Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show Presents:2007 Lodging Summit

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association announced that it has added an expert panel to the educational offerings at its Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show. This discussion, entitled "2007 Lodging Summit: 2008 and Beyond" will focus on important trends that will shape the future of Florida's lodging industry in 2008 and future years. The Lodging Summit will take place on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at the Orange County Convention Center.

This forum has been created to provide information on seasonal performance and future trends in addition to forming a complete picture enabling hoteliers to plan strategies as the hotel industry continues to progress and stabilize in an unsteady economy. From updates on rate and trend by segment to consumer preferences to development opportunities to business practices in the hotel industry, attendees at the Lodging Summit will leave the show with a greater knowledge of the lodging industry and its current status in the state of Florida.

Panelists are all experts within their disciplines. Each will provide critical insight on cuttingedge data in each of their individual disciplines. Expert panelists include John Russell, CEO, NYLO Hotels; Bjorn Hanson, Ph.D, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Mark Lomanno, President, Smith Travel Research; Douglas Shifflet, President and CEO, D.K. Shifflet & Associates; Peter Yesawich, Ph.D, Chairman & CEO, Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell and lastly Patrick Ford, President, Lodging Econometrics.

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