About YHS

In 2010, five students from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne founded a small committee with a big purpose: to bring together established professionals and aspiring leaders of the hospitality industry to share ideas and knowledge, and accelerate progress in the industry. Since then, YHS has worked hard to become recognized as the largest student-run summit in the world. Every year, YHS welcomes approximately 30 speakers, student delegates from over 40 of the world’s leading hospitality institutions, as well as members of the media and other external guests at the summit. Building on a different theme each year, YHS serves as a platform for interesting and insightful debates and discussions on the industry’s hottest topics.


Rachel Crawford
Washington D.C., USA
Innovation Manager in Emerging Markets, Village Capital
Anil Varghese
Zurich, Switzerland
Manager at PwC, EMEA Lodging &Tourism Clients Group
Christophe Oneyser
United Arab Emirates
Senior Associate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
Youri Sawerschel
Zurich, Switzerland
Founder and Brand Strategist, Creative Supply
Giovanni Forni
London, United Kingdom
Vice President, Cedar Capital Partners

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