Schedule of Events


If you are in Sacramento on March 25th, the afternoon before the summit, please join us at the Marriott Legislative Reception at the Capitol West Lawn, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. This is a free event, and you may register to attend using the event registration link.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am

Welcome & Kickoff

9:30 - 10:00 am

U.S. Travel Update

  • Michael Jacobson, Director, Industry Relations and Political Engagement, U.S. Travel Association

10:00 - 10:30 am

AAHOA Update

  • Chip Rogers, President, Asian American Hotel Owners Association

10:30 - 10:45 am


10:45 - 11:30 am 

2017 Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2018

  • Ralph Heim and John Caldwell, Public Policy Advocates

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote Session

  • Allan Zaremberg, President & CEO, California Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Zaremberg will update CH&LA's members on the biggest issues facing the business community and will discuss what the California Chamber of Commerce is currently doing to protect the interests of all businesses. Mr. Zaremberg has been the President and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce since 1998 and enhancing the state's economic growth has been the goal of Zaremberg's activities with the Chamber. 

12:00 - 1:10 pm 

Working Lunch

  • 2018 Legislative Issues Briefing

John Caldwell and Ralph Heim will review the top legislative proposals introduced this year.  Attendees will be provided with information on how these legislative proposals could impact the hospitality industry and CH&LA's legislative strategy.

1:15 - 4:00 pm

Appointments at Capitol

* Schedule is subject to change.
For more information, please contact Danny Friedman, Legislative & Communications Coordinator, CH&LA, 916-554-2677,

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