School of Hotel Administration announces title sponsors of Cornell International Summit

Mar 04, 2013

Contact: Ashlee McGandy, 607.254.1368, am754@cornell.edu

The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) has announced that HUBS1, Jin Jiang Hotels, and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund will be title sponsors of the Cornell International Summit: Hospitality, Real Estate, and the Built Environment. The summit will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and is co-presented by the SHA; the Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; and the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance.

"HUBS1, Jin Jiang Hotels, and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund are leaders in China's hospitality industry, and we are delighted that they will be title sponsors of the Cornell International Summit," said Michael D. Johnson, dean and E. M. Statler Professor at the SHA. "With the support of our title sponsors, we are building a great line-up of panelists who are experts in hospitality, real estate, architecture, and urban planning in China."

"HUBS1 has enjoyed a long partnership with Cornell, and we are privileged to be working together to bring this important summit to China," said D. Teddy Zhang, president and CEO of HUBS1. Zhang is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration and a special counsel to the dean on China.

"We are excited to partner with Cornell in their first International Summit China and look forward to a great discussion with industry and academic leaders," says Yu Mingliang, chairman of Jin Jiang International Holding Group.

"We are very honored to host the first Cornell International Hospitality Summit in China. It will be exciting to meet with and hear from the industry's top leaders," said Siemon Olle, general manager of the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.

Summit tickets are $300 for Cornell alumni, parents, and affiliates, and $350 for non-alumni. All tickets include lunch, three panel discussions, and a reception. To register or learn more, visit the summit website.

The summit will feature industry leaders and academics discussing innovation and growth in China's hospitality and commercial real estate markets. The summit will consist of three panels: "Huanying: Service in Modern China," "Urban Interconnectedness: How Cities, Transportation, and Environmental Technologies Will Shape the Future," and "The Future of the Chinese Hotel Marketplace." Confirmed speakers include Michael D. Johnson, dean and E. M. Statler Professor at the SHA; Kent Kleinman, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP); Michael Manville, assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning in AAP; Lee Pillsbury, founder, co-chairman, and CEO of Thayer Lodging Group; Jenny Sabin, assistant professor in the Department of Architecture in AAP; and Teddy Zhang, president and CEO of HUBS1.

The summit is being held in collaboration with the Cornell Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference and the Cornell Hotel Society Asia Pacific Regional Meeting. InterContinental Hotels Group is diamond sponsor of the event. Other corporate sponsors are Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate; Duetto Research; FRANCE 24; Galaxy Entertainment Group; Hilton Worldwide; Hsyndicate; Hyatt Hotels and Resorts; IDeaS: A SAS Company; International Tourism Partnership; Marriott International; PhoCusWright, Inc.; Thayer Lodging Group; TravelDaily; TTG Asia Media Group; USA TODAY; and Xn Hotel Systems. To participate as a corporate sponsor, please contact Grace Coriell, corporate & foundation affairs, at 607.255.7590 or gkc9@cornell.edu.

About the Cornell School of Hotel Administration
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research and industry advancement. The school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field. For more information, visit www.hotelschool.cornell.edu.