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MCLEAN, VA (March 12, 2007) – Playing a strong supporting role in the 7th Annual Resort Management Conference to be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, from March 25-27, 2007 is an extensive line-up of sponsors and exhibitors providing valuable information and resources for attendees.
Leading the sponsor roster are gold supporters American Express and ResortsandLodges.com, in addition to silver sponsors Agilysys, AIR Marketing, Getty Images, Incite Response, Intrasight, Panzano & Partners, Passkey, Real Magnet, SoftBrands and TIG Global.
Exhibiting a wealth of information will be Agilysys, AIR Marketing, Blizzard Internet Marketing, Cendyne, Cypress Dana Communications, Five-Star Audio Visual, JTECH Communications, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Incite Response, PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Passkey, ResortsandLodges.com, ResortSuite, Softbrands, The University of Denver and TIG Global.
The annual event, which draws the resort industry at-large for two days of insightful education, debates and lively discussions, is presented by HSMAI and the University of Denver’s School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management.
“We are thrilled to have such an impressive line-up of heavy hitters as speakers and panelists, and we look forward to a conference that promises to be educational and illuminating – a must-attend to anyone doing business in the resort industry,” states Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president and CEO of HSMAI.
The two-day forum features three general sessions and an extensive line-up of breakout sessions in three tracks: Operations, Marketing and Current Trends. Keynote addresses will be given by trendspotter Michael Tchong, founder of Ubercool; Peter Yeawich, president and CEO of Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell; and Mark Lomanno, president of Smith Travel Research.
The following reflects the conference agenda:
Monday, March 26, 2007:
8:30-8:45 am: Conference Welcome
8:45-10 am: General Session A: Travel Trends in Business and Leisure Travel
The conference kicks-off with a look at the most recent research about travel trends. Peter Yesawich, president and CEO of Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell, will present his research about both business travel trends and leisure travel trends.
10:00-10:30 am: Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30-11:30 am: General Session B: Resort Operating Research and Statistics
Mark Lomanno, president, Smith Travel Research, will present the company’s 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.
11:30 am-12:30 pm: An expert panel of resort executives will react to the data presented by Peter Yesawich and Mark Lomanno. They will provide their thoughts about strategies to move forward, and connect how the information presented has impacted their resorts. MODERATOR: Paul Laesecke, senior lecturer, School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver; PANELISTS: Steve Bartolin, president & CEO, The Broadmoor, and Charles S. Peck, president & CEO, Destination Hotels & Resorts.
12:30-12:45 pm: Resort Executive of the Year Announcement sponsored
by the University of Denver and Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell
Session 1: Operations Track: Human Resource Challenges in the Resort Industry3:30-4:00 pm: Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00-5:30 pm: Concurrent Breakouts
Session 4: Operations Track: New Technology Condo/Hotels and Fractional OwnershipTuesday, March 27, 2007:
8:30-10:00 am: General Session C: Reaching Your Market: Trends of the Future
What will tomorrow’s lifestyle look like? Accompany Michael Tchong, founder, Ubercool, on a fast ride through today’s consumer landscape to get some answers. In this eye-opening overview, Tchong, who has been penned “The most influential trendspotter in America” by The Daily Telegraph of London, discusses some of the biggest “Ubertrends” shaping the future. By showing how Ubertrends, society’s “supertrends,” fuel sub trends and how these affect the travel market, Tchong will provide a clearer context for trend analysis, giving attendees a much better sense for what the future may hold in store.
10:00-10:30 am: Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
Session 7: Operations Track: Serving the Next Generation Guest
12:00-1:30 pm: Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Prior to the start of the sessions, on Sunday, March 25, the HSMAI Foundation will hold its annual Golf Tournament; the HSMAI Resort Marketing Special Interest Group will have its Best Practices Subscribers Meeting; and The Broadmoor will host a welcome reception. At the conference conclusion, property tours will be held from 1:00-4:40 pm.
For sponsorship information, contact Melanie J. Penoyar, CAE, director of development for HSMAI, (703)245-8037 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost to attend is $695 for HSMAI members, $745 for partner association members, $350 for HSMAI student members or $850 for other attendees, which includes a one-year membership to HSMAI. For more information or to register for the conference, visit www.resortconference.com.
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 email@example.com or visit www.resortconference.com.
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 annual events, including HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings®. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region.
|Also See:||Recap: 6th Annual Resort Management Conference; Chris von Imhoff, CEO, Alyeska Resort, Named Resort Executive of the Year / April 2006|
|Recap: 5th Annual Resort Management Conference / May 2005|
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