Patricia Gallardo presented with the 2014 Young Leader Award at IHIF
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in partnership with the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), presented Patricia Gallardo of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts with the 2014 Young Leader Award on March 5. Celebrating its sixth year, the award recognizes the outstanding contribution to the industry by a young hospitality leader.
based in Hong Kong. She is responsible for strategically developing and implementing the company's Sustainability Social Responsibility programs in over 80 Shangri-La, Traders and Kerry Hotels in over twenty countries including initiatives under five focus areas. Gallardo has been with Shangri-La Hotels since 2008 and has made an impressive impact on many aspects of their strategic Patricia Gallardo presented with the 2014 Young Leader Award at IHIF regional and global sustainability programs, including a training module rolled out to all 41,000 employees.
Andrea Belfanti, Executive Director ISHC commented: "The ISHC realizes the importanceof recognizing the future leaders of the hospitality industry and Patricia is certainly one of those outstanding examples. She is truly passionate about her role in the hospitality industry and leads her team with an incredible determination. We hope the YLA continues to receive nominees of such high caliber in the coming years."
Candidates eligible for nomination for the IHIF Young Leader Award must be under 35years of age, work in a hospitality-related field, have completed a significant project for his or her hotel/organization and be recognized by leaders of his or her own hotel/organization as an emerging leader.
The 2015 IHIF Conference will take place 2-4 March at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin,Germany. IHIF is known as THE place where deals get done and is Europe's largest gathering of senior-level global hotel industry leaders. Visit www.berlinconference.com for program details and to register for the 2015 event. For more information about the International Society of Hospitality Consultants please visit www.ISHC.com.
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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.