This year’s program will take place from 3-7 p.m. at the Thompson Dallas, and will feature the following industry-leading panelists and speakers.

2022 Dallas Hotel Conference Agenda

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT | Thompson Dallas


2:00 p.m. Parking & Registration Note to Guests: Please allow extra time for valet parking upon arrival.
3:00 p.m. Welcome Cliff Risman, Partner & Co–Chair

Hospitality & Leisure Team, Foley & Lardner LLP

3:05 p.m. Market Update Daniel Lesser, President & CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors
3:25 p.m. Orphaned Starfish Foundation Partnership Announcement Greg O’Stean, Chief Development Officer, Aimbridge Hospitality
3:30 p.m. Leader’s Panel Moderator:
Embree “Chuck” Bedsole,
Warren Fields, President & CEO, Pyramid Hotel Group

Richard Stockton, President & CEO, Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc

Mark Tamis, President, Global Operations, Aimbridge Hospitality
4:10 p.m. Legislative Update Brian Crawford, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, American Hotel & Lodging Association
4:25 p.m. The Capital Markets Panel Moderator:
John Bourret, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured
Emily Feeney, Director, Capital Markets & Dispositions, Noble Investment Group
Raj Contractor, Senior Vice President, Head of Investments, Host Hotels & Resorts


Dupree Scovell, Managing Partner & CIO, Woodbine Development
5:10 p.m. Awards Presentation and Closing Cliff Risman, Partner & Co–Chair

Hospitality & Leisure Team, Foley & Lardner LLP

5:15 p.m. Adjourn
*Followed by cocktails and networking from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.