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NEW YORK May 29, 2007- Preliminary figures indicate that the 2007 New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference will set another annual attendance record. The event will be held on June 3-5 at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel.
According to Dr. Lalia Rach, Divisional Dean of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management at NYU, registration numbers are a robust 125% of last year. “Attendance has grown every year since the conference began but we’ve seen a striking increase in demand this year, said Dr. Rach. “One explanation may be the attractiveness of the industry to equity and distribution capital, while another reason may be the quality and renown of speakers that we’ve been able to attract. Attendees recognize this is the premier networking event of the year.”
Online registration for the conference is now closed, and on-site registration opportunities are on a space available basis - with no guarantee of walk-in availability.
Featured 2007 speakers include Martha Stewart, Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Emeril Lagasse, Chef and Proprietor, Emeril’s Restaurants.
About the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
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.