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Vanderbilt Ballroom

Luncheon Keynote with Colin Reed

A Fireside Chat with the Chairman and CEO of Ryman Hospitality Properties on M&A in the entertainment and hospitality industries


Dustin S. Klein
Publisher & COO
Smart Business

Dustin is an award-winning business journalist, bestselling author, and the publisher of Smart Business. Over the past 30 years, he has interviewed thousands of business and civic leaders, and helped more than 50 CEOs and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into books. A trained investigative politics reporter and former digital media entrepreneur, Dustin joined Smart Business in 1997 after serving as an editor at several daily newspapers.


Colin Reed
Chairman & CEO
Ryman Hospitality Properties

Colin Reed is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties, which owns assets including four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 8,114 rooms under the Gaylord Hotels brand. RHP also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home; and Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand. Prior to joining RHP, Colin was an executive with gaming company Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., serving as a member of a three-executive Office of the President and before that as Chief Financial Officer.

Conference Location

807 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Tel: 615-248-2800