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CONFERENCE PRODUCERS

HSMAI Greater New York Chapter

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Supporting Partners

Sessions

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Time
Function
Duration
Cost
10:00 AM
  • Opening Keynote - Adam Sacks, Tourism Economics

    Join us for an enlightening keynote address by Adam Sacks, where his wealth of experience and foresight will illuminate the path forward for the travel sector, setting the tone for an inspiring and informative conference.

    Adam Sacks, Tourism Economics

    (Lehigh University School of Business Alumni) Adam Sacks is the President of Tourism Economics;... More

    1 hour
11:30 AM
  • Motivational Speaker - Hamza Khan, Award Winning Keynote Speaker & Best Selling Author

    Energize your spirit with the dynamic presence of our motivational speaker, Hamza Khan. A best-selling author and globally acclaimed keynote speaker, Hamza's TEDx talk, "Stop Managing, Start Leading," has captivated over two million viewers with its compelling message. 

    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

    Explore key topics such as green initiatives, carbon footprint reduction, circular economy practices, community engagement, and innovative sustainable technologies. Learn how the hospitality sector can exceed environmental expectations and contribute to a resilient global ecosystem. 

    Amit Sharma, Penn State University

    (Delhi University Alumni, ESSEC (Master’s in Hospitality), Virginia Tech... More

    Jacquie Chandler, Sustainable Tahoe

    (UC Santa Barbara Alumni) Activist and author, Jacquie Chandler has a background in Fashion... More

    Aurélie Sage, ACCOR

    (Toulouse University Alumni) Aurélie Sage is the Sustainability Project Director for... More

    1 hour
12:30 PM
  • Professional Development /Personal Branding

    Join industry experts and career strategists in a dynamic session exploring crucial aspects such as skill enhancement, career advancement, and the art of personal branding. 

    Lexy Coley, Omni Hotels & Resorts

    (University of Nevada – Las Vegas, UNLV Alumni) Lexy Coley will be celebrating her 16th... More

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

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

    John Washko, Mohegan Sun

    (James Madison University Alumni) John Washko is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at... More

    Ysandrelle Raynaud, Accor

    (ESIC University Alumni) Working at Accor since June 2018, Ysandrelle is currently part of the... More

    1 hour
2:00 PM
  • Sales, Marketing and Event Management

    Immerse yourself in a dynamic session led by industry trailblazers, where we'll explore the latest trends and strategies shaping success in these interconnected fields. 

    Amanda G. Voss (CMP), MGM Resorts

    (University of Nevada Las Vegas, UNLV Alumni) Amanda G. Voss is the Vice President of... More

    Bob Anderson, STAR Performance

    (Brown Institute Alumni) Bob is a business coach, a results-driven trainer, and a new business... More

    Mandy Gill, Marriott International

    (College of Charleston Alumni) Mandy Gill is currently the VP of Global Marketing supporting... More

    Averiel McKenzie

    (University of Florida Alumni) Averiel McKenzie is a highly experienced professional in the... More

    1 hour
Time
Function
Duration
Cost
10:00 AM
  • Artificial Intelligence / Tech Integration

    Join leading experts in the field as we unravel the transformative power of AI, exploring its seamless integration into various industries. Delve into cutting-edge tech trends, innovative AI applications, and strategies for successful tech integration. 

    Michael Goldrich (CHDM), Vivander Advisors

    (University of Michigan Alumni) Michael Goldrich is an industry trailblazer, recognized for his... More

    Detlev Remy

    (The Johns Hopkins University Alumni) Singapore Institute of Technology, SIT / Associate... More

    Cristina Oprean, PhD, Accor

    (Telecom Paris Alumni)

    Tanya Pratt, Oracle Hospitality

    (Ryerson University Alumni) Tanya Pratt is Vice President of OPERA Cloud Strategy and Product... More

    Joy Hou, INHABITR

    (Cornell University Alumni) Joy Hou is the COO and Head of Hospitality of Inhabitr, the first... More

    1 hour
11:30 AM
  • Hotel Development - Real Estate, Design and Architecture

    Join industry leaders, real estate mavens, and design innovators for an immersive session that delves into the intricate tapestry of hotel development. From navigating real estate trends to crafting architectural marvels and designing spaces that captivate, this session is a blueprint for success in the dynamic hospitality landscape. 

    Lisa Chervinsky, Collective Vision Design

    (Cornell University Alumni) Lisa Chervinsky is founder of Collective Vision Design, Ltd and... More

    Jessica Banchs - CHDM, Tierra Adentro Bed & Breakfast

    (Florida International University Alumni) Jessica Banchs is currently the President at Tierra... More

    Jason Gold, Highgate

    (Cornell University Alumni) Jason Gold is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for... More

    Nicolas Martinez, Accor

    (Undergrad in Universidad Javeriana, Colombia and Masters in Erasmus University Rotterdam... More

    1 hour
1:30 PM
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

    Join thought leaders, diversity champions, and equity advocates in a compelling discussion on the importance of cultivating diverse perspectives in the hospitality industry. 

    Kristen Wells Scott, Hilton

    (Norfolk State University Alumni) Kristen Wells Scott is the Senior Director of Global... More

    John Lancaster, Choice Hotels International

    (Howard University Alumni) Prior to joining Choice hotels Mr. Lancaster had extensive on... More

    Brian Barker, M.A., CHE, Alliance for Hospitality Equity and Diversity

    (Bethune-Cookman University Alumni) Professor Brian Barker has recently joined NYU's School of... More

    1 hour
Time
Function
Duration
Cost
10:00 AM
  • Commercial Strategy - Revenue Management/eCommerce

    Join industry experts, revenue management gurus, and eCommerce trailblazers in a dynamic session designed to navigate the complex landscape of hospitality business strategies. Explore cutting-edge approaches to revenue optimization, delve into the intricacies of pricing dynamics, and uncover the latest trends in digital commerce. 

    Jennifer Hill, Kalibri Labs

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

    Lori Kiel, Kessler Collection

    (Daytona State College Alumni) Lori Kiel, Chief Commercial Officer, leads the sales, revenue... More

    Tammie Carlisle, Milestone

    (University of California, Santa Cruz Alumni)  Tammie is a digital marketing thought... More

    Dan Reeder, Hilton Hotels

    (University of Montana Alumni) Dan Reeder is a Revenue Director at Hilton Hotels. He works... More

    1 hour
11:30 AM
  • International & World Relations Impact on Travel

    Join international affairs experts, geopolitical analysts, and travel industry leaders in a thought-provoking session that unravels the complex connections between global relations and the travel landscape. 

    Lauren Atlass, Hotelbeds

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni) Lauren Atlass is Hotelbeds’ Vice President,... More

    Dr. Chekitan Dev, Cornell University

    (Virginia Tech Alumni) Dr. Chekitan S. Dev, the Singapore Tourism Distinguished Professor at... More

    Kristie Goshow, KSL Resorts

    (London Metropolitan University Alumni) Kristie Goshow brings a diversity of hospitality and... More

    1 hour
1:00 PM
  • Wellness, Health and Food Tourism

    Join industry pioneers, health and wellness experts, and culinary visionaries in a transformative session that explores the convergence of well-being, travel, and culinary experiences.

    Chris Reed, The Ranch Malibu

    (California State University, Northridge Alumni) With 20 years of luxury hospitality sales and... More

    Gary Occhiogrosso, Franchise Growth Solutions

    (New School Learning Annex) Gary Occhiogrosso is the Founder of Franchise Growth... More

    Magdaleena Nikolov, Well-X

    (Johnson & Wales University Alumni) Bio coming soon

    1 hour
Time
Function
Duration
Cost
11:00 AM
  • Closing Keynote - David Kong, Founder & Principal, DEI Advisors / CEO, Best Western International (17 years, retired)
    David Kong

    (Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Alumni) David Kong is the Founder and... More

    1 hour

Speakers

Adam Sacks, Tourism Economics

President
(Lehigh University School of Business Alumni) Adam Sacks is the President of Tourism Economics;... More

Alex Tamayo, BC Evolve

Vice President, Monitoring & Data Science
(Gies College of Business - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Alumni) Alex Tamayo is the... More

Amanda G. Voss (CMP), MGM Resorts

Vice President, Sales
(University of Nevada Las Vegas, UNLV Alumni) Amanda G. Voss is the Vice President of... More

Amit Sharma, Penn State University

Director, Food Decisions Research Laboratory
(Delhi University Alumni, ESSEC (Master’s in Hospitality), Virginia Tech... 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

Aurélie Sage, ACCOR

Sustainability Project Director
(Toulouse University Alumni) Aurélie Sage is the Sustainability Project Director for... More

Averiel McKenzie

Director of Diversity Sales Recruiting, EJ Gallo Winery
(University of Florida Alumni) Averiel McKenzie is a highly experienced professional in the... More

Bob Anderson, STAR Performance

President
(Brown Institute Alumni) Bob is a business coach, a results-driven trainer, and a new business... More

Brian Barker, M.A., CHE, Alliance for Hospitality Equity and Diversity

Executive Director
(Bethune-Cookman University Alumni) Professor Brian Barker has recently joined NYU's School of... More

Chris Reed, The Ranch Malibu

VP. Global Sales
(California State University, Northridge Alumni) With 20 years of luxury hospitality sales and... More

Cristina Oprean, PhD, Accor

Head of Data Science
(Telecom Paris Alumni)

Dan Reeder, Hilton Hotels

Regional Director of Revenue
(University of Montana Alumni) Dan Reeder is a Revenue Director at Hilton Hotels. He works... More

David Kong

Founder/Principal DEI Advisors / CEO, Best Western International (17 years, retired)
(Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Alumni) David Kong is the Founder and... More

Detlev Remy

Singapore Institute of Technology, SIT / Associate Professor - Revenue Management, Data Analytics and Digital Marketing
(The Johns Hopkins University Alumni) Singapore Institute of Technology, SIT / Associate... More

Dr. Chekitan Dev, Cornell University

Singapore Tourism Distinguished Professor
(Virginia Tech Alumni) Dr. Chekitan S. Dev, the Singapore Tourism Distinguished Professor at... More

Gary Occhiogrosso, Franchise Growth Solutions

Founder
(New School Learning Annex) Gary Occhiogrosso is the Founder of Franchise Growth... More

Hamza Khan, Global Keynote Speaker

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

Jacquie Chandler, Sustainable Tahoe

Chief Executive Officer
(UC Santa Barbara Alumni) Activist and author, Jacquie Chandler has a background in Fashion... More

Jason Gold, Highgate

Senior Vice President Business Development
(Cornell University Alumni) Jason Gold is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for... More

Jennifer Fugolo, AHLA

Jennifer Hill, Kalibri Labs

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

Jessica Banchs - CHDM, Tierra Adentro Bed & Breakfast

President
(Florida International University Alumni) Jessica Banchs is currently the President at Tierra... More

John Lancaster, Choice Hotels International

VP Emerging Markets Development & Owner Relations
(Howard University Alumni) Prior to joining Choice hotels Mr. Lancaster had extensive on... More

John Washko, Mohegan Sun

VP, Sales & Marketing
(James Madison University Alumni) John Washko is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at... More

Joy Hou, INHABITR

COO/Head of Hospitality
(Cornell University Alumni) Joy Hou is the COO and Head of Hospitality of Inhabitr, the first... More

Kristen Wells Scott, Hilton

Senior Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
(Norfolk State University Alumni) Kristen Wells Scott is the Senior Director of Global... More

Kristie Goshow, KSL Resorts

Chief Commercial Officer
(London Metropolitan University Alumni) Kristie Goshow brings a diversity of hospitality and... More

Lauren Atlass, Hotelbeds

Vice President
(University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni) Lauren Atlass is Hotelbeds’ Vice President,... More

Lexy Coley, Omni Hotels & Resorts

Corporate Director, Talent Development
(University of Nevada – Las Vegas, UNLV Alumni) Lexy Coley will be celebrating her 16th... More

Lisa Chervinsky, Collective Vision Design

(Lecturer at Cornell School of Hotel Administration), Founder
(Cornell University Alumni) Lisa Chervinsky is founder of Collective Vision Design, Ltd and... More

Lori Kiel, Kessler Collection

Chief Commercial Officer
(Daytona State College Alumni) Lori Kiel, Chief Commercial Officer, leads the sales, revenue... More

Magdaleena Nikolov, Well-X

Founding Director
(Johnson & Wales University Alumni) Bio coming soon

Mandy Gill, Marriott International

Vice President Global Marketing - US & Canada
(College of Charleston Alumni) Mandy Gill is currently the VP of Global Marketing supporting... More

Michael Goldrich (CHDM), Vivander Advisors

Chief Advisor
(University of Michigan Alumni) Michael Goldrich is an industry trailblazer, recognized for his... More

Nicolas Martinez, Accor

Vice President Development Mexico, Central America & Caribbean
(Undergrad in Universidad Javeriana, Colombia and Masters in Erasmus University Rotterdam... More

Tammie Carlisle, Milestone

Head of Hospitality
(University of California, Santa Cruz Alumni)  Tammie is a digital marketing thought... More

Tanya Pratt, Oracle Hospitality

Vice President, OPERA Cloud Strategy
(Ryerson University Alumni) Tanya Pratt is Vice President of OPERA Cloud Strategy and Product... More

Ysandrelle Raynaud, Accor

Senior Manager Sales Systems & Training
(ESIC University Alumni) Working at Accor since June 2018, Ysandrelle is currently part of the... More


Questions for Us?

Use the contact details below or the green form to the right to ask questions about registration or any sessions.

Lori O'Connell 732-996-1048