By Michael O'Connell & Anna Sekula Posted January 11, 2010, 12:30 PM EST
1. International Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show
Some 35,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors make this 94-year-old expo a biggie for the hospitality industry. Held in the Javits Center, the 2009 iteration introduced an 8,000-square-foot area dedicated to food trends. The 2010 show will take place November 13 to 16.
2. N.Y.U.’s Hospitality and Investment Conference
A who’s who of hotel finance and development—including Jonathan M. Tisch and Ivanka Trump—attend and speak at this networking event. The conference returns June 6 to 8 at the Marriott Marquis.
3. H.S.M.A.I. Adrian Awards
Established in 1957, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s awards honor the best in hospitality, travel, and tourism. The 2010 ceremony is scheduled for February 1 at the Marriott Marquis.