In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several hospitality industry conferences have postponed or gone virtual with events, while others are moving forward with their original dates and even launching new virtual events to address issues the industry is facing in the current environment. Below is a list of 2021 conference announcements.
Updated on May 21, 2021
AAHOA Convention & Trade Show
Previously slated to take place in early May, AAHOA announced in January that the 2021 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show will take place from August 3-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD).
“AAHOA prides itself on delivering America’s hoteliers, vendors, and partners the best convention and trade show in the hospitality industry. With the end of the pandemic in sight, it is our goal that attendees to the 2021 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show be able to gather safely as we continue on the road to recovery and celebrate the resiliency of our industry. Therefore, we are rescheduling our Convention & Trade Show for August 3-6, 2021,” said Cecil Staton, AAHOA president and CEO.
AAHOA is tracking the vaccine rollout closely and working with public health officials in Dallas as well as VisitDallas to ensure the safety and success of this event. VisitDallas announced an initiative to lead the nation by becoming the first destination to receive Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation designating Dallas hotels, the KBHCCD, and selected city venues as sanitary and safe.
“We are confident that rescheduling the convention is the right decision for our members, industry partners, and our association so that people can travel and gather safely in Dallas. I look forward to seeing all our friends in the hospitality industry Dallas this August,” said Staton.