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Virtual Conference: Hospitality Tomorrow

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Hospitality Tomorrow

Bench Events is a family business with the most dedicated team members I am privileged to know. Our industry is on its knees and we are struggling, as I know you are. Our hearts are with those who have lost their jobs and are concerned about their future. Our goal for the last 25 years has been focused on bringing the hospitality industry together around the world to network and to showcase best practice and thought leadership. We now continue this journey with the launch of Hospitality Tomorrow - our digital conference:

While the world works through stages of virus contact, contagion, containment and control, nothing is certain. Nothing, aside from that our world will never be the same again. Even before recovery can be ventured into, we must come together to identify:

  • Changes in our world and people - operationally, financially, and psychologically
  • Where, when and how signs of recovery can be anticipated
  • The role of Travel & Tourism in accelerating momentum for recovery
  • Hospitality Tomorrow, powered by Bench Digital, is an industry initiative where we will mobilise our international network and unite industry leaders to discuss how we deal with the economic turbulence caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Our aim is to support our community through this period by creating a platform that provides knowledge, allows for sharing of information and connects our industry.

    It is crucial that we rebuild confidence in the global community. Now is the time to start the conversation - make those critical connections to build relationships, unity and actionable ways to support one another for a stronger response - as one industry, one community, one tomorrow.

    Our programme, which is complimentary to attend, features more than 50 industry leaders coming together from around the world virtually, including:
  • Speakers confirmed so far include:
    • Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya
    • Roger Bootle, Chairman, Capital Economics
    • Puneet Chhatwal, CEO & MD, Indian Hotels Company Limited
    • Roger Dow, President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association
    • Anita Mendiratta, Special Advisor to Secretary General, UNWTO
    • Stephen Sackur, Presenter, HARDtalk
    • Paul Stoltz, Lecturer, Stamford University
    • Gavin Tollman, CEO & President, Trafalgar
    • Zoran Bacic, Managing Director - Italy, Horwath HTL
    • Philip Bacon, Managing Director - Spain & Portugal, Horwath HTL
    • Dirk Bakker, CEO, Netherlands & Head of Hotels EMEA, Colliers International
    • Rene Beil, Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC
    • Alan Benjamin, President, Benjamin West LLLP
    • James Chappel, Global Business Director, Horwath HTL
    • Osvaldo Chudnobsky, Managing Director - Brazil and Argentina, Horwath HTL
    • Philippe Doizelet, Managing Director - France & West Africa, Horwath HTL
    • John Fareed, Managing Director - USA, Horwath HTL
    • Paul Gardiner, CEO, Mantis Collection
    • Alistair Gosling, Founder & CEO, Extreme Group & Extreme Hotels
    • David Harper, Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa
    • Robert Hecker, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Horwath HTL
    • Peter Joehnk, Partner, JOI-Design
    • Ben Martin, Associate Principle, Consulting, HKS
    • Haitham Mattar, CEO, BeyondTourism
    • Gert Noordzy, Managing Director, Northside Consulting Company Limited
    • Madhu Rajesh, Director, International Tourism Partnership
    • Robin Rossman, Managing Director, STR
    • Andrew Sangster, Owner, Hotel Analyst
    • Shannon Stowell, CEO, Adventure Travel Association
    • Sinisa Topalovic, Managing Director - Croatia, Horwath HTL
    • Nick van Marken, Managing Director, van Marken Limited

Virtual Conference: Hospitality Tomorrow is organized by Bench Events

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