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IHIF 2019 now accepting submissions for the Young Leader Award 2019


The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Young Leader Award which will be presented in partnership with International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) during IHIF between 4-6 March 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

The Young Leader Award was established by ISHC and IHIF in 2009 to recognise and celebrate the excellence of young emerging leaders in the hospitality industry. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 35 years of age or younger. Born on or after 1 January 1984 
  • Currently works for or directly within the hotel sector
  • Is recognised by peers and industry members as an emerging leader for the hotel industry
  • Whose contributions are already making an impact on the hotel industry

To nominate a candidate, please complete the nomination form HERE

The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 15 January 2019. Please note that all candidates need to be nominated by a sponsor from within their organisation or by someone with direct work experience with the nominee.

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2018 winner pictured: Tina Yu, Senior Vice President at KSL Capital Partners receiving the 2018 Young Leader Award at IHIF.

Andrea Belfanti, Executive Director of ISHC commented, “We began this partnership with IHIF ten years ago to recognise and foster young talented individuals that are truly shaping the future of our industry. Each year we are humbled by the nominations we receive of the very best and brightest in our industry. We are honored to be part of the Young Leader Award and are thankful to our partners at IHIF. We look forward to receiving the nominations and presenting the award in Berlin.” 

Tess Pearson, Event Director, IHIF said: “As we celebrate ten years of collaborative work with the ISHC, it feels prudent to reflect on how leadership, and therefore the ethos of this award, has changed and is continuing to change. We know the next generation of leaders will require a very different skill set to those that came before them with an emphasis on communication, empathy, flexibility and the importance of earning respect. The IHIF and ISHC Young Leader Award was created to shine a light on those who exemplify the leadership skills of their generation and we at Questex are delighted to continue to work with the ISHC and look forward to receiving this year’s nominations.”

The Young Leader Award will be presented during the IHIF Conference 4-6 March 2019 at the InterContinental Berlin.

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