Event Events for Students Nov 29, 2021

December 3, 2021 Special lecture “The Change of Global Hospitality Industry” by Mr. Teddy Zhang, Global Managing Director at Thayer International Group

Date:Dec 3, 2021 15:00 〜 16:30


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This event is subject to the point system.
Submit a short report (google form).
Please kindly note that this is an event held during a class of the “Omotenashi-keieiron”.
Students enrolled in this course will not be eligible for points.

The industry has evolved over time as changes in technology, consumer behavior, climates, and geopolitical concerns have impacted hospitality service, branding, operations and distributions.
With this special lecture, students will be able to get some tips to prepare themselves for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Mr. Zhang is Global Managing Director at Thayer International Group, one of the premier private equity firms specializing in lodging investment in the US.
In 2005, he founded HBS1, a venture capital-funded Internet company led by Thayer International that provides the next generation of web-based hotel distribution infrastructure to connect Chinese hotels with online and offline travel agents around the world. HBS1 was sold to Jinjiang International in May 2015.


【Eligible Person】
GSM Students, students of Graduate School of Economics and Department of Economics.


【The faculty members in charge】
Professor Yoshinori HARA
Senior Lecturer Satoshi SHIMADA

Participation fee

Please apply in advance via email (including your name, student number, grade and course) to:
nakashima.eriko.6s* (Please change * to @)

Eriko Nakashima
nakashima.eriko.6s* (Please change * to @)

Punctual and active participation throughout the lecture till the end.