CONTACT US

Speaking Opportunities:

Jonathan Worsley

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Matthew Weihs

matthew.weihs@benchevents.com

+44 (0) 7858 511012

 Hospitality Tomorrow is a free-to-attend virtual conference open to all owners, investors, financiers, operators and advisory services in the hospitality industry.​ The organisers have the right to refuse entry to any registrants outside of these parameters. 

WHY NOW?

"Devastating" seems to be the most frequently used word by governments and businesses when assessing the scale, scope and impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and society.

 

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, leaders must come together to identify:

  1. Changes in our world and people - operationally, financially, and psychologically

  2. Where, when and how signs of recovery can be anticipated

  3. The role of Travel & Tourism in accelerating momentum for recovery

 

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

 

Join us from 09:45AM to 4:30PM (BST) on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 for Hospitality Tomorrow from the safety of your own home or office. See you there!

Jonathan Worsley, Chairman & Founder, BENCH EVENTS

Anita Mendiratta, Special Advisor to Secretary General, UNWTO

THE SPEAKERS

HON. NAJIB BALALA

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ROGER BOOTLE

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PUNEET CHHATWAL

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ROGER DOW

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ANITA MENDIRATTA

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STEPHEN SACKUR

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PAUL STOLTZ

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GAVIN TOLLMAN

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ZORAN BACIC

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PHILIP BACON

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DIRK BAKKER

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RENE BEIL

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ALAN BENJAMIN

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JAMES CHAPPELL

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OSVALDO CHUDNOBSKY

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PHILIPPE DOIZELET

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CLAAS ELZE

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JOHN FAREED

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PAUL GARDINER

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KIM GAUTHIER

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ALISTAIR GOSLING

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PETER GREENBERG

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DARLENE HENKE

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DAVID HARPER

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ROBERT HECKER

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OLIVIER JAGER

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PETER JOEHNK

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THEODOR KUBAK

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BEN MARTIN

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HAITHAM MATTAR

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JAMES MCBRIDE

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GERT NOORDZY

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MADHU RAJESH

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TEA ROS

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ROBIN ROSSMANN

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ANDREW SANGSTER

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PAUL SLATTERY

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SHANNON STOWELL

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DESMOND TALJAARD

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DAVID TARSH

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VIJAY THACKER

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SINISA TOPALOVIC

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NICK VAN MARKEN

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BRUNO WALTER

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ARNIE WEISSMANN

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ZOE WU

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TAO ZHOU

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AGENDA

09:45

Meet & Greet - Learn how to use the platform

10:00

Why meet - why now?

 

Stephen Sackur Presenter, HARDtalk

Jonathan Worsley Chairman, Bench Events

Anita Mendiratta Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

10:15

The greatest adversity of our times

Paul Stoltz Founder and CEO of Peak Learning and author of Adversity Quotient. Paul is considered the world's leading authority on the integration and application of grit and resilience.

Followed by a discussion with 

Stephen Sackur Presenter, HARDtalk

10:45

Creating Global coalitions readying for recovery

Hon. Minister Najib Balala Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya
Roger Dow President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association

In discussion with 

Anita Mendiratta Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

11:15

The economics of COVID-19

Roger Bootle Chairman, Capital Economics

Followed by a discussion with 

Stephen Sackur Presenter, HARDtalk

11:45

Break for homemade pastries
Head over to the Exhibition Booths or to Networking and start talking

12:00

Legacy, sustaining growth through adversity

Gavin Tollman CEO & President, Trafalgar

Puneet Chhatwal CEO & MD, Indian Hotels Company Limited

In discussion with

Anita Mendiratta Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

12:30

The post-viral investment landscape

Desmond Taljaard Managing Director - Hotels , L&R

Paul Slattery Director, Otus & Co Ltd

In discussion with

Andrew Sangster Owner, Hotel Analyst

13:00

Networking lunch in London | Breakfast in NY | Dinner in Hong Kong

Head over to the Exhibition Booths or to Networking and start talking

13:30

How bad is it and where are the green shoots?

Robin Rossman Managing Director, STR

Followed by a discussion with

Nick van Marken Managing Director, van Marken Limited

14:00

Breakout 1

We take the industry on a refreshing break on the prospects for adventure travel - As the fastest growing sector across all travel, will the adventurous bounce back the fastest?
"Dream now, adventure later"

David Harper Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

In discussion with

Alistair Gosling CEO, Extreme Group & Extreme Hotels

Shannon Stowell CEO, Adventure Travel Association

Haitham Mattar CEO, BeyondTourism

Breakout 2

The Horwath HTL Round Table - Crisis management tips from around the world

James Chappell Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

In discussion with

Asia Pacific
Robert Hecker Managing Director, Horwath HTL 

Italy
Zoran Bacic Managing Director, Horwath HTL 

Croatia
Sinisa Topalovic Managing Director, Horwath HTL 

Spain and Portugal
Philip Bacon Managing Director, Horwath HTL

France and West Africa
Philippe Doizelet Managing Director, Horwath HTL 

USA
John Fareed Chair, Horwath HTL 

Brazil and Argentina
Osvaldo Chudnobsky Managing Director, Horwath HTL

15:00

Breakout 3

Hospitality's role in community resilience: present and future

Madhu Rajesh Director, International Tourism Partnership (ITP)

Paul Gardiner CEO, Mantis Collection

In discussion with

Ben Martin Principal, HKS Advisory Services

Breakout 4

The ISHC Round Table - How to make the most of your downtime

Switzerland

Tea Ros Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

In discussion with

Louisville, United States

Alan Benjamin President, Benjamin West, LLLP

Macau, China

Gert Noordzy Managing Director, Northside Consulting Company Limited

Hamburg, Germany

Peter Joehnk Partner, JOI-Design

16:00

Reception & Networking

Head over to the Exhibition Booths or to Networking and start talking

16:30

Closing

AGENDA

09:45

Meet & Greet - Learn how to use the platform

10:00

Why meet - why now?

 

Stephen Sackur Presenter, HARDtalk

Jonathan Worsley Chairman, Bench Events

Anita Mendiratta Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

10:15

The greatest adversity of our times

How do we survive and craft our response in this moment of truth.

Paul Stoltz Founder and CEO of Peak Learning and author of Adversity Quotient. Paul is considered the world's leading authority on the integration and application of grit and resilience.

Followed by a discussion with 

Stephen Sackur Presenter, HARDtalk

10:45

Legacy, sustaining growth through adversity

Anita Mendiratta Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

In discussion with

Gavin Tollman CEO & President, Trafalgar

Puneet Chhatwal CEO & MD, Indian Hotels Company Limited

11:15

The economics of COVID-19

What are the implications for us all?

Roger Bootle Chairman, Capital Economics

Followed by a discussion with 

Stephen Sackur Presenter, HARDtalk

11:45

Break for homemade pastries
Head over to the Exhibition Booths or to Networking and start talking

Creating Global coalitions readying for recovery

Anita Mendiratta Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

In discussion with 

Hon. Minister Najib Balala Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya
Roger Dow President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association

12:00

12:30

The post-viral investment landscape

Andrew Sangster Owner, Hotel Analyst

In discussion with

Desmond Taljaard Managing Director - Hotels , L&R

Paul Slattery Director, Otus & Co Ltd

13:00

Networking lunch in London | Breakfast in NY | Dinner in Hong Kong

Head over to the Exhibition Booths or to Networking and start talking

13:15

How bad is it and where are the green shoots?

Robin Rossmann Managing Director, STR

Olivier Jager CEO & Co-Founder, ForwardKeys

Followed by a discussion with

Nick van Marken Managing Director, van Marken Limited 

HAMA Global: Crisis asset management during COVID-19

Asset managers & executives from around the world,

representing over 1+ Million hotel rooms, share their experiences on the current global crisis.

René Beil President, HAMA MEA and Managing Director, Beaufort Global
In discussion with
United States

Kim Gauthier President, HAMA USA and Senior Vice President, Hotelave
Europe

Theodor Kubak Co-Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board, HAMA EU and Managing Partner, VOAH Value One Arbireo Hospitality
Asia Pacific 

Claas Elze President Emeritus, HAMA AP and Managing Director, Apara Hotel Advisors
China 

Tao Zhou President HAMA, CHINA and President, Huatian Hotel Group

Communicating in a crisis

David Tarsh CEO, Tarsh Consulting

In discussion with

Peter Greenberg Travel Editor, CBS News

Arnie Weissmann Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

13:45

14:15

13:15 - 14:00

Breakout 1

We take the industry on a refreshing break to look at the prospects for adventure travel
As the fastest growing sector across all travel, will the adventurous bounce back the fastest?"Dream now, adventure later".

David Harper Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

In discussion with

Alistair Gosling CEO, Extreme Group & Extreme Hotels

Shannon Stowell CEO, Adventure Travel Association

Haitham Mattar CEO, BeyondTourism

14:15 - 15:15

Breakout 2

15:15 - 16:00

Breakout 3

The Horwath HTL Round Table - Crisis management tips from around the world

James Chappell Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

In discussion with

Asia Pacific
Robert Hecker Managing Director, Horwath HTL 

Italy
Zoran Bacic Managing Director, Horwath HTL 

Croatia
Sinisa Topalovic Managing Director, Horwath HTL 

Spain and Portugal
Philip Bacon Managing Director, Horwath HTL

France and West Africa
Philippe Doizelet Managing Director, Horwath HTL 

USA
John Fareed Chairman, Horwath HTL 

Brazil and Argentina
Osvaldo Chudnobsky Managing Director, Horwath HTL

China

Zoe Wu Executive Director, Horwath HTL

India

Vijay Thacker Director, Horwath HTL

The  post-Corona age

Which recovery scenarios are there? What will the hotel industry look like after the coronavirus is subdued? Will there be a lasting impact? Or will it be business as usual?

Dirk Bakker CEO Netherlands & Head of Hotels EMEA, Colliers International

15:15 - 16:00

Breakout 4

Hospitality's role in community resilience: present and future

Ben Martin Principal, HKS Advisory Services

In discussion with

Madhu Rajesh Director, International Tourism Partnership (ITP)

Paul Gardiner CEO, Mantis Collection

James McBride Partner & CEO, Nihi Hotels

15:15 - 16:15

Breakout 5

The ISHC Round Table - How to make the most of your downtime

Look at past real estate cycles and capex spending, talk to asset managers, designers, logistics and purchasing consultants to learn how to negotiate with vendors and make a plan to come through the downturn stronger.

Switzerland

Tea Ros Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

In discussion with

Louisville, United States

Alan Benjamin President, Benjamin West, LLLP

Louisville, United States

Darlene Henke President & CEO, Audit Logistics LLC

Hamburg, Germany

Peter Joehnk Partner, JOI-Design

Macau, China

Gert Noordzy Managing Director, Northside Consulting Company Limited

Austria 

Bruno Walter Managing Director PRATTO Consulting

16:00

Reception & Networking

Head over to the Exhibition Booths or to Networking and start talking

16:30

Closing

WHAT TO EXPECT

Join global hospitality industry leaders from your home or office for a virtual conference experience unlike you’ve ever attended before.


Gain 6 hours of interactive, essential industry insights delivered by our stellar lineup of global speakers.


Live face-to-face networking just like our speed networking sessions.


Virtual exhibition and roundtables hosted by our sponsors where you can discuss your most pressing business needs.
 

CONNECT

Get comfortable, grab a tea or coffee, and join the conference live using your registered credentials.

It’s just like attending a conference! There’s an online reception desk, organisers to assist you with anything you need, a conference stage featuring an unmissable speaker programme, a networking area, and exhibition stands featuring some of the world’s top hospitality brands! 

 

PROGRAMME

Our hardworking team at Bench Events has curated an unmissable programme for the global hospitality industry.

 

The programme sessions are live and you even join the discussion while your favourite speakers are delivering their sessions

 

NETWORKING

Enter the networking area and our system matches you with another hospitality decision maker attending Hospitality Tomorrow 2020 in the room for a quick video call.
 

You may ‘exchange business cards’ by clicking on the connect button.
 

ROUND TABLES

Sponsor-led roundtables are exclusively designed for more focused interactions and discussions on specific industry topics.
 

Here, a select number of attendees can join a multi-screen live video conversation to exchange business ideas and industry knowledge.

EXHIBITION

Meet exhibitors at their virtual booths during Hospitality Tomorrow 2020. Discuss their latest projects, offers and your business needs live as you privately engage with their team. It’s just like visiting an exhibition stand

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 EVENTS' SPONSORS