The world’s largest hotel investment conference kicks off in a couple months (Jan. 22-24) at the JW Marriot & Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) speakers and panelists will discuss a wide variety of topics regarding hotel investment, development and acquisitions. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, AAHOA President & CEO Chip Rogers will moderate a panel discussion on franchise strategies. Rogers will also sit on a panel at ALIS Law, which will take place just before ALIS (Jan. 22) at the Residence Inn and Courtyard Los Angeles. The panel will discuss the 2018 midterm elections and the potential impact on the hotel industry. While ALIS covers issues and opportunities related to buying, selling and building hotels, ALIS Law focuses on legal issues that owners and operators face after the deal closes. To register, visit alisconference.com.