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.

COUNCIL COMPOSITION:

  • Council Chair

  • 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


COUNCIL ACTIVITIES:

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.

SEMI-ANNUAL MEETINGS

  • 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

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

  • Council members recognized in HN World Panel

  • Council member recognized in author HN profile

  • Council member recognition in dedicated LinkedIn group


Relevant links:

HOSPITALITY NET LIAISON

Ms. Jill Dassen

[email protected]

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