Save the date for this year’s conference!

The GHTA Annual Conference will be held November 13-15, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. 
More details and open registration coming soon!


Conference Agenda

Below is an outline of the 2019 conference agenda structure. This agenda style is based on the great success of and response to our 2018 conference from attendees. The content itself will highlight topics that are timely and important to our industry. Full speaker, breakout session, and entertainment details coming soon. Agenda outline is subject to change.

Pre-Conference: Tuesday, November 12

  • Attendees start to arrive in Phoenix

Day 1: Wednesday, November 13

  • Attendees continue arriving in Phoenix

  • 12:00PM: Conference registration check-in opens

  • 2:00PM: Conference Day 1 kick-off + keynote speaker + GHTA Annual Business Meeting, including induction of new board

  • 6:30PM - 9:00PM: Evening social event

Day 2: Thursday, November 14

  • 7:00AM: Registration opens & breakfast is served

  • 8:00AM: Conference Day 2 kick-off + full day of breakouts and keynote speakers

  • 5:00PM: Conference Day 2 ends

  • 6:30PM - 9:00PM: Evening social event

Day 3: Friday, November 15

  • 7:00AM: Registration opens & breakfast is served

  • 8:00AM : Conference Day 3 kick-off + breakout workshops + keynote speaker

  • 11:30AM: Conference concludes

  • Attendees depart Phoenix and head home sweet home!

hotel accommodations

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Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

We will be returning to the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ for this year’s conference. Our return to this resort is due to the overwhelming praise for the property and requests to go back for a second year in a row. Hotel room reservations will be opening soon!

GHTA Group Rate: $179/night + $10 resort fee (below amenities included) and applicable taxes. The rate will also be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the Conference, based on hotel occupancy, for anyone that would like to extend their stay. Please note: GHTA cannot guarantee extended stay rates, as it is based on hotel occupancy and availability.

Resort Fee Includes:

  • Unlimited Internet access in guest rooms and lobby areas

  • Access to the Aji Spa Fitness - Workout Room

  • Complimentary bottled waters in-room, replenished daily

  • Any local, long distance (domestic), and 1-800 guest room calls

  • Expanded shuttle service to the new Phoenix Premium Outlets

  • Tennis court and full tennis equipment rental (based on availability)

About the property: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a truly transformative resort experience. Located just a short drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, this Native American-owned luxury hotel feels a world away from everyday life. The resort has strived to maintain the heritage and culture of the Gila River Indian Community throughout the resort, preserving a sense of authenticity at every turn. Spend your days enjoying a round of golf at Whirlwind Golf Club, pampering yourself at Aji Spa or making a splash at the four resort pools. The resort also offers dining options to please every palate including Kai, the state's only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star award-winning restaurant.

Thinking about bringing your family to stay the weekend, post-conference? Great news -- there’s something for every member of the family at the Sheraton Grand Resort at Wild Horse Pass. Splash around in one of their four pools with waterfalls and 111-foot waterslide. Discover horseback riding at the Koli Equestrian Center with lessons, trail rides, and outdoor events. For younger guests, the Sheraton Adventure Club offers daily activities. For a more active adventure, experience the tennis courts and extensive jogging/walking trails. Or enjoy a boat ride to Rawhide or Whirlwind Golf Club on the 2 ½ mile river that surrounds the resort. For additional off-site local attractions, please click here.

Airport + Transit

The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ is a short, 15-minute ride from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport [PHX] and 15 miles from downtown Phoenix. Self-parking at the hotel is complimentary.


Attendees will want to utilize the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport [PHX] for the most convenient arrival and departure.

Transportation Options

Directions to hotel from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

  • Take AZ-143 South

  • Merge onto I-10 East toward Tucson

  • Exit Wild Horse Pass Blvd

  • Turn right onto Wild Horse Pass Blvd

  • Continue on Wild Horse Pass Blvd through two signal lights

  • Follow the signs onto to the resort grounds and guest registration

2019 Conference Attendee Roster

This section will feature a roster of those registered for the 2019 GHTA Annual Conference, after registration has opened. Have questions? Email the GHTA office at [email protected].


registration rates

The 2019 GHTA Annual Conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ, November 13-15. Registration rate details will be available soon!

Member Rates [GHTA, GSMA]:
> Coming soon!

Non-Member Rate:
> Coming soon!