New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Present Luncheon Address
at 2012 NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

Conference Runs June 3-5, 2012 in NYC


NEW YORK, February 28, 2012 – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the featured luncheon speaker at the 34th Annual New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference ( Hosted by the NYU-SCPS 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.

The NYU Hospitality Conference will be held June 3-5, 2012 at The New York Marriott Marquis and will feature general sessions, workshops, and networking events to provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights, and opportunities.

Governor Christie will be introduced by Conference Chair Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and chief executive officer of Loews Hotels, at the luncheon taking place on Monday, June 4.

“We are gratified that every year we are able to arrange for the most influential leaders of government and business to share their expertise, ideas and perspectives with our attendees, and we are thrilled this year that Governor Christie will be part of our conference,” said Bjorn Hanson, Ph.D., divisional dean of the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center.

The Conference will include opportunities for participants to join in general sessions, workshops, and networking for those interested 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 or follow the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center on Twitter:

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