Cornell International Summit in Shanghai

Cornell Asia Event

Leading hospitality CEOs take part in Dean’s Leadership Series Panel at the 2012 Cornell International Summit India.

Cornell International Summit in Shanghai to feature experts in hospitality, real estate, architecture, and urban planning

At the Cornell International Summit: Hospitality, Real Estate, and the Built Environment, industry leaders and academics will discuss growth in China’s hospitality and commercial real estate market, and the influence of environmental technologies on future urban development. The Summit will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and is co-presented by the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and Center for Real Estate and Finance.

Confirmed speakers include Lee Pillsbury '69, founder, co-chairman, and CEO of Thayer Lodging Group, Teddy Zhang ’97, President and CEO, HUBS1 and Special Counsel to the Dean on China, Dean Kent Kleinman, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and Dean Michael Johnson.  Additional speakers include CEOs of Chinese and international corporations, Chinese government officials, and Cornell faculty experts.   The Summit is slated to attract between 200 and 250 senior executives in hospitality, real estate, and travel from China, and throughout the Asia Pacific region.

“China is the emergent market in global real estate, and our panelists are leaders in this arena,” said Michael D. Johnson, dean and E. M. Statler Professor at the School of Hotel Administration. “As the epicenter of China’s rapid development, Shanghai is the perfect backdrop for the Cornell International Summit.”

Summit tickets are $300 for Cornell alumni, parents, and affiliates, and $350 for non-alumni. All tickets include lunch, three panel discussions, and a reception. Summit registration is currently open, and International Tourism Partnership members and affiliates receive a $50 discount on Summit registration—enter code CIHS13ITP during the checkout process.

The Summit is being held in collaboration with the Cornell Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference, and the Cornell Hotel Society Asia Pacific Regional Meeting. HUBS1, Jin Jiang Hotels, and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund are title sponsors of the event. InterContinental Hotels Group is diamond sponsor. Other corporate sponsors are Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate, Duetto Research, FRANCE 24, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Hilton Worldwide, Hsyndicate, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, IDeaS: A SAS Company, International Tourism Partnership, Marriott International, PhoCusWright, Thayer Lodging Group, TravelDaily, TTG Asia Media Group, USA TODAY, and Xn Hotel Systems.

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