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A group of five hospitality industry movers and shakers will share the stage as part of “The CEOs Check In” panel discussion at the 29th Annual New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, to be held June 3-5, 2007 at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square hotel in New York City.
A favorite feature of the conference each year, these corporate chiefs discuss current and future industry trends, taking the audience behind the headlines and sharing insights gained from their unique vantage points. This year’s panelists are:
- Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., president, RLJ Development, LLC
- Andrew Cosslett, chief executive officer, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
- Jonathan D. Gray, senior managing director and co-head of the Real Estate Group, The Blackstone Group
- Gerald Lawless, chief executive officer, Jumeirah International LLC
- Kathleen Taylor, president and chief operating officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
The CEOs Check In panel is led by Lalia Rach, associate dean and HVS International Chair of New York University’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, the host of the conference. The panel captures the financial tone of the industry and launches the first full day of the conference, Monday June 4th at 8:30 am.
Now in its 29th year, the New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference (www.nyu.edu/hospitalityconference) is hosted by NYU’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management. The largest-known annual gathering of hospitality business leaders, the conference gives attendees the chance to network, gauge trends, attend workshops and seminars, and make deals in a dynamic setting.
About NYU’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management
NYU’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, part of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu), offers undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs that develop professionals with in-depth industry knowledge and the critical thinking skills necessary for leadership roles in the fields of hospitality, tourism and sports management. The Center’s full-time and adjunct faculty is composed of leading practitioners and researchers. Its board of advisors includes senior executives who advise on curricula development and help ensure that coursework reflects the latest industry trends and needs. The Tisch Center’s location in the heart of New York City-one of the world’s premier tourist and sports destinations-provides its students with multiple internship and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to study at several on-site “industry classrooms” at such venues as The New York Marriott Marquis, The Waldorf=Astoria, Chelsea Piers, and the NBA Store.