Gene Sperling To Address The Economy At ALIS 2009
Former White House National Economic Advisor to Focus on Where Things Are Headed
In addition to his economic experience in the White House, Sperling is a senior fellow for economic studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and also at the Center for American Progress. Sperling, once called the “MVP” of the economic team by President Clinton, is a contributing editor to Bloomberg News and regularly provides economic commentary on programs including Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week, CNN's Late Edition, Nightline, and Good Morning America on the issues of the Federal Reserve, tax policy, social security, housing, budget, and consumer confidence.
“We are thrilled to once again add Gene to the program for our next event,” said BHN President and Conference Chair Jim Burba. “After attending ALIS last year, he knows our audience’s concerns well, and can provide actionable information on how they can overcome challenges both today and well into the future based on the world’s overall unsettled economy.”
Sperling will provide the keynote address, “A Focus on the Economy,” on Monday, January 26. In addition to Sperling’s critical analysis of the economy, additional ALIS programming includes a variety of sessions and workshops on topics including capital markets and finance, owner investments and asset management, development, acquisitions, management and franchising, vacation ownership, international opportunities, and green hotels.
ALIS will be held January 26-28, 2009 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Proceeds from the conference benefit the educational, research, and training missions of the Educational Institute (EI) of the American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation (AH&LEF), AH&LA’s not-for-profit affiliate. For general event information, online registration, and sponsor opportunities, contact Jonathon Zink, BHN conference manager, at (714) 540-9300 or email@example.com, or visit the ALIS Website. For information on the AH&LA or AH&LEF, visit www.ahla.com. Press interested in more information on ALIS are invited to contact Jessica Soklow, AH&LA media relations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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