Forum Chair Roles

A significant portion of the work created by HTNG comes through the efforts of the many members serving in our workgroups. These efforts are coordinated through our resource team leaders, who are established professionals from a number of the industry's leading companies around the world. Resource team Chairs are assisted by HTNG staff facilitators and event planners on administrative matters but are responsible for the content of forum meetings, which the most active HTNG contributors have described as the "heart and soul" of HTNG.

The Resource team chair role provides significant professional opportunities and benefits, including:

  • Influence to shape significant technological changes in the hospitality industry
  • Exposure to key players and decision makers from across the entire spectrum of hospitality technology
  • Showing your company’s commitment to the advancement of technology in our industry
  • The ability to structure new, relevant projects that will benefit your company, as well as the rest of the industry
  • Free registration at HTNG conferences and meetings held in your world region (and in most cases outside your region as well)

The Resource team Chair responsibilities include:

  • Presiding at Insight Summit meetings in your region (2-4 annually depending on region)
  • Participating in 2-3 planning calls for each Insight Summit meetings to provide input on location, length, agenda topics, and workgroup breakouts
  • Preparing the agenda and approving speakers for common portions of Insight Summits
  • Organizing presentations regarding HTNG member activities
  • Reviewing quarterly workgroup scorecards and participating in scorecard reviews by the HTNG Board of Governors via conference call
  • Participating on calls between workgroup leaders and board advisors, subject to scheduling and agreement of the workgroup chair
  • Appointing, in consultation with relevant HTNG members, ad hoc teams to address short-term issues related to specifications not under the control of an active workgroup, but within the scope of HTNG's mission