Every year, YHS dedicates itself to engaging leaders of their respective industries to deliver powerful and thought-provoking speeches. Drawing on their personal experience and expertise, each keynote speaker interprets the theme from their unique perspective to engage and inspire the audience. Past keynote speakers of the 9th Edition include Tina Haller - Senior Manager of KPMG, Javier Cedillo - CEO of Onefinestay, and Michael Levie - Founding Partner & COO of CitizenM.
Find out more about the past speakers who have graced our stage here.
An integral part of the YHS experience, Panel Discussions seek to bring together top managers in varying fields of expertise to debate and discuss the latest trends of the industry. Example topics from our last edition include "Redefining Luxury in the Age of the Millennial", as well as "The Rise of the Lifestyle Brands: Revolutionizing the Hotel Experiences".
Find out more about our past panels and panelists here.
Introduced in the 8th Edition of YHS in 2017, YHSessions offers a unique opportunity for participating companies and young delegates to directly engage and interact with one another through 2-hour workshops. Companies design their own workshops that aim to find viable solutions to business problems, brainstorm refreshing ideas, and to get the young talents excited about their company. This has not only allowed our delegates to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the hospitality industry, but also for participating companies to tap into the fresh perspectives that these future industry leaders may offer.
The YHS Challenge is an interesting experience not only for the delegates, but also for their audience. Working in teams and under immense time pressure, delegates have mere hours to put together a viable and innovative solution to a challenge set by our Challenge Provider. Delegates are pitted against one another to present the best solution on the third and final day, and are judged according to strict criteria to crown the champions of the YHS Challenge.
Read more about the last edition's YHS Challenge here.
As an internationally-recognized global summit bringing together the best minds of the industry, YHS has always been an excellent platform for networking. Whether through coffee breaks, the Gala Dinner, or designated networking sessions, speakers, delegates, and all participants of YHS have had the opportunity to interact with one another, share new ideas, and simply form new friendships.