The California Hotel & Lodging Association produces and participates in many types of events for the benefit of our members and the industry.  From speaking at local industry meetings to statewide conferences, CH&LA seeks to educate and inform the lodging industry on the latest issues and opportunities.

We’re always adding educational events to keep the industry updated, so please be sure to keep checking back!

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"CH&LA's seminar series, Disaster Preparedness, was very timely and provided industry-specific examples, crisis planning, and opened up a dialogue with emergency planning personnel that was invaluable to those in attendance."

Jim Kelly
Regional Director, Loss Prevention
Marriott International


Southern California’s 27th Annual Visitor Industry Outlook Conference

Please join the Collins of Hospitality Management with PKF Consulting and the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown for the 27th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference to be held at The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel.

TriNet Inspire

Enjoy a half-day of presentations, panel discussions and networking focusing on HR developments, strategies and actionable ideas. Hundreds of Bay Area business executives and HR leaders are going to be there.  RSVP here:

SFSDA Meeting

More details coming soon...

San Jose California Water Challenges: Risks And Opportunities

You are invited to join Ecolab at the Silicon Valley Capitol Club for a one day seminar that will be addressing California's Drought-Related Mandates.

Why Hospitality is Now a Science and no Longer an Art

The hospitality Industry is changing by the minute and this creates challenges for hoteliers to keep up with the latest trends. Learn why hospitality is now a science and no longer an art. Operationally, a GM must have traditional hospitality service skills to ensure great reviews, as well as have knowledge of insurance, technology, mobile tech, and service leadership. There are more examples; this is just the tip of the iceberg!

Irvine California Water Challenges Risks and Opportunities

You are invited to join Ecolab at the UCI University Club for a one day seminar that will be addressing California's Drought-Related Mandates.

Nominating Committee Meeting

Education Foundation Online Auction

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

CABBI Council Meeting

Your Hotel Website and Electronic eCommerce

A website with an innovative design and high performance will achieve a high conversion rate. You must create a contextually aware, flexible experience for visitors to your site. Innovative design keeps users engaged with the content, increasing the conversion rate and reducing the chance of abandonment.

San Mateo to Host Human Trafficking Training

Plan to attend this pre-Super Bowl initiative and a rare opportunity for everyone to get together and recieved the same training. Join this meeting for FREE training for your staff on recognizing human trafficking, a very important subject.

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Women in Lodging (WIL) - Promoting Women in Hospitality Through Mentorship

Join us for this hour-long panel discussion that will examine ways in which women in the hotel industry have professionally encouraged one another through formal and informal mentorship programs. The session will review best practices for developing and implementing such a program, and explore why there is still a need for programs of this nature. Panelists will share personal experiences and focus on how providing a system for women to rise to the top through education and support can remove obstacles to success that would otherwise keep them from attaining a high level of performance.

CH&LA Leadership Reception

Sponsored by Visit California

Board Meeting

Annual Membership Luncheon & Stars of the Industry Awards

Join the California Hotel and Lodging Association (CH&LA) as we honor the exemplary individuals and properties in the lodging industry! The annual Stars of the Industry Awards will take place at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego on November 19, 2015. Check back for more information.

The Top Trends in Travel 2016

2016 is ushering in a new era for hoteliers and now is the time to prepare your hotel to take advantage of key trends in the coming year. This exclusive webinar will highlight the top traveler trends in 2016, with strategies to attract and satisfy today's demanding traveler. As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder empowers hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. Dedicated to the travel industry, the company's investment in traveler research helps hotels engage and influence travelers around the world across every web touchpoint. 

American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)

ALIS is the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world. Nearly 2,800 top industry leaders attended ALIS in January 2015. 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.

Innkeeping As a Profession

Dream of becoming an innkeeper? Don't miss Innkeeping As a Profession on January 30-31, 2016 at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, CA. This two-day workshop provides you a behind-the- scenes look into the innkeeping lifestyle. Sessions include: Finding the perfect inn, financing, marketing, operations and more. You get to ask veteran innkeepers your toughest questions, as well as and attend the InnSpire opening reception and trade show.

InnSpire Conference & Trade Show

Join us January 31 - February 2, 2016 at the Monterey Marriott as we celebrate CABBI's 25th anniversary at the 2016 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show℠. Keep checking back for details and updates on speakers, room reservations and more! Click here for a recap of the 2015 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show℠.

HR in Hospitality Expo

The HR in Hospitality Expo will be held March 14-16, 2016, and is the only event specifically for HR professionals in your industry, making it your best opportunity to connect with colleagues who share your challenges during the networking reception and lunch discussions. Plus, you'll have time to visit exhibits about the latest products and services for the hospitality industry. Admission is free to qualified professionals.

AH&LA’s 2016 Legislative Action Summit

Save the Date! Stay tuned for more details coming soon...