The theme of our 98th Annual Convention & Trade Show  is Leading Change. The AHLA and our members have always faced challenges together head on – and in this economy, adaptability is vital. The theme captures the resilience, creativity, and agility of our industry, and recognizes our need to identify the forces of change, and adapt quickly in order to succeed and prosper. See the full registration brochure here.

At the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge April 15 – 17, you’ll hear from leadership development expert Michael Timms. His keynote address on Leading Talent Development reveals the fundamentals of continuous leadership and talent development, and will show you how to make your property a talent magnet. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of informative sessions that will help you lead change at your hotel, such as:

  • Alberta Accommodation Outlook – get a comprehensive outlook on the current and future state of Alberta’s accommodation industry;
  • Insight on Government – see an insider’s view of what is driving Alberta politics and government decision making;
  • Maximizing Labour Productivity – hospitality finance coach David Lund returns to share simple tools that will help you track, measure, and plan productivity to achieve better financial results;
  • Your Employment Standards Questions: Answered; and much more.

Leadership development expert Michael Timms will close the convention by showing you how to be a leader whose influence goes beyond your personal reach, leaving an impact on your employees that will last for generations.

After taking in the wide array of sessions we have planned, you’ll have the opportunity to close out each night and unwind by celebrating with the Employer of Choice and Housekeeping Award recipients at the Housekeeping Awards Gala and Employer of Choice Celebration!

Nominations are now open for the Gold Key Award and the Award of Distinction. Make sure you recognize those deserving individuals before the March 20 deadline.

Come together with your colleagues to support, celebrate, and learn from each other. We have kept registration fees at the same price as last year. Register before March 20, 2018 for early bird pricing, and book your rooms ASAP as they are only held until March 13, 2018.