Five-Star Lineup at Hospitality Conference to Reveal HR Strategies From the Top

Oct 14, 2010

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Five-Star Lineup at Hospitality Conference to Reveal HR Strategies From the Top
April event in D.C. provides solutions to strategic, operational and regulatory HR challenges of hospitality industry; Register by Feb. 18 to save $400.00

Horsham, PA, October 13, 2010 — The HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo™ announced today an impressive lineup of industry heavy-hitters who are confirmed to present at the fifth annual event, April 4 - 6, 2011, at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Visionaries from Cornell University, Marriott International, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, and Applebee's make up just a fraction of the roster. The complete agenda is now live on the web at and registration is open, with a $400.00 savings until February 18, 2011.

The HR in Hospitality Conference™ has earned a reputation for hosting presentations by nationally known industry HR leaders, employment law attorneys and Cornell University experts who deliver hospitality-specific HR strategies and solutions to help attendees succeed. "This year we have speakers joining us from a wide variety of hospitality businesses, including entertainment, restaurants and hotels," said JoAnne Kruse, founder of HC Partners and the conference's new program chair. "I am looking forward to a conference where we have an even greater diversity in thought and industry experiences," she added.

From the opening keynote by David Rodriguez, EVP of Global HR at Marriott, to the debut of the "UnConference" session driven by attendees, hundreds of hospitality professionals from across the nation are looking forward to sessions packed with the specific guidance they need to navigate all their industry challenges. The conference will run along three tracks focused on HR issues in hospitality: HR and Public Policy, HR Strategies, and Current Trends in Labor and Employment Law. "Within each track our speakers explore today's critical topics including immigration reform, healthcare design, and employee engagement; as well as hot topics in law like discrimination and the NLRB," said Kruse. "Our agenda retains some of the favorites like the Cornell University HR Executive Summit, and we have increased our focus on how to apply and develop strategic HR and legal concepts."

Also on the agenda are a slew of networking events, including breakfasts, lunches, receptions and the two-day Expo, featuring HR products and services related to the industry. For more details, visit