C-SUITE Panel (photo: depositphotos.com) — Source: Hospitality Net

Hospitality Net™ has announced it has launched its 2020 C-Suite World Panel which highlights views and opinions of leading hoteliers on key industry trends in areas such as asset management, technology, talent development and sustainability. The launch follows the successful rollout of the Hospitality Net World Panel initiative earlier this year.

A diverse range of C-Suite executives of European and US-based hospitality groups have agreed to take part in this new initiative. Participating brands and executives include:

  • Accor - Heather McCrory
  • citizenM - Michael Levie
  • CityHub - Sem Schuurkes
  • Dream Hotel Group - Jay Stein
  • Generator - Alastair Thomann
  • Deutsche Hospitality - Thomas Willms
  • Dusit International - Suphajee Suthumpun
  • Kempinski - Martin R. Smura
  • Kerten Hospitality - Marloes Knippenberg
  • NH Hotel Group - Ramón Aragonés
  • NOVUM Hospitality - David Etmenan
  • OYO Rooms - Ritesh Agarwal
  • Radisson Hotels - Federico J. González
  • Viceroy - Hotels Bill Walshe
  • Yotel - Hubert Viriot

How to weather the next economic downturn?

Earlier this week, the 2020 C-Suite World Panel published its first viewpoint. Spearheaded by Demian Hodari, Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), panellists were asked: “How have the strategies of hotel companies changed or evolved over the past decade to help firms survive or even prosper during the next downcycle that may soon be upon us?

Click here to see the feedback given by 11 executives.

Strong academic support

Three other acclaimed academics and a former president of hospitality association HFTP will provide the themes for additional panel viewpoints:

  • Sustainability - Willy Legrand, Professor of Hospitality Management at the IUBH International University (publication date: 11 December)
  • Technology - Lyle Worthington, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) past president (18 December)
  • Brand/Distribution - Peter O’Connor, Chaired Professor of Digital Disruption at ESSEC Business School (15 January)
  • Human Resources - David Sherwyn, Professor of Law at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (29 January)

“Hospitality Net works closely with visionaries, influencers and executives to engage with and help hoteliers come to grips with trends and future growth drivers in the sector,” said Hospitality Net founder Henri Roelings. “The list of senior executives taking part in this initiative is impressive and we feel honoured having received their active support on this innovative project.”

  • Click here for the 2020 C-Suite World Panel
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Hospitality Net launches Inaugural 2020 C-Suite World Panel — Source: Hospitality Net
Hospitality Net launches Inaugural 2020 C-Suite World Panel — Source: Hospitality Net

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