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SAVE THE DATE: November 3-5, 2019 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
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Monday, November 5

Opening General Session: Straight Talk on the Industry
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Wisconsin's lodging industry leaders discuss hot topics and pressing issues impacting the lodging industry.
Panelists: Jonathan Bogatay, CEO, North Central Group; Ron Vlasic, Vice President, Kimpton Hotels & Past-Chairman, AH&LA; Christine Loose, Group Director of Lodging, Kohler Co.

General Session: Hospitality Law Trends Impacting Wisconsin
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

What do you need to know today to help you address recent employment and labor law developments that impact hospitality employees?
Speaker: Andria Lure Ryan, Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Breakout Session A: Crisis Mitigation - Anticipating & Handling Potential Emergencies that Impact Lodging Properties
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Learn to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies impacting your property to best address guest and employee safety and public relations concerns.
Panelists: John Busch, US Department of Homeland Security; Carla Minsky, Armadillo Marketing; Paul Fuerbringer, Society Insurance

Breakout Session B: Your Role in Talent Management - From Strategy to Action
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Discuss how to evaluate your talent management system and discover some unconventional approaches to use to compete in the war for talent.
Speaker: Joe Weitzer, BizTimes Leadership Academy

Tuesday, November 6

General Session: How to Increase Revenue Now & Into the Future
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Discover new prospecting and lead generation strategies to drive business in the last quarter of 2018 and beyond!
Speaker: Lisa Barham, Hotel Resources

General Session: Getting Your Employment Message Heard Through Branding
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Recruiting and retention is a growing challenge in the lodging industry - learn how to compete with other industries that may be paying more for the same talent.
Speaker: Luke Doubler, Recruiter Central

Closing General Session: Success Beyond the Bottom Line
10:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Explore the role you play in your organization's pathway and learn how to find the key people to help you achieve that greatness at your property.
Speaker: John McHugh, Kwik Trip, Inc.