Inspire 2024 Conference Passes Available Now.

Dec 4 & 5, 2024
FONTAINEBLEAU LAS VEGAS

SPEAKERS AT
INSPIRE CONFERENCE

Our curated speakers are the biggest innovators and leaders in luxury
hospitality. Get the information you need to stay ahead of the curve.

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The Speakers at Inspire Conference
are leaders in luxury hospitality

Walter Isenberg
Co-Founder & CEO
Sage Hospitality Group
Raul Leal
Chief Executive Officer
SH Hotels & Resorts
Audra Tuskes
VP, Global Design Strategies, Luxury Segment
Marriott International
Carolina Lacerda
Practice Leader for LatAm
EY
Bruce Rohr
Vice President and Global Brand Leader
JW Marriott
Ron Pohl
President of International Operations and WorldHotels
BWH Hotel Group
Jennifer Barnwell
President
Curator Hotel & Resort Collection
Daniel H. Lesser
Co-Founder, President, CEO
LW Hospitality Advisors
Graeme Davis
President
Baha Mar
Amanda Elder
Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Management Board
Kempinski Hotels
Jason Bass
Director of Culture and Programming
Thompson Atlanta Buckhead
Rachael Palumbo
Vice President of Global Hotel Brand Marketing
Nobu Hospitality
Jonathan Falik
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
JF Capital Advisors
Daniel A. Hostettler
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Boca Raton
David Israel
Senior Vice President
hotelAVE
Phil Keb
Senior Executive, Luxury Brand Growth - Americas
IHG Hotels & Resorts
Kenan Simmons
Senior VP Americas
Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Zach Demuth
Global Head of Hotels Research
JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group
Shafi Syed
Global Head of Hotel Development
Equinox Hotels
Rika Lisslö
Vice President Acquisitions & Development
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Bruce Wardinski
Chairman & CEO
Playa Hotels & Resorts
John Fareed
Global Chairman
Horwath HTL
Evan Weiss
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Principal
LW Hospitality Advisors
Chelsey Leffet
Managing Director, Northeast Leader, Washington, D.C.
HVS
Jaclyn Riley
Vice President of Brand Marketing
Ennismore
Michelle McLean
International Business Representative
O&L Leisure Group Namibia
Former Miss Universe, 1992
Donahue Peebles
Chairman & CEO
The Peebles Corporation
Rachael Rothman
Head of Hotels Research & Data Analytics
CBRE
John W. Rutledge
Founder, Chairman, President & CEO
Oxford Capital Group, LLC
Tim Peck
Chairman
OBMI
Romy Bhojwani
Senior Vice President & Head of Asset Management
HHM Hotels
Anna Domingo
Founder
PADZZLE
Gamal El Fakih Rodriguez
Vice President of Operations, Luxury, Caribbean and Latin America
Marriott International
John Kunkel
Founder and CEO
50 Eggs
Dr. Lisa Cain
Associate Professor
FIU
Donald McGregor
Managing Director, Latin America
Gencom
David Goldstone
Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Officer
WorldVue
Julian Houchin
Board Director
Travel Curious
Sergio Rascón
Vice President of Business Development
Hyatt Inclusive Collection
Raoul Thomas
Founder & CEO
CGI Merchant Group
Patrick Pahlke
Chief Commercial Officer
Sage Hospitality Group
Michael Wolf
CEO
ResortPass
JD Velilla
Hospitality Sleep & Wellness Strategist
Designing Sleep
Brent Smith
Dean of the School of Communication
Emerson College
Chris King
Chief Development Officer
Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Alexandra Walterspiel
President and Chief Operating Officer
Sensei
Gloria Fu
Independent Board Director
APPRECIATE INVESTMENT
Mathew Evins
Chairman and Co-Founder
EVINS Communications
Lucia Penrod
Co-Founder, Owner & CEO
Nikki Beach Global
Matt Shippey
Senior Product Advisor
Heartland Payment Systems
Michael Ross
Payroll and Human Resources Territory Manager
Heartland Payment Systems
Martin Smith
General Manager
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Steve Schwartz
Founder & Master Tea Blender
Art of Tea
James Bermingham
Chief Executive Officer
Virgin Hotels
Frank Kelly
Creative Director / Founder
Reel City Film
Bobbie Mesa
Vice President of People & Culture
Acqualina Resort and Residences on the Beach
Renee MacDonald
Vice President, Strategic and Venue Partnership Development
Encore
Vaughn Davis
CEO Relevant Hospitality
| Managing Director Dream Hollywood
Christian Glauser Benz
Vice President of Development, The Americas
Dream Hotels
Tracee Nalewak
Chief Growth Officer
UrVenue
Eleanor Waddell
Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Avendra
Siva Selvan
Head of Global Hospitality Real Estate - Commercial Division
Long & Foster
Anne Wilkinson
Principal
BAMO
Jason Freed
Hospitality Data Evangelist
MDO
Michelle Guss
Global Vice President of Hospitality
Crestron
Leah Solomon
SVP/Team Leader - Asset Management
LNR Partners
Juan Cueto
Managing Director - Head of REO Asset Management
Rialto Capital Advisors, LLC
Gregory G. Habeeb
Chief Development Officer
WorldHotels™
Heather Bryan
Founder
Jupiter & Company
Brad Schumacher
VP, Strategic Partnerships
Encore
Chip Rogers
President & CEO
AHLA
Pat Venn
Head of Enterprise
Tock by Squarespace
Brandon E. Cohen
Hotel Partnerships Manager
Tock by Squarespace
Mark Fox
Chief Information Officer
Beemok Hospitality
Dorien Murphy
Luxury Strategic Accounts
Avendra
Nicky Unkles
Senior Vice President
Cumming Group
Michael Stocker
Co-Founder & CEO
Way
Allison O'Connor
Past Global Vice President of Public Relations
The Ritz Carlton
Dev Motwani
Managing Partner
Merrimac Ventures
Luis Durán
CEO
RLH Properties
Bill Lally
President
Mode:Green
Juan Cueto
Managing Director Head of REO Asset Management
Rialto
Alexandra​ Lalos Church
Managing Director
Hodges Ward Elliott
Walid Achi
CTO/Partner
Fort Partners
Will Gilbert
CEO & Co-Founder
Bodhi & Think Simple
Lesley Standridge
Vice President of Global Digital Products
Hyatt
Katie Moro
Vice President, Data Partnerships, Hospitality
Amadeus