February 2, 2020 - February 4, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
Brent and his wife, Monica, recently returned from Atlanta, GA where they attended the 2020 CHOC OIC (Choice Hotels Owners Council Owners Investment Conference) at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta.
Brent serves on the RAB for Region 4 of CHOC, as well as the Rising Stars Advisory Board for Choice Hotels in 2020. Brent had a chance to connect and share best practices with members of both groups at the recent event in Atlanta.
The three day event included an opening reception with tailgate-style food and games. There was air hockey, popshot basketball, darts, a massive foosball table, and more; including an appearance by FSU legend Warrick Dunn.
Monday opened with a general session followed by an Industry Intelligence Panel (Hotel News Now's Senior Managing Editor hosted a panel featuring experts from STR, CBRE Hotels, and the Georgia Hotel Association), then a full day of breakout sessions. Brent attended sessions on topics including The Rising Cost of Capital Expenditures, Managing in a Two-Speed Economy, and Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law.
Monday night concluded with an evening event where the ballroom was converted to a speakeasy for dining, networking, and drinks; with a full casino and all proceeds from donations going to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The event concluded Tuesday with a General Session featuring a conversation with Pat Pacious of Choice Hotels and one last breakout, Inhospitable to Human Trafficking Training.