News for the Hospitality Executive
Seminar Topics at the 2010 International Hotel, Motel
+ Restaurant Show®
Will Address Key Influences in Today's Hospitality Industry
Featured Topics Will Include
Marketing, Recruiting, Sustainability,
Business Forecasting and Boutique Hotels
WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 13, 2010…From mid-term elections to mobile applications, seminar topics at the 2010 International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS) will address key influences in today's hospitality industry. Featured topics among the nearly 25 programs will include marketing, recruiting, sustainability, business forecasting and boutique hotels. The IHMRS will run Saturday, November 13 through Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
"Education plays a pivotal role at the IHMRS. This year, the program lineup will help attendees prepare for the future with trend reports, state-of-the-industry presentations and timely discussions on how to attract and market to today's customers," said Lynn White, show manager.
The Hospitality Leadership Forum, a full day conference for senior level hospitality managers, will be held Saturday, November 13. John Russell, IHMRS board member and CEO, NYLO Hotels, LLC will moderate the Forum's Leadership Panel, comprised of CEOs from Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Carlson, Best Western International, Team San Jose and Thayer Lodging Group, as well as Boutique Design Magazine's 2009 Designer of the Year.
A keynote luncheon presentation with Victor Fazio and Bill Paxon, former members of Congress (D-CA and R-NY, respectively) and senior advisors, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, will provide an insider's view of the new political landscape four days after the mid-term elections.
Nancy Johnson, CHA, secretary/treasurer, American Hotel & Lodging Association and executive vice president/chief development officer, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, will moderate the U.S. Lodging Industry Summit Panel, featuring representatives from Colliers PKF Hospitality Research, D.K. Shifflet & Associates, Ltd., Lodging Econometrics, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, STR and Ypartnership, LLC.
Other Leadership Forum programs will include "The ROI of Marketing," "Minimizing the Cost of Turnover by Maximizing Recruitment and Training Efforts," "Excuse me, What Should I do with Mobile Devices," "Boutique Hotel Exclusive," "Hospitality 2015: The Future of Hospitality and Travel," and an ISHC presentation on the state of the hospitality industry. Hospitality Leadership Forum registration, which includes the Saturday keynote luncheon and admission to exhibits, November 14-16, is $139 per person and available online, at www.ihmrs.com.
Additional seminars will be offered Sunday, November 14 and Monday, November 15, including "China Travelers - Are You Ready," "The Untapped Potential of Multicultural Marketing," "Unlocking Green Key," "C-Level Perspectives: Women Who Make Decisions and Make it Big," "The 2010 Mid-Term Elections and Its Impact on the Hospitality Industry," "Customers of the Future: Adapting to Changing Consumer Attitudes and Behavior," and "Rethinking Career Development in the New Economy."
Seminars taking place on Sunday, November 14 and Monday, November 15, are free of charge for registered attendees of the IHMRS. Registration is $30 through October 8, and $50 after this date, and available online at www.ihmrs.com.
The IHMRS will run Saturday, November 13, through Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 13, the IHMRS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 14, through Tuesday, November 16. The market presents more than 700 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 30,000 in total trade attendance.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
It will be one week after the mid-term elections. Who's in, who's out, and how will it affect our industry? Find out from former members of Congress who have an insider's view of the new political landscape you won't get from a newspaper. With a handful of threatening legislation on the horizon, be the first to learn who new representation is expected to favor. Since these are former - not current - members of Congress, you'll get candid opinions, as well as responses to your most pointed questions. Things will be changing, and you'll gain the framework to make a head start.
Marketing makes money. But how much and how do you prove it? Hear from seasoned marketing experts on statistical ROI trends across mediums, as well as how to develop campaign-specific ROI projections and analyses. By quantifying historical and projected ROI for campaigns, you have low risk - and high reward - justification for investing in direct mail, online marketing, technology, and more.
An all International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) panel discussing the state of the hospitality industry including what's hot and what's not, national market conditions, direction and velocity of the recovery, state of capital markets, legal and design trends, and a forecast of what lies on the road ahead.
Once you attract top talent, how do you keep these quality professionals? This presentation is designed to provide key tips on how to not only hire the right hospitality professionals, but keep them at your organization. You'll learn how to discover niche sources of top talent within the hospitality industry, add additional strategy to everyday recruitment plans, and develop creative tools for employee training and retention.
With the rapidly increasing number of iPhone and other Smartphone users, more than 12,000 travel related apps are currently available in the market. Despite this popularity, hospitality operators might have hesitated in adopting this technology because of their concerns about security, interoperability, customer acceptance, employee training, costs, and other related issues. Hear panelists share their experience in utilizing mobile devices to improve hotel operations, as well as in providing mobile device management platform to hotels.
Boutique hotels are in a class of their own. And that class is getting bigger and competition stronger. Differentiate your property by getting the focused expertise you need to attract more guests, evaluate trends, and learn about new design elements. This panel will expose you to a wealth of ideas to help you your property be more than just a pretty place to stay.
In an age of economic and political turmoil, hospitality executives must plan for business conditions one, five, or 10 years ahead - or longer. But how can anyone anticipate events such as the global economic collapse of 2008? In this session, a primer of business forecasting to predict the future of sectors expositions will be presented, from hotels to tourism, cruise ships to meetings. These are must-have skills and trend information for anyone pursuing a hospitality career in the 21st century.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Hear practical insights into the special characteristics and behaviors of Chinese travelers to help you adapt your products and services, and focus your marketing efforts. With 5,000 years of closed history, how do the Chinese see and evaluate you, the USA, and your open culture? Plus who is travelling and why?
Between travel websites, travel review sites, social networks, and a wealth of online information, how do travelers make decisions on where to go and what to do? More importantly, what can you do to influence their travel/tourism decisions? Learn about current and future trends for how and why people will interact with your brand online, and how to turn this interaction into taking trips.
Capture high-net worth and loyal minority travelers, as well as group business, by learning to identify and target this growing segment. A mix of general managers and meeting planners delve into the psyche of minority guests and offer guidelines for leveraging regional marketing and social media that clicks with this niche audience. One size doesn't fit all, so come learn how to tailor your marketing strategy and realize a new profit center.
Certification attracts more socially-conscience guests - a growing population - as well as offers cost-savings benefits to your property. Green Key Global, which is now available to AH&LA members at a discount, provides hoteliers with an affordable way to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. Bring your questions, and you'll leave this session with a clear direction on how to move forward with certifying your property that will resonate with your guests.
Needs, wants, budgets - what hasn't changed in the past two years? Good businesses adapt to change, but great businesses reinvent their processes. Hear from a savvy group of panelists who share how they successfully reinvented their operations in response to the changing landscape. Learn from their candid thought processes and leave with insight to fuel your own strategy for change.
This panel will address how to properly execute a conversion and power up profits at your property. Panelists will examine when switching flags makes sense, as well as how to determine the right brand, and address the many other challenges that conversions create.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Hear from this impressive group of C-level female executives who have dismantled barriers to forge their own path ahead of the pack. They'll divulge personal anecdotes, lessons learned along the way, and provide solid advice for anyone motivated to climb the career ladder. Our industry may be male dominated for now, but nothing lasts forever.
The elections results are in, but what will this mean for you? The newly elected Congress will take a fresh look at issues that affect you as a member of the lodging industry. Immigration, health care implementation, taxes, union relations, ADA and the Department of Labor's targeted enforcement of the lodging industry will all be on the table. Hear from leading political insiders as they discuss next years' legislative and regulatory agenda and find out what you can do to impact it.
The most successful brands of the future will be those who engage with consumers and differentiate their products from their competitors. Panelists discuss demographic and psychographic trends of the future, their vision for the future, and how their brands/companies are adapting to meet the needs of the new consumer.
Becoming a successful manager in hospitality is more than being a "people person." Day-to-day responsibilities include people management, fiscal oversight, employee relations, and working in a diverse, multi-ethnic environment. Developing these other skills early may lead to a career that rises faster and provides greater opportunity. So would completing non-hospitality classes such as Finance, Employment Law, or Psychology provide a competitive advantage in the workplace? Panelists discuss the core required hospitality classes, as well as optional classes, and explore how students can develop and market non-traditional - yet transferrable - skills.
Employers have changed and so have their requirements; job seekers have changed and so have their ideas. Meet "Under 30s" who are experiencing these changes in the job market, and learn what employers are looking for in light of the new economic demands on the industry.
Your first job out of college isn't always easy. Same for your second and third. But hearing how others made it work and established themselves at a young age can help you learn by example and have a smooth career from the get go. This candid panel discussion of professionals under age 30 features unrehearsed questions, audience participation, and the chance to put the speakers on the spot. Whether you're a student or young professional, you'll benefit from the uncensored insight from our panelists and have some fun while you're there.
Associations do more than you're probably aware of. In addition to protecting
your bottom line, acting as a resource and advocate, and connecting you
with other industry players, associations are in the business of knowing
more about your industry than anyone else. How do they do it and how can
you take advantage of this force? Come find out from these five unique
The IHMRS is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by GLM.
For IHMRS exhibitor information, contact Lynn White, show manager, at GLM, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604. Telephone (914) 421-3249. Fax (914) 948-6197. E-mail: [email protected] For attendee information, contact GLM Customer Relations at (914) 421-3237, or by email, at [email protected] Additional information and registration is available online, at www.ihmrs.com.
Held concurrently with the IHMRS, boutique DESIGN New York will feature more than 200 interior product manufacturers of high-end, unique and innovative design products for hospitality, including furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, materials, bath and spa. Some 3,000 designers, architects, purchasers, and developers are expected to attend this debut event, along with crossover participation from hospitality property owners and operators in attendance at the adjacent IHMRS.
BDNY is a joint venture between the American Hotel & Lodging Association,
the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., the New York State Hospitality
& Tourism Association and ST Media Group, and is managed by GLM. For
additional details, visit www.boutiquedesignnewyork.com.
|Also See:||Complete Seminar Lineup - 2008 IH/M&RS - November 8-11, 2008 New York City / October 2008|