ISHC and BHN Congratulate Rafael Bolivar the 2011 Rising Star Award Winner at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS)
he inaugural Rising Star Award was presented to Rafael Bolivar, a financial analyst in the real estate and hospitality practice with McConnell Valdes, at the recent Caribbean Hotel Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami.
Lori Raleigh, Executive Director of the ISHC, noted that "Rafael in addition to his excellent achievements has also been lauded for his tremendous work ethic and integrity and for his reputation for always seeking to move projects forward in a very positive, respectful and constructive way."
"We're delighted to work with the ISHC in establishing this important Award," said Jim Burba, president of BHN. "Tourism is such a vital component of the national economies throughout the Caribbean, so it makes so much sense to be able to honor the 'best-of-the-best' of our future leaders in front of the investment community gathered at CHRIS," Burba added.
BHN is a worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With more than two decades of experience, over 80 events completed or in production to-date, and more than 60,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become "must attend" events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest trends.
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry"s most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at ishc.com.