Cornell is Exclusive Academic Partner of IESE for 3rd International Tourism Summit

Mar 21, 2013

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The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is the exclusive academic partner of the IESE Business School for the third International Tourism Summit being held Friday, May 17, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain. At the summit, Steve Carvell, associate dean for academic affairs, Rohit Verma, professor of services operations management, Chris Anderson, associate professor of services operations management, will be moderating panel discussions. The summit is organized by the IESE Business School and will analyze driving forces and emerging trends in travel, tourism, and hospitality. Key topics will include competition in a crowded market, the impact of new technologies and social media, sustainability, and finance and real estate.

"We are honored to partner with the IESE Business School, one of the world's premier educational institutions, on the third edition of the International Tourism Summit, and we are proud to feature Cornell faculty on the program. This summit is a wonderful opportunity to share SHA research and expertise with senior leaders in the global hospitality industry," said Michael D. Johnson, dean and E. M. Statler Professor of Hotel Administration.

The International Tourism Summit will feature industry business leaders, academics, thought leaders, and financiers who will explore key challenges, analyze future trends, and share innovative practices. To see the full agenda or to register for the International Tourism Summit, please visit

About IESE Business School
IESE, the business school of the University of Navarra, is one of the world's top ten business schools and has pioneered business education in Europe since its founding in 1958 in Barcelona. IESE distinguishes itself in its general-management approach, extensive use of the case method, international outreach, and emphasis on placing people at the heart of managerial decision making. With a truly global outlook IESE, with campuses in Madrid and Barcelona, a center in New York and offices in Munich and Sao Paolo, currently runs programs on four continents. For more information, please visit

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