Washington, DC: March 28, 2016: Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, who has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history, and Kevin O’Leary, Entrepreneur, Investor, Journalist, Commentator and TV Personality, currently serving as the chairman of O’Leary Funds and the Manager of the publically traded family of O’Leary Global Equity and Income Funds, are the keynote speakers at the 2016 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show being held in Nashville, TN from March 29th to April 1st.
Expected to have over 4,000 in attendance, the 2016 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show offers something for everyone. From the trade show floor that offers one-stop shopping for every hotelier to the educational programs and esteemed guest speakers, this is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. As always, the entire event also will feature authentic Indian cuisine, world-class entertainment, thrilling Bollywood performances, and much more.
Sunidhi Chauhan, Kumar Sanu, Karan Patel, M0uni Roy, Rithvik Dhanjani, Sanjeeda Shaik, Gunjan Singh, Rishikeash Ranade, and Torsha Sarkar are among from the Bollywood world, who will be performing on stage to entertain the packed audience from around the world.
The Convention is one of AAHOA’s most exciting events of the year. With more than 4,000 attendees per year, the AAHOA Annual Convention is the largest convention and trade show in the industry. At the convention, the Government Affairs team will host a number of seminars to discuss key issues facing the hospitality industry in state capitals and on capitol hill. Additionally, the Government Affairs team will have a booth where attendees can stop by, and find out what our team is doing for you.
In 1965, the Immigration and Nationality Act created the opportunity for more than 300,000 Asian Indians to come to the United States over the course of the succeeding two decades. Many of these new immigrants arrived in America with backgrounds as entrepreneurs and business owners. During the 1970s, Indian Americans saw tremendous opportunities for prosperity in the hospitality industry, and many began to save their money in order to purchase hotels. Word quickly spread throughout the community about the potential of the hotel industry as a niche market, and the Indian American influence in hospitality began.
These new hoteliers faced discrimination within the industry, particularly from banks and insurance companies. To overcome these obstacles, hoteliers collaborated to form various groups, culminating in the creation of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) in 1989.
In 2014, AAHOA celebrated its 25th anniversary and is currently one of hospitality industry’s most respected and influential organizations. AAHOA represents more than 14,000 members nationwide, who own more than 20,000 properties, amounting to more than 40% of all hotels in the United States. AAHOA members employ nearly 600,000 American workers, and account for nearly $10 billion in payroll annually. AAHOA truly represents America’s hotel owners.
AAHOA promotes and protects the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, membership benefits and community involvement. The Convention is the premier event of the year by AAHOA that one can’t afford to miss. For more details on AAHOA and the 2016 convention, please visit: www.aahoa.com