• 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.  

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.   

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.