AAHOA Taps Former Secretary of Defense Gates for Keynote
Thursday January 16th, 2014 - 9:15AM 0
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ATLANTA—Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 AAHOA Annual Convention and Trade Show.
The conference will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center March 19-22 and is expected to play host to some 4,000 hotel owners.
Gates, who will speak on Friday, March 21, served as Secretary of Defense for President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush. He is the author of the newly published book, "Duty: Memoirs of A Secretary at War."
"AAHOA prides itself on providing information to our members as well as to our industry that is timely and relevant," stated Mehul Patel, AAHOA chairman. "The appearance by Robert Gates certainly continues this rich tradition, with our guests able to hear directly from one of today's most prominent newsmakers."
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