June 25, 2019

NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Announces 1st Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in Shanghai

Inaugural Event, Which will Take Place on April 20-22, 2020, at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, will Focus on Technology and Innovation Across the Hospitality Industry and Will Also Address Opportunities in a Broad Spectrum of Related Sectors Including Luxury Brands and Retail


NEW YORK, June 25, 2019 – After completing its 41st Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York City, the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality has announced the 1st Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in Shanghai. The Conference will be affiliated with the NYU Shanghai Campus and will take place at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai in Pudong. It will commence with an evening welcome reception on April 20, 2020, and will continue on April 21 with keynote addresses, plenary panels, and breakout sessions that will feature some of the world’s top industry executives.  To date, Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and David Kong, president and CEO of Best Western, have been confirmed as speakers. The third day (April 22), will provide attendees with the opportunity to benefit from educational workshops that will focus on pressing issues and opportunities in the industry, and that will culminate in them being awarded with a certificate of completion to acknowledge their participation.


The Conference in Shanghai will be modeled on the highly successful NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, which the Tisch Center hosts each year in New York City. It draws more than 2,500 attendees and features top industry thought leaders across multiple sectors, who convene to discuss industry trends and forecasts. Designed to extend the discussions that occur annually in New York and to address the opportunities and challenges of the hospitality industry in China and in the Asia Pacific region, the Shanghai Conference is expected to attract attendees from around the world who are currently doing business in China and the surrounding region, as well as those who aspire to do so.


"This inaugural conference will support the dialogue between the US and China in the continuously evolving fields of hospitality, travel, tourism, and beyond. It will cover a wide variety of topics with a focus on technology and innovation, and will include related sectors such as luxury brands and retail," noted NYUSPS Associate Dean Nicolas Graf, who will serve as Conference host. "We are very excited to bring this caliber of industry focused content to a region that is experiencing tremendous growth and change, and are very much looking forward to engaging with and enlightening new audiences, who will reap the benefits of the intelligence and insights this conference will provide."


As further details regarding the conference become available, they will be released to the press, the industry, and the public at large.


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and/or speaking opportunities, please email: hospitality.conf@nyu.edu


If you are a member of the press who is interested in covering or attending the Conference, please contact Paola Curcio-Kleinman at pck211@nyu.edu or 212-998-7077.

About the NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality

The NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, now celebrating 24 years of academic excellence, is a leading center for the study of hospitality, travel, and tourism. Founded in 1995, the Tisch Center was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. Its 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 in hospitality industry studies, tourism management, and event management; a plethora of Professional Pathways programs; and its world-renowned hospitality investment 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, travel, and tourism. For more information about the NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch.


About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges—each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYUSPS arises from its place as the NYU home for industry-focused education and applied research that is related to key knowledge-based fields, in which the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs that span a broad range of disciplines including: Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film, and TV; Economic and Urban Development; English Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime; Event Management; Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management; Humanities; Human Capital Analytics and Technology; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Global Sport; Sports Business; and Translation.


More than 80 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates nearly 5,400 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by over 18,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Certificates, and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by nearly 25,000 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.

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