The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference

The Collins College of Hospitality Management and CBRE partner hosts the annual Southern California Visitors Industry Outlook Conference each year in the fall. The 2018 conference was held at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

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's 2019 Lodging Forecast and can view the speaker presentations by clicking the links below.



Registration/Networking and Continental Breakfast


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


CVB Insights and Perspective
Brandon Feighner, Director, CBRE Hotels
Panel Members: TBD


10:00am -10:30am


10:45am -12:00pm
Local Prespectives & Outlook on Major Markets
Lauren Schlau, President, Lauren Schlau Consulting
Panel Members:


12:00pm – 1:30pmLunch
Keynote Speaker: TBD


1:45pm - 3:00pm
CBRE Hotels 2019 Lodging Forecast
Bruce Baltin, Managing Director, CBRE Hotels
Panel Members:


Planning Committee names and companies:

  • Bruce Baltin, CBRE Hotels, Managing Director
  • Lauren Schlau, Lauren Schlau Consulting, President
  • Brandon Feighner, CBRE Hotels, Director
  • Linda Garcia Lawson, Collins College of Hospitality Management, Events and Operations Coordinator

Questions: Please contact Linda Garcia-Lawson, Collins College of Hospitality Management by email at or by telephone at (909) 869-6910.


What is the refund policy?

For a full refund, cancellations must be made by October 1, 2018. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. Please contact Linda Garcia at for any cancellations and transfer requests.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Discounted self-parking $15 ($25 standard pricing). Click here for more information about parking and transportation.