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International Hotel Show 2013 at the Javits Center

Have you ever been stuck on the road, tired and looking for a place to rest your head for the night? Want that one perfect hotel near the press center during a film fest? Or trying to find that special place to stay when you’re half way around the world? Finding that special place to stay when you’re far away can be a tricky proposition.

The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (November 9 – 13, 2013) at the Jacob K. Javits Center (655 W 34th St, New York) offers a look at some of the most stylish hotels with irresistible restaurants.

Find out how hotels are keeping up with the constant change in phone and Bluetooth applications, sample foods from hotels looking to be on the cutting edge of the culinary arts, or how the hotel industry is becoming more eco-friendly and reducing their carbon footprint.

Panel discussions and seminars by experts in the field include how the travel industry can help boost the struggling economy, how food and beverage can retain a hotel’s customers, and hospitality leadership.

The IHMRS will also be holding the 33rd Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design, highlighting innovative design in pursuit of the coveted “So Cool” award. The ceremony will take place at the New York Palace Hotel (455 Madison Ave.) on Sunday, November 10.

So whether you’re interested in quaint boutique hotels, or mammoth sized complexes, the IHMRS will give you a great chance to see what it takes to make a great hotel. At the very least you will get the drop on the next great hotel to stay at before all your friends do.

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The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show
November 9 – 13, 2013

Jacob K. Javits Center
655 W 34th St
New York, 10001

The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022

Entertainment Technology Expo Teaches TV Tech

When navigating a world where film and media are controlled by new and emerging technologies that are constantly shifting and growing, things can get a little hectic. The Entertainment Technology Expo (November 6 – 7, 2013) at the Burbank Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank CA) is here to help.

Bringing together representatives from companies like Sony, Canon, Microsoft, and Panasonic, the ETE covers everything from the best way to look at production footage on the go, to editing and using cloud space to store data. Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska, The Monuments Men) gives the keynote talk on the art of cinematography. Other speakers include Gale Tattersall (Director of Photography on House), Duck Grossberg (DIT on Life of Pi) and Jon Witmer, Associate Editor of American Cinematographer.
The ETE provides a great way to learn from film and TV’s top professionals, whether you’re a top exec, or an aspiring PA.
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The Entertainment Technology Expo
November 6 – 7, 2013

The Burbank Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Ad Week NYC Goes Beyond Madison Ave.

nielsenStarting September 23rd to September 27th, Advertising Week NYC celebrates its 10th anniversary in New York City as the premier festival and celebration of the advertising industry. It is a week-long festival about the industry and an ideal opportunity for those in the industry to learn about what is new, where the money is being spent, what the challenges for the industry are and what skills you need to stay in demand.

Not only is it a festival for those in the industry but it is also for those want to learn more about the industry if you are a recent grad or just looking for a new career. Perhaps the premier celebration of all things digital advertising in the US, Advertising Week also packs in numerous presentations and panels from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the industry. If there is one complaint, it is that there is simply too much good stuff to go and listen to that you can't possibly do it all. Along with panels there are events such as the Interactive Advertising Bureau's annual MIXX conference and networking events in the evening that are also great fun. Advertising Week truly celebrates the advertising industry, not on Madison Avenue but across the world and across all media.

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Advertising Week NYC
September 23 – 27, 2013

Various Locations

DataGotham Conference Analyzes NYC

bannerCelebrating it's second year, the DataGotham conference returns to New York City at the New York Academy of Medicine (1216 5th Ave) on September 12th to 13th, 2013. Data Gotham is the annual celebration of all things to do with big data by content creators and the government of New York City. With the data driven financial industry and increasingly data driven media industry both located in NYC, the city has become a focal point for the use of data and analytics, and at the same timeentrepreneurial data and analytics startups are constantly being formed. It's not just industry and commerce that are data and analytics driven, but government and public services as well.

Data Gotham 2013 celebrates the diverse use of data and analytics in public and private spheres by assembling speakers from the City of New York,  startups, and more established NYC based businesses and media such as Foursquare, Birchbox, The New Yorker,, Gilt, Goldman Sachs.

The 2012 conference had both great panel discussions as well as hands on tutorials with data analytics, so this year's Data Gotham is a must attend for anyone who wants to gain business insights through the use of data and analytics, see how it is done, learn what skills are needed, and get the gear needed to get the job done.

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Data Gotham 2013
September 12th - 13th, 2013

New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029

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