Business travel not only involves the procurement department, but also stakeholders from Finance, IT, Human Resources, Safety, and Communication – and of course the business traveler.
The travel buyer therefore finds him or herself in the center playing the role of a conductor. The task at hand: manage the wants, needs and goals of the entire stakeholder network and roll out an optimal procurement strategy. A challenge to say the least.To support them in this strategic mission, HRS has developed a unique exchange platform, and for the very first time to bring all corporate ecosystem stakeholders together to focus on the subject of business travel with new speaker profiles. The conference series will take place in eight cities throughout 2017: Berlin, Milan, Shanghai, Tokyo, Warsaw, London, São Paulo and Paris. They will allow HRS’ international and local clients and prospects to better comprehend the whole set of challenges related to business travel in each specific market for global buyers to give their local team access to a wealth of content and an exceptional exchange platform.
We are looking forward to meeting you at one of the upcoming CLF events.
Robert Hornman joined HRS as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Europe, Middle East, and Africa in January 2019. A former CEO with experience in an array of industry disciplines (including marketing, operations, real estate and sales), his primary mission is to educate the European hotel community about HRS’ transformation into a global corporate hospitality leader, with an increasing demand for hotel content for a growing roster of Fortune 500 clients.
Mr. Hornman started with HRS after serving as CEO of Ignition Hospitality, a Portugal-based boutique advisory firm to hotel groups, investment firms and hospitality technology companies in Africa and Europe. He was CEO of WorldHotels from 2009 to 2014, a position he assumed after starting with WorldHotels in 2008. He led the upscale and luxury brand to unprecedented growth, building the company’s network to 500+ properties in 65 countries, and new heights for corporate bookings. Before WorldHotels, Mr. Hornman held multiple executive roles with Accor Hotels in Asia and Europe.
Based in Germany, Mr. Hornman is fluent in four languages. He earned a degree in Hospitality Administration Management from Heerlen College in the Netherlands. Mr. Hornman was a member of École Hôtelière de Lausanne’s International Advisory Board from 2013 to 2015, and remains close to the globally-renown hospitality management University.
Jowita Michalska is a manager with more than 20 years’ experience in business strategy, technology-influenced business models, new consumer and his impact on global economy.
Today she is CEO of Digital University, foundation dedicated to strategic digital competences development which cooperates with Harvard Business School, Stanford University, MIT and many independent speakers and lecturers. She organizes biggest and brightest tech conferences in Poland among them Masters and Robots which gathers more than 1000 c-level managers and 35+ new technology speakers from around the world covering subjects including: artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, robotics, blockchain, IoT, Smart Cities etc. She represents US-based educational think-tank Singularity University in Poland which educates, inspires and empowers leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.
Jacek Bisiński is a professional in online marketing industry with 5 years experience. Graduated from Finance & Accounting at Warsaw School of Economics and Business Administration at ESSEC Business School in Paris. Worked on multiple position at Google and DoubleClick as Adwords Specialist, Solution Consultant for DoubleClick Search and Data Analyst. Currently Analytical Consultant at Google, working with the biggest polish travel clients who are focused on global Expansion.