HEC 92: March 16-19, 2017
This year, HEC explored change: while shifts in the industry can be unexpected or uncertain, every organization has to evolve to maintain their competitive advantage while still honoring the values that made them successful in the past. Striking the right balance was of critical importance as HEC entered a new phase in its nearly century-long history, with HEC 92 being the first to be held since School of Hotel Administration joined the new Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. This year’s program cut through the anxieties of change and examined how HEC, SHA, and the hospitality industry as a whole could maintain their identities—and value—as they navigate the ever-changing business environment.
Leading this conversation was our keynote speaker, Mr. Sabato Sagaria '97, Chief Restaurant Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), who shared how innovation and experimentation have helped USHG succeed and stay true to their principles of providing the best service experience possible.
Every year we welcome executives from the world's leading hospitality companies to discuss the latest developments in our industry. Each conference features speaker events and panels on real estate, sustainability, culinary, and more. Register today to learn what's new in our industry.
Food & Beverage
Cornell has the best hospitality education program in the nation, and conference attendees are treated to everything from gourmet cocktail events to banquet-style meals, all prepared by our student culinary and service teams. Your new favorite recipe is just weeks away.
We understand that attendees need a break now and then to relax and network with other professionals. Guests of HEC can enjoy luxury accommodations, a Starbucks coffee lounge, and several leisure events hosted by our partners throughout the weekend.