News for the Hospitality Executive
Chip Conley, Peter Yesawich, Suzanne Cook and Crist Inman
8th Annual Resort Conference, April 16-18, 2008 in San Diego
on Operations, Marketing & Resort Trends
MCLEAN, VA (Jan. 16, 2008) – Resort industry professionals will take part in an annual forum to discuss and explore issues unique to resort marketing and operations when they gather for the 8th annual Resort Conference taking place at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego from April 16-18, 2008. This important industry event – the only conference planned by resort executives for resort executives – is sponsored by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI – www.hsmai.org) and the University of Denver’s School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management.
A full agenda has been planned for the resort industry at-large for two days of insightful education, debates and lively discussions where delegates will:
• Gain insight into the business philosophy of Chip Conley, Founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre HospitalityAll four industry leaders will offer keynote presentations during general sessions during the conference, including:
General Session 1: The Business of Creating Loyalty: Customers, Employees and Investors AlikeIn addition to the four general sessions, there will be an extensive line-up of breakout sessions in three tracks, including: Operations, Marketing and Current Trends. Nine different breakout sessions will allow attendees to delve deeper into the future of the resort industry from social media to changing to sustainable practices without compromising property standards and customer expectations.
“This conference is designed to deliver a one-stop-shopping learning experience covering a huge spectrum of timely and compelling topics within the resort industry,” stated Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president & CEO of HSMAI. “From practical and cutting-edge content, to quality, top caliber speakers and panelists, this is sure to be one of the most interesting, educational and illuminating conferences – critical to anyone doing business in the resort industry,” Gilbert added.
Attendees represent a diverse group of resort-minded professionals, including general managers, directors of sales and other department heads such as those in revenue management, rooms division, human resources and online marketing, as well as corporate staff from resort companies.
Gold sponsors of the 8th Annual Resort Marketing Conference are: American Express, Elite Meetings International and ResortsandLodges.com. Silver sponsors include Air Marketing, Fareed/Zapala/Koepke, Five-Star AudioVisual, Getty Images, Incite Response, Sybaritic, TIG Global and Travelscream.com.
The cost to attend if registered by March 14, 2008 is $625 for HSMAI members and $750 for non-members. After March 14, the cost is $725 for HSMAI members and $825 for non-members. The non-members charge includes a one year membership in HSMAI.
For more information on the 2008 Resort Conference, visit www.resortconference.com. For partnership and exhibiting information, contact Robert A. Gilbert, HSMAI’s president and CEO, at (703) 610-9024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, visit www.daniels.du.edu/HRTM.aspx or contact Barb Pemble at (303) 871-4473 or e-mail: email@example.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 39 chapters in the Americas Region.
|Also See:||Recap: 7th Annual Resort Management Conference; Terri Haack Named Resort Executive of the Year / April 2007|
|Recap: 6th Annual Resort Management Conference; Chris von Imhoff, CEO, Alyeska Resort, Named Resort Executive of the Year / April 2006|
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