Opening Keynote

Anthony Melchiorri

 Anthony Melchiorri, TV personality and host and creator of “Hotel Impossible” on Travel Channel, has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. His storied career began as the Night Manager of the iconic Plaza Hotel, but in just 18 months, he worked his way up the ladder to become the Director of Front Office Operations there. ​​

With the instinct to know exactly what needs to be fixed the minute he enters a hotel, Anthony has transformed some of the nation’s finest pedigreed properties, including New York City’s prestigious Lucerne and Algonquin Hotels. In addition to being a Travel Channel host, Anthony is also Managing Director of Argeo Hospitality, his hospitality consulting firm, which specializes in revenue management, brand development, sales and marketing, and provides consultation on hotel projects for private owners and investors.  

Closing Keynote

Walter Bond

 Walter Bond: A Lifetime in Pursuit of Peak Performance

Walter Bond is one of the top corporate keynote speakers and executive coaches in the nation. His reputation is built on a powerful speaking style, memorable ideas, and his hard-earned mastery of peak performance principles.

A bench player during his four-year college career at the University of Minnesota, Walter Bond decided to dedicate himself to understanding peak performance. He willed himself to a full-scale optimization of every aspect of his game—and a six-year professional career, including stints with the Dallas Mavericks, the Utah Jazz, and the Detroit Pistons.

Ever since, Walter has worked to hone his methodologies and teach them at businesses across the United States. His expertise on business performance has led to diverse opportunities in corporate America. For instance, Walter hosted Food Network’s franchise food-business show, Giving You the Business.