October 13, 2021

NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Will Host the 43rd Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference On-Site at the New York Marriott Marquis, November 7-9, 2021

Jamie Dimon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase, will be the Featured Guest of Jonathan M. Tisch, Conference Chair, During His “Beyond the Boardroom” Segment

Chief Executive Officers from Accor, BWH, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott, Among Others, Will Serve as Panelists and Presenters

A Roundtable Discussion Featuring David Marriott, Director, Board of Directors, Marriott International; New York University President Andrew Hamilton, PhD, and Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, Will Focus on Forging a New Path Toward Racial Equity in the C-Suite

NEW YORK, October 13, 2021 The 43rd Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, will once again convene renowned hospitality thought leaders from across the US and around the globe, on-site at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, November 7-9, 2021.

The leading hospitality forum of its kind, the Conference will feature a powerful lineup of executives and will present thought-provoking content on the future of hospitality, travel, and tourism. It will be comprised of general sessions and workshops that provide data, analysis, and insights on current issues and opportunities, in addition to trends and predictions for the coming year.  It is one of the first major industry conferences to resume, as well as one of the first returning to NYC.

“As the hospitality, hotel, and travel industries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even more critical for industry professionals to gain the latest information on where we stand and where we are heading,” said Nicolas Graf, PhD, Jonathan M. Tisch Chaired Professor and associate dean of the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality. “I am delighted that after convening virtually for 18 months through a variety of events designed to keep professionals abreast of developments during the pandemic, we are once again able to meet in person.”

Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and co-chairman of the board of Loews Corporation, who serves as Conference chair, will open the Conference by delivering remarks on the state of the industry and by providing a preview of the content to come.

On Monday, November 8, at 9:15 a.m. “The CEOs Check-In: A View from the Top,” will feature the leading hospitality executives who will discuss the evolving investment landscape and the changing consumer base, as well as how the competition is pressing them to focus their brands and differentiate their companies. Sara Eisen, anchor, “Closing Bell,” CNBC, will moderate a discussion with Keith Barr, chief executive officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts; Sébastien M. Bazin, chairman and chief executive officer, Accor; Anthony Capuano, chief executive officer, Marriott International; Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; David Kong, president and chief executive officer, BWH Hotel Group; and Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, Hilton.

Also on Monday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m., during his annual “Beyond the Boardroom” session, Jonathan Tisch will interview Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co, engaging in a provocative discussion about the complex social, political, technological, and economic forces that are disrupting our world, and how this dissonance is re-formulating the structure of global travel and the lodging industry.

On Tuesday, November 9, at 11:05 a.m., David Marriott, director, board of directors, Marriott International, will host a Roundtable discussion featuring Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, president of Howard University, and Andrew Hamilton, PhD, president of New York University. They will discuss ways in which educational institutions and businesses must take deliberate steps to “Forge a New Path Toward Racial Equity in the C-Suite.”

Contributions from sponsor organizations of the event provide student scholarships and support the educational programs of the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, which has served the industry by producing global leaders in hospitality and tourism for more than a quarter of a century.

The Conference organizers include Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and co-chairman of the board of Loews Corporation, who is the Conference chair; Jeffrey Stewart, founder and president, Walnut Hill Advisors, who serves as the Conference vice chair; Nicolas Graf, PhD, Jonathan M. Tisch Chaired Professor and associate dean, NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, who serves as the Conference host; Lynn Minnaert, PhD, academic chair, clinical associate professor, NYU School of Professional Studies, Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, who serves as the Conference co-host; and Dorothy A. Jennings, executive vice president, HVS, the Conference coordinator.

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About the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
The NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, now celebrating 25 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. The Tisch Center recently launched the Hospitality Innovation Hub (HI Hub), which will foster entrepreneurship and creative solutions for the industries it serves. The state-of-the-art facilities offer students, start-ups, established industry partners, and investors opportunities to learn, discover, innovate, and invest.

For more information about the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Celebrating 87 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education

For 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 39,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS visit: sps.nyu.edu.

About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American PhD recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.


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