Piers Morgan to Go 'Beyond the Boardroom' with Jonathan Tisch at 2011 NYU Hospitality Conference

Raymond W. Kelly To Deliver Keynote Luncheon Address

NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 - Piers Morgan, journalist and host of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, and Raymond W. Kelly, Police Commissioner of the City of New York, have both been added to agenda for the 33rd Annual New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference (scps.nyu.edu/hospitalityconference),  taking place from June 5-7, 2011 in New York. Hosted by the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, and sponsored by the leading hospitality organizations, the Conference is the premier hospitality finance and development forum of its kind where global hotel CEOs, analysts and other hospitality leaders gather to discuss the current state, potential future and major developments in the industry. 

On Monday, June 6th at the New York Marriott Marquis, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, will be the featured luncheon speaker for the Conference.

On Tuesday, June 7th, CNN host Piers Morgan will share his views during the annual “Beyond the Boardroom” interview with Conference Chair Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and chief executive officer of Loews Hotels. 2011 marks Tisch’s 17th consecutive year as chair for the annual hospitality conference.

“It is an honor to have both Raymond W. Kelly, one of the world’s most renowned law enforcement executives, and Piers Morgan, one of the world’s most renowned news and entertainment show hosts, to join our attendees, bringing their views and perspectives to this year’s Conference,” said Bjorn Hanson, divisional dean of the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center.

The conference chair and executive planning committee have developed an incredible program agenda for the industry’s extraordinary times. The conference features general sessions, workshops and networking that provide insight, dialogue and opportunities for those in the hotel investment and finance industry. Graduate and undergraduate students pursuing industry degrees at the NYU Tisch Center receive academic scholarships due to the generosity of conference patrons and sponsors.

Registration for the Conference is now open. For more information please visit http://www.scps.nyu.edu/hospitalityconference or follow the Tisch Center on Twitter:http://twitter.com/nyuhospitality.

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