The Arkansas Hospitality Association (AHA) aims to “ensure the growth, success, education and image of the restaurant, lodging, and tourism industries in the state of Arkansas,” according to the organization’s website. Join other professionals, network and have fun at the AHA Vendor Showcase & Convention at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock Sept. 20-21. Here are five reasons to come to the convention.

1. Training with the STAR Institute

Join the FREE training opportunities on how to better market your business. This year’s training session topics include: Tips for Marketing Success, Connecting with Customers, Happening Hashtags and 2 Free Tools for Creating Awesome Social Media Posts.

STAR Institute Schedule

2. Employee Development

It’s important for employees in all areas of the hospitality industry to learn more about the industry and what makes one successful in the business. The Vendor Showcase is a perfect place for up and coming leaders within the restaurant, hotel and tourism business segments to network and help build bridges to the future of our industry. Bring your team!

Register to Attend

3. Help Improve Your Business

Each year this event is attended by hospitality industry leaders throughout the state, who are looking for ways to improve their business operations. This year we will have a variety of vendors exhibiting the latest in food and beverage, equipment, furniture, and other services provided to the hospitality industry.

Want to have a booth? Register now before it’s too late!

4. Have Fun!

Come join the fun as chefs compete for the Iron Chef crown on the showcase floor. Watch bartenders create masterpiece drinks at the Star of the Bar competition. Cheer on hotel staff members as they compete to make beds and win bell cart races in the Hospitality games. Register to compete!

Iron Chef

Star of the Bar

Hospitality Games

5. Support the AHA

Did you know the Arkansas Hospitality Association is a major advocate for legislative issues that impact the hospitality industry in our state? Keep your voices heard by supporting the Association. Simply attending the annual AHA Vendor Showcase is a fantastic way to do that. Here are some other opportunities as well:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Give to Silent Auction

Purchase Tickets to the Arkansas Culinary Classic


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