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September 2020

PIHE: Experiential Networking Program Application Deadline – September 28

September 28

Apply now! The Pillsbury Institute is excited to announce this new opportunity for Hotel School students! The Experiential Networking program has been created for students to help them expand their life and networking skills to add value and grow their knowledge, interpersonal/people skills, and experience to succeed in business and life. Students will be placed into small cohorts with an industry mentor and will cover four key modules: Art of Networking Personal Branding Activating Your Plan Expanding Networks/Ecosystems Each module…

C&I: Reopening European Hotels: The Recovery and Investment Landscape

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

EVENT OVERVIEW The effects of the coronavirus vary across continents, countries, states, industries, income levels, and consumer groups. As a result, hotel reopenings, economic recovery, and investment opportunities will differ across continents, countries, and customer segments. In this webinar, we will focus on Europe and hear from three prominent leaders in the European lodging industry. Among the topics we will discuss are reopening strategies, which customer segments will come back first and why, what the recovery may look like, potential…

October 2020

CIHLER: 19th Annual Labor & Employment Law Roundtable

October 4 - October 5
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This year will be the 19th Annual offering of the Labor & Employment Labor Relations Roundtable, presented by Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER). This roundtable presents a forum for industry and academe to address current issues facing the industry. Hosted by roundtable chair and director, David Sherwyn. Check back for more details and discussion topics!

CHR: The Health Trust Factor: Embracing Healthcare Principles in Hospitality

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Event Overview Health and safety concerns are understandably a key barrier to attracting today’s travelers, and the hospitality industry has quickly reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing preventive measures to provide a safe environment for guests. Yet travelers realize that no precautions are 100% effective, and they need additional assurance that hospitality companies can be trusted to protect their health and safety. A wide range of institutions, businesses, and industries have already implemented a number of measures that offer…

PIHE: Hospitality Business Plan Competition Information Session

October 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Wondering what the Business Plan Competition is all about? Join us on Zoom to review competition rules, guidelines and deadlines with Faculty Director, Linda Canina. Looking for team members? Don’t have a business idea? That’s OK! This is the perfect opportunity to make the connections you need to succeed! Registration is preferred so we can follow up with all attendees. Questions? Email Michelle Ciaschi at   Zoom details: Topic: Hospitality Business Plan Competition Information Session Time: Oct 7, 2020…

CHR – Virtual Sustainability Roundtable

October 16

Sustainability is a top concern for many in the global hospitality industry. The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research will host a virtual Sustainability Roundtable for participants to gathered from around the world to discuss a wide range of emerging topics including actionable strategies for the industry. The CHR Virtual Sustainability Roundtable will be co-chaired by Jeanne Varney, Senior Lecturer, and Aaron Adalja Assistant Professor, School of Hotel Administration, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University. 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.          …

CIHLER/PIHE/CHR: Robots Really CAN Provide Service: A discussion of the capabilities and limitations – Session 1

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join panelists in session one of a two part discussion on the future of robots in the hospitality industry. Featuring Tony Melanson, Vice President of Aethon, Linda Pouliet, Founder of Dishcraft, Steve Rimmer, Deals Principal at PwC, and moderated by David Sherwyn, the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a professor of law at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. Registration coming soon.

CIHLER/PIHE: 2020 Virtual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit (HLLS)

October 21 - October 23

Each year an advisory board of top hotel and lodging attorneys from companies and law firms throughout the world, including SHA faculty member David Sherwyn, collaborate to identify the most pressing legal issues and topics facing the industry and recruit some of the most distinguished attorneys in the industry to discuss these issues at this conference. "We encourage hotel and lodging industry attorneys to join us this October to gain and offer insights on how to confront legal issues presented…

CIHLER/PIHE/CHR: Employee Oriented Tech: Even More Relevant in the New Normal – Session 2

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join panelists as they discuss technology and its particular relevance in today's hospitality world. Featured panelists include Nigel Beck Creator & Founder of WhenLabs, Andrada Paraschiv, Head of Hospitality, Beekeeper; Kyle Miller, Deloitte Consulting Principal; Shawndra Jones, Senior Counsel, Epstein Becker Green; and moderated by David Sherwyn, the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a professor of law at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. Registration coming soon.

November 2020

CREF: Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition (CIRECC)

November 6

This event, developed by Cornell School of Hotel Administration professor Daniel Quan, attracts a global array of students and tasks the teams with analyzing an actual commercial real estate transaction, rendering a recommendation, and providing a presentation of their analysis and proposal. The competition itself is the culmination of an intensive five-day analysis preparation by the students and a full day of presentations. The teams are judged on their investment recommendations, approach to the problems, and presentation skills. Judges in the…

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