Strategic Partners



Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,300 employees, 27,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximize the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business.  Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn



The Castell Project mission is to see women in more than one of every three positions at all levels of hospitality industry leadership and ownership

Castell Project, a 501©3 nonprofit, is named for castell builders. These teams of thousands build human pyramids that lift people many levels high.

Castell Project reduces the friction that slows women’s rise as leaders.

  • The research initiative moves the conversation about women from opinion and emotion to facts and goals.
  • Leadership programs develop women in five areas where gender-specific training enables women to progress faster and lead more effectively.
  • Castell@College recognizes that women in hospitality programs often set their sights too low and introduces successful women who are executives and have rich personal lives to show students opportunity.
  • Podium initiatives including the Castell Award and WSH List showcase women so they can gain the recognition they need to move up, and so both men and women see women in leading roles.
Fortunas Table


Fortuna’s Table exists because doing a hotel deal is difficult – information is not readily available or organized, experts are expensive and busy, and it’s tough to climb a learning curve alone. Modeled after high-tech business incubators, Fortuna’s Table addresses this friction.


Providing unparalleled insight and access to alternative investments, TLTsolutions links people together to acquire residential and commercial real estate.  Our mission is to empower people to create wealth, so we educate and open the door to real estate investing for aspiring investors like you. We build a chain that lifts you up and gets stronger as more people join together to build generational wealth.

​How do we build the Chain?

​TLTsolutions identifies and vets income producing real estate opportunities. Focusing primarily on residential, multifamily and hotels; we target assets with compelling fundamentals and predictable cash flow.​ We structure the investments so that aspiring individuals, families and small entities can participate and link arms with us to create passive income.

​The investments are structured as limited partnerships and we do all the heavy lifting. From acquiring the property and guaranteeing the loan to strategically managing the asset and overseeing the day to day operations. We do the work so that you enjoy passive income with absolutely no effort.

Before offering a real estate investment to you, TLTsolutions thoroughly analyzes the opportunity. We help you mitigate risk and capitalize on the asset’s income potential. Then we formulate our investment strategy, build a business plan, and take control of the property using our own cash first. Then and only then, after the heavy lifting has been done do we look for partners, like you, to own the asset with us.


EthniFacts is a company born out of frustration with the lack of available insights and tools for activating the New Mainstream….an America Reimagined where the “general market” no longer exists, but rather a marketplace that reflects and acknowledges consumers of all races and ethnicities as the source of new social trends and business growth and demands activation strategies based on this reality.

Multicultural consumers–and non-ethnic Americans who share their values and attitudes–are at the forefront of a fascinating and fast-growing CulturEdge℠. At the same time, the nation’s 57 million Latinos are showing signs of an ASPIRATIONAL SHIFT toward new attitudes and behaviors that are both 100% “Latino” and 100% “American.” By combining advanced research tools and techniques with innovative insights, EthniFacts helps marketers and advertisers unlock the power of the New Mainstream.


ALIS is the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world. ALIS in January 2018 had nearly 3,000 attendees. ALIS features numerous networking opportunities and an extensive array of seminars and panels by hotel industry experts, who discuss important trends and identify new opportunities for the year ahead. We hope you will join us at ALIS as we focus on today, look ahead to tomorrow, and catch a glimpse at what is beyond.


The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference has long been recognized as one of the nation’s top hotel conferences. Our attendees are key hotel owners and leading industry influencers and come from a broad range of organizations. From expert speakers to networking opportunities, you’ll walk away with new insights into your operations.


The Lodging Conference is one of the top hotel industry events in the world. Over the past 23 years, tens of thousands of high-powered hotel owners and executives from around the globe have participated. The event has been sold out for the last five years with attendance of 1800+ in 2017. We bring together the hotel industry’s most influential owners, operators, presidents, CEOs and dealmakers to strategize about development, finance, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations. More than just a conference, the entire event is a THINK TANK where everybody in attendance has the opportunity to join in the conversation, discuss issues, and solve problems.


The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most noteworthy hotel investment conference. Join us in convenient Miami for informative sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. With over a decade of experience in bringing the hotel/tourism investment community together in the Caribbean, the host of CHRIS has created a conference which is innovative, timely, and focused.


HOLA is designed to provide an annual meeting place for hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and the professional advisory community who are interested in doing deals in one of the world’s hottest hotel markets – Latin America.



​AAHOA is the voice of owners in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the industry, with more than 10,000 members owning 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value. AAHOA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community involvement.



AHLA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry.


The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy every year. It advocates on behalf of its network of more than 250 local chambers and business associations nationwide, and also partners with more than 260 major American corporations.

USHCC mission is to provide valuable resources to the Hispanic Business Communities with a framework to improve customer engagement and expand business  opportunities.  Our primary focus is to continue to stimulate the Hispanic economy while maintaining a positive balance between growth and social equity.


​NABHOOD mission is to increase the number of African Americans developing, managing, operating and owning hotels; increase vendor opportunities & executive level jobs for minorities, thereby creating wealth within the African-American community.

California State University Hospitality and Tourism

The Hospitality & Tourism Alliance offers a passport to the world of hospitality and tourism management in both the domestic and international arenas. Based in California, we have ready access to a wide array of global, national and regional corporations in all segments of the hospitality and tourism industry.

Our graduates prove to be an immediate asset to any employer. They come from a rigorous academic background, with a strong work ethic and real-world experience, all of which position our alumni to excel in the global hospitality and tourism markets.

HILTON COLLEGE at The University of Houston

If you’re interested in a career in hospitality, the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management is the place for you! Our name says “Hotel and Restaurant,” but we are a specialized business degree program. Our graduates shine in all sectors of this booming global industry – lodging, restaurants, food & beverage management, catering and events, casino, spa and club management, food safety, conference services, hospitality technology, sports and entertainment venues, marketing and social media, tourism, revenue management, wine and spirits distribution, and so much more!

Established in 1969 by one of the most iconic names in the hospitality industry, Conrad N. Hilton, Hilton College is a world leader in hospitality education. We offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in hotel and restaurant management, hospitality management, global hospitality business and hospitality administration, respectively, as well as a minor in beverage management and marketing.

We are also known for producing quality hospitality professionals who make an immediate impact on the industry, so our graduates are highly sought-after by recruiters from across the globe. In fact, more than 91 percent of our students already have jobs lined up when they graduate! And with our industry connections 50 years in the making, there is no better place for students interested in hospitality to study, learn and succeed in incredible careers the world over. At Hilton College, we prepare the hospitality leaders of tomorrow. We ARE hospitality!