MultiCultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance To Host Conference On the Economic Impact of Diversity

PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 3, 2002–Executives representing the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry will convene in San Diego, CA from August 11 – 13th for the third national MultiCultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) Conference on diversity as an effective business strategy.
Appropriately named, Diversity Economics: Turning Difference Into Dollars, the conference has gained significant interest and momentum from the two previous conferences and the changing dynamics in the industry. It is guaranteed to deliver thought-provoking dialogue and about the economic impact of diversity and strategies to leverage these changes, said Diana Wynne, MFHA Conference 2002 Co-Chair and Board Member.
All sessions will focus on establishing the business case for diversity with emphasis on measuring results and getting a fair return for your investment. This year's conference has a broad base of speakers from all segments of the industry including;

– Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman and CEO, Carlson Companies
– Nelson J. Marchiloli, President and CEO, Advantica and Denny's
– Gary M. Rodkin, President and CEO, Pepsi-Cola North America
– Scott D. Miller, President Hyatt Hotels Corporation

The MFHA conference has been designed to provide maximum return on investment for attendees based by providing timely discussion topics, best practices and effective measurement tools, said Catalina Ganis, MFHA Conference 2002 Co-Chair and Board Member. This year's conference will offer three distinct tracks; Executive, Human Resources & Training, and Marketing & Community Relations to provide attendees focused discussion for their area of expertise. The conference will also provide purchasers and Minority Business Enterprise's (MBE's) an opportunity to meet and discuss potential business opportunities. The Conference offers more than one dozen workshops and seminars with topics that include;

– What About Me? The Role of White Males In the Diversity Effort
– Minorities Don't Tip: Fact of Fiction
– FORTUNE Magazine's Diversity Survey Results
– Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event

The MultiCultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance is a non-profit organization created to stimulate and sustain the growth of multiculturalism and its economic benefits for the foodservice and hospitality industry. To register for the conference, go to www.mfha.net On-site registrations will also be accepted.