Cornell International Hospitality Summit


Cornell International Hospitality Summit








Hospitality Entrepreneurship

A foundation to network resources together to fuel economic development in EMEA

June 11, 2015 ∙ Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah ∙ Istanbul, Turkey


Panel 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: $75 USD
Reception 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: $75 USD




Please note: if you have registered for the Cornell Hotel Society EMEA Regional meeting,
you may have already registered for the above events.


The panel will be moderated by Dean Michael Johnson, and will include Professor Mona Anita Olsen. 

Michael Johnson Mona Olsen
Michael Johnson 
The Bradley H. Stone Dean and
E. M. Statler Professor,
Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Mona Anita Olsen
Assistant Professor and 
Assistant Director of the Pillsbury Institute 
for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, 
Cornell School of Hotel Administration

Current Panelists:
Serdar Bilgili, Chairman, Bilgili Holding 
Gerald Lawless, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah 
Caglan Mursaloglu, Deputy CEO, Is Yatirim
Omer Isvan, President, Servotel to give a market update.

 Additional panelists will be announced soon. 


Co-presented by:

Cornell School of Hotel Administration The Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Leadership

In coordination with:

Cornell Hotel Society

Cornell Hotel Society EMEA Regional Meeting

Current Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

France 24

Gold Sponsors

Cvent Duetto Hilton
HSyndicate pWc  

Silver Sponsor

InterContinental Hotels Group

To learn more or to participate as a sponsor of the 2015 event, please contact Jenn Macera, assistant director, corporate relations, at or 607.255.3101.

Cornell International Hospitality Summit Planning Committee

Scott D. Berman '84, Principal, PwC; Mark Depew, Director of Development, Cornell School of Hotel Administration; Joel Eisemann MPS '80, SVP and Chief Development Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group; Mike Collini, Vice President Development - Turkey, Russia & Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide; Meg Hardie Keilbach '88, Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell School of Hotel Administration; Jennifer Macera '13, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations, Cornell School of Hotel Administration; Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA, Duetto; Marilyn McHugh, Vice President, Global Events, Questex Hospitality Group; Deniz Omurgonulsen '00, Vice President, Membership, The Leading Hotels of the World, Inc., President, Cornell Hotel Society; Henri Roelings, Founder/CEO, Hsyndicate; Marie-Christine Saragosse, Chairwoman and CEO, France Médias Monde. 

Past CIHS Events

The 2nd Cornell International Hospitality Summit was held in Shanghai, China on April 20, 2013 in partnership with the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF). It was held in collaboration with the Cornell Hotel Society Asia Pacific Regional Meeting and the Cornell Asia Pacific Leadership conference. Please visit the links below for information on that event.

CIHS Shanghai event program in English or Chinese

CIHS Shanghai photos

The 1st Cornell International Hospitality Summit was held in Mumbai, India on January 17, 2012 in partnership with the Center for Hospitality Research and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. Please visit the links below for information on that event.

CIHS India event program

CIHS India planning committee

CIHS India post-event press coverage in Hospitality Biz India: Cornell Summit Focuses on Hospitality Professionals