Famed Actor and Producer Anil Kapoor to Keynote AAHOA Convention

ATLANTA, March 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) today announced that Bollywood actor, producer and businessman Anil Kapoor will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 AAHOA Convention and Trade Show.

Kapoor has acted in close to 100 films and is one of the most recognized Indian actors in the world. His role in 2008's Slumdog Millionaire earned him a share of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He has also received critical acclaim from the American press for his performance in the eighth season of action series 24. Kapoor is also the accomplished producer of Gandhi, My Father & Badhaai Ho Badhaai.

"We could not be more thrilled and honored to host Anil Kapoor as a speaker at our largest annual event," AAHOA Chairman Pratik Patel said. "As one of India's most legendary actors and film producers, Anil is very well-known among our members and the general population. Anil's keynote address -- along with appearances from several other business professionals and political leaders – has poised this year's convention to be the most exciting yet."

Registration is underway for the AAHOA Annual Convention, which will be hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., April 22 through April 25, 2015. The four day event will showcase nationally known guest speakers, educational workshops featuring industry leaders and more than 400 hospitality related exhibitors offering the very latest products and services for the hospitality industry. For more information and to register, please visit www.aahoa.com.

Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with over 14,000 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own more than 40 percent of all hotels in the United States and employ nearly 600,000 workers, accounting for over $9.4 billion in payroll annually.

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Source:Asian American Hotel Owners Association