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Schedule Details

Inspire Conference Event Schedule

Inspire 2023 Miami Agenda

Monday, Dec 11

STAGE 1 Pompeii 

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Exhibitor move-in

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Registration

1:00 PM – 3:00 pm: Special Tours (Sponsored by Travel Curious)

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Inspire Hub

5:00 pm Welcome (Sponsored by Real City Films)



Evolving Paradigms: Transformations in the Luxury All-Inclusive Segment and Leisure Travel – Bruce Wardinski, Chairman & CEO, Playa Hotels & Resorts

Interview with Raul Leal, CEO, SH Hotels & Resorts

Interview with Raoul Thomas, Founder & CEO, CGI Merchant Group


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Industry Showcase and Cocktail Hour (Sponsored by Avendra)


7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Presidents Dinner, limited reservations (Sponsored by Jupiter & Company)

Monday, Dec 11

STAGE 2 Mona Lisa

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Exhibitor move-in

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Registration

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Closed

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Industry Showcase and Cocktail Hour

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Presidents Dinner, limited reservations

Tuesday, Dec 12 – STAGE 1

STAGE 1 Pompeii

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Inspire Hub

9:00 am Welcome



World Hotels – Ron Pohl, President, World Hotels (sponsored by World Hotels)

Interview with Amanda Elder, CCO, Kempinski

Interview with Walter Isenberg, CEO, Sage Hospitality


10:45 am – 11:15 am Networking break


AI & Security: What you need to know (Sponsored by World Cinema)

The Power of Wellness and Mindfulness in Luxury Hospitality (sponsored by Simmons)


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch 


Facing the Future: Hospitality Leaders on Shifting Travel Trends, Opportunities and Next Gen Guests

Understanding the Capital Minds Behind Luxury Hotel Ownership

Adaptive Strategies in Luxury Hotel Deals & Development: Navigating Complexity for Success 


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee & Networking Break


Adapting to Workforce Challenges with Innovative Strategies (sponsored by Encore)

The Power of Branding & Lifestyle – Lucia Penrod, CEO, Nikki Beach

Strategies for Maximizing Diversity and Securing Access to Capital – Don Peebles, Chairman & CEO, Peebles Corporation


5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Close


6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail event

Tuesday, Dec 12 – STAGE 2

STAGE 2 Mona Lisa

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Inspire Hub



Luxury Hotel Industry State of the Union

Interview with Martin Smith, General Manager, Eden Roc (Sponsored by Resort Pass)

Interview with Rika Lisslo, Hospitality Strategy & Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation


10:45 am – 11:15 am Networking break


The Art of Tea (Sponsored by The Art of Tea)

Realizing your F&B’s Full Potential: Trends, Challenges and Innovation for the Year Ahead

Are you Prepared for a Disaster? (Sponsored by Avendra)


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch 


Discovery Workshop (Sponsored by Heartland / Sponsored by Jupiter)

FIU and ILHA East Coast Chapter present study on Technology Preferences across Generations of Luxury Hotel Guests


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee & Networking Break


The Future of Business Travel: How do Hotels Need to Adapt? (Sponsored by Crestron)

Elevating the Travel Experience (Sponsored by Travel Curious)

Identifying Investment Opportunities in Luxury

Smart Hotel Design: Exploring Emerging Trends and Next Gen Guests

Note: Timing may be subject to change based on the event’s needs.