Session Descriptions & Agenda

Restaurant & Hotel Corporate Counsel:   Hotel and Restaurant Corporate Counsel have several opportunities to meet with their peers in facilitated conversations to explore common challenges, solutions and law department management. Also featured during the Hospitality Law Conference are break-out sessions and roundtables in Food & Beverage, Lodging, and Human Resources & Labor Relations.

Hospitality Insurance and Loss Prevention Summit: The Hospitality Insurance and Loss Prevention Summit converges insurance, risk, LP, legal and finance to break down the silos of these functional areas. As we do each year, we begin with
the top claims that have occurred over the last twelve months and the best practices to prevent them from occurring at your hotel or restaurant.

Hotel ROI:
Hospitality stakeholders will have even more opportunity in Houston as hotel brands upgrade in order to compete in the growing market for tourism and convention business. With the oil business set for an upswing, now is the time to capitalize on your asset. Arm yourself with ideas, solutions and actionable insights that will make an immediate impact on your property. Whether you focus on infrastructure investment opportunities or strategies that force you to “think and act locally” in targeting specific growth sectors, you can take steps that positively influence your ROI.

Hospitality Forums I & II: Made popular by TED talks, subject-matter experts will deliver nine-minute cogent presentations on the most pressing challenges that confront hotel/restaurant owners and operators, developers, and attorneys involved in hospitality.

Food & Beverage: Produced and presented in coordination with the National Restaurant Association, this track focuses on food illness and other food safety claims, liability challenges when serving beverages containing alcohol, premises liability claims, and the essential financial aspects of restaurants.

Lodging: Management agreements- key negotiating points, traps to avoid and provisions to include in settling hospitality claims, trends in discrimination including the ADA claims arising out of FMLA, distribution and the world of parity, trending issues in hospitality regulation are highlights of this years Lodging track.

Human Resources & Labor Relations: Department of Labor sets its sights on the Hospitality industry, lessons learned in human resources from pop culture’s 2015 memorable moments, changing laws in privacy and data security in the Hospitality industry, are all included in the Labor and Employment track in 2016.