Stay a While and Self- Explore Nashville!
Use the NEWH Guide Map to explore iconic Nashville sites, the honky-tonk music scene and new hotels to see!