BHN Events Surpass 100,000 Attendees

Published July 2017

July 19, 2017

Burba Hotel Network (BHN), a division of Northstar Travel Group, announced today that the company and its events have exceeded 100,000 attendees. This monumental milestone was reached at the ALIS Summer Update event in Atlanta on July 18th, 2017.

To celebrate the milestone, the 100,000th delegate, Soo Yeon Noh of InterContinental Hotels Group, was presented with a certificate for complimentary registration to each of BHN’s 2018 annual events, including ALIS, ALIS Law, HICAP UPDATE, AOCAP, HOLA, CHRIS, ALIS Summer Update, Hot.E, HICAP, and HIFI.

BHN co-founder, Jim Burba said, “Reaching the 100,000 delegate mark is a huge accomplishment, and we’re very excited it happened in Atlanta at ALIS Summer Update. Now it’s on to number 200,000.”

This milestone also comes at a timely point for BHN, as its hotel investment event portfolio was recently acquired by Northstar Travel Group. Aligning with a strategic and cultural partner that offered new capabilities was important for the company as it continues to grow in order to contribute greater educational and marketing offerings to the global hotel investment community. This new partnership and the 100,000 delegate milestone are just the beginning of many exciting things to come.


BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 150 events completed to-date, and in excess of 100,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Mumbai; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London. The BHN website at is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world. BHN is a division of Northstar Travel Group.

Northstar Travel Group is the global leader of business intelligence, information, data, research, digital marketing services and events for senior-level professionals in the travel, meetings and hospitality industries. The Northstar portfolio includes; Travel Weekly, Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, The Beat, Travel Procurement, Web in Travel, Phocuswright, Burba Hotel Network, Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, Meetings & Conventions China, Incentive, Association News, Sports Travel and 75 annual events in thirteen countries including leading events such as ALIS, HICAP, Phocuswright, TEAMS, Web in Travel, and Mountain Travel Symposium. Northstar is also the majority shareholder in InntopiaNorthstar Travel Group is owned by EagleTree Capital and is based in Secaucus, NJ, with offices in New York, NY; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Winston-Salem, NC; Stowe, VT; Edwards, CO; Glen Ellyn, IL; Costa Mesa, CA; and global offices in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai.