• New Speakers At Indie Congress Are Sure To Make The Hospitality Event Unlike Any Other

     
    POSTED August 2, 2019
     
  • New Speakers At Indie Congress Are Sure To Make The Hospitality Event Unlike Any Other

     
    POSTED August 2, 2019
     
  • New Speakers At Indie Congress Are Sure To Make The Hospitality Event Unlike Any Other

     
    POSTED August 2, 2019
     

From hotelier Chip Conley to tennis powerhouse Venus Williams, Independent Lodging Congress has recently announced several new speakers who will be attending INDIE Congress in Los Angeles this October.  
 
Indie Congress is a space for professionals connected to the hospitality industry, as well as thought leaders from other areas, to come together in one place. This immersive event will include sessions, panels and roundtable events that encourage attendees to participate and connect in genuine ways. Though, Andrew Benioff, founder and chairman of the Independent Lodging Congress, wants everyone to know that the event is more than a trade show with people in suit jackets.  

“We know there’s more to people than just their business. Our programming is very holistic and diverse in that way. Many of these conferences have the same topics, speakers, locations year after year. We choose to break that mold and keep things exciting. Curating a memorable experience through content is our specialty.” says Benioff. 
 
Industry trends that are likely to be discussed at the event include sustainable design, the importance of keeping diversity in focus, the new wave of luxury, hotel lobbies as destinations, and how to reach your ideal customer.  

In a lively city like Los Angeles, there will be no shortage of things to learn and explore at Indie Congress. With good people, unique ideas, amazing cocktails and food, and a plethora of business cards, Benioff’s final piece of advice is simply to bring a notebook to write everything down that you experience.  

Catalina Island, consistently ranked one of the best island getaways by various media outlets, has always been a tourist destination. But in the past few years, the island's new additions of meeting facilities and other accommodations have transformed the island from a popular vacation spot to a desirable meeting destination. 

 

The Spa at the Estate Yountville recently underwent the largest renovation in the Napa Valley area, including a rebranding of the entire 22-acre property. 

 
In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.