ATLANTIC CITY — A panel of gaming, hospitality and tourism experts will meet Thursday morning to discuss the the resort's performance in 2018 and expectations for the current year at the 11th annual New Jersey Shorecast.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. inside the academic building of Stockton University's Atlantic City campus.

The featured speaker is real-estate developer and local business owner Mark Callazzo, who owns the Iron Room restaurant and is a partner in the new Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall. His newest venture, Rhythm and Spirits, is set to open this summer.

Shorecast is organized by the university's Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism.

Rummy Pandit, executive director of the LIGHT will moderate the panel, which includes: Michael Busler, professor of business studies at Stockton; Michael Tidwell, director of sales & marketing at Seaview Dolce Hotel & Golf Club; Brian Tyrrell, professor of hospitality and tourism management studies at Stockton; Diane Wieland, director of the Cape May County Department of Tourism; Jim Wood, president and CEO of MeetAC; and, Jim Ziereis, vice president of hotel sales at Tropicana Atlantic City.

Contact: 609-272-7222

ddanzis@pressofac.com

Twitter @ACPressDanzis

Staff Writer

I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments