|MCLEAN, VA (Sept. 19, 2005) – Dates are set for the 6th Annual Resort
Management Conference, presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing
Association International (HSMAI), the University of Denver School of Hotel,
Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) and the International Resort Managers
Association (IRMA) – Mar. 19-21, 2006 at the Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina.
In an intensive two-day period, resort professionals will have the unique
opportunity to network, learn and experience first-hand topics that directly
impact this area of the travel and hospitality industry. Those attending
will be professionals from individual resort operations, marketing and
sales who are directly responsible for their properties and performance.
“The program content is packed with information and education that reflects
the specific needs and interests of this unique gathering of executives
who will spend two intensive days of learning about the issues and trends
that directly influence their business and bottom line,” states Robert
A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president and CEO of HSMAI.
“Each year, the participants have indicated that the recent travel trends
and operating trends, presented by Peter Yesawich and Mark Lomanno respectively,
have been worth the price of admission. We expect this data will
be even more important for resort operators this year to enable them to
maximize revenues and profits from their resort operations,” says Peter
Rainsford, director, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
The preliminary agenda is as follows:
|Sunday, March 19:
IRMA Golf Tournament
Welcome reception sponsored by Pinehurst Resort
Monday, March 20:
Welcome by Peter Rainsford, director, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism
Management, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
General Session A: Travel Trends
The conference kicks off with a look at the most recent research about
business and leisure travel trends, presented by Peter Yesawich, president
and CEO of Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell. An expert panel
will respond to the data and offer ideas and strategies to move forward.
The session will be moderated by Peter Rainsford, director, School of Hotel,
Restaurant and Tourism Management, Daniels College of Business, University
10:45am-12:15pm: General Session
B (Speaker and panelists TBA)
Resort Executive of the Year Luncheon with industry executive roundtables
sponsored by the University of Denver and Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown &
Concurrent breakout sessions
Concurrent breakout sessions
Tuesday, March 21:
General Session C: Resort Operating Research and Statistics
Mark Lomanno, president, Smith Travel Research, will present the latest
findings on operating statistics for resorts as well as research about
the size and the scope of the industry, facilities, amenities, demographics
and compensation. Panel discussion to follow.
Concurrent breakout sessions
The cost of conference registration is $545 for HSMAI and IRMA Members,
$595 for Members of Affiliated Industry Associations, $645 for Non Members,
and $300 for Guests of Registrants. For more information on the Resort
Management Conference, or to register, visit www.resortconference.com.
Sponsorship opportunities range from exhibitors to gold level sponsors.
For more information, or to confirm exhibit space, contact Nicci Crowley,
director of special events, email@example.com, (303) 241-1044.
Established in 1946, the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
(HRTM), part of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver,
prepares both graduate and undergraduate students for senior management
positions in the fast-changing and competitive hospitality industry.
As one of the most prominent hotel programs in the nation, the HRTM program
enjoys a superb reputation for innovative educational programs. The
student-oriented faculty members are internationally recognized for their
contributions to teaching, research and publications in various hospitality
fields. For more information on the HRTM program, contact Nicci Crowley
at (303) 241-1044 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.resortconference.com.
The International Resort Management Association (IRMA) strives to advance
the profession of resort management as a specialization within the hospitality
industry and provide learning opportunities through publications and events
for resort managers. In addition, IRMA supports career development
and employment opportunities for resort managers, while stressing professionalism,
certification and the ethical conduct within the industry.IRMA recognizes
that resorts are unique and more complex operations when compared to all
other lodging and hospitality operations. Resorts share similar challenges
in addressing the selling and servicing of the experience to both its guest
and employees which a non-resort hotel does not. IRMA embraces this
uniqueness by providing opportunities for true interaction, true learning,
and true networking on a one-on-one level among resort owners and operators.
This connection to others in the industry is very valuable as many resort
managers operate in an independent environment that lacks the corporate
structure and network of a major company or chain. For more information
on the International Resort Managers Association, please contact James
H. Johnson, Executive Director at (703) 610-9033 or JJohnson@ResortManagers.org.
Information may also be obtained at the IRMA website: www.ResortManagers.org.
HSMAI is an organization of sales and marketing professionals representing
all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education,
HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating
trends in the hospitality industry, and bringing together customers and
members at 15 annual events, including HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings, HSMAI’s
Meeting Quest shows and the HSMAI World Quest events. Founded in 1927,
HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising nearly 7,000
members worldwide, with 38 chapters in the Americas region. For more
information on the HSMAI, contact the Hospitality Sales & Marketing
Association International, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA
22102, phone (703) 610-9024; fax (703) 610-9005, www.hsmai.org.