Agenda | WA Hospitality Conv
Sunday, Nov 3

3:30pm // VIP Express Registration

4:00pm // Registration

 

4:30pm // VIP Experience: Hotel tour

5:30pm // Reception

6:30pm // Stars of Hospitality Awards 

    

Monday, Nov 4

7:30 am // Registration

 

8:00am // Breakfast

 

8:45am // Keynote

  • Building a workforce and strong communities through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion - Marilyn Strickland, president & CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

 

9:45am // Break 

 

10:00am // Breakouts

  • Ways to Enhance Accessibility - Daman Wandke and Kyann Flint, AbiliTrek

  • Recruitment, Training & Retention - Thomas Tomasevic, T2 Team

  • Destination Stewardship - Dan Moore, Pandion Consulting & Facilitation

  • Restaurant Technology - Gabe Winslow, Smart Pickle

10:45am // Break

11:00am // Morning Session

  • Unconscious Bias in the Workforce - Gerry A. Fernandez, founder and president of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)

 

12:30pm // Lunch & Trade Show

 

2:30pm // Breakouts

  • Expert Resources for You - Moderated by Rick Braa

  • Sustainability in the Workplace - Troy Alstead, Ocean5

  • Lodging Trends - Chase Oeser, STR

  • Beverage and Spirit Trends - Justin Stiefel, Heritage Distilling Co. and Paul Asikainene, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

3:15pm // Break

 

3:30pm // Afternoon Session

  • Unique Ways to Source and Retain Employees - Moderated by David Faro, Washington Hospitality Education Foundation. Panelists include Angela Chen, Farestart, Sue Mason, What's Next Washington and Nikki Davidson, Big Table 

4:30 pm // Break

5:00 pm // Reception in Trade Show

6:00 pm // Pathways Dinner & Silent Auction

Tuesday, Nov 5

7:30am // Breakfast

8:00am // Morning Session

  • Workplace Violence Prevention

9:00am // Breakout Sessions

  • Share Your Story: Government Affairs Regional Meeting - Julia Gorton and John Lane, Washington Hospitality Association

  • Allied Opportunities - Stephanie Conway, Washington Hospitality Association

  • Women Who Lead Roundtable - Teran Haase, Washington Hospitality Association

 

11:00am // Goodbye

*Agenda is subject to change

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