HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) January 9, 2007
David Bleser, Vice President of Operations at Hospitality Safeguards, Inc., will be presenting, "Identify Theft Update & Hospitality Fraud 103" at the 5th Annual Hospitality Law Conference February 8-9, 2007.
Bleser's presentation will provide an update on lessons learned over the past year involving identity theft. This includes discussing new forms of identity theft, new prevention methods and tools to help educate hospitality professionals and their staffs. The presentation will also involve the discussion of an actual fraud case in an area that is often overlooked but can cost hotels and corporations thousands of dollars each year. The seminar is part of a break-out session on Safety, Security, & Risk Management that also includes the presentations "Developing an Effective Loss Control Program " and "CCTV: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."
Bleser is a former Assistant Manager for Cracker Barrel Restaurants and a former Food and Beverage Director for Servico and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is a member of the prestigious, invitation only, International Society of Hospitality Consultants, (ISHC) as well as a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, where he is currently Chairman of the Loss Prevention Committee. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, The Institute of Internal Auditors and the American Society for Industrial Security.
The Annual Hospitality Law Conference is designed for general counsel and executives of lodging, gaming, restaurant, and club operations; risk managers; directors of loss prevention; franchise service directors; attorneys practicing in the hospitality industry and hospitality law faculty and law students interested in a career in hospitality law.
This year's conference provides break-out sessions in four different topic areas including Lodging, Food & Beverage, Human Resources & Labor Relations Track, and Safety, Security, and Risk Management. Some of the issues up for discussion include the condo bubble, immigration reform, closed circuit television, and minors and alcohol. There will also be seminars dealing with the aftermath of Katrina and other disasters, with the relationship between general counsel and outside counsel, and with the prevention of wage and hour class action lawsuits.
The conference will be held Thursday and Friday, February 8-9, 2007, at the Hilton Post Oak in Houston, Texas. To register and for more information on accommodations, go to http://www.HospitalityLawyer.com. The cost, which includes a Thursday night wine tasting and product showcase, is $375 if you register before January 22, 2007 ($425 after). The cost for educators, students, and restaurant and lodging associations is $325. For attorneys, up to 12.25 CLE credits are available at no extra cost.
HospitalityLawyer.com's Fifth Annual Conference is presented in coordination with the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Law Committee of the International Bar Association, the General Counsel Committee of the AH&LA, the Loss Prevention Management Institute, QSR Magazine and the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.