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Posted Friday, September 22, 2006

The Eleventh Annual Student Tourism & Hospitality Conference entitled "The Best of Everything" was held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the West Palm Beach Marriott.

Over 130 high school students and their teachers at Palm Beach Gardens High Tourism, Hospitality & Resort Management Magnet Program, Forest Hills High School Tourism & Hospitality Career Academy and Olympic Heights High School's Tourism & Hospitality Career Academy attended this year's conference.

They were welcomed with a presenation on the Tourism & Hospitality Industry in Palm Beach County and then students were split into panel sessions featuring professionals talking about: 1) The Open Door - Careers in the Hospitality Industry; 2) What makes up the Tourism Industry in Palm Beach County? 3) How Do I get ready for my future in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry 4)I want the Job - How do I get hired? and 5) The Exciting World of Hospitality Sales & Marketing

The conference concluded with a lunch and awards, including the hotly-contested bed-making and waiters races, won this year by Palm Beach Gardens and Forest Hill High Schools respectively. A raffle was also drawn for seven lucky student prize winners.

With the success of the last eleven conferences, it is now firmly planted as an annual feature for tourism and hospitality students in Palm Beach County.

The Association is grateful to the many sponsors that made this conference possible with their financial support.

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