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PIHE: 12th Annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards

The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration has selected Randell A. Smith, chairman and co-founder of STR, to receive the 2020 Cornell Hospitality Icon of the Industry Award, and Elizabeth Blau MS ’97, Chief Executive Officer, Blau & Associates to receive the 2020 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award. We look forward to celebrating with Randell and […]

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

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, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte; Shawndra Jones, Senior Counsel, Epstein Becker Green; and moderated by David Sherwyn, the John and Melissa Ceriale […]

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

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 […]


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

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. […]


CHR/PIHE: Innovating for a Post-Pandemic Future – Challenges and Opportunities in the Hospitality Industry

Event Overview The COVID-19 pandemic, while paralyzing for many industries, is also spurring innovation and inspiration. This is particularly true in the hospitality industry, where pioneering thinkers and companies have taken steps to turn this unprecedented challenge into opportunity. Forced into reimagining the old ways of doing business, these thought leaders are introducing new initiatives […]

Jackson Lewis Webinar

CIHLER: Restructuring in Asia-Pacific in the age of Covid-19

Legal practitioners from Australia, China, India, Japan, and Singapore will share their perspectives on key issues facing multinational employers required to make organizational changes in light of COVID-19. Topics COVID-19 related laws, regulations and programs affecting the restructuring legal scheme Limitations or special provisions influencing economic dismissals Wage subsidies, salary reduction measures, work-sharing or other […]


CIHLER: Third-party risk: Using technology to help secure your program

Participants will learn results from 2020 EERM Global Survey to explore ways to reduce third-party risks and costs. Due to high demand, attendance is limited and on a first-come basis. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed vulnerabilities across organizations’ growing extended enterprise networks. As more critical functions are outsourced to third parties, how can organizations be […]


CIHLER: COVID-19’s Litigation Aftermath: Preparing for the Coming Wave of Legal Claims

Unfortunately, once the immediate health and safety issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic appear to be in the rear-view mirror, the road ahead may be just as perilous. In March and April, employers scrambled to quickly comply with stay-at-home orders, to trim staff through furloughs and RIFS, or to close their businesses entirely. Since then, […]

Epstein Becker Green

CIHLER: Employment Law Impact of COVID-19: State Tort Law and Liability Shields

Steven Swirsky, Member of the Firm, will present “State Tort Law and Liability Shields” during a webinar, “Employment Law Impact of COVID-19: Workplace Health & Safety and Issues of Dispute Resolution,” hosted by the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law. The current pandemic has raised new questions about the boundaries of employer obligations and employee rights […]


C&I: Recovery by the Numbers: What to Expect in the Lodging Industry

EVENT OVERVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the global economy, and one of the hardest-hit sectors is the travel industry. Nearly every aspect of the industry – from supply/demand dynamics to pricing and key markets – has been affected. While the past six months have been challenging, there is still much uncertainty about what […]