Salt Summit and Awards

Where Hospitality Meets Inspiration

Join industry leaders to network, learn and connect at SALT Summit and cap off the day at the SALT Awards, celebrating the unsung heroes of hospitality while supporting a good cause. The SALT Summit is more than an event; it’s a movement to elevate the standard of excellence in hospitality, foster continuous learning, and celebrate the unsung heroes and teams who make our industry thrive. This is an opportunity to network with industry leaders to learn and grow your business.

Education and Inspiring Sessions by Industry and Community Leaders,

Will Guidara

8:00 am to 1:30 pm ~ Hilton Salt Lake City Center


Keynote by Will Guidara, the author of the National Bestseller Unreasonable Hospitality, which chronicles the lessons in service and leadership he has learned over the course of his career in restaurants.


Connect with industry leaders and expand your knowledge with educational sessions covering ‘AI 101 – How to Lead,’ ‘Future of Destinations,’ ‘Frontline Training 101,’ ‘Advocates to Experts – Resources to Enhance Quality of Life’ and, presented by Downtown Alliance - ‘The Sociable City Seminar’ featuring Jim Peters – Founder of The Responsible Hospitality Institute. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn, and grow!


Salt Awards

6:00 pm ~ Capitol Theatre


Experience the “Greatest Show” as we celebrate hospitality excellence where we shine a spotlight on our unsung heroes alongside local community leaders. Savor tantalizing appetizers, indulge in an open bar, and be mesmerized by thrilling live entertainment featuring Duo Transcend, as seen on America’s Got Talent! Your generous support will benefit IMPACT Salt Lake, a 501c3, dedicated to enriching and enhancing our visitor and resident economy. Don’t pass up this exceptional opportunity to partake in a night of unforgettable fun and impactful contributions!

Nominations Are Still Open

Do you know someone who embodies the spirit of hospitality, going above and beyond to create memorable experiences for visitors and locals alike? Now is your chance to honor their dedication and passion. Nominate a deserving individual for a SALT Award, where we celebrate the exceptional service and contributions of those who elevate our industry.

Celebrate & Support

Impact Salt Lake

Every ticket, every applause, goes back to supporting our community through our new 501c3, IMPACT Salt Lake. Your participation at the SALT Summit and Awards helps fund programs and initiatives designed to uplift our hospitality workers and their families, plus enhance the greater Salt Lake community, ensuring that Salt Lake remains a top place to live, work, and visit.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Be a champion in the community as a partner of the SALT Summit and Awards, the premier day-long educational and awards program dedicated to honoring the hard work, dedication, and exceptional service of our hospitality industry professionals. â€‹Opportunities range from Champion to Partner, Supporter, or Hospitality. 

Scholarship Opportunities

If the cost of attendance is a barrier, we encourage you to apply for one of our scholarship tickets. These scholarships are made possible through the generous support of our partners and are intended to help those in the hospitality industry who would benefit most from this event but may not have the means to attend.

Thank you to Our Partners

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Opening Keynote: Welcoming the World: Inspiration from Olympic Medalists  

Leadership Track:
• Harnessing AI for Enhanced Hospitality Experiences
• Understanding and Leveraging Tourism Economics for Business Growth

Frontline Staff Track:
• Elevate Your Life: Tools and Resources for Frontline Hospitality Staff
• Mindfulness and Workplace Meditation

Lunch Keynote: Unreasonable Hospitality with Will Guidara  

Introducing SALT Experience: Empowering Frontline Hospitality Staff

The Sociable City Seminar: Presented by the Downtown Alliance

Attire: Business casual


Cocktail Hour

SALT Awards and Show - featuring live entertainment from Duo Transcend

Attire: Dress Attire, theme: The Greatest Show


Visit Salt Lake Members receive discounted ticket rates.

For bulk ticket options, check out Sponsorship tickets

Summit Only: $99 (members)/ $149 (non-members)

Summit and Awards: $149 (members)/ $199 (non-members)

Lunch Keynote Only: $49

Awards Only: $79