Questex’s World Tea Academy Launches a New Specialty Tea Course for Small Farmers Around the World

Course Begins July 1, 2024

NEW YORK, May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s World Tea Academy today launches a new fully certified specialty tea course for small farmers around the world. Entitled “Excellence in Tea Manufacturing from Bush to Cup,” the course is available online and begins on July 1, 2024.

Developed and endorsed by World Tea Academy and Tea Vision Trust, the course material has been created by leaders in the tea industry working with World Tea Academy to provide education in all aspects of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for small growers globally.

Topics covered in the course include: 

Addressing challenges, prospects and impacts that affect small growersHistory of tea production (tea production trends and industry trends across the globe)Understanding the tea market and market potential at a local scale and an international scaleMethods to enhance tea qualityGood manufacturing processes including hygiene for workers and within the factoryTea production methods for small scale farmersSmall scale tea manufacturing equipmentCupping, tea evaluation and tea auction processes to gain confidence, successfully evaluate products and identify good and poor teasTea production and manufacturing methods, enabling the small grower to understand the different tea production and manufacturing methods that can be used to transform plucked leaves into exceptional teasComparing quality evaluation techniques with customer preferences

Tea Vision Trust, a partner in this specific course, is an independent think tank for the tea industry, based in India, delivering holistic and sustainable direction to the tea industry stakeholders. It has in its fold, tea industry veterans, across the value chain, with deep domain knowledge of management of large-scale tea plantation management, management of Small Tea Grower models and tea scientists, with emphasis on training and development.

Sharyn Johnston, CEO/Founder of Australian Tea Masters, the leading organization for global tea training and tea education development, which partners with World Tea Academy, said, “This is an exciting moment in tea education, which will bring value to the true heart of the tea industry. We are proud of this milestone in tea education as small tea growers are confronted with several severe impediments that may jeopardize their global tea market sustainability and further development.”

Registration for “Excellence in Tea Manufacturing from Bush to Cup” is open now. Click here to register.

To learn about additional World Tea Academy courses, click here.

Stay connected with World Tea Academy on Facebook, X and Instagram.

About Australian Tea Masters
Australian Tea Masters is a leader in tea education. Since 2011, Australian Tea Masters has been devoted to promoting the art, culture and knowledge of tea. Our ultimate goal is to build a community of tea lovers and professionals who truly value and understand the excellence of high-quality teas and the tea farmers who produce the tea. Through our programs of education and certification in all thing’s tea related we have become the resource for individuals and companies globally to increase their knowledge of the tea industry.

About World Tea Academy
World Tea Academy is the leading provider of tea education, that supports the educational and learning needs of today’s global tea industry. Our choice of courses and certifications provides the most up to date and industry recognized programs that cater to both individual and business needs, in today’s fast growing industry. 

World Tea Academy is part of the World Tea portfolio of products and events including the annual World Tea Expo, and World Tea News, educating and informing a global tea audience in both online and in person formats.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Michelle Osborne
World Tea Academy
mosborne@questex.com

Questex’s StreamTV Show Unveils New Education for Streaming Television Leaders, Adds Pre-Conference TV Workshop, Diversity, Empower Inclusion Track and More Networking Opportunities

Connects the Streaming Television Community June 24-26 in Denver

NEW YORK, May 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s StreamTV Show, the largest meeting ground for leaders and innovators in the streaming television industry, today unveils new education for the streaming television community as well as more networking opportunities. Produced in conjunction with StreamTV Insider, the event serves as the cornerstone for connecting professionals and driving forward the future of streaming television. StreamTV Show takes place June 24-26 for three-days in Denver, CO. Register here.

“This is such an exciting time in the history of the television industry,” said Kevin Gray, VP & Market Leader, Questex Technology Group. “We have a robust conference program that offers everything streaming television leaders need to do their jobs more effectively. We continue to add new learning and networking opportunities for attendees to drive the industry forward.”

Pre-Conference Workshops 
The StreamTV Show now offers three pre-conference workshops. The new TV Workshop: “Unleash Your Streaming Potential” will dive into the evolving world of paid content and subscription TV, featuring a presentation on industry trends and shifts, followed by a panel of leaders sharing strategies for viewer acquisition, engagement and long-term growth in the competitive streaming landscape. Attendees will explore content discovery and personalization before concluding with a keynote on super bundling and indirect channel distribution, offering valuable insights for navigating the streaming services landscape.

The additional workshops include: “Mastering the Subscription TV Landscape agenda” and “TVREV’s Future of FAST Supersession.”

Inclusive Streaming Track: Embrace Diversity, Empower Inclusion
The StreamTV Show is also launching a new track on Diversity, Empower Inclusion. The track will break boundaries and pave the way for a more diverse and dynamic streaming landscape. Attendees will learn from professionals reshaping audience engagement, from Hispanic TV’s streaming surge to advancements in diversity and inclusivity across the streaming landscape.

Additional conference tracks include:

MonetizationAdvertisingProduct & UXTechnologyFASTInclusive Streaming

Networking Opportunities
The StreamTV Show will offer many networking opportunities. Through a Strolling Lunch attendees can fuel their body with delectable cuisine while energizing their mind with stimulating conversations. Additional networking opportunities include: relaxed strolling lunches and networking receptions every day. Other networking opportunities include: VIP Reception hosted by Frequency; StreamTV Park Reception hosted by Wurl; After Hours Reception hosted by Xumo; and Post Show Drinks at Kachina Southwestern Grill.

View the complete StreamTV Show agenda here.

For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Stay connected with the StreamTV Show on Facebook, LinkedIn and X.

About The StreamTV Show 
The StreamTV Show, produced and managed by Questex, is widely known as the industry’s largest annual event for next gen video programming distribution. For more information, visit http://www.streamtvshow.com. The StreamTV Show is supported by the event’s official publication, StreamTV Insider, the streaming TV industry’s daily monitor. For more information, visit https://www.streamtvinsider.com.        

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Charlene Soucy
StreamTV Show
csoucy@questex.com

Larisa Love, Presley Poe, Rebecca Taylor and Savanna Boda Join a Lineup of Leading Educators at Questex’s International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference 2024 in Las Vegas

Three Full Days of Education and Exhibits in New West Hall Location

NEW YORK, May 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The education program for Questex’s International Beauty Show (IBS Las Vegas) and the International Esthetics, Cosmetics, & Spa Conference (IECSC Las Vegas), presented by American Salon and American Spa respectively, return to the Las Vegas Convention Center June 22-24, 2024, at the new West Hall for three full days of top-tier education, exhibits, and a gateway to self-care.

“At our recent New York event in March, attendees voiced that education was their foremost motivation for participation,” said Elizabeth Fantetti Trevorrow, Event & Partnership Director for the Spa & Beauty group at Questex. “As spa and beauty professionals converge at IBS and IECSC Las Vegas, they’ll delve into an expansive array of over 300 hours of education led by top-tier educators, artists, and influencers. This immersive experience aims to empower attendees with invaluable wisdom, talent, and insights, fostering business growth and broadening their customer reach. Plus, we’re bringing back the 3-day Exhibit Hall which is very exciting news.”

IBS will include over 100 classes free with an Exhibit Hall pass, as well as eight immersive, three-hour Hands-On Workshops for an additional fee. New this year, IBS will introduce six Master Classes – two-hour long, in-depth looks into the latest skills, techniques, and styles, also available for an additional fee. All Hands-On Workshops and Master Classes include the 3-day Exhibit Hall pass at no additional charge. Attendees who book two or more paid classes will save $40.

Some of the big headliner names presenting at IBS Las Vegas include Larisa Love, Presley Poe, Rebecca Taylor, Roger Molina, Tonya Pushkareva, Keya Neal and Gilad Goldstein.

Featured IBS Las Vegas 2024 classes include:

Master Classes
Bold & Blended, Larisa Love, Larisa Love, LLC
Remarkable Red Heads – Take Your Red Color Game to the Next Level, Carlina Ortega, Rita Hazan Salon

Hands-On Workshops
Haircolor Elevated – Maximize your Time, Income & Efficiency, Rebecca Taylor, Honey Hair Lab
Signature 3 Section Curly Cut, Presley Poe, Hair by Presley Poe

Free Classes (included with Exhibit Hall Pass)
Hairvolution: Trending with Precision, Roger Molina, Sam Villa ArTeam
Techniques to Elevate Yourself into a Super Barber, Isis Moreno, Osiris Pastor & Remy Jane Nazareno, Major League Barber
How to Fire a Client & Avoid Negative Reactions, Dawn Bradley, Dawn Bradley, Inc.

Marketing your Business & Finding your Niche in the Nail Game, Miranda Richardson, MJ Nailz Academy

For a full list of classes at IBS Las Vegas, click here.

The IECSC Las Vegas program will offer spa professionals their own curated Conference Education – a diverse range of paid classes featuring hand-picked speakers with unique expertise, all aimed at providing the essential knowledge and insights to elevate and grow businesses. Those who purchase three or more classes to enhance their show experience will save $25. All paid classes include the 3-day Exhibit Hall pass.

IECSC also offers over 140 Product Focused Education sessions and workshops, included free with an Exhibit Hall pass, led by top exhibitors offering a deep dive into a specific products or services, as well as exciting demonstrations and Q&A on The Studio Stage.

Some of the powerful educators lined up for this year’s show include:
Savanna Boda, Douglas Preston, Susanne Schmaling, and Nichelle Mosley.

For a full list of speakers click here.

Featured IECSC Las Vegas 2024 classes include:

Business Management, Client Relationships & Retail
Creating Compliant Clients, Savanna Boda
Skincare Line Development: A Wellness-Centric Approach, Dr. Jenelle Kim

Esthetics Workshops
Flex Your Comedone Extraction Game, Douglas Preston
Mastering the Melanin; Learn How to Treat the Depths of Hyperpigmentation, Tasha Madison

Holistic Health & Wellness
Secrets to Launching a Thriving Wellness Center, Sherrie Tennessee
Managing the Gut-Skin Axis for Magnificent Skin, Dr. William Davis

Medical Spas & Spa Technologies
Cutting-Edge Treatments for Skin Disorders: Innovations in Esthetics Technologies, Monika Machej
Breaking into Medical Aesthetics, Jamie Garland & Ashlee Ludwig

Social Media & Marketing
Boomers are Big Business! Marketing Spa and Wellness to Older Adults, Nancy Griffin
Strategic Brilliance: Top Brand Strategies for Every Business, Cassandra McClure

For a full list of classes at IECSC Las Vegas, click here.

Attendees may register to attend by clicking here. The 3-day Exhibit Hall pass includes access to all free classes at IBS Las Vegas, all Product-Focused education at IECSC Las Vegas, and unlimited access to both exhibit halls. Hands-on Workshops and Master Classes at IBS Las Vegas and the curated conference sessions at IECSC Las Vegas are available for additional fees and include a 3-day Exhibit Hall pass. Press may apply for a media pass here.

SHOW HOURS:

Saturday, June 22, 11:00am – 4:30pmSunday, June 23, 11:00am – 4:30pmMonday, June 24, 11:00am – 3:30pm

NEW LOCATION:
Las Vegas Convention Center
West Hall
300 Convention Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Upcoming Events
Additional networking and educational opportunities for beauty, spa, and wellness professionals will take place throughout 2024 and 2025:

IECSC Florida, October 13-14, 2024 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Visit iecscflorida.com for more information.IBS and IECSC New York, March 23-25, 2025 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Visit and ibsnewyork.com and iecscnewyork.com for more information.

For more information on IBS Las Vegas, visit ibslasvegas.com. Stay connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

For more information on IECSC Las Vegas, visit iecsclasvegas.com. Stay connected on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

About IBS

Produced by Questex and presented by American Salon, the International Beauty Show is the longest running professional beauty event in the country. IBS Las Vegas is for professionals only and reaches a wide cross‐section of participants including salon owners and managers, cosmetologists, hair stylists, hair colorists, makeup artists, nail technicians, beauty and hair product manufacturers and distributors. Connecting serious beauty professionals with the best in the industry, the show brings hundreds of top beauty brands together under one roof for free educational classes by industry legends, workshops, and exclusive show-floor discounts. For more information, visit ibslasvegas.com

About IECSC

Produced by Questex, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC) are for professionals only and reach a wide cross‐section of participants from spa and wellness product manufacturers and distributors to spa owners, directors and managers, estheticians, massage therapists, medical estheticians, and dermatologists. With dynamic trade show floors, in-depth conference programs, and presented by American Spa, the IECSC events provide the perfect meeting ground for the world’s most elite and qualified spa professionals looking to meet the top skin, cosmetic and wellness companies. For more information, visit iecsc.com.

About QUESTEX

Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact

Jennifer Rosen
Group Marketing Director
Questex Travel & Wellness
jrosen@questex.com

Titans of Hospitality and Financial Markets to Keynote NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

Event takes place June 2-4, 2024 at the Marriott Marquis in New York

NEW YORK, May 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 46th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference (NYU IHIIC), operated by Questex, a leading information services and event company, in partnership with the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) and its Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, today released its keynote line-up for this year’s event. The NYU IHIIC brings together top industry executives, from CEOs of hotel brands to various investment and real estate executives, to discuss the latest trends, economic influences, and projections. The NYU IHIIC will take place on June 2-4, 2024, at the Marriott Marquis in New York.

The opening keynote address will be delivered by Ellen Zentner, Managing Director and Chief US Economist at Morgan Stanley, who will set the tone with an overview of the ever-evolving macroeconomic landscape and its impact on the hospitality industry and the capital markets.

Additional keynotes will provide insights on leadership through changeable times, how to gain an advantage on the demands of the travel and tourism consumer, and adapting real estate to drive stronger profitability per square foot.

Jonathan Gray, President and Chief Operating Officer, BlackstoneDavid Solomon, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.Geoff Ballotti, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Hotels & ResortsBrian Kelly, The Points GuyGloria Guevara Manzo, Chief Special Advisor, Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia (and former Secretary for Tourism of Mexico and former President and CEO of the WTTC)
Patrick Pacious, President and Chief Executive Officer, Choice Hotels International

“The CEOs Check In: Industry Titans on Driving the Hospitality Market” session brings together the leaders of the world’s major hospitality companies to share their insights on the shifts in the hospitality, travel, and real estate markets. Anthony Capuano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International; Christopher J. Nassetta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hilton; Elie Maalouf, Chief Executive Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts; Mark S. Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer; Hyatt Hotels Corporation; and Sébastien M. Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Accor will share the macro-trends that will have the most significant impact on the market, the events that will reshape the industry, and the strategies for surpassing goals. The session will be hosted by Sara Eisen, Anchor, Closing Bell, CNBC

View the complete agenda here.

“This year’s keynote speakers reflect the world-class industry leaders and influential voices that conference attendees have come to expect at this NYU event each year. They will bring attendees the latest insights and trends, which could be the key to the next phase of commercial growth,” said Alexi Khajavi, Group President Hospitality, Wellness and Travel, Questex. “This event attracts the largest gathering of hospitality investors and is the perfect place to connect with the right people, build partnerships, and hear the latest news.”

A share of proceeds from the event will help fund student scholarships at the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and further support the program’s mission of educating and preparing future leaders and innovators for careers in global hospitality management, travel, and tourism.

To register to attend the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, click here.

For media registration, contact Meryl Franzman at mfranzman@questex.com.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Andrew Walmsley awalmsley@questex.com.

Stay connected with the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference on LinkedIn and X.

About the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
The NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, now celebrating nearly 30 years of academic excellence, is a leading center for the study of hospitality, travel, and tourism. Founded in 1995, the Tisch Center was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. Its cutting-edge curricula attract bright, motivated students who seek to become leaders in their fields The Tisch Center recently launched the Hospitality Innovation Hub (HI Hub), which will foster entrepreneurship and creative solutions for the industries it serves. For more information, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

CONTACTS:
Kate Spellman
Questex
kspellman@questex.com

Michael DeMeo
NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
michael.demeo@nyu.edu

 

Questex’s StreamTV Show Announces the 2024 StreamTV Awards Finalists

Winners to be Revealed June 24 at StreamTV Awards Dinner in Denver, During the StreamTV Show

NEW YORK, May 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s StreamTV Show today announces the finalists for the StreamTV Awards program, which celebrate and honor the innovators and leaders that are making a difference in driving viewership, revenue growth and elevating their brands and organizations.

The finalists were chosen based on innovation, engagement, leadership, strategy, engagement, audience, revenue and partnerships.

Kevin Gray, VP and Market Leader, Questex Technology Group said, “With 200% more applications than 2023, we’re thrilled with the growth of our annual StreamTV Awards program. As a result, this year’s finalists are as deserving as any in the history of the competition. Congratulations to all finalists, and thank you to our esteemed judges for their hard work in making this year’s program a success.  We look forward to honoring everyone at our flagship StreamTV Show event in June.”

The 2024 finalists are:

Advertising Executive of the Year

Amy Leifer, DIRECTV AdvertisingJamie Power, The Walt Disney CompanyRia Madrid, WurlTony Marlow, LG Ad Solutions

Content Partnerships Executive of the Year

Akhilesh Gupta, Asia TV USA Ltd.Amy Kuessner, Pluto TVAnnie O’Brien, Samsung TV PlusLeslie Falbo, Amagi Corporation

Emerging Leaders

Danny Pruett, Samsung TV PlusIsabel Bonebrake, FuboMatthew Dominguez, Cox Media GroupTyler Budd, Blue Ant Media

FAST Channel of the Year

BBC Top GearLove NatureLove The PlanetNFL ChannelTennis Channel – T2The Walking Dead FAST Channel

Innovation in Advertising

DIRECTV Advertising and Yospace: Maximizing fill-rates for live sportsDIRECTV Advertising: Innovation in Advanced AdvertisingHarmonic: VOS360 Ad SaaS with In-Stream AdvertisingWurl: Wurl ContentDiscovery

Innovation in Content Delivery & Distribution

Eluvio: Eluvio Content Fabric and Application Suite – Casablanca ReleaseLocal Now: Local NowVerimatrix: Verimatrix StreamkeeperZixi: Zixi Software Defined Video Platform (SDVP)

Innovation in Monetization

Cleeng: ChurnIQMyBundle: Innovating Monetization During the Migration from Legacy Pay TV to StreamingThinkAnalytics: ThinkFASTVevo: VevoXumo: Xumo AMS

Innovation in User Experience

Plex: Discover Together: Streaming’s first integrated community featureGoogle TV: Google TV and the Android TV OSBango: The Digital Vending Machine® from BangoXITE Networks: XITE Networks

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Samsung TV Plus: Conan O’Brien TVHauntTV, a Blue Ant Media FAST Channel: HauntTVPluto TV: Pluto TV CountryStingray: Stingray Naturescape celebrates Earth Day

Marketing Executive of the Year

Aileen del Cid, Samsung TV PlusSylvia George, AMC NetworksVal Kaplan, Pluto TV

Streaming Platform of the Year

Local NowPlexPluto TVRokuSamsung TV Plus

StreamTV Impact Award

AMC NetworksInnovidPluto TV

Technology Executive of the Year

Ashley Hovey, XperiJeff DiTullio, Atmosphere TVScott Olechowski, PlexVijay Sajja, Evergent Technologies, Inc.

The judging panel included experts from the Streaming Television Industry.

The winners will be announced at the StreamTV Awards Dinner on June 24 at the Westin Westminster in Denver, CO, as part of the StreamTV Show, which takes place June 24-26 in Denver. To attend the StreamTV Show and the Awards dinner, click here.

For sponsorship opportunities contact: 

Scott GruntoradMarrysa MoyerMelinda Hurley(202) 824-5045(917) 781-2076 ext. 5145(202) 496-5509sgruntorad@questex.commmoyer@questex.commhurley@questex.com   

About StreamTVShow
The StreamTV Show, produced and managed by Questex, is widely known as the industry’s largest annual event for next gen video programming distribution. For more information, visit http://www.streamtvshow.com. The StreamTV Show is supported by the event’s official publication, StreamTV Insider, the streaming TV industry’s daily monitor. For more information, visit https://www.streamtvinsider.com.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact
Kathleen Dean 
StreamTV Awards  
kdean@questex.com  

Questex Announces the Call for Submissions for the 2024 Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards

The call for submissions is open through June 20

NEW YORK, May 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Fierce Pharma today announces the call for submissions for the Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards, which honors the most compelling, influential and innovative pharma companies and their agencies. The awards program celebrates the innovators and leaders that are making a difference and meeting global health challenges.

The Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards Gala takes place on September 11 during the Annual Digital Pharma East Conference, September 9-12 in Philadelphia, PA. The call for submissions is open through June 20. Click here to enter.

The awards program categories include:

NEW: Agency of the Year Digital Campaign – Non-Social MediaDTC Branded Audio for Pharma and Life SciencesImpiricus HCP Impact Award (free to enter)Innovation ChallengeMedical Conference or Event MarketingMulticultural CampaignNew Brand LaunchOnline Video or FilmPharma TVPrint for ConsumerProfessional MarketingPublic Relations CampaignSocial Media for ConsumerWebsite for Consumer

The awards are based on creativity, strategy, audience impact, social good, innovation and effectiveness. The submissions will be reviewed and voted on by a hand selected panel of judges who are some of the most innovative thinkers in pharma marketing and advertising today. The judges will determine which companies beat regulation challenges and produced outstanding work. 

The Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards judges include:

Keith LaFerriere, Executive Creative Director, Real ChemistryLauren Arnold, Managing Director, MacDougall AdvisorsMichele Baer, Executive Director – Head, US Pharma Communications, Boehringer IngelheimVinoth Balasubramanian, Director, Customer Experience – Business Applications, MicrosoftJanet Barker-Evans, EVP, Chief Creative Officer, Abelson Taylor GroupJieun Choe, CMO, Viz.aiCarolyn Coyle, Executive Vice President of Client Engagement & Business Development, Inizio Evoke CommsAndrew Goldberg, Executive Vice President and COO, MakovskyMahrou Kharazi, Head of Marketing, Philips BeneluxMegan McGrath, Managing Director, MacDougall AdvisorsKelly McNeil, Senior Vice President, Strategy, JPA HealthRyan O’Grady, Partner, New York Health Social Media Lead, Finn PartnersJoe Shields, President & Co-founder, Health Accelerators, LLC

Sponsors of the Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards include Health Union, Impiricus who will be presenting the HCP Impact Award, and IQVIA who will be presenting the Agency of the Year Award.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Angelique Alcover at aalcover@questex.com.

About Fierce Pharma
Biopharma is a fast-growing world where big ideas come along daily. Our readers rely on Fierce Pharma for the latest news, analysis and data on drugs and the companies that make them. Fierce Pharma covers the pharma waterfront, from late-stage drug development through the entire lifecycle—tracking regulatory approvals, payer negotiations, manufacturing, marketing, patent fights, government investigations and regulation, M&A deals and beyond. Our aim is to analyze the day’s news, showing readers not only what they need to know, but why they need to know it. Beyond the daily, the Fierce Pharma team produces special reports that take stock of the industry’s products and finances, and shed new light on industry trends. 

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact 
Linda Lam
Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards
llam@questex.com

Registration Opens for Questex’s Broadband Nation Expo 2024: Uniting the Entire Broadband Industry

Second Annual Event to Convene in Washington, D.C., October 9-11, Expected to Draw Over 2,000 Senior Technology Decision Makers

NEW YORK, May 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Broadband Nation Expo today opens registration for the highly anticipated second annual event, which is poised to bring together broadband service providers, industry partners, and a diverse array of stakeholders including academic institutions, local, state and federal government leaders, to address complex issues such as closing the broadband labor shortage gap and bridging the digital divide once and for all. The event is scheduled to take place October 9-11 at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Registration is now live here.

In collaboration with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the trusted industry association for the connected world, Broadband Nation Expo promises to be a cornerstone event for the broadband community, facilitating vital discussions and forging meaningful connections.

Kevin Gray, VP & Market Leader at Questex Technology Group, commented, “With an anticipated turnout of more than 2,000 attendees and boasting over 100 sponsors and exhibitors, Broadband Nation Expo 2024 marks a substantial growth from last year’s event. Drawing attendees from across 22 states, as well as municipalities and co-ops, this year’s event is poised to foster unparalleled networking opportunities and high-level discussions.”

“Broadband is mission critical for our nation’s success, and the convergence of public and private resources, national and local, holds the key to unlocking its full potential,” said David Stehlin, CEO of TIA. “We are thrilled to partner with Questex for Broadband Nation Expo, providing a vital platform for government and industry collaboration.”

Broadband Nation Expo will be technology agnostic, showcasing a spectrum of access technologies such as fiber, fixed wireless, cable and satellite. Special features of the event include the Workforce Development Pavilion, aimed at guiding academic institutions from around the country in establishing broadband technician training programs, and the Startup Zone, featuring an engaging pitch competition.

The event’s robust conference program will encompass diverse tracks including: Fiber for All, Wireless Innovation, Workforce Development and Connecting Everyone, catering to the evolving needs of the broadband ecosystem. Backed by major carriers and ISPs, as well as key industry partners, Broadband Nation Expo has garnered significant support, with Commscope onboard as marquee sponsor. See the complete list of sponsors here.

For further details and registration, please visit Broadband Nation Expo. Stay connected with the latest updates by following Broadband Nation Expo on LinkedIn and X. Partnership opportunities for Broadband Nation Expo can be explored by contacting Scott Gruntorad at sgruntorad@questex.com.

About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) – the trusted association for the connected world, represents more than 400 organizations that enable high-speed communication networks and accelerate next-generation technology innovation. As a member-driven organization, TIA advocates for our industry in the U.S. and internationally, develops critical standards, manages technology programs, and improves business performance, all to advance trusted global connectivity.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Charlene Soucy
Broadband Nation Expo
csoucy@questex.com

NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference Announces Blackstone’s Jon Gray to Receive Inaugural Jonathan Tisch Active Citizenship Award

Gray to Participate in a Fireside Chat with Tisch on June 4

NEW YORK, May 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 46th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference (NYU IHIIC), operated by Questex, in partnership with the NYU School of Professional Studies and its Tisch Center of Hospitality, today announces Blackstone’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Jon Gray, will receive the inaugural Jonathan Tisch Active Citizenship Award. The award celebrates the positive impact and achievements of a leader in the hospitality industry.

“In today’s challenging times, it is even more important for individuals and companies to be engaged in the community. I believe it is a responsibility we all share,” said Jonathan Tisch, Executive Chairman of Loews Hotels & Co. and Chair of NYU IHIIC. “Both professionally and personally, Jon Gray focuses on making a difference. He is a high-integrity leader who has also made time to engage philanthropically. He and his wife, Mindy, have focused particularly on improving the lives of children in New York City’s underserved communities as well as on cancer research. Through this award, we recognize and highlight impactful work being done by individuals in the broad hospitality industry. Jon is most deserving of this inaugural award, and I am honored to present it to him at the NYU IHIIC in June.”

Jon Gray added, “My wife Mindy and I are proud to support the work of vital organizations throughout New York City that seek to expand access to education, healthcare and opportunity for young people.  It is my distinct honor to receive this award, and I would like to express my gratitude to Jonathan Tisch and NYU for their efforts to promote community engagement at a time when the needs of underserved youth in our city are more acute than ever.”

Jon Gray will receive the award on June 4 at the NYU International Hotel Industry Investment Conference, where he will also participate in a Fireside Chat with Mr. Tisch, covering the state of the industry and his philanthropy.

Jon Gray joined Blackstone in 1992. Prior to becoming President and COO, he served as Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate, which he helped build into the largest commercial real estate platform in the world. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Hilton Worldwide and on the board of Harlem Village Academies. Jon and his wife Mindy established the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine focused on the prevention and treatment of certain genetically caused cancers. They also established NYC Kids RISE in partnership with the City of New York to accelerate college savings for low-income children.

The NYU IHIIC has been the touchstone for hotel investment and development in the Americas for over 40 years. The 2024 NYU IHIIC program will deliver unparalleled thought leadership through keynotes, general sessions, workshops, and networking events. Top industry executives, from CEOs of hotel brands to various investment and real estate executives, will discuss the latest trends, economic influences, and projections. NYU IHIIC will take place June 2-4, 2024 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.

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About the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
The NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, now celebrating nearly 30 years of academic excellence, is a leading center for the study of hospitality, travel, and tourism. Founded in 1995, the Tisch Center was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. Its cutting-edge curricula attract bright, motivated students who seek to become leaders in their fields The Tisch Center recently launched the Hospitality Innovation Hub (HI Hub), which will foster entrepreneurship and creative solutions for the industries it serves. For more information, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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Questex
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Michael DeMeo
NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
michael.demeo@nyu.edu