Events Hosted by LIHA
The LIHA hosts various events throughout the year for its members, and for those interested in the Association. The LIHA also works in conjunction with other organizations and associations to promote Long Island as a premiere tourism destination. Working partners include the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association and Discover Long Island.
Lunch with keynote speaker and hotel expert, Anthony Melchiorri, who is an especially well-known presence in the hospitality industry and in Long Island alike. Anthony is the creator and host of the hit Travel Channel series, Hotel Impossible, and has many years of experience and an extensive knowledge of how to run a business efficiently. At the lunch, the LIHA will also present their hospitality scholarships to young, up and coming students that are studying the hospitality arts. This will be incredibly meaningful as the mission of the LIHA scholarship is to help guide young students to be Long Island’s next great leaders in the hospitality industry and to continue their growth within their community.
Branding/Co-Branding Education Session presented by Anthony Melchiorri & Discover Long Island’s President & CEO, Kristen Jarnagin. During the session you will learn why branding is important, ways you can use it to your advantage, and how partnerships can strengthen brand recognition for all parties involved.
Exhibitor-Sponsored Trade Show where you can develop lasting working relationships and meet with industry partners whose main focus is to help you protect your bottom line.
Networking Reception with open bar & passed hors d’oeuvres where fellow hospitality leaders from your region can come together to share ideas and experiences
Previous Events from LIHA
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
NYIT de Seversky Mansion – LIHA Gatsby Fundraising Gala
Great Food & Drinks • Live Dealer Casino Games • Live Jazz Band • Red Carpet Experience
Gatsby Themed Photo Booth • Antique Car Display • Over 30 Raffle Prizes Valued at Over $15,000!
Thank you, again, to all of our sponsors and donors!
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Hilton Long Island/Huntington
Breakfast, Networking, 50/50 Raffle & Amazing Guest Speakers:
Kristen Jarnagin (President & CEO of Discover Long Island) – Groundbreaking Long Island Perception Study Overview
Jeff Stein (Sales Manager at ReachLocal) – Presentation of the LIHA’s Brand New Website
Friday, November 16, 2018
St. Joseph’s College — Trending Issues Facing the Hospitality Industry
Breakfast, Networking, Raffle Prizes & Amazing Guest Speakers:
Kevin S. Law (President/CEO of Long Island Association) – Current Issues that Impact the LI Hospitality Industry
Jeffrey S. Ettenger, Esq. (Partner at Schwartz Ettenger, PLLC) – Big Changes in NY Sexual Harassment Law: What Every Business Needs to Know
James Henry Dunne, Esq. (Professor at NYIT School of Management) – Implications of Refusing to Serve a Guest: Legal Principles vs. Foundations of Hospitality