Topics for the Aug. 14 program range from public transportation to energy conservation practices
Tampa, FL (Aug. 12, 2014) … Experts offering insights into technology trends, state-of-the-art cost saving strategies and cutting-edge solutions to operational issues impacting Tampa Bay’s hospitality industry will lead a lodging operations symposium Thursday, Aug. 14.
Keynote speaker for the annual event is Kyle Cockream, executive director of the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission. He will provide an update regarding negotiations with taxi app providers, inspections of local taxis and the overall enforcement responsibilities of the Public Transportation Commission.
Presented by HCHMA (http://www.hchma.com/), the 2nd Annual Lodging Operations Symposium addresses operational issues for full-service to limited-service hotels, as well as resorts and motels, that can impact the bottom line financially and the overall quality of the guest experience.
The symposium is open to HCHMA members. Registration is available online at http://hchma.com/calendar-t/icalrepeat.detail/2014/08/14/1232/84%7c85%7c86/2nd-annual-hchma-lodging-operations-symposium.html.
This year’s symposium will be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay (http://grandtampabay.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html). Registration begins at 11 a.m. and presentations will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The presenters are as follows:
Denise Rodriguez, Senior Coordinator, Energy Management Services, Tampa Electric Co.
Magdalena Jaziewicz, Market Manager, Hospitality Operations, TrueBlue Hospitality
Anthony Velez, Account Manager, Windsor Industries
John J. Centeno, President, Solar Security Films
“After last year’s successful launch, the symposium will again focus on best practices that can help the hospitality industry not just save money but also improve services,” said Bob Morrison, HCHMA executive director. “This event also represents the first step of our new awareness campaign, ‘HCHMA First,’ that is designed to remind industry decision-makers to consider allied members of HCHMA whenever discretionary spending opportunities are available.”
The Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association is a membership-based organization that represents leading hotels, motels and resorts. First organized in 1937, HCHMA members include hotels, motels and resorts as well as the beneficiaries of the Tourist Development Tax allocated within Hillsborough County and businesses that provide products and services to the hospitality industry.