NEW YORK—Due to COVID-19, the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, which normally takes place at the New York Marriott Marquis each year in June, was rescheduled as an on-site event to be held on Nov. 11-12. After deep and thoughtful discussion among the members of the conference’s Executive Planning Committee, the on-site event planned for Nov. 11-12 will be canceled and replaced by a webinar series.
Rather than risk the health and the well-being of panelists, attendees, organizers and, in turn, their family members, the committee has opted to produce a series of online webinars that will take place the week of Nov. 9. Attendance will be free of charge to members of the hospitality and tourism industries, as well as to members of the press.
Similar to the “CEOs Check In” virtual panel discussion that the committee produced and aired this past June, which was moderated by conference chairman Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman/CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and co-chairman of the board of Loews Corporation, the November webinar series will bring the best of the NYU Hospitality Conference to an even larger audience, and will do so at a time that is critical for members of the industry to gain the latest information on trends and forecasts from the best in the business.