Skip to content


Registration now open! Enjoy insightful presentations and discussions with industry leaders and experts throughout our weeklong programming. 

Conference Dates: February 6 - 10, 2023

Tickets

All Sessions

  • Individual Students or Faculty with a VIP School Code

    If you have received a registration code from your school, please select "1" here and input the code on the next page in the 'VIP Code' field to zero out the charge.

    $30.00

  • Individuals, Students or Faculty (No VIP School Code)

    This ticket is for Individuals, Students or Faculty (No VIP School Code from a school)

    $30.00

  • Register My School

    Please register my school to attend the conference with unlimited student and faculty participation. Once payment is received, a school code will be emailed within 24 hours for student and faculty use.

    $175.00

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Sessions

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Time
Function
Duration
Cost
10:00 AM
  • Conference Welcome

    Michelle Woodley with Preferred Hotels and Resorts and HSMAI Foundation will open the conference with a Welcome message.

    Michelle Woodley, Preferred Hotels & Resorts/HSMAI Foundation

    (Cornell University Alumni) Michelle Woodley is President of Preferred Travel Group. In this... More

    9 mins
10:10 AM
  • Opening Keynote

    Join this exciting Opening Keynote as Jonathan Tisch, Executive Chairman at Loews Hotels and Resorts will tell us what’s in store for the future of our hospitality industry.

    Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels & Co

    (Tufts University Alumni) Jonathan M. Tisch is Co-Chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation... More

    50 mins
11:30 AM
  • Motivational Speaker

    A key aspect of achieving your goals is staying motivated during easy and tough times. This session will provide tools and resources to support your efforts.

    Hamza Khan, Global Keynote Speaker

    (University of Toronto Scarborough Alumni) Hamza Khan is a best-selling author and global... More

    1 hour
Time
Function
Duration
Cost
10:00 AM
  • Sustainability - Environmental Impact
    Alex Shockley, Hilton

    (Penn State University Alumni) Alex has been a Hilton Team Member for five years, where he... More

    April Merenda, Gutsy Women Travel/St. John's University

    (St. John's University Alumni)  April Merenda has held key positions within the... More

    Claire Cutting, Marriott

    (Cornell University Alumni) With a background in hospitality and facility operations, Claire... More

    David Tortora, Conrad New York Midtown

    (Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston Alumni) David Tortora brings more than... More

    1 hour
12:30 PM
  • Personal Branding

    Feel and look your best – tips and tricks on how to optimize self-promotion and image.

    Beth Hendler-Grunt, Next Great Step

    (Seton Hall University and Washington University in St. Louis Alumni) Beth Hendler-Grunt is the... More

    Cara Hays, SimplyBe. Agency

    (University of Missouri-Columbia Alumni)  Cara Hays is a Senior Account Manager at... More

    Dr. Hassan M. Abdulhaqq, AHRC Nassau

    (University of Phoenix / Universitas Pelita Harapan Alumni) Dr. Hassan Abdulhaqq is the... More

    1 hour
2:00 PM
  • Sales & Marketing - Business vs Leisure
    Alice Walsh, Aimbridge Hospitality

    (Virginia Tech - Pamplin College of Business Alumni) Alice Walsh, is a 20 year hospitality... More

    Leon Goldberg, United Airlines

    (University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni) Leon is an experienced Sales and Marketing... More

    Michael Laumanns, AccorHotels

    (Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management) Michael Laumanns is a passionate... More

    Eric Kreins, Hilton Hotels & Resorts

    (University of Maryland Alumni)

    Kim Schlossberg, Expedia Group

    (Cornell University Alumni) Kim is an OTA industry professional with over 12 years of... More

    1 hour
Time
Function
Duration
Cost
10:00 AM
  • AI Innovation - Tech - Metaverse
    Emma Scher, ZS

    (Cornell University Alumni) Emma Scher is the Lead of Customer Success with ZS Associates... More

    Heather Raich, RobotLAB, Inc.

    (Le Cordon Bleu North America Alumni) Heather Raich has over 30 years of experience in the... More

    Stephanie Rubenstein, NVIDIA

    (University of Sussex Alumni)

    1 hour
11:30 AM
  • Career Development

    A variety of panelists will share their insights on how best to navigate your career path and journey.

    Carol A. Bullock, Patrice & Associates

    (Simmons University - MBA Alumni) A transformational executive, Carol has an impressive... More

    Kareem Rahaman, Juno College of Technology

    (Ryerson University Alumni) Kareem Rahaman is an award-winning entrepreneur and strategy... More

    Michael J. Tews, PhD, Penn State University

    (Cornell University Alumni) Michael J. Tews is an Associate Professor in the School of... More

    Louis Magliaro, BTN Group (Northstar Travel Group)

    (Fairleigh Dickinson University Alumni) Louis Magliaro has over 30 years of travel media... More

    Mercedes Blanco, The Hotels Network

    (Harvard University)

    1 hour
1:30 PM
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
    Ed Salvato, NYU SPS Tisch Center for Hospitality

    (Harvard University Alumni) Ed Salvato is an Instructor in tourism, hospitality, marketing and... More

    Jackie Dacanay, Fairmont San Francisco

    (San Francisco State University Alumni) Jackie is a 16 year veteran with Fairmont Hotels &... More

    Jean-Pierre Fernandes, City of Toronto

    (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto Alumni)

    1 hour
Time
Function
Duration
Cost
10:00 AM
  • Industry Trends – Digital Marketing - Revenue Management
    Jennifer Hill, Kalibri Labs

    (Mercer University Alumni)  Jennifer’s specialty is revenue management, using a... More

    Wes Anderson, IHG EVEN Hotels

    (UNLV College of Hotel Administration Alumni) A graduate of UNLV’s College of Hotel... More

    Roy Madhok, CRME, CHIA, Highgate

    (Boston University Alumni) Roy Madhok, SVP of Revenue & Distribution at Highgate, has... More

    1 hour
11:30 AM
  • Crisis Management
    Daniel McAteer, Sofitel NYC

    Dan has more than 20 years working with the New York City Police Department and for the past six... More

    Maca Capocci, Selina

    (EUDE Business School Alumni) Maca Capocci is Selina's Global Brand Public Relations Director.... More

    Mary Gendron, MOWER

    (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire) Mary started her career in journalism for two... More

    Michelle Heston, ACCOR Luxury Brands

    (University of Colorado Alumni) Michelle Heston is the Executive Regional Director of Public... More

    1 hour
Time
Function
Duration
Cost
11:00 AM
  • Closing Keynote

    Enjoy a fireside chat with an industry leader for the culmination of the 2023 Intercollegiate conference.

    Ted Tang, Leading Hotels of the World

    (Cornell University & University of Hawai‘i - Shidler College of Business... More

    1 hour

Speakers

Michelle Woodley, Preferred Hotels & Resorts/HSMAI Foundation

President/Foundation Chair
(Cornell University Alumni) Michelle Woodley is President of Preferred Travel Group. In this... More

Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels & Co

Executive Chairman
(Tufts University Alumni) Jonathan M. Tisch is Co-Chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation... More

Hamza Khan, Global Keynote Speaker

Hamza Khan
(University of Toronto Scarborough Alumni) Hamza Khan is a best-selling author and global... More

Alex Shockley, Hilton

Director, Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability
(Penn State University Alumni) Alex has been a Hilton Team Member for five years, where he... More

April Merenda, Gutsy Women Travel/St. John's University

Co-Founder/Program Coordinator MSIHM
(St. John's University Alumni)  April Merenda has held key positions within the... More

Claire Cutting, Marriott

Senior Director, Global Sustainability & ESG Reporting
(Cornell University Alumni) With a background in hospitality and facility operations, Claire... More

David Tortora, Conrad New York Midtown

Director of Operations
(Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston Alumni) David Tortora brings more than... More

Beth Hendler-Grunt, Next Great Step

President
(Seton Hall University and Washington University in St. Louis Alumni) Beth Hendler-Grunt is the... More

Cara Hays, SimplyBe. Agency

Senior Account Manager
(University of Missouri-Columbia Alumni)  Cara Hays is a Senior Account Manager at... More

Alice Walsh, Aimbridge Hospitality

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
(Virginia Tech - Pamplin College of Business Alumni) Alice Walsh, is a 20 year hospitality... More

Leon Goldberg, United Airlines

Managing Director - East
(University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni) Leon is an experienced Sales and Marketing... More

Michael Laumanns, AccorHotels

Executive Director, Business Travel Global Sales
(Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management) Michael Laumanns is a passionate... More

Emma Scher, ZS

Personalize.AI Customer Success Lead
(Cornell University Alumni) Emma Scher is the Lead of Customer Success with ZS Associates... More

Eric Kreins, Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Managing Director, Strategic Accounts
(University of Maryland Alumni)

Kim Schlossberg, Expedia Group

Director of Market Management, New York Region
(Cornell University Alumni) Kim is an OTA industry professional with over 12 years of... More

Heather Raich, RobotLAB, Inc.

Director of Sales
(Le Cordon Bleu North America Alumni) Heather Raich has over 30 years of experience in the... More

Stephanie Rubenstein, NVIDIA

Senior Product Marketing Manager
(University of Sussex Alumni)

Carol A. Bullock, Patrice & Associates

Coach & Consultant
(Simmons University - MBA Alumni) A transformational executive, Carol has an impressive... More

Kareem Rahaman, Juno College of Technology

VP of Growth
(Ryerson University Alumni) Kareem Rahaman is an award-winning entrepreneur and strategy... More

Michael J. Tews, PhD, Penn State University

Associate Professor
(Cornell University Alumni) Michael J. Tews is an Associate Professor in the School of... More

Ed Salvato, NYU SPS Tisch Center for Hospitality

Faculty, LGBTQ Travel Expert, Educator, Speaker and Author
(Harvard University Alumni) Ed Salvato is an Instructor in tourism, hospitality, marketing and... More

Dr. Hassan M. Abdulhaqq, AHRC Nassau

Human Resources Director
(University of Phoenix / Universitas Pelita Harapan Alumni) Dr. Hassan Abdulhaqq is the... More

Jackie Dacanay, Fairmont San Francisco

Director of Culture & Belonging
(San Francisco State University Alumni) Jackie is a 16 year veteran with Fairmont Hotels &... More

Jean-Pierre Fernandes, City of Toronto

Senior Specialist, Diversity and Inclusion
(Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto Alumni)

Jennifer Hill, Kalibri Labs

VP, Commercial Strategist
(Mercer University Alumni)  Jennifer’s specialty is revenue management, using a... More

Wes Anderson, IHG EVEN Hotels

Regional Vice President of Revenue Management
(UNLV College of Hotel Administration Alumni) A graduate of UNLV’s College of Hotel... More

Daniel McAteer, Sofitel NYC

Director of Safety & Security
Dan has more than 20 years working with the New York City Police Department and for the past six... More

Maca Capocci, Selina

Global Brand PR Director
(EUDE Business School Alumni) Maca Capocci is Selina's Global Brand Public Relations Director.... More

Mary Gendron, MOWER

Senior Vice President - Managing Director
(University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire) Mary started her career in journalism for two... More

Roy Madhok, CRME, CHIA, Highgate

Senior Vice President of Revenue & Distribution
(Boston University Alumni) Roy Madhok, SVP of Revenue & Distribution at Highgate, has... More

Louis Magliaro, BTN Group (Northstar Travel Group)

Executive Vice President and Group Publisher
(Fairleigh Dickinson University Alumni) Louis Magliaro has over 30 years of travel media... More

Michelle Heston, ACCOR Luxury Brands

Executive Director of Public Relations
(University of Colorado Alumni) Michelle Heston is the Executive Regional Director of Public... More

Mercedes Blanco, The Hotels Network

Chief Partnerships Officer
(Harvard University)

Ted Tang, Leading Hotels of the World

Retired President
(Cornell University & University of Hawai‘i - Shidler College of Business... More


Contact the HSMAI Event Team

Use the details below or the contact form to the right to get in touch.

Kathie Stapleton 914-762-1456