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. 

No event this month
February 8,
East Tennessee State Legislators Lunch on Hospitality & TourismThe Change Center
203 Harriet Tubman St., Knoxville
February 13,
2-3pm "Travel Trends - How travelers with physical disabilities and reduced mobility can and do impact your bottom line"UT Culinary Center
2712 Neyland Drive
March 7,
Monthly Lunch – Dogwood ArtsClub LeConte
800 S Gay Street, 27th Floor
March 10-11
2019 ProStart Invitational - Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism AssociationUT Culinary Center
2712 Neyland Drive
April 4,
Monthly Lunch – UT HRT students share their experiences.Zoo Knoxville
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr
GKHA Golf ClassicEgwani Farms Golf Course
May 2,
Stars of the Industry Awards Lunch PAULY Awards & Scholarships
Submit Nominations on PAULY Awards page
The Foundry on the Fair Site
747 World's Fair Park Drive
June 6,
Monthly Lunch – TBACotton Eyed Joe
11200 Outlet Drive
July 11,
8am -4pm CDT
TnHTA Law SymposiumNashville
August 1,
Monthly Lunch -
TN Dept of Tourist Development, Commissioner Mark Ezell and TnHTA President/CEO Rob Mortensen
TownePlace Suites
Oak Ridge
September 5,
No Monthly Lunch Will be attending the Governor's Conference on Hospitality & Tourism
September 4-6TnHTA Governors Conference on Hospitality & Tourism
Music City Center
October 4,
Monthly Lunch -

900 Tennessee Ave.
November 7,
11:30am - 1 pm
Monthly Lunch - Tom Baker
One Dog's Life
Buddy's Banquet Hall
5806 Kingston Pike
November 2020
Greater Knoxville Hospitality Trade Show
Hindu Community Center
8580 Hickory Creek Road
Lenoir City
November 26,
Housekeeping Championship Games UT Culinary Institute & Creamery
2712 Neyland Drive
December 5,
Monthly Lunch
Drury Inn
209 Advantage Place