DISRUPTIVE change

The conference, hosted by the Hospitality and Travel Club (HTC) at Harvard Business School, brings together current students, alumni, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members to discuss the unique opportunities and current trends in for hotels, airlines, online travel companies, and restaurants.

This year’s theme is Disruptive Change, focusing on how external factors are causing HTC firms to adjust their business models – often radically- to adapt to changes in competition, innovation and customer needs.

The HTC Conference forms part of the broader Harvard Real Estate and Hospitality Weekend, which features the Hospitality and Travel Conference in addition to the Real Estate Conference and Venture competition. 

Participants also have the chance to win great raffle prizes including a three night stay at the Bellagio, $100 dining certificate from Legal Sea Foods, and Lo and Sons handbags worth over $500.

 

Hospitality & Travel 
Conference 2015

Sunday, March 29

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Business of Hospitality & Real Estate

JAMES J. MURREN, CHAIRMAN & CEO MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL

 
 

Branded Real Estate: Design, Innovation &
Lifestyle Selling in a Luxury Age

Alexander Mirza
CEO & Co-Founder, Cachet Hotels

Karim Khalifa
SVP Global Design Strategies Marriott International

Matthew Bannister
Founding partner of DBOX

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Brandon Haw
Chairman and Founding Partner, LHA architecture, planning, design. 

Rise of the Food & Beverage Empires

  Roger Berkowitz
President & CEO, Legal Sea Foods

Brian Poe
Chef & Owner, Tip Tap Room

Alex Stupak
Chef and Owner, Empellon Cocina&
EmpellonTaqueria

JILL J. AVERY
(Moderator)
Senior Lecturer
of Business Administration

NICK MCCABE
President Hakkasan Group

Michael T. Glynn
President, Glynn Hospitality Group

WOLFGANG LINDLBAUER 
Chief Discipline Leader, Glodal Operations Services, Marriott International, Inc. 

Loyalty Programs' Battle for Customer Loyalty

 

Joey Whelan
Director, Loyalty Strategy & Operations at 
Starwood 
Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide, Inc.

Vincent J. Szwajkowski
Senior Director, Global Brands Strategy, Hilton Worldwide

 

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Lara Hernandez
Vice-president Digital, Loyalty, & Partner Marketing, Americas, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC

Ryan Buell
(Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

 

NEIL MOFFITT

HAKKASAN GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER