ATLANTA, March 17, 2016 – Kevin O’Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful on TV's "Shark Tank," will headline the 27th annual Asian American Hotel Owners Association convention and trade show March 29 – April 1.
The event will draw more than 5,000 hotel owners, vendors, industry professionals and others to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. The AAHOA convention promises a unique combination of education, networking and entertainment.
“As the recognized voice of America’s hotel owners, it is AAHOA’s duty and privilege to put on the industry’s largest and leading annual event filled with everything today’s hotelier needs,” said AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers. “This year’s convention is very likely to be the best attended in AAHOA history, and we can’t wait to share it with our members.”
This year the convention will also host two Q-and-A panels with CEOs from hospitality giants La Quinta, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Choice, Vantage, Best Western, Wyndham, G6, and IHG. There will also be Bollywood entertainment and educational seminars on hotel operations, finance, and political involvement. Tennessee Gov. William “Bill” Haslam will deliver remarks as will pollster Frank Luntz.
O’Leary, a Canadian investor, entrepreneur, author, and TV personality, will share recipes for success in business and in life with convention attendees. Past key speakers include former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as well as former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The AAHOA convention has become known nationally for the deal-making at the sold-out trade show. This year, nearly 500 vendors will be on hand to offer convention attendees AAHOA-exclusive discounts on everything from credit-card processing to bathroom décor.