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25th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference (VIOC)

The Collins College of Hospitality Management with PKF Consulting and The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown

Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

25th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry...

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Presentations, continental breakfast, lunch & reception
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Presentations, continental breakfast, lunch & reception
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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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  • Menu for VIOC click here
  • Information about Sponsorship details click here
  • Speaker bios click here
  • 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 

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Questions:  Please contact Miranda Akkari, Collins College of Hospitality Management by email at socalvioc@gmail.com or by telephone at (909) 869-4864.        

Have questions about 25th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference (VIOC)? Contact The Collins College of Hospitality Management with PKF Consulting and The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown

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Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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The Collins College of Hospitality Management with PKF Consulting and The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown

 

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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25th Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference (VIOC)
Long Beach, CA Events Business

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