Casimir Platzer, President-IH&RA, Christian De Barrin, CEO-HOTREC, Hans E. Koch, President-EHMA will address the international hospitality community during the Leaders in Hospitality Summit CEE-CIS in Warsaw
"The Summit provides an excellent opportunity to gain more information about an area of growing economic importance and I look forward to my participation in the event. I am especially interested in the topic and panel discussion about finding profit in "going green", since sustainability was the theme of EHMA's (European Hotel Managers Association) forthcoming general meeting in Monaco in March. Surveys, researches, opinion leaders and experts agree that anenvironmental and social sustainable business approachcan grant an ever growing appeal to the hospitality industry since customers care more and more about eco-sustainability and green. The aim of our Association, which gathers 426 general managers of the most prestigious hotels in 29 European countries, is to improve the qualification of professionals in view of increasing the standards of services to be provided to our guests. Therefore, we discuss once a year shared themes such as new technologies, trends, issues, relations, European hotel data and market search. "Said Hans E. Koch, President, European Hotel Managers Associations (EHMA)
The European hospitality sector, together with the other tourism industries, is the 3rd largest socio-economic activity in Europe and is, therefore, critical to Europe's competitiveness and economic well-being. It is a sector consisting mainly of micro-enterprises.It is, therefore, of the utmost importance that the sector is taken seriously into account by the European Institutions when shaping EU policies and legislation. Leaders of the Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit will give a unique opportunity to meet those executives face to face representing their interests on higher political level, have the questions answered and raise the concern they might have when it comes to the industry development.
"HOTREC is the only association representing hospitality businesses in Europe, bringing together 42 national associations of 27 European countries and growing every year. The reinforced competence of the EU institutions for tourism related policies has brought new and encouraging possibilities for the building up of a competitive European tourism sector, with many interesting initiatives in the political pipeline, all under the thorough scrutiny of HOTREC Secretariat. Now more than ever, being all national associations united and speaking with a single voice is a guarantee of success and a great opportunity to advance in the direction our businesses wish" said Christian De Barrin, CEO, HOTREC
Other partners of Leaders in Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit include Ministry of the Sport & Tourism of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw Destination Alliance, Chamber of Commerce of Polish Hotel Industry, Polish Green Building Council, The Federation of Restaurateurs & Hoteliers of Russia, Russian Hotel Association, The Slovak Association of Hotels & Restaurants, The association of Hotels & Restaurants of Latvia, The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, The International Tourism Partnership and many others.
About Leaders in Hospitality CEE & CIS: Leaders in Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit is the only premier event for the industry that brings together leading hoteliers, key experts, real estate developers, investors, government officials and solution providers across the region. It provides invaluable opportunity to gain new market information, make new business contacts and network with the who's who of industry.
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