Southern Lodging Summit Conference Announces Panels and Speakers for 20th Annual Event to be Held August 23-24, 2022


MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Officials from the Southern Lodging Summit (SLS), an annual hospitality conference focused on development and operations throughout the Southern United States, today announced their initial slate of panels and speakers for their upcoming gathering . Celebrates 20 yearse anniversary, the conference will be held August 23-24, 2022 at the newly renovated Renasant Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

“For the past two decades, the Southern Lodging Summit has been the go-to conference for hoteliers looking to learn more and expand their networks in the southern United States,” said Wayne Tabor, President and CEO, Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Syndicate. “We have been fortunate to host some of the biggest names in the industry, including luminaries such as John Q. Hammons, Colin Reed, Mike Leven and Roger Dow from hospitality leaders such as Hilton, Marriott, Choice and IHG. As we celebrate 20 years, we will continue to seek out and provide the best educational and networking opportunities Southern hospitality has to offer.

This year’s conference will feature annual favorites such as “Industry Trends and Forecasting Data”, “Legislative Update Panel”, “Investment Panel” and “Visionary Viewpoints”. Mark Carrier, President, BF Saul Company, was chosen as the keynote speaker.

All proceeds from the event go to a local PAC, the AHLA Hotel PAC and the Hospitality Tennessee PAC.

About Southern Accommodation Summit

Celebrates 20 yearse year, the Southern Lodging Summit was co-founded by the Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association and Pinkowski & Company, an independent hospitality consulting firm headquartered in Memphis. The hospitality industry event brings together hospitality professionals who target the southern and south-central United States region for development and operations. The annual event attracts a diverse group of owners, operators, business executives, financial institutions, architects, lawyers and hotel company representatives.


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