The Jersey Shoreview

Atlantic City, N.J. — Experts in the industry will discuss fall tourism and look back at the 2023 summer season at the fourth annual Jersey Shoreview Fall Tourism and Business Panel, hosted by the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT).

The panel discussion will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room at Stockton University Atlantic City, 3711 Atlantic Ave. The event will also be livestreamed on Zoom. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Jane Bokunewicz, faculty director of LIGHT, will serve as moderator.

Panelists will be:

  • Sandy Chu, financial and professional services sector lead, Strategic Sector Development for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • Sharon Franz, sales and marketing director of Steel Pier
  • Phyllis Lacca, president and owner of Masterpiece Advertising
  • Diane Wieland, director of tourism for the Cape May County Department of Tourism

The panelists will also give their projections for the fall 2023 tourism season and their perspectives on emerging trends affecting the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries in the region.

“As the South Jersey tourism landscape continues to evolve with the addition of more diverse non-gaming amenities and attractions, revenue patterns are shifting,” Bokunewicz said. “As we reflect on the summer and look ahead to the fall it is important to hear from our panel of experts what they think of the impact of these changes.”

The event is free and open to the public both online and in person. However, registration is recommended at or through Eventbrite.