The Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association Events

GKHA sponsors multiple events throughout the year to help its members stay informed, network, and grow their businesses. Check below for a listing of our annual fundraisers and events as well as our luncheons and partner events throughout the community! Event announcements are made through EventBrite.

GKHA Featured Events

Monthly Luncheons

Monthly Lunch meetings are scheduled on the 1st Thursday of each month.  Our meeting programs are geared toward the interests of the industry and our community at large.  During these meeting there may be training or certifications for personal development or industry knowledge.  There are many opportunities for networking with professionals in the hospitality/tourism industry, with students from the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College and with service and suppliers to the diverse membership of GKHA. 

January 4,
East Tennessee State Legislators Lunch on Hospitality & TourismKnoxville Museum of Art
February 1
Purple Cities - Dementia AwarenessRothchild Catering & Conference Center
March 1,
Monthly Lunch – Internet ForensicsHoliday Inn West at Cedar Bluff, Knoxville
April 5,
Monthly Lunch – South KnoxvilleIjams Nature Center, Knoxville
May 3,
Stars of the Industry Awards Lunch PAULY Awards & Scholarships
Guest Speaker:
TDTD Commissioner Kevin Triplett
The Foundry on the Fair Site, Knoxville
June 7,
Monthly Lunch – Town of FarragutFox Den Country Club, Farragut
July 11,
8am -4pm CDT
TnHTA Law SymposiumNashville
August 2,
Opioid Crisis
Speaker: Senator Richard Briggs
Embassy Suites West
9621 Parkside Drive
September 8,
Monthly Lunch - TnHTAMain Event Entertainment
Kingston Pike
September 19-12,TnHTA Governors Conference on Hospitality & Tourism
MeadowView Conference Resort, Kingsport
October 4,
Monthly Lunch-
TnPromise Mentors
Holiday Inn North Merchants
November 1,
1:30pm - 5pm
Greater Knoxville Hospitality Trade Show
(vendor sign up on Trade Show page)
Hindu Community Center
8580 Hickory Creek Road
Lenoir City
November 1,
"new time"
Monthly Lunch-
What is Your Personality Type?
Hindu Community Center
8580 Hickory Creek Road
Lenoir City
November 19,
Housekeeping Championship Games (formerly Housekeeping Championship Games)Hotel Knoxville
501 E. Hill Avenue
December 6,
Monthly Lunch-
Avoid the Holiday Stress - Dress as a Candy Cane
Hilton Garden In
216 Peregrine Way