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LIFE (Lodging Industry Forecast Event) is a San Diego based hospitality conference that focuses on providing information on the industry’s direction. This includes a dynamic forecast put together by the hotel guru, Bob Rauch (CEO of RAR Hospitality and founder of HotelGuru.com), and additional insight from numerous industry experts. Those who work in the lodging industry know that this is not just a job for many of us, it is a lifestyle. We aim to do our part by continually spreading knowledge and helping colleagues grow. Our goal is to push the boundaries of our industry to places once thought unattainable.


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First Panel

Lodging Industry Forecast 2017

Moderator: Bob Rauch

Speakers: Guy Maisnik & Alan Reay

Get an in depth look at what 2017 holds for the lodging industry
from the experts!

Second Panel

Evolving Travel Expectations

Moderator: Cameron Lamming

Speakers: Michael Polino, Paul Sacco & more

The lodging industry is a decade behind when it comes to technology
so what can we do to meet the needs of this new traveler?

Date & Time

Friday, March 24, 2017
7:30 – 10:00 AM


Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
3939 Ocean Bluff Ave
San Diego, CA 92130

presented by

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Bob Rauch
Bob RauchRAR Hospitality
Bob, CEO of RAR Hospitality, is an internationally recognized hotelier with over 40 years of hospitality-related management experience. Recognized by his “hotel guru,” moniker, Bob shares insights and industry trends at hotelguru.com.
Cameron Lamming
Cameron LammingRAR Hospitality
Cameron is a partner and principal at RAR Hospitality focusing on business development and acquisitions. With his outsider’s perspective, he looks to strategically grow RAR while pursuing technology trends that push the industry.
Guy Maisnik
Guy MaisnikJMBM
Guy has nearly three decades of commercial real estate transactions with a strong expertise in hotels and finance. He is a partner and Vice Chair of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and advises clients on hospitality transactions.
Michael Polino
Michael PolinoDataScience Inc
Mike is a Senior Product Manager at DataScience Inc, a Los Angeles startup building tools to help enterprises maximize ROI on their data. Using equal parts coding skills and corporate strategy, Mike has turned big data into customer value.
Alan Reay
Alan ReayAtlas Hospitality Group
Alan is the president and founder of Atlas Hospitality Group. Atlas has closed over $2 billion in California hotel sales and is considered the “expert” on the California hotel market. Reay has an extensive background in the hotel industry.
Paul Sacco
Paul SaccoTPG Hotels & Resorts
Paul Sacco was appointed President of TPG Hotels & Resorts in 2016, approximately three years after joining the company as Chief Development Officer. Sacco arrived at TPG following tenured successful careers at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and more recently Pyramid Hotel Group.
Carlos Sayde
Carlos SaydeThe Walt Disney Company
Carlos has 12+ years of experience with a variety of Business Development / Strategic Planning projects around the globe as part of the Global Development and Finance teams at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. His ability to provide strategic thinking and financial analysis has allowed him to add significant value in Theme Park, Hotel, and Retail/Dining/Entertainment (RD&E) development projects.

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