September 9, 2022 – The Independent Lodging Congress’s largest annual event, INDIE Congress, will return to Los Angeles at The Line LA on October 11-13, 2022.  Leaders in independent hospitality development will meet for three days of collaboration, disruption and innovation among the world’s leading hospitality minds. Uniting industry leaders and visionaries both inside and out of the independent lodging space, the conference will feature a local tour of Los Angeles’ up-and-coming hospitality scenes, keynote speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions that will inspire and ignite strategic ideation for the next generation of independent hotel owners and operators.

The three-day event will include an immersive experience into Los Angeles’ downtown and Little Tokyo neighborhoods on the 11th, followed by two full days of event programming at The Line LA, including panels, workshops, and forums on the 12th and 13th.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include: Indy Adenow, Managing Director, Kayak Hotels; Amber Asher, CEO, Standard InternationalJennifer Barnwell, President, Curator Hotel & Resort CollectionNeil Dipaola, CEO, AutoCamp; Tom Healy, President & COO, Rockbridge HospitalityAdriana Marianella, Chief Development Officer, CultureWorks Group; Kevin Osterhaus, President, Graduate Hotels; Ron Sandel, General Manager, Hotel Tonight at AirBNB; Meriem Soliman, President & General Counsel, Ace Hotel Group, Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotel Group, and many others.

“The Independent Lodging Congress is very happy to be back in Los Angeles after a long, pandemic-inspired intermission,” said Andrew Benioff, Founder and Chairman of the Independent Lodging Congress.  “There are so many amazing hospitality concepts to explore in LA and around the globe. We are very much looking forward to some energetic conversations along with some delicious food and drink at this year’s INDIE Congress.”

INDIE Congress is the third Independent Lodging Congress event to take place in 2022.    INDIE Congress: Miami was held this past February and connected creative provocateurs and disruptors from Miami’s hotels, food & beverage, design, and finance worlds, and INDIE Cultivate: Brooklyn, which recognized hospitality, lifestyle and travel related start-ups who are making waves, took place in June.

Supporting sponsors of INDIE Congress include Rockbridge Hospitality as the Presenting Sponsor.  Platinum sponsors are Williams-Sonoma, Inc./Business to Business; Sage Hospitality Group; DiamondRock Hospitality; MEWS; Curator Hotel & Resort Collection; JPR Human Capital, and Makeready.  Gold sponsors are WizeHire and Modus by PM Hotel Group.  Silver sponsors are Main Street Hospitality, Stonehill Taylor, and NINE dot ARTS.  Family Dinner sponsors are Henson Shaving, OpenKey, and CardFree.  Cocktail Hour sponsors include Preferred Hotels & Resorts and B&Co.

Members of the media who wish to cover INDIE Congress can apply for press credentials in advance by contacting  [email protected]

To learn more about INDIE Congress and the Independent Lodging Congress, register or to become a sponsor for the 2022 event, please visit: www.ilcongress.com.