December 3, 2018
Biggest and Best Lodging Expo Ever

Here is what people were saying:

" I thought the event was exceptional and well run! Troy Hooper, Novel Hospitality

"I enjoyed the program. Wish you can do it three or four times a year in Anaheim area. (Within 20 minute drive from Anaheim)" Arjun Mehta

"The communication and coordination was seamless and I really enjoyed speaking with your members both during my presentation and later at my booth." David LoPresti, ADA Compliance Professionals

"Informative sessions with excellent speakers, discussing the state of our industry in California. A great cross section of knowledgeable vendors covering every aspect of our industry. Wonderful opportunities to network with peers. The best part was meeting with CLIA’s future, the members of tomorrow, students who were awarded the Scholarships. I want to mark my calendar for 2019! Dates please!" Myraline Morris Whitaker

Checking In
Doing Business on the Trade Show Floor
David LoPresti - ADA Compliance Professionals Session
Tammie Carlisle - Milestone Internet Marketing Session
Awarding a Raffle Prize donated by Bhavish Bhutta of Cyberweb Hotels, LLC
Packed Industry Luncheon
Bobbie Singh-Allen, CLIA EVP and COO with Guest Speaker Caroline Beteta, Visit CA CEO
Keynote Speaker Glenn Haussman, No Vacancy News & Podcast with David Bowman, CLIA President and Bobbie Singh-Allen, CLIA EVP and COO
Andrew Sommer, Conn Maciel Carey Session
Panel Discussion: Biran Patel, AAHOA, Brian Shedd, OpenKey, Tom Dunigan, protel, Hiren Mowji, Aavgo and Corey Lewis, Beekeeper
CLIA Board of Directors
Evening Reception Networking
Sunny Tolani Receiving Excellence Award for Community Service
Ray and Kim Rigby Receiving Excellence Award for Outstanding Managers
Heartwarming Finale - Scholarship Award Ceremony

The Expo closed with not a bang, but a warm fuzzy feeling, maybe even a few tears, when the Named Scholarships were presented to nine of this year's recipients. All of the recipients are outstanding hospitality students and well on their way to a successful professional life.

The donors reported a great sense of satisfaction that they could assist these promising hoteliers of the future to reach their dreams.

You can also experience that sense of by donating any amount of money or an item for the 2019 CLIA Dollars for Scholars Online Auction Fundraiser.

In case you missed the Lodging Expo
We had some great presentations at the Lodging Expo. They were too good not to share.

Click the button to see the presentation by Andrew Sommer of Conn Maciel Carey on:

"Top Employment Law Issues for the California Lodging Industry: Practical Tips and Compliance Strategies"
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