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HR in Hospitality™ Conference & Expo Asks:
‘Are You Prepared For What Lies Ahead?’

Extraordinary line-up of experts at second annual event prepares attendees for HR
challenges ahead; Human Resource Executive® / Cornell University-led and
AH&LA-endorsed event to be held March 16 – 19 at Wynn Las Vegas

HORSHAM, PA. — FEBRUARY 27, 2008 — “These are challenging times for all HR practitioners, but particularly for those in the hospitality industry,” said David Shadovitz, editor and publisher of Human Resource Executive®. 

Next month, Human Resource Executive®, together with Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and the Cornell ILR School, will host HR in Hospitality™, a conference and expo endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association March 16-19 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. This second annual event will bring together human resources professionals in the hotel, restaurant and foodservice industries who are looking for answers to some of the toughest challenges they face every day. 

“In today’s complex business environment, success hinges on being prepared with the right mix of strategies and practices for a particular organization,” Shadovitz said. “Those attending HR in Hospitality™ 2008 can count on returning to their organizations very well prepared. Whatever issue attendees are facing, the extraordinary line-up of experts and HR leaders presenting at this year’s conference will provide them with a wide range of meaningful solutions.”

Who should attend?

HR directors and managers in hotels, casinos, restaurants and foodservice; general managers; corporate managers and staff who deal with HR-related functions; staff of local, regional and national union offices; VPs of labor relations at corporate/regional offices and union properties; hospitality law attorneys; consultants; and investors for the hospitality industry should plan to attend this three-day educational event.

Hot topics such as “Maximizing the Benefits of Incentive Compensation at Your Hotel,” “Want Fries With That Wage & Hour Lawsuit?“ and “Avoiding the Heartburn of Class Action: How to Create an Effective Meal Break Plan,” are expected to fill seats to capacity. Sessions including "Using Integrity Testing to Reduce Theft, Absenteeism and Injuries", "Developing a Talented, Diverse Workforce” and “Workplace Privacy: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” also are expected to be popular with attendees.

“To be sure,” Shadovitz said, “HR priorities change on a regular basis, especially in dynamic industries such as hospitality. The wide range of sessions and unique networking opportunities attendees will experience at this year’s conference should go a long way to ensure that they—and their organizations—will be ready for whatever lies ahead.”

Educational Expo

The two-day expo is designed to further assist attendees through exposure to products and services related to: Benefits Administration, Compensation Systems & Services, Dependant Care Programs, Diversity Hiring/Compliance Training, Drug/Substance Abuse Testing, Employee Assistance Programs, Employee Communications, Enterprise HR Outsourcing & BPO & RPO, Foodservices, Health Benefits & HSAs, HR Consulting, HRO, HRIS & Web-based Services, Insurance, Legal, Logo Wear & Uniforms, Payroll Software & Services, Payroll Screening and Assessment, Recruitment, Retirement & 401(K) Services, Safety & Security Services, Training, Wealth Benefits & Group Life, Disability & Workers’ Compensation and more. 

“Our association is proud to endorse this unique conference, specifically designed to address current issues of the diverse HR communities within the hospitality industry,” said AH&LA President/CEO Joseph A. McInerney, CHA.  “AH&LA recognizes the value in promoting educational programming and the impact it has on our rapidly growing industry, which is estimated to need 700,000 more employees in the upcoming years.”

For registration details and the event’s full agenda, visit For exhibitor and sponsorship information, contact your regional Trade Show Manager  -- Fred Kurst, Southeast, Southwest and Europe, at (703) 393-8304; or Nancy Sommar, Northeast, Midwest and Canada, at (215) 784-0910, ext. 6231.

About HR in Hospitality™

HR in Hospitality™ is developed and produced by Human Resource Executive® Magazine, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and Cornell University ILR School. HR in Hospitality™ is the premier event specifically for professionals in the hospitality industry who handle employment law, human resource management and labor relations.

In addition to the conference, the HR in Hospitality™ Expo Hall is open for two days and is designed to further assist attendees through exposure to products and services related to benefits, HRO, legal, payroll, screening and assessment, training and recruiting.

About HRE Conferences

Thousands of HR professionals network, research workforce solutions and make buying decisions at the three annual Human Resource Executive® events: HR in Hospitality™; NY HR Week™, April 15-17, 2008; and the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition, October 15-17, 2008. More information about these conferences can be accessed at

Note to editors: HR in Hospitality™ is produced by HRE Conferences, a division of LRP Conferences, LLC.  Trademarks and registered trademarks referenced herein remain the property of their respective owners. A limited number of complimentary press passes are available for HR in Hospitality™. To request a press pass, please contact PRPRO.


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