Keynotes Announced for CHART’s Hospitality Training Conference in Orlando

DEI Expert Dr. James Pogue, Digital Persuasion Speaker Erin King, and Restaurant Leader of the Year Claudia San Pedro join a full speaker line-up of 40+ hospitality training experts and thought leaders

WESTFIELD, NJ, May 9, 2023 - The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART), the premier industry association where hospitality trainers gather to learn, connect, and grow, has announced its session line-up for the upcoming Hospitality Training Conference, which will be held July 29-August 1, 2023 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL. Keynote presentations include “The Inclusive Leader” with Dr. James H. Pogue, “Get More Yes: Ignite Your Influence” with Erin King, and “View from Above” with Claudia San Pedro.

The event features current training trends, best practices, and practical ideas that hospitality trainers can take back and implement immediately in their organizations. More than 250 attend each year to gain insight from thought leaders, make high-quality connections, and celebrate developing people at the annual Commitment to People awards and scholarships gala. The educational sessions cover the latest in learning and development and current workforce training needs in the restaurant, foodservice, and lodging industries:

Educational Session Topics

Hospitality Training Competencies & Pre-conference Workshops

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Contact: Lisa Marovec, 312.405.2634, 

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CHART (, a non-profit professional association founded in 1970, is the leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training professionals and their organizations. With more than 500 members from more than 350 restaurant, foodservice, and lodging companies, CHART represents a workforce of almost three million. CHART includes all facets of hospitality training, learning, and performance professionals; from entry level to senior executive. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to improve performance through access to networks, education, and resources. Follow CHART on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @CHARTtrainers.