Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace
February 26-March 1, 2018


Summit 2018…the connection of passion and knowledge



A conference that focuses on the essential building blocks of your business.  A conference that offers compelling content.  A conference where new ideas are born and strategies are honed. A conference that helps you create a roadmap for success.  A conference that celebrates the innkeeping industry like no other.

Summit 2018 is being held in Norfolk’s newest upscale hotel and meeting destination, Hilton Norfolk The Main. Walking to restaurants, waterfront attractions and trendy shopping are nearby and easy to get to.  

Room Block

The room block at The Main is no longer available, but we have provided a number of other potential lodging options close to the Main.  Click here for more details.  


Registration is now closed online, but it is not too late to attend Summit, you can easily register on-site at the registration desk!  For registration details and our cancellation policy, click here.

It is not too late to join us.  Your fee includes 21 Monday Spotlight Sessions, Welcome Reception Monday evening, Breakfasts (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), Lunches (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), and nearly 50 general and workshop sessions!  Shindig is our Wednesday evening bash with Virginia victuals and kick-up-your-heels mountain music (just $25 for dinner, dancing, and our not-to-be-missed auction!). 

Jeff FrommOur speakers are thought-leaders. Jeff Fromm, who isn’t a Millennial as defined by age, is the Millennial Marketing Guy.  He has consulting experience with Whole Foods Market and is on the board of Three Dog Bakery (and others), plus he’s been doing this marketing stuff for 25 years.  You can check him out at  Jeff is our featured General Session Speaker Wednesday afternoon, plus catch him later that day for another focused workshop. You will hear more about the other six dozen speakers in the upcoming weeks.

The Marketplace is where you want to shop!  Suppliers and consultants feature their services, products, innovations, and more. They're exactly what you need at your property! From online reservation systems, insurance and credit card services, social media marketing, coffee mugs and specialty items to brand the property, fine linens and facial wipes, to photographers that capture the mood and settings of your rooms and (yummy) breakfast, each will be in Norfolk to greet you and share their latest innovations and hospitality solutions.

Interested in meeting owners and decision makers, and at exhibiting at the nation's largest Marketplace for the innkeeping industry?  Click HERE for information.

Select Registry members are meeting on Sunday, February 25, 2018. You can view the Membership Gathering Agenda by clicking here.



Meet Me at The Main

We are excited to hold AIHP's 2018 Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace at the Norfolk Hilton The Main, downtown Norfolk's newest upscale hotel, dining, and meeting destination. On the corner of Main and Granby Streets, the Main is sure to be the "main" attraction along Norfolk's revitalized waterfront, complete with eclectic eateries, gastropubs, and scenic riverside trail. Hotel booking information is now available HERE!

Norfolk is a clean, fun, dynamic town rich with wonderful restaurants, activities, and culture (arts, history). It was voted one of America's favorite cities in the 2016 Travel+Leisure America's Favorite Places. 

Here are some links to the hotel and all that Norfolk has to offer!

Hilton Norfolk The Main

Waterside District

Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hear what they're saying about the 2017 Summit...

I felt proud to be part of the association. The enthusiasm was amazing.Cheryl Grantham, Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn Cottages, and Suites

My first summit. Found it extremely beneficial. Perhaps a bit overwhelming because there were so many sessions that I would have loved to have attended...just not enough time.Wendy Bade, Hawk Valley Retreat

Best Inn Conference EVER. Very productive, well organized, user-friendly. ~ Marianne and Marc Blazar, Orchard Inn