25th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference (VIOC)
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
The New Canvas
Please join us for the 25th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference to be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Hear from noted experts, representing a range of travel sectors, offer their best assessment of the southern California economic situation and how it may affect your business.
All attendees receive a copy of PKF Consulting's 2014 Lodging Forecast. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the newly renovated Long Beach Convention Center; including the new arena special event space, the first of its kind anywhere with over 45,000 square feet of “loft-style” event space, it truly is the first of its genre. The conference will take place in the Center Theater, which has been home to the TED conference the last 5 years and was recently remodeled.
Our keynote speaker, Mr. David Adler, Founder and CEO of BizBash Media will offer a perspective on the event business landscape. He is a large draw for our industry with his perspective on events and how they’re organized, promoted, current trends, etc.
As we celebrate 25 years, we will be honoring Bruce Baltin for his leadership and contributions to the conference, The Collins College, and the Southern California Visitor Industry.
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- Long Beach Overview click here
Planning Committee names and companies:
- Bruce Baltin, PKF Consulting USA, Committee Chair
- Lauren Schlau, Lauren Schlau Consulting, President
- Brandon Feighner, PKF Consulting, Vice President
- Margie Ferree Jones, Collins College of Hospitality Management
- Jennifer Tomiko Kohatsu, Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Sales Director
Questions: Please contact Miranda Akkari, Collins College of Hospitality Management by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (909) 869-4864.
When & Where
The Collins College of Hospitality Management with PKF Consulting and the Hilton Anaheim
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 Hilton Anaheim opened in 1984 for The Los Angeles Olympic Games, Hilton Anaheim is the largest hotel in Orange County and the second largest hotel in all of Southern California. With 1,572 deluxe guest rooms and suites and over 140,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Hilton Anaheim offers ample space and professional services for every possible occasion. Hilton Anaheim is serviced by 4 major airports and easily accessed by all major Southern California freeways. In the heart of The Anaheim Resort District, across the street from The Disneyland Resort, and steps away from The Anaheim Convention Center, Hilton Anaheim is truly in the center of it all. Hilton Anaheim has been "home away from home" to U.S. Presidents and dignitaries, Professional and Collegiate Sports teams, entertainers from around the world, business travelers, convention attendees and families seeking just seeking that perfect vacation destination.