Each year, the SDTMD hosts an Annual Meeting, and all lodging owners and general managers are invited to attend. This meeting, hosted by a member hotel and usually held in November, provides an overview of the activities of the SDTMD, as well as a preview and forecast of the year ahead.

Keynote speakers are selected based on their industry knowledge and insights. Some past speakers have included Bobby Bowers of Smith Travel Research leading a seminar on RevPAR (revenue per available room), and John Lambeth, President and Founder of Civitas, providing insights on the formation and maintenance of tourism improvement districts.

First Annual Meeting of the New District

Join us on Friday, November 14, 2014 for our first Annual Meeting for the New District. The annual meeting will focus on the SD Lodging Industry and Tourism as a Critical Economic Driver, featuring Mayor Kevin Faulconer, the founder and President of Tourism Economics, Adam Sacks, and CEO and Co-Founder of Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Chris Crammer.

Meeting Details:

Friday, November 14th, 2014

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina
Marriott Hall 3-4: North Tower
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101-7700

Featured Speakers

Looking back on events from the past year and ahead to the San Diego lodging industry and tourism as a critical economic driver, our annual meeting will feature insights from:


  • Welcome, Acknowledgement of Special Guests – Executive Director, Lorin Stewart
  • Chairman of the Board and President of Atlas Hotels, Terry Brown
  • Mayor Kevin Faulconer
  • Highlights from 2013-2014 and revealing the new website: Executive Director, Lorin Stewart
  • Keynote Speaker, Adam Sacks the founder and President of Tourism Economics
  • Beer Week Highlights, Chris Crammer, Co-founder and CEO of Karl Strauss Brewing Company