NBA legend, CNBC host, astronaut to headline 2017 AAHOA Convention


ATLANTA, February 16, 2017 – The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) today announced keynote speakers for the 2017 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show.

The convention, now in its 28th year, is projected to attract more than 5,000 hoteliers and hospitality-industry professionals for nearly a dozen world-class educational sessions, a sold-out, 500-vendor trade show, and on-site mini-conferences for women, independent hoteliers, and young professionals.

This year, three keynoters from the worlds of business, sports, and science will take the AAHOA stage to share insights on both work and life.

Over three days, convention attendees will welcome keynoters Marcus Lemonis, an author and the star of CNBC’s “The Profit”; David Robinson, a 10-time NBA All-Star, Hall of Famer, and multiple-business owner; and Scott Kelly, U.S. Navy Capt. (Ret.) and astronaut.

“We are excited and honored to host Mr. Lemonis, Mr. Robinson and Capt. Kelly at the AAHOA convention,” said AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers. “Each is a source of considerable inspiration in his respective industry and will bring tremendous value to attendees’ experience.”

All three keynoters will address audiences during the convention general sessions. Mr. Lemonis will speak on Apr. 12; Mr. Robinson on Apr. 13; and Capt. Kelly on Apr. 14.

For more information on the 2017 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show, please visit

Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owner’s association in the world, with more than 16,000 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States.


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