Kate Burda

Kate Burda

Kate Burda Co.
Dallas, TX
Kate Burda’s work has been both inside the hospitality world within IHG, Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott, as well as within other Fortune 500 companies, such as Medtronic and Abbott and Real Estate Investment firms. Her focus is how to accelerate revenue through Science & Strategy, Process & Customer Engagement, Art & Talent Optimization and Revenue Operations.

Stephen Darling

Vancouver, BC, Canada
After 40 consecutive years working in the hospitality industry in three countries, most recently as Regional Vice President for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in North America, Stephen now leads his own hospitality consulting practice, and he currently serves on two boards. Darling entered the hospitality industry as a bellman in Quebec City, from where he became motivated to obtain a Hospitality Management Diploma at Concordia University.
Jean Marc Grosfort

Jean-Marc Grosfort

Worldwide Hotel Development Ltd.
An accomplished global professional, Jean-Marc has over 42 years of experience in the hospitality industry. After successfully leading teams since 1981, he has accumulated a comprehensive understanding for hospitality operations and development on an international level. In his current role at Worldwide Hotel Development Ltd., he serves as consultant for Marriott Middle East and Africa reporting to the Marriott Head Office of Dubai.
Michelle McCue

Michelle McCue

McCue Marketing Communications
Los Angeles, CA
Michelle is the founder of McCue Marking Communications, LLC in 2009. Her company focuses on the intersections between the destination, wine and food industries and offers a blend of traditional and cutting-edge communications services to clients in these sectors. A strategic marketing communications professional, Michelle has more than a decade of experience promoting places and products.
Fred Miller

Fredrick L. Miller

Fredrick L. Miller LLC
Fred Miller formed his own consulting business after retiring from Marriott International, Inc where he held the positions of vice president, global sales and vice president, travel industry relations. Based at Marriott's headquarters in Washington D.C. Mr. Miller was responsible for establishing and maintaining the global sales offices and general sales agents in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific.