The inaugural Young Hospitality Professionals Summit (YHPS) - Creating The Future Stars Of hospitality In China
Event launches in Shanghai on November 6-7 – a platform for leaders of the future hospitality
Shanghai, China, August 2015 – The inaugural Young Hospitality Professionals Summit (YHPS) launches on November 6-7 in Shanghai, creating a platform for the very first time for young and enthusiastic professionals and students to get together to help form the future of China's hospitality industry. Across two days at the new Shanghai Children's Art Theater and Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan, over 1,000 students, young professionals and people who start their own businesses will have the opportunity to learn-from and network-with 200 hotel experts including hotel operators, developers and investors, as well as architects, designers, consultants, hotel schools and hospitality entrepreneurs.
Over 20 speakers have been confirmed with various backgrounds including:
- Jerry Huang - Vice President, China Tourist Hotels Association & President, Greater China - Artyzen Hospitality Group
- Lin Cong - Senior Vice President, Marriott International
- Daniel Arbenz - Chief Operation Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group, Shanghai
- Lucy Zhang - Founder & CEO - Blossom Hill Hotels & Resorts
- Zan Wu - Founder & CEO - Zanadu
- Emily Phang - Partner - Foster + Partners
- Dr. Sacha Stöcklin - Campus Director - Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College
- Hotel Zhang - Hotel Commentator
- Johannes Torpe - Global Design Director, Bang & Olufsen
"The hospitality industry has come to a point where it is crucial to think about the development in the next 30 years, the future of the industry belongs to young people who are passionate about it. Currently, the industry and related services have to face the reality of a severe shortage in people and this will hold it back in the long run," said Mr. Jerry Huang, Vice President, China Tourist Hotels Association, when asked about why he supports YHPS. "I worked in the industry when I was young and I know what it is like to work as a young professional in this industry. Today, with over 30 years of experience, I hope to contribute to the industry and help more young people to accomplish their dreams."
Zan Wu founded Zanadu in 2012 when only in his 20s and it has quickly become one of China's leading online travel agencies specializing in luxury travel. "The share of China's tourism and hospitality in the global marketplace is soaring, which has become a source of rising attention. As such, the importance of higher product quality speaks for itself," Wu noted. "YHPS is not simply a conference, it creates a platform for industry professionals to interact, a platform the hospitality industry in China needs."
"The hospitality industry in China is in great demand for high-caliber staff, to attract and retain talents, relevant authorities will have a lot to think about and improve," explains Dr. Sacha Stöcklin, Campus Director, Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College. "Though the majority has not come to realize the huge potential in this industry, it is clear to see a huge demand for professionals. YHPS has offered an ideal platform to people to get to know the basics and core of the industry. It provides constant industry updates and job opportunities in order to help people succeed step by step."
"What YHPS creates is a window of opportunity for people looking to further themselves in the hospitality industry in China – the most vibrant and exciting market in the world for hotels," says Charles He, Managing Director of the event organizer Alliance Advisory & Hospitality Management. "We are excited at giving China's young and passionate talent a real chance to go further in the industry by meeting leaders and people just like them who have become a success in the world of hospitality. YHPS offers rich career opportunities and professional advice. It's an ideal platform for any young person with a passion to learn, to communicate and develop in this industry."
The Young Hospitality Professionals Summit (YHPS) is a signature event of Alliance Advisory & Hospitality Management.
About Alliance Advisory & Hospitality Management (AAHMCO)
Alliance Advisory & Hospitality Management is one of the leading consulting firms in the hospitality industry in Asia. Believing in specialization and expertise, AAHM assists clients in exploring opportunities in every aspect of real estate services: from luxury to budget hotels, from business to leisure properties, from convention centers to branded residences.
With the firm's hotel and hospitality experts, AAHMCO provides services around the globe to support and shape investment strategies that deliver maximum proceeds along the entire lifecycle of an asset.