2023 Annual Conference and Gala - Presented by Morgan Stanley

November 20-21
Hyatt Regency Columbus


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Join the largest annual gathering of hoteliers in Ohio! Featuring a variety of educational sessions on retention, culture, sustainability and MORE. Experience our tradeshow with solutions & connections for all and the jewel of the evening the Ohio Stars of the Industry Gala Dinner!

Same location; new conference. You will find something here for every member of your team. Further the continuing education of your associates with specialized education & certification to improve the service & professionalism of our industry.  


Register for the 2023 Annual Conference & Gala Here





Room Reservations

There is an open room block at the Hyatt Regency Columbus on Sunday, November 19 and Monday, November 20. These are at a rate of $119++/night. Reservation cut off is October 30.

Room reservations can be made here. 



Registration Scholarships

More information coming soon!



ULO Property of the Year

 ULO Property of the Year Nominations are OPEN! Is your unique lodging property a standout? Do you provide a service or offering that no one else does? Let us know about it by submitting a ULO Property of the Year Nomination so we  can help tell your story.

Nominate Here!


Nominations Close September 22, 2023.


Monday, November 20, 2023

9:30AM  Attendee Registration Opens
10:30AM Suggested Arrival
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Opening General Session: Lightening Round - The First 90 Days | Attendee Grab & Go Lunch

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Exhibitor Break 1

1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Breakout Sessions I

  • Resilient Leadership
  • Under Pressure: Dealing with Conflict and Difficult Guests
  • Maintaining Excellence: A Panel of Best Practices for Property Upkeep
2:30PM - 3:30PM

Exhibitor Break 2

3:30 PM - 4:30PM

Breakout Sessions II

  • The Journey of the Survivor
  • Anything But Cookie Cutter - Sales Recommended
  • HELP WANTED! Now what? - ULO Recommended
4:45 - 5:30PM ULO & Owner/Management Company Receptions - Invite Only
5:00 - 6:00 PM Ohio Stars of the Industry Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM - 9:00PM Ohio Stars of the Industry Gala

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

7:00AM Information Desk Opens
8:00 - 8:30 AM Attendee Networking
8:30 - 9:45AM General Session: Creating & Sustaining a Winning Culture | Attendee Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00AM

Breakout Sessions III

  • Declutter Your Mind: A Personal Organization Workshop
  • A Greener Night's Sleep: The Rise of the Sustainable Hotel - Sales Recommended
  • 360° - Your Communication Strategy - ULO Recommended
11:15AM - 12:15PM

Breakout Sessions IIII

  • Managing a Cross Generational Workforce
  • Curating Relationships- Sales Recommended
  • The New Traveler: Traveler Expectations & Industry Perceptions- ULO Recommended
12:30 - 2:30PM

FINALE: Creating a Space to Thrive - Thanks for Coming In Today! | Luncheon / OHLA Annual Meeting

2:30PM Silent Auction Pickup Begins


2023 Annual Conference & Gala Sessions

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2023 Annual Conference and Gala Speakers & Special Guests

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Exhibitor Experience Participants


Would you like to exhibit at OHLA's Annual Conference? Email lauren@ohla.org or call 614-461-6462


Exhibitors at the 2023 OHLA Annual Conference & Gala

Conference Exhibitors

Morgan Stanley

Booth # N/A

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley
Contact: Jim Bishop
(P) 614-389-9445
Email: james.d.bishop@morganstanley.com

Become an Exhibitor

Become an Exhibitor

Interested in Exhibiting? Contact Lauren@ohla.org or call



2023 OHLA Annual Conference Sponsors -- Thank you for your support!














2023 OHLA Conference Registration

Full Conference Registration

Gala Only Registration

Exhibitor Registration | Entities must be OHLA Members to Exhibit

Educator Registration

Student Registration

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