Friday, November 21, 2014

Special Event on December 2nd: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: A Global Perspective "Food, Operations, Work Culture, and Community"

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: A Global Perspective
"Food, Operations, Work Culture, and Community"
Hosted at the
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

On Tuesday, December 2nd from 8:00am-4:00pm a conference will be held at the New York Institute of Technology hosted by the Global Center for Hospitality Management, the New York State Restaurant Association & Green Hospitality Initiative. The conference will be on “Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: A Global Perspective.” This conference will bring together leaders from all aspects of the hospitality industry to discuss and share their expertise regarding sustainability in hospitality organizations and related industries. The sustainability issues that will be addressed will pertain to: Food, Operations, Work Culture and Community.
The day's events will include: continental breakfast and lunch networking session; guest speaker presentations; short films; "green flash" presentations on current trends in sustainability. Below are a few of the many knowledgeable speakers that will be attending the conference:
  • Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
  • James Versocki, ESQ., Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine, LLP 
  • Sadri Altinok, President, Turkish Cultural Centers
  • Dr. Robert J. Koenig, Associate Dean and Professor of the School of Management and Department of Hospitality Studies, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
  • Alan Someck, Director, Green Hospitality Initiative
  • Alan Fairbairn, M.A./C.H.A./C.H.I.A.
    Professor of the School of Management and Department of Hospitality Studies, New York Institute of Technology(NYIT)
  • Laura Bucko, VP/Director of Communications, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce 
  • Alex Askew, President and CEO, BCA Global
  • Karen Washington, Co Founder at Black Urban Growers and La Familia Verde
  • Hervé Houdré, Regional Director of Operations & General Manager InterContinental New York Barclay
  • Vlada Kenniff, Managing Director, Planning, Projections, and Demand Management
  • Kyle Thomas, Sustainability Manager, Le Pain Quotidien
  • Adanna Roberts, Program Manager, NYC WasteMatch
  • Liz Williams, President and Director, Southern Food and Beverage Museum
  • Maya Shenkman, Director of Hotel Services, Great Forest Inc.
  • Magdalene Sim, Director of Communications, Great Forest Inc.
  • Steve Sasso, General Manager, The Benjamin in New York
  • Naomi Mirsky, Vice-President, Sustainability and Innovation at Denihan Hospitality Group (Denihan)
  • Bill Telepan, Chef/Owner of Telepan & Telepan Local
  • William Patrick Cornelius, Chef William Creations
  • Euripides Pelekanos, Founder & CEO, Bareburger
  • Margaret Stapleton, National University Development Manager, Entertainment Cruises, Inc. 
  • Rob Salvatico, Partner and Senior Vice President, Operations of Jaral Properties, Inc. and Jaral Management Corp.
  • Alan Mindel, Operating Partner, Samar Hospitality
  • Joel Grassi, Pest Management professional, BHB Pest Elimination and many others...
Admission to the conference: $25.00

For a more comprehensive list of speakers and more details on the conference, click here:


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