With so much to do at the 2018 Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace, having a plan to navigate yourway through all the workshops, speakers, stores, and spotlight sessions is your first step. Let the AIHP Team be your guiding light! We're here to help, after all. Below we've outlined some of the Summit's most anticipated happenings, from stand-out speakers to Marketplace merchants. Learn from the best in the industry or shop for the highest quality merchandise and top-notch products. Summit 2018 has it all, and we've brought everything together under one roof, just for you. With resources like these, you will have everything you need to make 2018 your best year yet!


The discovery of new strategies and tips & tricks of the trade are parts of what make Summit 2018 so special. The conference schedule is jam-packed with educational workshops, so make it to as many as you can - and pick wisely! Ask yourself what's going to benefit your business the most. Click here to view a full list of Summit 2018 workshop descriptions and the speakers for each.


Talk about a shopping spree! The Grand Ballroom of The Main hosts more than 18,000 square feet of product showcases, service exhibits, and the latest innovations in the hospitality industry. Everything you need for your property can be found in Summit 2018's Marketplace, from product suppliers, social media marketing, and coffee to insurance services, photographers, and booking systems. We are thrilled to have so many returing Allied Partners as exhibitors.  Currently, we have 66 booths on the Marketplace floor.  This year, we welcome more than twenty (20) new exhibitors that include B&B Consulting, MidAtlantic Photographic LLC, Odysys, Inc., Stamina Fibre, Standing Stone Coffee Co., and many more. So bring yourSHOPPING LIST!!! Click the banner below to browse a complete list of marketplace exhibitors.


Summit 2018 will host twenty-one spotlight sessions on Monday, February 26th. These are sessions presented by our Marketplace exhibitors and feature the many products and services available for purchase in Norfolk this year. It's a great way to learn about new services being premiered this year, or brand new products available for the very first time! Here are just a few spotlights that you have to choose from:

The B&B Team - Industry Metrics, the Numbers, and What it Means to your Checkbook, we will focus on statistics on inn sales, and give you the top five ways to increase the value of your business.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Join Outdoor Lighting Perspectives as we discuss how professional outdoor lighting can differentiate your property, drive profits, enhance guest experience and improve safety.

Texting Reviews - Get a handle on reviews from Google, TripAdvisor, and Facebook, and learn how Texting Reviews helps with increasing the number of guest reviews, reputation management, sharing reviews on social media, and more!

Click here for the complete list of 2018's spotlight session