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 Facebook and monthly lunch registrations are through EventBrite.

GKHA Member Partners receive announcements through MailChimp.  To become a GKHA Member, visit our Join page.


GKHA Featured Events

Greater Knoxville Hospitality Education Scholarships


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. 

Date/TimeTopicLocationRegister through EventBrite
January 2022
No event this month
February 3, 2022
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Monthly Lunch - Visit KnoxvilleTBA
February 27/28, 2022
Sunday/Monday
TN 2022 ProStart Invitational (Volunteers/Judges needed. Contact gkha@gkhospitality.org for info)UT Conference Center,
600 Henley Street
March 4, 2022
Friday
11:30am-1pm
East TN State Legislative Lunch on Hospitality & TourismCrowne Plaza, 401 W. Summit Drive, Knoxvillehttps://gkha-march-lunch2022.eventbrite.com
April 7, 2022
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Monthly Lunch - TBATBA
May 5, 2022
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Stars of the Industry Lunch - PAULY Awards & ScholarshipsKnoxville Convention Center
May/June 2022
GKHA Golf ClassicEgwani Farms Golf Course
June 2, 2022
Thursday
2 - 3:30pm
Monthly Lunch - TBATBA
July 2022
No Event
August 4, 2022
Thursday
11:30am - 1pm
Monthly Lunch - TBATBA
September 1, 2022 Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Monthly Lunch - TBATBA
September 2022HospitalityTN Governors Conference on Hospitality & Tourism
https://www.hospitalitytn.com
TBA
October 6, 2022
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Monthly Lunch - TBA
TBA
November 3, 2022
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Greater Knoxville Hospitality Trade Show

Hindu Community Center
8580 Hickory Creek Road
Lenoir City
November 21, 2022
Monday
3 - 5:30 pm
Housekeeping Championship Games

TBA
December 1, 2022
Thursday
11:30am-1pm
Monthly Lunch - TBA
TBA