2016 HOSPA Scholarship winners — Photo by HOSPA

HOSPA – the Association that provides unparalleled support for hospitality's Finance, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT professionals with career development, networking and keeping up-dated with industry trends and developments – is delighted to invite applications for its popular annual HOSPA Career, and Future Career, Investment Development Scholarships, kindly sponsored by IDeaS.

In total 10 HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarships are available this year. Successful applicants will have the chance to learn from, and be recognised by, senior members of the hospitality industry at HOSPA's highly acclaimed annual HOSPACE 2017 Conference and Exhibition on 2 November at the newly refurbished Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

HOSPA is delighted that once again HIT Scotland (Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland) – whose mission is "assisting people to achieve their potential within Scottish hospitality" – is offering one HOSPA Career Development Scholarships of its own to Scotland's talented 30 year-olds and under, studying or working in hospitality finance, revenue management, marketing and IT.

In addition to the HOSPA scholarship offered by HIT Scotland, HOSPA is very pleased to announce 'Career Investment Development Scholarship' opportunities for four upcoming young people, 30 years old and under on 28 October 2017, working in hospitality finance, revenue management, marketing and IT.

Also, HOSPA is offering 'Future Career Investment Development Scholarships' for five aspiring final-year hospitality students, who have excelled in their current studies, and are planning to start their hospitality industry careers in Autumn 2017.

Candidates for the two award categories must be nominated accordingly by senior members of the industry and course leaders. (See Notes to Editors for entry criteria)

The 2017 HOSPA Scholarship Awards will afford the 10 lucky winners an unparalleled opportunity to be noticed and publicly recognised for their outstanding achievements in the work-place and the classroom. Their prizes will comprise a full day's attendance at HOSPACE 2017; places at HOSPA's Conference Gala Awards Dinner where their achievements will be recognised; and the chance to be individually featured in the Conference Edition of the monthly HOSPA journal, The Overview.

"We are greatly indebted to IDeaS for their sponsorship," said HOSPA Chief Executive Jane Pendlebury. "The HOSPA Career Development Scholarships provide a great career stepping-stone for networking with, and learning and gaining recognition from, current industry leaders in the key disciplines of hospitality finance, revenue management, marketing and IT.

"It is also an invaluable opportunity for successful candidates to learn from the conference sessions, and participate in our education workshops on future business best practice. In the evening at the Conference Awards Dinner, they will be able to meet and gain inspiration from the newly crowned Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management and IT Professionals of the Year 2017."

The closing date for nominations is 16 October 2017. All candidates will be notified before 20 October 2017. The nomination forms for Career Investment Development Scholarships and Future Career Investment Development Scholarships can be downloaded from: http://www.hospace.net/delegates/scholarships/ . HOSPACE2017 details can be found on www.hospace.org


HOSPA - the Hospitality Professionals Association - is a not-for-profit educational organisation, formed to bring together professionals involved in all things commercial within the hospitality industry in the UK. HOSPA is recognised as the UK's authoritative voice in the hospitality industry on financial management, technical accounting issues, as well as the leading arena for debate on investments, hospitality technology developments, revenue management and marketing. HOSPA's Professional Development Programmes provide rigorous and relevant education for all those seeking to further their careers in these important functions. It will also be launching its new course in Asset Management in September 2020. A regular programme of workshops and seminars provides the perfect opportunity for members to continue to develop their knowledge and network with colleagues. HOSPA is on all major social media channels, including Twitter on @HOSPATweets. For more information, visit: www.hospa.org

Julian Demetriadi
Director, CommunicationsPoint, PR Consultants to HOSPA
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