Virtual hospitality summit to discuss the impact of Covid-19 crisis

Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

On April  7, over 3,000 hospitality industry professionals have already registered and over 5,000 are expected to attend Hospitality Tomorrow , a digital conference  to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the hospitality industry.

An impressive array of speakers, all giving their time free of charge will participate and the highlights of  the agenda will include Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, Founder and CEO of Peak Learning and author of Adversity Quotient, discussing how they  survive and craft their response in this moment of truth. He is also interviewed by HARDtalk Presenter, Stephen Sackur. While  Roger Bootle Chairman, Capital Economics, will assess  the economic impact of COVID-19
Amr AlMadani, CEO, Royal Commission for AlUla, and Puneet Chhatwal, CEO & MD, Indian Hotels Company Limited will consider how to sustain growth through adversity

From an asset management perspective a top team from HAMA Global, representing over a million hotel rooms will share  their experiences of the crisis.

Hon. Minister Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya, and Roger Dow, President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association, exploring with Anita Mendiratta, Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO, the creation of global coalitions readying for recovery.

Olivier Jager, CEO & Co-Founder, ForwardKeys and Robin Rossmann, Managing Director, STR, will talk to Nick van Marken, Managing Director, van Marken Limited, about spotting the green shoots of recovery.

Andrew Sangster, Owner, Hotel Analyst, will evaluate the post-virus investment landscape with Desmond Taljaard, Managing Director-Hotels, L&R, and Paul Slattery, Director, Otus & Co Ltd

Wolfgang Neumann, Former Radisson CEO, Chairman, International Tourism Partnership and Chairman, Hotelschool The Hague, discussing crisis communications with Peter Greenberg Travel Editor, CBS News, Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly, and David Tarsh, CEO, Tarsh Consulting.

There are breakout sessions featuring many more top executives, covering the prospects for adventure travel, crisis management tips from around the world, the post-corona age, hospitality’s role in community resilience and how to capitalise on the downtime.

There will be virtual speed networking, which will give participants a series of three-minute one on one video calls with other delegates. There will also be an on-line exhibition, where it will be possible to browse through virtual exhibition booths and engage in a live video conversation with a representative of the exhibitor.

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