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Agenda

Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Pre-Conference

MINORITY HOTEL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT’S ROUNDTABLE

Moderated by: Ed McNeill, President of Lodging Media

  • National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers: Andy Ingraham, Founder & President/CEO

  • Asian American Hotel Owners Association: Hitesh Patel, Chairman

Minority association management must deliver to it dues-paying members and govern their association through an elected board or other governing body, along with association committees, commissions, task forces, councils and other units.

DISCUSSION: Advocacy, Education, Communication

Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Association, a non-profit organization providing membership services to paid Association members (adult and youth). Administrating support and coordination of services and staff (volunteers and clerical support, as applicable) necessary to comply with bylaws, policies and performance standards. Managing and/or execution of all administrative/transactional activities required of the Association to maintain the Association significant contact with the public (i.e. members, proprietors, governing organizations, suppliers, and the media).

ATTENDING: American Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA); Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA); National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers (NABHOOD); Latino Hotel Association (LHA); National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP)

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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Pre-Conference

CITY MAYORS ROUNDTABLE

“Diverse and Welcoming Cities”

Moderated by: Harold Epps, Director of Commerce for City of Philadelphia

Panelists:

Join us as we engage in a provocative conversation by mayors from various cities articulating their current strategies.

Today, cities and municipalities in the United States are recognizing the economic and social benefits of becoming welcoming communities and fostering a welcoming culture. Cities are developing welcoming agendas that look to attract and retain a global workforce and maximize the local economic development and growth opportunities that newcomers bring.

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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Pre-Conference

MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS LEADERS ROUNDTABLE

Diversity and Inclusion has become a fundamental strategy and requirement for successful meetings and conventions.

This Roundtable session will examine the current state of Diversity and Inclusion in the meeting and convention industry to create a collaborative approach for Diversity and Inclusion efforts underway by leading Destination Management Organizations.

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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Pre-Conference

FACULTY THINK TANK

Developed by Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, the Academic Think Tank is designed for administrators, deans, directors, faculty, and practitioners from leading hospitality and tourism educational institutions to elevate the conversation around diversity and inclusion in higher education.

During the Academic Think Tank, faculty and educators will:


Discuss Best Practices on how to incorporate diversity and inclusion content into academic programs that leverage the collaborative potential of academia and industry.

  • The intent of this Discussion Group is to bring academicians and industry together to develop a Diversity & Inclusion content “blueprint” that meets the needs of industry and education in the preparation of future industry professionals.  Strategies will include everything from internships and externships to metrics and partnerships. 
    Outcome: Diversity & Inclusion Collaborative (Industry & Academic Work Teams)


Discover how to design educational programs through implementing diversity and inclusion content and case studies throughout curricula.

  • The intent of this Discussion Group is to drill down to discuss specific diversity and inclusion content through the use of industry-relevant case studies.


Learn ways to enhance program strategies that focus on providing comprehensive quality student experiences for students of color.

  • The intent of this Discussion Group will focus on the “student experience”.  Faculty and administrators will discuss the challenges and best approaches to recruiting and supporting students of color.


Discuss how diversity and inclusion programs can impact faculty recruitment and retention.

  • The intent of this Discussion Group is to discuss current initiatives and brainstorm around new diversity and inclusion initiatives to cultivate, recruit and retain a strong pipeline of diverse faculty. 


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Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner

During this year’s D&I Conference, Philadelphia, PA., a first time award will be presented by Lodging Magazine. The focus of this award is offered/given to a person or organization that delivers sincere and demonstrated leadership, in addition to being a clear difference maker in the area of Diversity & Inclusion domestically or globally. This inaugural award will set the national and international trend that focuses on the leaders that actually make a conscious decision to make change a reality in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry.

Master of Ceremony: Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Diversity & Inclusion Award Recipient: Norman K. Jenkins, Founder & President of Capstone Development

Armchair Interviewer: Julie Coker Graham, President & CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Armchair Interviewee: David Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and the Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation

Sponsored by:

 
 


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Mar
26
10:15 AM10:15

Breakout Session

Supplier Diversity in Hospitality

Moderated by: Gerald A. Fernandez, President & Founder of The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)

Panelist: Fred Lona, Senior Director of Supplier Diversity and Performance Management at Hilton Hotels & Resorts

This session will deliberate Supplier Diversity in Hospitality proactive business programs encouraging the use of minority, women veteran, LGBT, service disabled veteran owned, historically underutilized business, and SBA-defined small business vendors as suppliers. Supplier diversity programs recognize sourcing products and services helps to sustain and progressively transform a company’s supply chain.

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Mar
26
10:15 AM10:15

Breakout Session

Women Leadership & Board Governance

Moderated by: Terri Easter, Principal of T.H. Easter Consulting Group LLC

Panelists:

Today’s business and social environment requires bold steps forward, especially for companies and organizations looking to change the paradigms of business. We need to overcome the barriers to creating organizational boards that better reflect the diversity of our society. The proportion of women and people of color represented is a disappointing missed opportunity for the organization to model how to operate in an awake, inclusive fashion.

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Mar
26
11:15 AM11:15

Breakout Session

Talent Pipeline

Moderated by: Jameel Rush, Philadelphia Chapter President of the Society for Human Resource Management

Panel Introduction: Christopher E. Lopez, Sr., Diversity Contact Recruiter of the National Association of African

Panelist: Damien Fernandez, Chancellor of Penn State Abington

Organizations and educational institutions are partnering to align education and training with the jobs of today and tomorrow. But, how common is this practice? What works? And what are the plans for the future? In this Talent Pipeline session, we explore how companies are recruiting and can partner with universities to secure their talent pipelines.

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Mar
26
11:15 AM11:15

Breakout Session

Diversity in Healthcare

Moderated by: John Clayton, Director of Diversity Inclusion & Workforce Initiatives of Independence Blue Cross

Panelist: Joseph B. Hill, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Today it is vital to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of health care for ethnic, racial and economic minorities.  Join us as we discuss why Cultural competence is required by healthcare professional to provide optimal care and services to patients from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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Mar
26
11:15 AM11:15

Breakout Session

Benchmarking Best Practices: Diversity & Inclusion in Hospitality

Moderated by: Michael Days, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion of Philadelphia Inquirer

Panel Introduction: Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr,  Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the Office of Mayor Jim Kenney; City of Philadelphia

Panelists: 

  • Apoorva Gandhi, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs for Marriott International, Inc.

  • Edward Hubbard, President & CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard

  • Stephanie J. Creary, Assistant Professor of Management, Diversity Scholar & Field Researcher for Wharton University 

This session will present “Benchmarking Best Practices” in Hospitality highlighting the process of comparing one’s business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices from other companies.

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Mar
26
11:15 AM11:15

Breakout Session

Diversity in Tech

The Tech Sector has a Diversity Problem, an industry driven by innovation and finding solutions, why therefore is this still an issue in the 21st Century? Join us as we discuss the business case for diversity and inclusion, and how to implement strategies and achieve success.

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