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Hear management tips and industry insights from one of the most respected hospitality professionals in the industry today. Allan Kurtz was the General Manager for many years of Tavern On The Green, the highest grossing restaurant in the United States, where he supervised over 400 employees. He now heads up Gotham Hall, the landmark ballroom that’s become one of NYC’s most sought after venues for high end events. Hear his tips on being a boss vs. a friend, and what it takes to make it in the events industry today!

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what it takes to get in and stay in the event industry
  • Learn great tips for negotiating the best price
  • Understand how venues, like Gotham Hall, select their vendors
  • Learn about about managing people and what it takes to become a manager
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Course Information

Estimated Time: 14 mins

Level: All

CMP Credit Hours:

Course Instructors

Maverick Series

The Event Leadership Institute is proud to produce our exclusive Maverick Series: interviews with people who plan the biggest and most high-profile events, run the most well respected and award-winning companies, manage the biggest venues, and demonstrate thought leadership, innovation and creative thinking. Join us as these industry Mavericks share their stories, insights and guidance.

B. Allan Kurtz

Managing Director of both Ziegfeld Ballroom and Gotham Hall, Allan Kurtz has been at the helm of Iconic Spaces’ venues since 2003. His background includes five years as Director of Catering at Sheraton Meadowlands, three years at Water’s Edge, and 13 years at the Tavern on the Green in various positions, with the last five years as Managing Director. Allan is an active member of the prestigious NYC & Co.  Restaurant Committee and served on the board of the Central Park Precinct Community Council and on the advisory board of his alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University, for over 15 years.