BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV
Top Execs from Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, and More to Weigh in on the Current Hospitality and Travel Landscape.
Renowned hospitality industry and business leaders and influencers from around the globe will convene once again at the 45th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality.
The premier hospitality finance and development forum of its kind, the Conference features presentations by global hotel CEOs, owners, developers, investors, lenders, analysts, and other innovators on current issues and trends in the industry.
The event raises funds for student scholarships and educational programs at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, which has educated the next generation of industry leaders for over 25 years.
Nicolas Graf, Jonathan M. Tisch Chaired Professor and associate dean of the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, kicks off the first day by welcoming attendees to the Conference, which is packed with high-energy panels, informative breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.
Then, Jonathan M. Tisch, executive chairman, Loews Hotels, co-chairman of the board, Loews, who serves as conference chair, officially opens the conference by sharing timely updates on recent developments and trends in the industry and providing a preview of what’s to come at this year’s conference.
On Monday, June 5, The CEOs Check-In: A View from the Top, a highlight of the annual conference, will feature leading hospitality executives discussing 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 the discussion with:
Keith Barr, chief executive officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Sébastien M. Bazin, chairman and chief executive officer, Accor, Anthony Capuano, president and chief executive officer, Marriott International Leslie D. Hale, president and chief executive officer, RLJ Lodging Trust, Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, Hilton.
On Tuesday, June 6, “The Leaders Check-In Part Two: The Top In Class Share What’s Top of Mind,” moderated by Jeanelle Johnson, principal and lead client partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), will feature a discussion with: Michael D. Brown, president and chief executive officer, Travel + Leisure Co., Bruno Chauvat, chief executive officer, Travelsify, Larry Cuculic, president and chief executive officer, Best Western Hotels and Resorts, Michael J. Deitemeyer, president and chief executive officer, Aimbridge Hospitality and Greg Juceam, president and chief executive officer, Extended Stay America.
In addition, the Conference features 15 other general session discussions and more than 20 concurrent workshops focused on various specialized industry topics, allowing attendees to customize their event experience while gaining critical industry information from interactive panel discussions.
THE IREFAC C. EVERETT JOHNSON AWARD, The Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC), annually presents an award to an individual in the hospitality community who has shown remarkable business acumen in leading their organization to new levels of financial success.
Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global Chief Executive Officer, JLL | Hotels & Hospitality was the Recipient this year.
There were many Workshops conducted at the Conference, networking events and so much more .
Close to One Thousand people were in attendance at the 45th Annual NYU Int’l Hospitality Industry Investment Conference NYC-2023.
About the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality :The NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, now celebrating close to 30 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.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies: For nearly 90 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education 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 21 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, four associate degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.
Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the NYU SPS Institute on Federal Taxation, 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 41,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industries around the world.