James Keblas, Director of the Seattle Office of Film and Musicwill kick-off a networking luncheon in the afternoon. A facilitated panel discussion will follow, focusing on the challenges to planning and managing hospitality zones and the successful strategies employed to meet those challenges. Speakers on the panel will include:
Participants will experience first-hand the importance of bringing diverse perspectives of neighborhood groups, retailers, and government officials to make nighttime economies safe and enjoyable for everyone.
"The forum is especially important now," said Jim Peters, Founder and President of RHI, "because of the trend toward downtown and center city living and, with it, demand for more dining and entertainment options. Changing demographics are driving growth in the over 50 and under 30 populations, who are often seeking socializing options during different time periods."
The RHI is holding a series of Sociable City Forums in nearly a dozen cities nationwide during Summer and Fall of 2010.
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About Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI)
RHI is a private, non-profit organization that has been assisting businesses and communities in creating safe and vibrant places to socialize since 1983.