The 46th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, operated by Questex, parent company of Hotel Management, in partnership with the NYU School of Professional Studies and its Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality,  released its keynote line-up for this year’s event. The NYU IHIIC brings together top industry executives, from CEOs of hotel brands to various investment and real estate executives, to discuss the latest trends, economic influences and projections. The NYU IHIIC will take place on June 2-4 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.

The opening keynote address will be delivered by Ellen Zentner, managing director and chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley, who will set the tone with an overview of the ever-evolving macroeconomic landscape and its impact on the hospitality industry and the capital markets.

Additional keynotes will provide insights on leadership through changeable times, how to gain an advantage on the demands of the travel and tourism consumer, and adapting real estate to drive stronger profitability per square foot. Those are:

  • Jonathan Gray, president and COO, Blackstone
  • David Solomon, chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group
  • Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • Patrick Pacious, president and CEO, Choice Hotels International
  • Brian Kelly, The Points Guy
  • Gloria Guevara Manzo, chief special advisor, Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia (and former secretary for tourism of Mexico and former president and CEO of the WTTC)

“The CEOs Check In: Industry Titans on Driving the Hospitality Market” session brings together the leaders of the world's major hospitality companies to share their insights on the shifts in the hospitality, travel and real estate markets. Anthony Capuano, president and CEO, Marriott International; Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton; Elie Maalouf, CEO, IHG Hotels & Resorts; Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corp.; and Sébastien Bazin, chairman and CEO, Accor will share the macro-trends that will have the most significant impact on the market, the events that will reshape the industry, and the strategies for surpassing goals. The session will be hosted by Sara Eisen, anchor, Closing Bell, CNBC. 

View the complete agenda here.

“This year’s keynote speakers reflect the world-class industry leaders and influential voices that conference attendees have come to expect at this NYU event each year. They will bring attendees the latest insights and trends, which could be the key to the next phase of commercial growth,” said Alexi Khajavi, group president, Hospitality, Wellness and Travel, at Questex. “This event attracts the largest gathering of hospitality investors and is the perfect place to connect with the right people, build partnerships, and hear the latest news.”

A share of proceeds from the event will help fund student scholarships at the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and further support the program’s mission of educating and preparing future leaders and innovators for careers in global hospitality management, travel, and tourism. 

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