Hospitality leaders headline Cornell’s student-run conference
CEOs Isadore Sharp, Gary Loveman and Glenn Schaeffer to speak at The 84th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell
Leading executives from the Las Vegas hospitality market will speak at The 84th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC), the student-run educational conference to be held April 2-5 at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. Under the theme, “Illuminating the Possibilities: Learning from Las Vegas,” students will treat some 300 guests to a weekend of entertaining seminars, special events and leisure activities.“Despite the economic downturn, Las Vegas remains the most dynamic and exhilarating hospitality destination in the world,” says Reneta McCarthy, lecturer at the school and HEC faculty advisor. “It is an exceptionally sophisticated service economy, a place that thrives on innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Our students are excited to bring that energy to campus and put on a truly memorable event for our guests.”Speakers will include:
- Bob Boughner, CEO and president, Echelon Place
- Tom Breitling, senior vice president, Strategy and Development, Wynn Resorts
- Marc Falcone ‘92, equity analyst, Goldman & Sachs Company
- Dr. Gary Loveman, CEO, president and chairman, Harrah’s Entertainment
- Glenn Schaffer, CEO, president and co-founder, Fontainebleau Resorts
- Isadore Sharp, founder, CEO and chairman of Four Seasons Hotel Company
- Brad Stone ’77, president of Global Operations and Construction, Las Vegas Sands Co.
Another educational highlight will be panel discussions among Cornell faculty members and senior executives who built their careers in the Las Vegas market. One panel will address what it takes to become an operations executive. A second will explore emerging trends in the food and beverage sector.
A few tickets are still available for the event. To register and learn more, please visit www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/academics/hec/hec84/ . About The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research and industry advancement. The school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field. For more information, visit www.hotelschool.cornell.edu.