Industry Heavyweights Headline the NEWH Leadership Conference, January 25-26th, 2013

    Industry Heavyweights Headline the NEWH Leadership Conference, January
                                25-26th, 2013

PR Newswire

SHAWANO, Wis., Jan. 15, 2013

SHAWANO, Wis., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The biennial NEWH
Leadership Conference heads to San Francisco, January 25-26th at the Grand
Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco. With the tagline Bridge to Success, the
two-day event will boast a variety of preeminent speakers and expert panel
discussions that will explore the new challenges and opportunities of the
ever-changing hospitality industry. "There's a great variety. Everyone will be
able to take away a nugget of knowledge—from social media to trendsetting to
sustainability," explains Leigh Mitchell, the San Francisco chapter president.


Each day will feature a keynote speaker. The conference will kick off with
Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, now JT Hospitality/Commune
Hotels, who is also a well-respected speaker and author of PEAK Organizations
and Transforming the Way Business Is Done. His talk with focus on the
"intersection of psychology and business and how it is relevant to
hospitality," Conley says. On Saturday, Roger Thomas, executive vice president
design, Wynn Design and Development, will discuss designing "for the
experience from the very beginning," he says. "We get a chance to expand into
the edges of fantasy and we have an enormous opportunity to create a memorable
and unique experience."

Other highlights of the conference include the Hospitality Design
magazine/NEWH Owners' Roundtable, where attendees get one-on-one face time
with some of the industry's most influential hotel owners, investors, and
design directors from top companies like InterContinental Hotels, Wyndham
Worldwide, MGM Resorts International, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Marriott
International, among others; and panels delving into sustainable meta-trends,
social media, color and industry trends, and the state of the industry.

"The conference offers both personal and professional growth opportunities,"
says NEWH, Inc. president Julia Marks. "We really try to make each event
interesting, informative, and hopefully spark something that hits home on some
level. And of course the networking…you don't want to miss the networking!"

As an extra incentive for attendees, a complimentary ticket to the 2013
Lodging Conference (a $2,195 value) in Phoenix in September will be raffled
off during the State of the Industry panel from 2:45-3:45 p.m. on Saturday,
January 26^th. You must be in attendance to win.

For more information on NEWH and the Leadership Conference, log on to 

About NEWH
NEWH—The Hospitality Industry Network is the premier networking resource for
the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership
development, recognition of excellence, and business development

Members of NEWH, Inc. are professionals actively engaged in development,
management/operations, architecture, communications, design, distribution,
education, manufacturing, production, purchasing, and sales of the
hospitality, foodservice, senior living, and related industries.


Contact: NEWH Office,, +1-800-593-6394
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