Registration Now Open for 2011 NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 - Registration is now open for the 33rd Annual New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. 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 and future potential and major developments in the industry. 

The NYU Hospitality Conference, taking place June 5 -7, 2011 at The New York Marriott Marquis, will feature general sessions, workshops and networking events to provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights, and opportunities. 

Raymond W. Kelly, Police Commissioner of the City of New York will be the featured luncheon speaker, and Piers Morgan, journalist and host of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight will share his views in the annual “Beyond the Boardroom” interview with Conference Chair Jonathan M. Tisch. 2011 marks Mr. Tisch’s seventeenth consecutive year as chair.

The annual “CEOs Check-In” will feature, Hubert Joly, president and chief executive officer, Carlson; Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, Hilton Worldwide; Kathleen Taylor, president and chief executive officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; and Frits van Paasschen, president and chief executive officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and will be moderated by Lalia Rach, clinical professor, Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management at NYU-SCPS.

As part of the NYU Hospitality Conference initiatives to remain environmentally friendly, in lieu of a traditional printed brochure, the conference brochure is available only online. 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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