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October 2006
A New York Show Primer

Show Dates & Hours

Nov. 11-14, 2006
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York

Hospitality Leadership Forum
Saturday, Nov. 11                                9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 Exhibit Hall
Sunday, Nov. 12   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 13  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Chefs And Their Equipment

If you’re interested in how top Manhattan chefs make their menus work with their equipment, you’ll want to attend the seminar “Which Comes First: The Kitchen or the Egg?” Panelists Gray Kunz, Grayz & Café Gray; Michael Lomonaco, Porter House New York; Pierre Schaedelin, Le Cirque; and David Arnold, French Culinary Institute, will discuss how to create menus that  maximize kitchen equipment potential and how to select equipment to support a menu style. The session convenes Monday, Nov. 13.

Healthcare Gets The Spotlight

For those in the healthcare sector, the session “Impacting the Bottom Line: Customer Service, Satisfaction and Retail Trends in Healthcare Foodservice” promises to deliver hot-topic discussion of retail sales in healthcare, catering, online ordering systems, sustainability and more. Sponsored by the National Society for Healthcare Foodservice Management (HFM), the Monday, Nov. 13, session will feature moderator Sharon A. Cox, current HFM president and director of food and nutrition services, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Editors Tapped For Product Judging

A posse of foodservice editors ready to judge new products will once again assemble for the annual Editors’ Choice Awards. The editors, representing equipment, culinary and hospitality magazines, will sort through products in six categories—restaurant, technology, décor, essentials, flavors and luxury. They’ll also choose one top product for the Kenneth F. Hines Best of Show Award. The editors will look for innovative product design, creative use of material, development of a new technology, and ways the products meet particular industry needs. Winning products will be announced during the show’s Opening Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12. 

Giuliani To Address Leadership

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will deliver the keynote address at the Hospitality Leadership Forum, the pre-show conference for senior-level hospitality managers taking place Saturday, Nov. 11. Giuliani will focus on the challenges he faced leading his city through its most challenging hours, and review his principles of leadership. Other Forum speakers will cover hospitality design, sales and marketing, and the top 10 global challenges facing the hospitality industry. The Forum requires a separate entrance free.

Step Into Guestroom 2010

While you’re on the show floor look for this exciting new attraction: Guestroom 2010, a prototype hotel room that features the latest technologies, including high-definition artwork that changes to match a guest’s mood and a self-cleaning shower.

The attraction is more pertinent for hotel designers, but we’ve all stayed in hotels, so it’ll be worth a stop just to see how the hotel world is evolving. Guestroom 2010 will feature 56 different technologies currently in use or in development, all of which were discovered following a comprehensive worldwide search of cutting-edge guestroom innovations.

The innovations to be featured will include a mattress-free bed with a unique set of tension springs designed to provide a sleeping surface that contours to the natural curves of the body; an integrated control device that allows guests to control climate, lighting, drapes, alarm clock, digital radio and telephone from a touchscreen tabletop console; and a portable appliance that relaxes wrinkles and removes odors from clothes that have been packed in a suitcase.

It all adds up to a George Jetsonian look at the hotel room of the future, and you can find it at Booth 4062.

How To Register

IH/M&R Show registration is $25 until Oct. 13 and $50 after. Foodservice and lodging pros can register online at The interactive Web site also includes a seminar lineup, special events schedule, searchable exhibitor database and more. You can also register by calling George Little Management at 800/272-7469.


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