The World After 2020 – Session 3: “A network of IOs”

Presenter: Yves Schemeil

In this third session, Prof. Schemeil looks at the future for international organizations (IOs) involved in areas such travel and tourism, food, transportation, with a special focus on the UN World Tourism organization and its peers. Includes a Q&A session with journalist and academic Stuart Pallister.

The World After 2020 – Session 2: “Sources of instability: an old story”

Presenter: Yves Schemeil

In this second session, Prof. Schemeil looks at how hospitality businesses and airline companies might be able to adjust to the COVID-19 crisis and mitigate its impact, putting the crisis in context of other major sources of historical instability. It includes analysis of the merits and demerits of prospective and retrospective risk assessment.

The World After 2020 – Session 1: “Yes, we can…”

Presenter: Steve Hood, Senior Vice President of Research at STR (the international hospitality data and analytics specialist)

In this first session, Prof. Schemeil asks if globalization could be stopped by the pandemic, and in particular:

• Will people change their behaviour or not?
• Will international organizations replace states as a source of rules?
• Will altruistic international norms prevail over “selfish” national rules?

Legends of Hospitality: Robert Alter

Presenter: Robert Alter, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

Moderator: Scott Dahl, Master’s Program Director, Les Roches

This interview with one of the true legends of hospitality, Robert Alter, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., offers insights into the thought processes of the hospitality industry’s foremost leaders. Follow Mr Alter’s fascinating journey in hotel ownership, which began in a Colorado ski town more than 40 years ago.

Global Industry Trends & Economic and Financial Impact

Presenter: Steve Hood, Senior Vice President of Research at STR (the international hospitality data and analytics specialist)

Moderator: Scott Dahl, Master’s Program Director, Les Roches

From the initial impacts of COVID-19 and the lessons to be learned from past cycles, to a potential recovery and what hospitality is likely to look like post-crisis, this session crunches the numbers to build a more accurate picture of the present – and future – for the hospitality industry.