Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) & Cornell Hospitality Research Summit

Dear Colleagues


As you may know, this year the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is celebrating its 90th year of service to the hospitality industry. In addition, our school’s Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), which is a the leading source for quality research on and for the hospitality industry, is also celebrating its 20th year.


In our effort to honor the long-term active collaboration with the industry, CHR, on behalf of the School, is organizing the second Cornell Hospitality Research Summit during October 8-9th 2012 at our Ithaca campus. This event will bring together approximately 300 industry leaders and academic scholars so that they can participate in live, interesting and engaging conversation related to contemporary issues facing the industry.


The conference will begin with a CEO panel that Dean Johnson will moderate. Following the keynote session, the conference will feature a series of presentation and workshop sessions related to the conference theme (Service Excellence and Performance Growth in the Global Hospitality Industry: Strategies and Approaches for Navigating Forward). Both academic scholars and industry executives are invited to present during the conference.


The Call for Submissions which was announced last month. Submission deadline is March 2nd.


I encourage you and your colleagues to submit a proposal for consideration for presentation during this research summit. Additional information about the submissions process and conference is attached below.


Best Regards,



Rohit Verma, Ph.D.
Chair, CHRS 2012
Professor & Executive Director, Center for Hospitality Research
Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Office: +1-607-255-2688

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