24th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference (VIOC)
The Collins College of Hospitality Management with PKF Consulting and The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown
Monday, October 29, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
Stepping on uneven ground
With the upcoming election, an uneven “recovery”, economic crisis in Europe and other bumps in the road, the economy remains uncertain and unpredictable. Just when it seems to be reaching stability, it lurches and heads in a different direction - or many directions at the same time! The travel industry has been hailed as one of the bright spots in this economic landscape. Therefore, where is the travel industry now, and what is expected in 2013?
Please join us at the 24th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference and hear noted experts, representing a range of travel sectors, offer their best assessment of the economic situation and how it may affect your business.
All attendees receive a copy of PKF Consulting's 2013 Southern California Lodging Forecast, valued at $250. Valet Parking is complimentary. A networking lunch will follow the conference, and attendees will enjoy a presentation by Ted Tanner, Executive Vice President of AEG, discussing downtown Los Angeles.
Attendees may reserve a room at the Omni Hotel for a discounted rate of $189 per night.
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Questions: Please contact Kimberli Turner, Collins College of Hospitality Management by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (909) 869-4864.
The Collins College of Hospitality Management thrives from a tradition of excellence and is consistently ranked among the nation's premier hospitality management programs. Founded in 1973, the program is the first and largest four-year hospitality management degree program in California.
Serving more than 1,000 ethnically diverse students in the heart of Southern California, The Collins College offers a rigorous education firmly rooted in hospitality management theories and real-world applications. A customized curriculum prepares students for careers in restaurant management, hotel/resort management, club management, culinary product development, tourism management, and special events/meeting planning.
PKF Consulting USA (“PKF USA”) is an affiliate of CBRE, the largest real estate firm in the World. PKF USA is a national firm of management consultants, appraisers, real estate brokers and industry specialists who provide a full range of services to the hospitality, real estate, and tourism industries. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Firm has offices in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Atlanta, Miami, Washington, D.C., Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Seattle, Sacramento, and Bozeman with nearly 100 professionals and support staff.
The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel is centrally located with entrances into the Macy’s Mall and just one block south of the city’s financial district, the Sheraton also makes for the most convenient choice downtown for meetings. Additionally, the hotel is only four blocks from the STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The Sheraton has also recently established itself as a “green” hotel, featuring environmentally friendly programs such as recycling, an opt-out program for changing sheets and towels, low-flush toilets and energy-efficient light bulbs. Anchoring the Macy’s Plaza Mall, the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel boasts a chic environment that embraces tasteful sophistication, superior comfort and uncompromised guest service.
Located in the heart of LA’s financial district and walking distance from The Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center and LA Live; the Sheraton is a contemporary business hotel with 487 guest rooms, featuring the luxurious Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, Sheraton bath amenities and wireless Internet access. Ideal for a multitude of gatherings, the Sheraton has more than 26,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, including a 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom and three boardrooms that extend to inviting outdoor terraces. In addition, the hotel has an exceptional restaurant, a stylish lobby lounge, and complimentary fitness facility.
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