WHAT IS A WORLD PANEL COUNCIL
To be introduced in 2023, World Panel Councils serve as a structured and collaborative platform where invited industry experts (council members) meet to provide guidance, knowledge, support, and content suggestions for topics and themes that are covered on Hospitality Net World Panel.
At least 2 hoteliers (brand, group, or independent hotelier))
Other domain experts (consultants, or academics)
Industry vendors/suppliers (max 2 vendors per council)
Council consists of a minimum of 5 members, with a maximum of 10
Council members' term is for a minimum of one year, with a term limit of 3 years
DEFINE AN ANNUAL CALENDAR OF WORLD PANEL VIEWPOINTS
Identify key topics and themes that deserve coverage on World Panel
Translate key topics and themes into a schedule of viewpoints
Define and schedule dates for 6 viewpoints per year
AUTHORING OF WORLD PANEL VIEWPOINTS
Assigns champs (fellow council members) for each one of the 6 viewpoints.
(a viewpoint-champ is responsible for authoring a viewpoint)
WORLD PANEL WEBINARS
If judged relevant by council members, viewpoints can be combined with a related live webinar.
Council members can participate either as a panelist or as moderator
Council members assist in sourcing knowledgeable panelists
SOURCING OF NEW PANEL EXPERTS
Council members assist in the ongoing process of sourcing and suggesting knowledgeable new panel experts.
Members meet in scheduled semi-annual zoom/Google calls (twice a year)
Otherwise, councils communicate via email and a dedicated WhatsApp group
COUNCIL's ANNUAL HOSPITALITY TREND INDEX
Suggest, deliberate & agree on annually published TOP-10 trends report
Participate and get recognition by authoring parts of the index
Council members recognized in HN World Panel
Council member recognized in author HN profile
Council member recognition in dedicated LinkedIn group
HOSPITALITY NET LIAISON
Ms. Jill Dassen