Cornell International Hospitality Summit India

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The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai

At the first Cornell International Hospitality Summit (CIHS) in Asia, industry leaders and academics will examine the future of the hospitality industry in India. The summit, which will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2012, in Mumbai, India will be co-presented by the school's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is title sponsor of the summit, and all summit sessions will be held at the Taj Mahal Palace.

The CIHS will feature the ninth edition of the Dean’s Leadership Series, a CEO Panel of four of the top hospitality executives in India. Jon Denison, associate dean for external affairs at SHA, will moderate the panel, which will feature Raymond Bickson, managing director and CEO of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces; Patu Keswani, chairman and managing director of the Lemon Tree Hotels; Vivek Nair, vice chairman and managing director of the Leela Group; P.R.S. Oberoi, chairman and CEO of EIH–Oberoi Hotels & Resorts; Priya Paul, chairperson of Appeejay–The Park Hotels.

Other sessions held during the summit will be "Achieving Excellence Via Operational and Human Capital Innovations," moderated by Rohit Verma, professor of services operations management and CHR executive director, and "Revenue and Performance Enhancement in Emerging Hospitality Markets," moderated by Chris Chan, professor of accounting and dean of the Cornell-Nanyang Institute for Hospitality Management.

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