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On The Other Side: Tourism and Hospitality

May 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join PNW scholars and community experts for a series of conversations exploring the post-COVID world and our opportunity for reinvention.

Hospitality and Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world and the impact of COVID 19 has been devastating—in the Region, the state, the nation, and the world. Hospitality and Tourism will return embracing new strategies and models. PNW’s Hospitality and Tourism Center researches and examines this radically changed environment identifying opportunities for recovery and growth and career placement for students.


Participants in Purdue University Northwest's "On the Other Side: Tourism and Hospitality" panel: Godwin-Charles Ogbeide, Speros Batistatos, Amanda Cecil, Dave Montrose and moderator Rachel Clapp-Smith.


  • Godwin-Charles Ogbeide
    Director, White Lodging School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
    Purdue University Northwest
  • Speros Batistatos
    President and CEO
    South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Amanda Cecil
    Professor and Director of the Event and Tourism Institute
    Indiana University (IUPUI)
  • Dave Montose
    Chief Executive Officer
    Janko Hospitality, LLC


  • Rachel Clapp-Smith
    Academic Director, The Leadership Institute
    Purdue University Northwest

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To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.