National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo REGISTER AGENDA
[ 2017 Program Materials & Attendee list ]

The only HR event specifically for the hospitality industry

Now in its 12th year, HR in Hospitality attracts hundreds of HR, employment and labor relations professionals from hotels, resorts, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines and all sectors of the industry.

Routinely approved for HRCI, CHT and HRIP Recertification credits, HR in Hospitality provides 100% hospitality-focused HR and legal guidance in sessions presented by senior HR executives in the industry or seasoned hospitality law attorneys.  

In addition, HR in Hospitality hosts the only Expo of its kind showcasing HR products and services for the hospitality industry. In addition to valuable comparison shopping, the Expo also offers attendees numerous opportunities to connect and share ideas with other industry professionals during dedicated networking events.


Meet the HR in Hospitality Conference Chair
Michael WarechMICHAEL A. WARECH, Ph.D.
Founder and Managing Director
warech associates llc
Human Capital Advisors

Dr. Michael Warech has over 25 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing data-driven human capital solutions that demonstrably impact an organization’s bottom line. He has sold, designed and managed numerous engagements for a variety of Fortune 1000 companies, including a number in the Hospitality, Travel and Entertainment sectors, such as Sodexo, SYSCO, American Airlines, and the National Basketball Association. Michael’s consulting work focuses on talent management and other competency-based human resource system applications (e.g., selection, performance management, succession planning, leadership development, and, career management systems), HR transformation, HR analytics/score-carding, employee engagement survey design and analysis, organization design, employment branding, organization development and change management.

Prior to founding warech associates llc in 2008, Dr. Warech served as Watson Wyatt’s North American Organization Effectiveness Practice Leader. There he was responsible for designing and managing Watson Wyatt’s groundbreaking Human Capital Index® (HCI) research which resulted in the 2002 book entitled The Human Capital Edge.  Prior to that, Dr. Warech was a Principal at WLH Consulting, Inc. From 1987 to 1996, Michael consulted with Organizational Strategies, Inc. and Assessment Alternatives, Inc., both located in the New York metropolitan area.

Dr. Warech has published book chapters and papers in leading peer review journals and has presented his work in the areas of talent management, metrics and analytics, HR transformation, and organizational measurement at global and national conferences including the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, HR in Hospitality Expo, the Organizational Development Network, the International Quality and Productivity Center, the National Foreign Trade Council, and the HR Forum. Dr. Warech is sought out for his expert opinions on issues in the workplace and has been quoted in newspapers, magazines, and websites including the Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore-Sun Times, USA Today, Crain’s, Workforce Management magazine, HR Executive Magazine, and CBS Marketwatch.

Dr. Warech completed his undergraduate work at Emory University and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology.


Developed and sponsored by Human Resource Executive Magazine, Cornell University ILR School and School of Hotel Administration.

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