In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several hospitality industry conferences have postponed or gone virtual with events, while others are moving forward with their original dates and even launching new virtual events to address issues the industry is facing in the current environment. Below is a list of 2021 conference announcements.
Updated on May 21, 2021
Revenue Strategy Forum
Duetto, hospitality’s innovative software as a service provider of revenue strategy solutions, in partnership with Silver Hospitality Group, announced the first in a series of virtual Revenue Strategy Forums, designed to bring together leaders and practitioners who will examine the forces reshaping hospitality today and share innovations for navigating success through uncertainty. The half-day virtual event, which took place on May 19, combined education, networking, and high-level information exchange among hotel executives and respected industry leaders responsible for increasing revenue and optimizing demand. The event featured industry leaders who articulated and iterated the evolution of revenue strategy—while also addressing key issues in data, marketing, and innovation.
Keynote speakers and participants for the event included: Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist, The Economic Outlook Group; Michael Levie, citizenM; Priya Chandnani, Vice President of Revenue Management, Benchmark Global Hospitality; David Rochefort, President, Graduate Hotels; Joanna Todd, Head Worldwide Business Development – Accommodation and Lodging, Amazon Web Services; Caryl Helsel, Founder & CEO, Dragonfly Strategists; and Cheryl Chavez, Chief Product Officer, Duetto.
In lieu of a registration fee for RSF North America, the organizers requested attendees make a charitable donation to support the AHLA Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, which is dedicated to helping people build careers, improve their lives and strengthen the lodging industry. As a further commitment to supporting the industry and front-line workers, Duetto agreed to match the first $2,500 in contributions.
RSF Americas will be followed by RSF EMEA, which will take place in mid-June and include input from industry leaders across Europe and the Middle East.