News for the Hospitality Executive
Speakers and Agenda Set for the Second Annual
BOSTON-January 16, 2013 -Officials of the Hotel Equity & Lender Perspectives (HELP) Conference set for April 8-9 at the Seaport Boston Hotel announced key topics and speakers for the two-day event, including:
Advanced registration is expected to exceed the 300 participants who attended the inaugural conference in 2012. Participants at this year’s event are expected to attract hotel owners, public and private investors and financial institutions with more than $15 billion of hotel assets. Other attendees include hotel management companies, hotel brands, consultants, and specialists in hotel real estate.
“We already are seeing a significantly larger group of financial institutions registering and sponsoring, which we believe is indicative of increased interest in hotel investment,” said Ken Wilson, HELP co-chair and CHM CEO. “We are encouraged by registration in this segment of our industry.”
The conference is designed to encourage and support networking, including a “Dine-Around” at which small groups of hoteliers gather for private dinners at Boston’s leading restaurants to discuss trends and deals. “We know a number of real estate financings and transactions were initiated last year and expect a significant increase in deal activity this year,” said Jim O’Connell, founder, O’Connell Hospitality Group. “Overall, hotel real estate transactions are expected to increase substantially in 2013, and a number of those deals will start at HELP.”
Registration for HELP is $695 during the early registration period through February 1st, after which it increases to $795. More information about the Hotel Equity & Lender Perspectives Conference, including sponsorship details, is available at www.helpconference.com or by calling (978) 777-4100.
Jerry Daly, Chris Daly
Daly Gray, Inc.