PRLog - Oct. 31, 2012 - GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gainesville, FL -- Dr. Kelly Semrad, Associate Director of the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute at the University of Florida and Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management was recently awarded “Best Academic Presenter” at the 2012 Cornell Hospitality Research Summit. This conference is held biennially in Ithaca, New York and hosted by The Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. The theme for this year’s conference, which was sponsored by Leading Hotels of the World, was “Service Excellence and Performance Growth in the Global Hospitality Industry: Strategies and Approaches for Navigating Forward.” This was only the second conference held by Cornell, but Semrad’s first time in attendance.
Dr. Kelly Semrad presenting to conference attendees about revenue management.
To present, you must be an invited speaker and upon invitation Semrad elected to present on “Exploratory Data Analysis in Revenue Management” during the session on “Pricing and Revenue Management.”
The conference was held on October 8th and 9th and Semrad had the great honor to present alongside Chris Silcock, the global head of revenue management for Hilton Worldwide, as well as Ravi Mehrotra, the founder and president of IDeaS. To win her award, Semrad was nominated and voted upon by both conference delegates and the organizing conference committee. Semrad took home a framed award, a $50 gift card to Amazon.com, and free conference registration for the Summit in 2014, an award valued at $695.
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