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HR in Hospitality™ 2009 Underway!

Third annual event is scheduled for March 16 – 19 at
Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Florida;
Call for Presentations begins in May;
Exhibitor information available today!

HORSHAM, PA. — APRIL 28, 2008 — Planning for the 3rd Annual National HR in Hospitality™ Conference & Expo, scheduled for March 16 – 19, 2009, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., is underway. Produced by Human Resource Executive® Magazine, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and Cornell University’s ILR School, the 3rd annual event will build on the strengths of this year’s program and add an “International HR” component and “HR Best Practices” track next year. The official Request for Proposal forms (RFPs) for the 2009 conference can be completed at The RFP site will be activated to accept forms between Monday, May 5, 2008, and Monday, July 7, 2008. 

“HR in Hospitality™ has proven itself to be a viable, valuable and in-demand event,” said Harry Katz, dean of the Cornell ILR school. “Based on rave reviews, we will continue to feature full tracks for HR practitioners in the Hotel and Restaurant sectors, and a half-track dedicated to labor-relations issues. In addition, HR Hot Topic discussion groups — each facilitated by a Cornell University faculty member, a senior HR industry executive or preeminent hospitality employment attorney — will return, and each will be repeated once during the conference.” Also scheduled to return in 2009 are two preconference symposiums that involve in-depth analysis and discussion, along with at least two keynote addresses. 

“The two-day HR in Hospitality™ Expo also will continue next year,” Katz said, “giving hundreds of HR professionals the opportunity to come face-to-face with services and programs that can help them in their daily tasks — from Benefits Administration and Diversity Hiring/Compliance Training to Logo Wear & Uniforms and Payroll Software & Services.”

Companies interested in exhibiting are encouraged to visit and click on "Expo Information for Exhibitors.”

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™, May 4 - 6, 2009; 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™ 2009. To request a press pass for the 2009 event, please contact PRPRO


Barb Worcester
Tel: (440) 930-5770

Carolyn Hinson
Product Group Manager 
LRP Publications
561-622-6520, ext. 8773


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