Testimonials

Dave Arthurs

"CHR put on an excellent event. It was a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with our next generation of hospitality leaders as well as share insights with respected, established hospitality leaders in an academic setting."

Dave Arthurs
Vice President, Engineering and Restaurant Products
OpenTable

Timothy Chen '13

"My favorite part is when the participants get lively in their debates. It's always good to see some healthy conflict of opinions and thoughts--and to see how the participants justify and defend their positions. These instances always make for a very interesting discussion."

Timothy Chen '13

Larry Hall '81

"Not often does one have an opportunity to participate in an engaging discussion on a variety of topics with some of the best minds in the hospitality industry. The Technology Entrepreneurship Roundtable, appropriate and relevant, was a valuable use of my time. My company and I benefited tremendously from the experience."

Larry Hall '81
President & CEO
PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc.

Winston Lord

"The Roundtable was an amazing gathering of thought leaders in the hospitality space.  I was in awe of the panelists, their backgrounds and their willingness to engage the students.  A terrific, unique opportunity for students to hear from restaurateurs, vendors and others on the day to day problems/issues they face."

Winston Lord
Co-founder and CMO
Venga

Kelly McDarby '16

"As a student, CHR roundtables present a unique opportunity to engage with hospitality industry leaders. Attending these events has added another dimension to my educational experience at Cornell, and this past spring, I enjoyed representing the student perspective at the Technology Entrepreneurship roundtable. Through this experience, I was able to observe the tremendous insight and value created for the hospitality industry at these events."

Kelly McDarby '16

Eric Ricaurte

"The sustainability roundtable has evolved into a premier forum for industry-leading discussion on its range of topics. Each year it is exciting to see new projects and partnerships born among the longstanding and new-arriving attendee base that is truly global. I owe a great deal of gratitude to Cornell for helping me grow professionally through participation in the sustainability roundtable."

Eric Ricaurte
Principle
Greenview

Rohit Verma

"CHR Roundtables provide unique opportunities for practitioners, researchers, Cornell faculty members, and students to engage with each other and discuss contemporary, important and emerging issues confronting the hospitality and related service industries. Over the years, I have attended and organized several roundtables and have always left more knowledgeable and more intellectually stimulated."

Rohit Verma
Professor, Service Operations Management
Cornell University School of Hotel Administration