Blackstone’s Jonathan D. Gray Will Go One-on-One With Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo During June 6 Luncheon
ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl to Participate in Annual “Beyond the Boardroom” With Conference Chair Jonathan M. Tisch on Tuesday, June 7
NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 — Top leaders from hospitality, real estate, and media will be among the featured panelists at the 38th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism (sps.nyu.edu/tisch), the Conference will be held June 5-7 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, and will feature general sessions, workshops, and networking events that provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights, and opportunities for professionals in the field.
Sponsored by top hospitality organizations, the Conference is the premier hospitality finance and development forum of its kind, during which global hotel CEOs, owners, developers, investors, lenders, analysts, and other hospitality innovators gather to discuss current issues and the future of the industry. Contributions from the patron and sponsor organizations of the event provide student scholarships and support the educational programs of the NYUSPS Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, which has served the industry by producing future generations of global leaders in hospitality and tourism for 21 years.
The NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference will present its annual must see panel, “The CEOs Check In: A View from the Top,” on June 6. Moderated by Kristin Lamoureux, PhD, associate dean and clinical associate professor at the NYUSPS Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, the all-star panel features Stephen P. Joyce, president and chief executive officer, Choice Hotels International; Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, Hilton Worldwide; Richard Solomons, chief executive officer, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG); and Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer, Marriott International.
“The Leaders’ Forum” kicks off the last day of the Conference on June 7, featuring renowned industry leaders Geoff A. Ballotti, president and chief executive officer, Wyndham Hotel Group; Kevin J. Jacobs, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Hilton Worldwide; David Kong, president and chief executive officer, Best Western Hotels & Resorts; Elie Maalouf, chief executive officer, The Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG); J. Allen Smith, president and chief executive officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; and moderator Scott D. Berman, principal and industry leader, Hospitality and Leisure, PwC.
Also on June 7, “The Leaders Check In – Part Two” will include hotel industry notables Christophe Alaux, chief executive officer HotelServices of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean (NCAC), AccorHotels; David P. Berg, chief executive officer, Carlson Hospitality Group; Bill J. Ferguson, chairman and chief executive officer, Ferguson Partners; Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; and Simon M. Turner, president, Global Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Adam F. Weissenberg, Global Travel, Hospitality, and Leisure leader, Deloitte & Touche, will serve as moderator.
This year’s luncheons will showcase two formidable interviews. Maria Bartiromo, anchor and global markets editor at FOX Business Network, will interview Jonathan Gray, global head of real estate at Blackstone, on Monday, June 6. The following day, during his annual “Beyond the Boardroom” session, Conference Chair Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts and co-chairman of the Board and Office of the President of Loews Corporation, will discuss the Presidential election season with top political insider Jonathan Karl, chief white house correspondent at ABC News. Andrew Hamilton, the new president of New York University, will give welcoming remarks.
Registration for the Conference is now open. Members of the media who wish to cover the Conference must request press credentials in advance by emailing Cheryl Feliciano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference’s continuing initiatives to remain environmentally friendly, the Conference brochure is available only online. A mobile app featuring the agenda, speaker bios, enhanced networking opportunities, and Conference news and updates also is available for download. For a complete list of panels and more information, visit sps.nyu.edu/hospitalityconference.
About the NYUSPS Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, now celebrating 21 years of academic excellence, is a leading center for the study of hospitality and tourism.
Founded in 1995, the NYUSPS Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. The Tisch Center’s cutting-edge curricula attract bright, motivated students who seek to become leaders in their fields.
Through its undergraduate degree in hotel and tourism management, its graduate degrees and certificates in hospitality industry studies and tourism management, a plethora of Professional Pathways programs, and its world-renowned conference, students gain the knowledge and the skill sets that enable them to manage change, to communicate, to thrive in complex work environments, and to advance the businesses of hospitality and tourism. For more information about the NYUSPS Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Politics; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Health Information Management; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing and Marketing Analytics; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Social Entrepreneurship; Sports Management, Media, and Business; and Translation.
More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that annually attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by close to 38,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Diploma Programs, workshops, and seminars. The School’s community is enriched by more than 28,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.