Beekeeper’s webinar will explore business after the COVID-19 pandemic

Industry experts will discuss how to prepare for the new normal

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The panel for mobile communication software producer Beekeeper’s COVID-19 webinar on May 19 are, clockwise from bottom left, Andrada Paraschiv, Beekeeper’s head of hospitality; James Lemon, founder and CEO of The Growth Works and strategy and innovation lead for commercial and technology at InterContinental Hotels Group; Jeff David, president of the Fitler Club in Philadelphia; and Lisa Lombardo, chief people and culture officer for HDG Hotels.

THE NEXT INSTALLMENT of mobile communication software producer Beekeeper’s COVID-19 webinar series, scheduled for May 19, will focus on doing business post-COVID-19. A panel of four industry experts will discuss what the “new normal” may look like.

The webinar, “Weathering the Storm and Preparing for Recovery,” will begin at 11 a.m. EST. Andrada Paraschiv, Beekeeper’s head of hospitality, will host panel members James Lemon, founder and CEO of The Growth Works and strategy and innovation lead for commercial and technology at InterContinental Hotels Group; Jeff David, president of the Fitler Club in Philadelphia and founder of Jeff David Hospitality; and Lisa Lombardo, chief people and culture officer for HDG Hotels. They will discuss their pandemic experiences, discuss lessons learned, and identify ways to successfully compete in the days ahead.

“Hotels will gradually start to reopen, but they will have to brace themselves for ‘the next normal’ … and the one after that … and the one after that,” Paraschiv said. “We will likely see several iterations of normalcy in the months and years to come. Recovery will be slow, and properties will have to work hard to get ahead of the competition and capture the limited increase in occupancy. During this session we will provide tips for standing out from the crowd, containing costs, and driving revenues.”

The previous webinar in the series focused on communicating with furloughed employees.