Global Summit ’16

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14th - 16th March 2016

We are proud to present our distinguished line-up of partners and introduce
the core orientation of the 7th edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit:

Technology and The Game Changers of Modern Hospitality

The Young Hoteliers Summit 2016 has addressed the trends in technology, specifically from a Human Resources and investment perspective, as well as the ongoing disruption in online booking and distribution channels. With the constantly evolving global talent landscape and the development of new digital technologies, our aim was to gain a better understanding of how companies leverage and integrate digital technologies to their competitive advantage. In the meantime, the competition between industry disruptors and hotels continues. During the 7th edition of YHS, we have further dived into this aspect and explored the industry’s landscape alongside its disruptors.

Speakers

Heather Jacobs
Senior Vice President Corporate and International Human Resources
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Huda Malhas
Corporate Director of Marketing Communication EMEA
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Simon P. Casson
Regional Vice President & General Manager

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Eugenio Pirri
Vice President People and Organisational Development

Dorchester Collection

Mark Campbell
Chief Information Officer

Dorchester Collection
Pierre O. Botteron
Vice President Human Resources Europe
FRHI Hotels International
Jérôme Bühlmann
Director Talent Management

FRHI Hotels International
Jonathan Langston
Chief Operating Officer UK

CBRE Hotels
Kevin Mauffrey
Director Market Management

Expedia

Geneviève Materne
Director of Distribution Strategy EMEA
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Katherine Le Quesne
Director of Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Advisory
Deloitte

Partners of the Global Summit '16

Challenge Provider

We were delighted to welcome Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as our Challenge provider, who has inspired the 7th edition delegates to provide innovative ideas as a solution to a challenge provided by their company. Four Seasons is celebrated for its exceptional service as well as its noteworthy employee relationships empowered by their innate culture. The above factors contribute to the Four Seasons’ status of maintaining one of the lowest employee turnover rates in hospitality.


 

Royal Partners

Having been the Challenge Provider of YHS’ 6th edition in 2015, we were proud to welcome back Dorchester Collection this year as Royal Partner. The group has been operating a collection of the finest luxury hotels since 2006, pursuing excellence whilst honouring heritage.

We were also pleased to welcome back FRHI Hotels & Resorts as our Royal Partner for the 7th Edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit. With its three distinct brands that offer easy access to a great selection of some of the finest accommodations around the world, FRHI has brought a refined perspective to discussions at YHS 7th edition.


 

Rankings Partner

Returning the third time, Expedia has partnered with the Young Hoteliers Summit in 2016. Being one of the world’s leading companies for online travel and renown for its innovative drive, we were delighted to join forces once again to shape the future of the industry.


 

Exposure Partner

This year, we were proud to welcome back The Leading Hotels of the World to YHS as our Exposure Sponsor. Established in 1928, LHW is today one of the largest luxury collections with more than 375 hotels in 75 countries.


 

Additional Sponsors

Participating Schools

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

USA

BEIJING HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE

China

CESAR RITZ COLLEGE

Switzerland

DUSIT THANI COLLEGE

Thailand

ECOLE HOTELIERE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

ECOLE HOTELIERE LAVASA

India

HOTEL SCHOOL SANT POL DE MAR

Spain

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

USA

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

USA

GLION INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Switzerland

HAAGA-HELIA UNIVERSTIY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Finland

HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Hong Kong

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

HOTELSCHOOL THE HAGUE

Netherlands

HOTELFACHSCHULE HEIDELBERG

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

USA

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE

USA

INSTITUT DE TOURISME ET D'HOTELLERIE DU QUEBEC

Canada

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES BAD HONNEF-BONN

Germany

LES ROCHES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT

Switzerland

MODUL UNIVERSITY VIENNA

Austria

BREDA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Netherlands

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

England

ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE ESTUDOS INDUSTRIAIS E DE GESTAO

Portugal

UNIVERSIDADE EUROPEIA

Portugal

ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY

Canada

RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Canada

SHANNON COLLEGE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT

Republic of Ireland

SWISS SCHOOL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

Switzerland

STENDON SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa

STENDEN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Netherlands

SWISS HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

Switzerland

THE EMIRATES ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

UAE

UNIVERSITE DE LA SAGESSE

Lebanon

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Canada

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

USA

NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON

United Kingdom

VATEL NIMES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL

France

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSTIY

USA

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