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AGENDA *Sessions are subject to change.

  • Monday, February 26, 2018
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    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Registration Open—Andaz Lounge
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM
    PRE-CONFERENCE. EVS Does Hollywood Like Locals Dinner (Complimentary)

    Arriving early? Let us take care of you like a celebrity on a cheat day! After a day of traveling, let's kick back, relax and join your peers at this pre-conference event. The focus of our pre-conference evening is all about connecting with old friends and making new ones. Join us for a taste of Hollywood in a foodie-centric city that doesn't mess around when it comes to cuisine and cocktails. We will explore the area and learn its fascinating history--past and present--while enjoying some diverse comfort food at spots revered by locals. Come prepared for interaction and more importantly--fun! Please meet in the Andaz lobby at 6:30pm.  

     Optional 
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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    6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM
    PRE-CONFERENCE. Guided Run Through Los Angeles: Day 1-Meet in Lobby (Complimentary)

    Each morning, our local Executive Vendor Summit running guide will take our group's runners to a different area. There is so much to see so close to the front steps of the Andaz WeHo! Runs will be catered to the participants' speeds and interests.

     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Registration Open—Andaz Lounge
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  5:15 PM
    PRE-CONFERENCE. Whale Watching Adventure (Fee applies)—meet in lobby

    If you are like us, whale watching is on your bucket list. Late February in L.A. is the perfect time to spot them so we are taking EVS attendees out on the water! This is the best time of year to catch a whale-watching boat and see the gray whales migrate to Alaska from their winter breeding grounds in Baja Mexico. Join your peers and Captain Jeremy on our private chartered boat on this 3-hour search for the largest animal the world has ever seen. Generally, whales like to hug the coastline which means plenty of chances to interact with these massive marine mammals--gray whales can reach 48 feet in length and weigh up to 72,000 pounds. This will be a day we won’t soon forget as we catch these majestic creatures in all their glory along with many other sea animals. If we’re lucky, we might even see a whale jump right out of the water! Cost is $195 a person and includes whale watching, gourmet lunch, drinks and transportation to/from Marina del Rey with a guarantee this is an experience you will talk about for years to come.

    *Please bring a warm jacket, sunscreen and binoculars if you have them.

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    Fee  Optional 
    5:30 PM  -  6:45 PM
    Registration Open—Andaz Lounge
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    First Time Attendee Reception--Panorama

    Attending the Executive Vendor Summit for the first time? Join us at this private reception and learn the in's and out's to help you make the most of your first Summit experience. We will pair you with an Executive Vendor Summit mentor who will show you the ropes and make valuable intros throughout the event. Brain-picking is highly encouraged.

    *This event is only open to first-time attendees and veterans who volunteered to be ambassadors.  

     Optional 
    7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Welcome Reception and Dinner—Sundeck and Panorama

    Come officially kick off the Summit at our Welcome Reception and Dinner atop the Andaz. Relax and enjoy the LA scene and your peers during the reception on the Sundeck, a sky-high oasis closed just for us. The highest rooftop pool in LA with views of the Sunset Strip and downtown Los Angeles on one side and the stunning Hollywood Hills on the other, you won't want to miss this. Our amazing views will continue over dinner in the Panorama.

    It’s no secret: the Executive Vendor Summit focuses on peer-to-peer interaction. It is important to us that you get to meet everyone and we are very creative when it comes to our opening night festivities. Come see what we have planned! *Badges required. 

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    *Spouses/significant others are welcome to attend the reception and dinner for a fee of $248.70.

    Fee  Optional 
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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    6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM
    Guided Run Through Los Angeles: Day 2--Meet in Lobby (Complimentary)

    Each morning, our local Executive Vendor Summit running guide will take our group's runners to a different area. Runs will be catered to the participants' speeds and interests.

     Optional 
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast—Panorama
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Conference Welcome—Panorama
     Optional 
    8:45 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Session 1--Panorama
     Optional 
    9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM
    Mini Session v1--Panorama

    Back by popular demand, this mini session, led by an attendee in the audience, will tackle a topic submitted during event registration. When we asked "what do you want to talk about at the Summit", we never imagined we would get so many replies!

     Optional 
    9:50 AM  -  10:35 AM
    Session 2--Panorama
     Optional 
    10:35 AM  -  10:50 AM
    Break—Panorama
     Optional 
    10:50 AM  -  11:10 AM
    Mini Session v2--Panorama
     Optional 
    11:10 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Session 3--Panorama
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch—Riot House Restaurant
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Session 4--Panorama
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  2:05 PM
    Mini Session v3--Panorama

    The third mini session, led by an attendee in the audience, will tackle our last chosen topic submitted during event registration.

     Optional 
    2:05 PM  -  2:20 PM
    HFTP/HITEC Update--Panorama
    Our fast but fulfilling annual update from Frank Wolfe, HFTP’s CEO.
     Optional 
    2:20 PM  -  2:35 PM
    Break—Panorama
     Optional 
    2:35 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Session 5--Panorama
     Optional 
    3:20 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Session 6--Panorama
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    One-on-One Meet Ups with EVS Attendees

    NEW in 2018! Based on attendee feedback, we built additional time for attendees to meet one-on-one about potential partnerships, deals being worked on together, etc. Take time to grab a beverage, find a quiet spot, and discuss your hot topics.

     Optional 
    5:15 PM 
    Board Transportation to Offsite Event *please be prompt--Lobby Entrance
    *Bring government-issued photo ID that will be checked by Warner Bros. security before you are allowed to board the bus. Buses will pull away at 5:30pm.
     Optional 
    6:15 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Warner Bros. VIP Tour, Backlot Reception and Dinner

    The one unforgettable must-do thing in L.A. is to experience a movie and television studio; we will deliver on that front and take you to the busiest, biggest and most iconic one of them all–Warner Bros. Studios. Like you, the four Warner brothers were risk takers and innovators and their pioneering spirit lives on in Burbank. This evening will be packed including a VIP private tour of the backlot after-hours featuring sets from many (many) shows and movies you have seen including La La Land, Casablanca, Shameless, Friends, Ellen, Conan, Batman, Spider Man, National Lampoon's Vacation, Blade Runner, The Music Man, the Dukes of Hazard, Gilmore Girls, Seinfeld, Rebel without a Cause, ER, and True Blood--we could go on and on.

    Practically every square inch of Warner Bros. Studios has appeared on the big and small screen in hundreds of legendary and award-winning productions since relocating here in 1930. First, you will tour the vast backlot of the 110 acres of movie-making magic, explore a working soundstage and more. Then, our reception will take place in the Archive Museum among famous costumes and props from some of Warner Bros.’ most iconic productions. Next, we will head to dinner in The Picture Car Vault featuring The Tumbler from The Dark Knight series and The Bathammer from Batman and Robin. We are working on a few more surprises that you won't want to miss.

    Dress is casual and comfortable. Note the group photo for HU Magazine's summer issue will be taken this evening.

    *Spouses/significant others are welcome to attend this evening's events for a fee of $341.71.

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    Fee  Optional 
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018
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    6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM
    Guided Run Through Los Angeles: Day 3--Meet in Lobby (Complimentary)

    Each morning, our local Executive Vendor Summit running guide will take our group's runners to a different area. Runs will be catered to the participants' speeds and interests.

     Optional 
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast—Panorama
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Session 7--Panorama
     Optional 
    9:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Break—Panorama
     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Annual Customer Insights Onstage/CIO Panel—Panorama

    What are their challenges today? What are their future technology plans? What works for them and what does not? Why? Join us for our annual panel of hospitality CIOs as they share their visions and talk specifics about their needs and strategies as well as answer your questions. Historically, this is one of the highlights of the Executive Vendor Summit and inspires conversations all the way to the airport! 

    Confirmed Panelists: Andrew Arthurs, SVP and CIO, Two Roads Hospitality; Jeff Bzdawka, SVP-Global Hotel Operations, Hyatt; Darren Clark, VP Technology, Viceroy Hotels and Resorts; and Andy Tjan, CHTP, Corporate Director of Technology and Innovation, Rosewood Hotel Group.

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     Optional 
    11:15 AM 
    Shuttle to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)--Lobby Entrance (Complimentary)

    Hospitality Upgrade will provide one complimentary airport shuttle to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) located approximately 14 miles from the Andaz. Travel time varies widely based on LA traffic--please plan accordingly. 

     Optional 
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