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Past NYC & Company Talks

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Below is a list of previous programs with related information and presentation materials.

Responding Under Fire: The T.A.S.K. Process

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center​

We recently hosted a special NYC & Company Talks event where our members heard how to prepare in the event of a crisis situation. Retired FBI special agent and active shooter subject matter expert Jin Kim presented the Threat Adaptation Strategies & Know How (T.A.S.K.) process, with a focus on individual survival techniques.

Speaker Information:

Jin Kim, Principal & Founder, PerSec Academy L.L.C.

For questions or immediate requests, please contact Jin Kim at:


Welcoming LGBTQ Travel & WorldPride 2019

Monday, October 29, 2018
Manhattan Center

This NYC & Company Talks was established in anticipation of World Pride 2019 in New York City, which will mark 50 years since the historic Stonewall Uprising. Featuring leading voices in LGBTQ tourism, the conversation centered on how members can prepare for the main event and welcome visitors throughout the City’s year-long celebration of Pride.

Speakers included:

Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company

Donna Keren, SVP of Research, NYC & Company

John Tanzella, President and CEO, IGLTA

For information on IGLTA, please visit:

David Studinski, Executive Board Co-Chair, Heritage of Pride

For more information on Heritage of Pride, please visit:

Billy Kolber, Ed Salvato and Kenny Porpora, Founders, HospitableMe

For more information on how to connect with the HospitableMe team, please visit:

Watch the presentation:

Develop Your Meetings and Leisure Business

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

NYC & Company Team shared valuable insights to engage with the global markets and sales initiatives.

Following the main presentation, attendees were welcomed to two breakout sessions to further the conversation with team members from each department.

Breakout sessions included the following topics:
Destination Selling: A series of table discussions led by the Convention Development Team designed to help you develop your meetings business.

Travel Trade Engagement A to Z: A series of table discussions led by the Tourism Development Team to learn how to best develop your leisure business through the travel trade.

Responding Under Fire: Active Shooter Survival Strategies

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Jin Kim - FBI New York Division 


Improving Security, Ensuring Success

In Celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Robert Tucker - T&M Protection Resources

Joseph Russo - T&M Protection Resources

Program Information

T&M Protection Resources

Meetings Mean Business


Great Service, Great Business

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Christopher Duck - American Express

Jaclyn Bernstein - Empire Force Events/Access NY

Carl Cohen - Denihan Hospitality Group

Valerie McNamara - American Express

John Ragan MS - Union Square Hospitality Group

Alan Steel - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Watch the presentation:


Crisis Planning 101

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Suzanne Halpin - Rubenstein

Presentation Materials

NYC & Company Talks: Crisis Planning 101 Highlights


Strategic Social Media

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Ben Brock Johnson - Marketplace Tech

Fiona Boyce - Commune Hotels & Resorts

Mona Hamouly - American Express

Sree Sreenivasan - The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Americans with Disabilities Act: Going Beyond Compliance to Improve Customer Service

Monday, July 20, 2015


Kleo King - Deputy Commissioner, New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Peter Slatin - Founder and President, The Slatin Group

Presentation Materials:

The Slatin Group Presentation Document


A New Era of Chinese Tourism: Growing Chinese Travel and Its Opportunities

Monday, June 8, 2015


Arthur Chin

Diamond International/GD TianTian | Holiday International

Bill Liu - Hurun Report

Marilou Morado-Castro - Amerilink International Corporation

Cindy Ying - Shanghai Ukubang | Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Presentation Materials

NYC & Company Talks: A New Era in Chinese Tourism

2015 China Factsheet

History of International Travel to NYC (2005 to 2014)

Chinese International Travel Monitor 2014

NTA China Inbound Program Approved Tour Operator List

Hurun Report on the Chinese Luxury Traveler (2015)

Recommended Translation Services

Contact Information


Sustainability and Your Business

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Elizabeth Balkan - NYC Department of Sanitation

Hervé Houdré - InterContinental New York Barclay

Rebecca Marshall - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Susan Sampliner - Broadway Green Alliance

Dana Schneider - Jones Lang LaSalle

John Skipper - Con Edison

Presentation Materials

NYC & Company Talks: Sustainability and Your Business