RISE is a weekly web show where Demian Hodari, Associate Professor at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and Anita Mendiratta, Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the UNWTO, together with an array of industry leaders, discuss the COVID-19 crisis’ impact on, and implications for, travel, tourism and hospitality students, recent graduates, industry professionals and other job seekers.

Join us every other Monday LIVE, or watch anytime here at rise-weekly.com.

We look forward to coming together to work through the current situation in a fun, personal, and unusual way.

“Travel is fundamentally about social interaction. While the Covid-19 situation has taken some of that away from our sector, the team at Rise have quickly found a substitute that (almost) makes up for it with engaging weekly check-ins.”

-Haldane Dodd | Head of Communications | ATAG

“RISE is an inspiration for our industry in these challenging time. Sharing knowledge, insights and doubts in RISE made me realise that this crisis has actually brought us closer together opening opportunities for the tourism sector to have a more coordinated approach to its many challenges”

– Sandra Carvão | Chief of Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness | UNWTO

“RISE is exactly what the travel and tourism industry needs at this time. Disseminating and discussing the critical topics of the day in a way that informs a wide constituency is priceless. RISE is especially important for our young, next generation leaders so that they can interact with industry decision-makers and learn what it takes to survive and flourish in the midst a crisis.”

-Keith Kefgen | Managing Director & CEO AETHOS Consulting Group

“Up to the minute. Punchy. Insightful… and On-Line when we are all Locked Down.  The RISE Webinar series delivers dynamic viewpoints on the issues that matter most right now to the Lodging industry.”

Struan Robertson | Chairman of EMEA Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Bank of America Merrill Lynch

RISE is a great initiative providing a platform for weekly dialogue between industry and education as we tackle the challenges and opportunities for positive impact in the hospitality industry.  The intellectual banter between Demian and Anita creates a great experience for all involved.

Jonathan Worsley | Founder & Chairman | BENCH EVENTS

“I really enjoyed it! Great show, great format.”

Elizabeth Blau | Chief Executive Officer | BLAU & ASSOCIATES

“RISE is a refreshing, mind stimulating and thought provoking web show, I have thoroughly enjoyed and was honored to be part of it! Keep challenging the norm and keep being that light out there for all who want to know more about our industry – thank you!!

Gebhard Rainer | Chief Executive Officer | Sandals Resorts International

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All episode recordings will be published here. Be sure to register and join us live for our next conversation.

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All episode recordings will be published here. Be sure to register and join us live for our next conversation.


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