The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference

The Collins College of Hospitality Management and PKF Consulting partner hosts the annual Southern California Visitors Industry Outlook Conference each year in the fall. The 2017 conference was held at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Attendees enjoyed a full day of panel discussions from tourism and economic experts about trends in Southern California. CBRE, an international firm of management consultants, industry specialists, and appraisers who provided a full range of services to the hospitality, real estate and tourism industries, presented its extensive lodging forecast report. This report contains detailed analyses of markets throughout Southern California. 

All attendees received an electronic link of CBRE Hotel's 2018 Lodging Forecast and were able to enjoy a continental breakfast buffet before the conference began.

Registration/Networking and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Conference Overview
Bruce Baltin, Managing Director, CBRE Hotels

CVB Insights and Perspective
Moderator: Brandon Feighner, Director, CBRE Hotels

Panel Members:
10:00am -10:30am
Industry Trends Kelsey Waite, Business Development, Destinations - STR

10:30am -10:45am

10:45am -12pm
Local Prespectives & Outlook on Major Markets Moderator: Lauren Schlau, President, Lauren Schlau Consulting
Panel Members: Dan Mishell, California Travel & Tourism Commission
Skip Hull, CIC Research
Robert Kleinhenz, Beacon Economics

12pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Keynote Speaker: Ed Fuller, Orange County Visitors Association

1:45pm - 3pm
CBRE Hotels 2018 Lodging Forecast
Moderator: Bruce Baltin, Managing Director, CBRE Hotels
Panel Members: Brandon Feighner, Director
Mike Baker, Senior Consultant
Amanda Hanson, Senior Consultant

Information: or (909) 869-6910