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2018 State of the Industry

Join us for the inside scoop on the hottest trends and issues impacting the New York City hospitality industry in 2018.

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February 27, 2018

2:00pm - 7:00pm

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway,
New York, New York 10023




Preparing NYC for the Next Wave of Automation - The result of a first-of-its-kind analysis will be presented.

Panelist: Matt Chaban, Policy Director, Center for an Urban Future


Government Affairs - Laws, regulations, and compliance oh my! The NYC Hospitality Alliance team talks about the political environment for the restaurant industry, current and proposed laws, and what the industry can do to effectively advocate for sensible reform and representation.

Moderated by Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance

PanelistRobert Bookman, Partner, Pesetsky & Bookman

PanelistJamie Van Bramer, Principal, Yoswein New York

PanelistGlenn Grindlinger, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP


Stopping Sexual Harassment - How the hospitality industry is addressing harassment, developing prevention policies and changing the culture to eradicate unacceptable sexual behavior, where it exists.

Moderated by Carolyn D. Richmond, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Panelist: Leslie Ferrier, Vice President of Human Resources, Momofuku

PanelistRobert Blasi, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, VP of Human Resources, The Madison Square Garden Company

PanelistLauren Mack, Managing Director of Investigations, T&M Protection Resources

PanelistKutina Ruhumbika, Director of Human Resources, Barteca Restaurant Group

PanelistChauntel R Gerdes, LMSW, OutSmartNYC


Surviving in Today's Unforgiving Restaurant Market - Restaurateurs from different segments of the industry discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in the NYC marketplace and what they are doing to address them. 

Moderated by Karen Stabiner, Author of "Generation Chef," Contributor to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and Adjunct Faculty at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

PanelistTren'ness Woods-Black, Vice President of Communications, Sylvia's Restaurant

PanelistJohn Rigos, Co-CEO, Aurify Brands

PanelistBobbie Lloyd, Chief Baking Officer Magnolia Bakery

PanelistAhmass Fakahany, Chief Executive Officer & Owner, Altamarea Group

"The Hospitality Helpline is by far my favorite benefit. When I reach out with a question, The Alliance team always responds right away with the information I need."

- Sally Chironis, Sally Chironis

"OMG! I love being a member! As a small business owner, I'm involved in all decisions affecting my operations. What I love about The Alliance is that this organization gives me access to the same experts and resources the major players have been utilizing for decades."

- Melba Wilson, Melba's Restaurant

"As CEO of Carmine's and Virgil's, and a member of The Alliance, I can personally attest to the significant ROI that we have received from our Alliance membership dues."

- Jeffrey Bank, Carmine's & Virgil's Real BBQ

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