DCA Live Presents

Washington, DC:  Hospitality Industry Capital of the World

Join us for the third event in our new Growth and Innovation series featuring the industries, companies and people that are driving growth in the Washington economy.

On November 9, we'll go inside the hospitality and lodging industry which has made its de facto headquarters the Washington region.  Did you know, the DC area is the headquarters to three of the top five hotels brands in the world, four of the top ten hotel owners, and the largest 3rd party hotel management company,in addition to dozens of others?   

Our panel will discuss:

  • What should every DC professional know about this industry right in our back yard?  Who are the major players?  How do they fit within the industry value chain?

  • Why DC?  What are the factors behind this local growing industry and ecosystem?

  • What are the fundamentals driving growth in the hospitality industry?  What is the outlook for value and job creation?  What are the challenges?

We have invited a panel of the hotel industry's rising stars and future leaders to discuss these topics and answer your questions.  Following the panel, continue the discussion over cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Don't miss this opportunity for great networking with leaders from DC's media and business communities. 

 All Star Panel

Christian Charnaux
Hilton Worldwide


John McCourt


Tom Riley
VP, Development
Kimpton Hotels


Justin Magaziner
Managing Director
Savills Studley

Rick Pastorino
REVPAR International

Rori Malech
Hunton & Williams



5:30-6:00 Registration & Networking
6:00-6:45 All Star Panel
6:45-7:30 Open Bar and Heavy Hors D'oeuvres


1776-Crystal City
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 1000
Crystal City, Virginia


Free Parking in Crystal Drive Garage
Metro: Crystal City Station


New Date To Be Announced by July 15

Space is limited - only 100 tickets available



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