New Hospitality Rules for a New Economy

Event Details
Region: Pacific Northwest & Hawaii
Chapter: Seattle-Pacific Northwest
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 07:00 PM to
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:00 PM
Canlis Restaurant
2576 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
United States
Contact: Name: Soodchai Phonsanam '95
Phone: 310-486-8423

The Cornell Entrepreneur Network (CEN) , the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and the Seattle - Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society present:

New Hospitality Rules for a New Economy....and Chocolate!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011  6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

6:00 PM  Reception
7:00 PM  Presentation
7:45 PM  Q&A
8:00 PM  Open Mic (share your 30-second elevator pitch with attendees)
8:15 PM  Continued Networking
9:00 PM  Event Concludes

Cost: $35 includes reception, presentation, networking, and lots of chocolate!

Post the fall of 2008, everything has been just a little bit different in the world of hospitality...or has it?  Join Cornell and several Seattle entrepreneurs as we explore how they are staying relevant and producing value through new methods and old.

We'll examine:

What has changed in hospitality and what has remained the same? How has social media both positively and negatively impacted the world of hospitality? Do customers still want the same from us, or is there new value to be added? Are there new transaction drivers, or are authenticity and steadfastness still key? Are we medicating ourselves through this economic downturn with chocolate (i.e. how has the world of comfort foods changed)?

As a special bonus, we will also be highlighting our speakers' artistry by featuring samplings of their chocolate treats - from Fran's Chocolates to Seattle fudge to Tango Restaurant's famed El Diablo dessert.  It's not to be missed!  

We are honored to present our leading panel of experts:

Jordan Le Bel '90, MS '92, Associate Professor (Food Marketing & Experience Marketing), John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Andrina Bigelow MBA '03, CEO, Fran's Chocolates
Brian Canlis '01, Owner, Canlis Restaurant
Mark Canlis '97, Owner, Canlis Restaurant
Mitzi Fritz '76, Owner, Seattle Fudge
Travis Rosenthal '97, Owner, Tango Restaurant

Click here to view additional details and to register.

Event Contact: Amanda Christofferson, Cornell Business Communities Coordinator, (607) 254-7111