by CSB Staff •
January 10, 2020 •
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One of the nation’s preeminent boutique hotel conferences will take place in New Orleans next week.
The Independent Lodging Congress will hold their INDIE Confab New Orleans on January 13 & 14, 2020 at the Ace Hotel and in the Marigny. INDIE Confab New Orleans is designed to connect creative provocateurs and disruptors from the worlds of hotels, food & beverage, design, and finance.
“Our Annual Confabs are all about taking a dive and exploring the hospitality scene in various cities,” said Andrew Benioff, Founder & Chairman of the Independent Lodging Congress. We chose New Orleans because of its interesting community, culture and stew of people. The city is experiencing a huge boost in international tourism and development of independent hospitality projects. It’s the place to be.”
Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include Zach Kupperman, Founder & CEO of Kupperman Companies; Robert LeBlanc, Founder & CEO of LeBLANC+SMITH; Nina Compton, Chef-Owner of Compere Lapin; Damon Lawrence, CEO of Homage Hospitality; Meriem Soliman, General Counsel at Ace Hotels; Ti Martin, Founder & Co-Proprietor of The Commander’s Family of Restaurants; Bashar Wali, President & CEO of Provenance Hotels; Nathalie Jordi, Co-Owner of Hotel Peter & Paul; Alejandra Guzman, VP, Performance Management & Strategy at New Orleans Business Alliance; Stacy Dejan, Head of Real Estate at Sonder New Orleans; Justin Fields, SVP – Restaurants, Bars & Retail at Makeready, and Ted Hunter, Partner at Lowenstein Sandler. The full list
The vent will feature the Immersive Experience on January 13TH which will take All Access attendees out of their seats and into the city for a curated experience in the Marigny neighborhood with educational sessions at locations like Hotel Peter & Paul and local art warehouse StudioBE.