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SHFM Conference coming soon to NYC

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) will host its 2018 Critical Issues Conference on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the New York University Kimmel Center here, offering educational seminars on professional development and industry issues and networking opportunities.

The Critical Issues Conference originated in response to the events of September 11, 2001, and the foodservice and hospitality industry’s responsiveness to the community’s needs at that time. In its aftermath, SHFM members came together to host an area-wide conference and established the Critical Issues Conference as an annual event. Each year, inspired by a specific industry challenge and its opportunities, SHFM leaders select a critical industry issue as the focus of this conference.

This year’s  theme is Designing the Evolutionary Work Space Experience. Industry experts on space planning and execution will address demographic and generational shifts impacting space design, the impact of technology on design elements, and customer utilization, function, and flexibility as they relate to the workspace experience.

Speakers will include:

  • John G. Nackley, President & CEO, InterMetro Industries Corporation, MODERATOR
  • Michael Bonomo, Director of Global Workplace, CannonDesign
  • Mike Church, Managing Director, Deloitte Digital
  • Connie Dickson, Principal, Rippe Associates
  • Christine Gurtler, Design Director, Jacobs l Doland l Beer, LLC

For more details, contact Michelle Romero Director of Sponsorship & Marketing 502.574.9036 mromero@hqtrs.com

Additionally, another pre-conference session for SHFM Client Liaison, Self-Operator, Contractor and Integrated Facility Manager members allows an exchange of ideas with industry professionals who share similar membership classifications. The group will learn about who should be at the table and on the project team, as well as current retail restaurant trends. For the full agenda and other details about SHFM’s Critical Issues Conference visit: http://shfm- online.org/2018cic.


For more information, please visit http://www.shfm-online.org.