International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) and ISHC Establishes Young Leader Award & Seeks Nominations
“We are delighted to launch the IHIF Young Leader Award with the ISHC with the aim of raising awareness to an amazing group of hospitality professionals that are beginning to make their mark on their hotel or organization and the industry itself,” remarks Jonathon Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, co-organizer of IHIF. “It is more important than ever before to focus on the leadership of the future and the strengths they bring to the market in a time of economic uncertainty.”
Judges determining the recipient of the prestigious award include CEO’s from the hotel industry: Andrew Cosslett, Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group; Frank Fiskers, President & Chief Executive Officer, Scandic Hotels; Ed Fuller, President & Managing Director, Marriott International Lodging; Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group; Chris Nassetta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hilton Hotels; Anders Nissen, Chief Executive Officer, Pandox AB; Jean-Gabriel Pérès, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts; Ruud Reuland, General Director, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne; Kurt Ritter, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Rezidor Hotel Group; Roeland Vos, President Europe, Africa & Middle East, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide; and Christian G. Windfuhr, Chief Executive Officer, Grand City Holland BV.
Programme information is available online at www.berlinconference.com, and registration for 2009 is now open.
IHIF is Europe’s largest gathering of hotel industry leaders, drawing a record crowd of nearly 1,800 in March 2008.
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