HRTM students attend New York trade show

HRTM students attend New York trade show

07 Nov 2013    

Nineteen students from the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) program leave Nov. 7 for a six-day education study tour to New York City. The main purpose of the trip is to attend the 2013 International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) at the Jacob K. Javits Conference Center. The IHMRS is the largest hotel and restaurant tradeshow in the world. More than 750 exhibitors in the hotel and restaurant industry will participate.

“This is a great time for our HRTM students to immerse themselves in one of the largest hospitality tradeshows in the world,” said Gina Fe Causin, assistant professor, HRTM, who will accompany the students. “Our students will see how the different stakeholders of our industry interact. They’ll attend the leadership forum, seminars and explore the diverse booths at the tradeshow. For students focusing on event planning, this is event planning at its finest. We also encourage students to network with other attendees at the event.”

IHMRS features a vast array of new products and services for industry representatives, buyers and spectators. The conference is also an opportunity for students to meet future employers and to find coveted internships.

In addition to the tradeshow, students will also tour the city of New York including Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, SoHo, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, World Trade Center Memorial, Grand Central Station, and Carlos Bakery.

Causin established a blog for the trip so students can post messages regarding their experiences at The HRTM program is one of the fastest growing majors on campus. It’s housed in the department of Nutrition and Health Science in the College of Education and Human Sciences.


College of Education and Human Sciences
Nutrition and Health Sciences
Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management