IHIF opens nominations for Annual Young Leader Award

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 In partnership with the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) has opened submissions for the sixth IHIF Young Leader Award.

The award recognises outstanding contribution to the industry by a young hospitality leader and has become a significant part of the annual IHIF programme. The award will continue to be open to candidates from across the globe, with no geographical limitations.

The 2013 recipient of the award Carmen Hui, senior vice President – acquisitions in Europe, Host Hotels said: “For me, the submission by my team for the award was the true honour; the actual receipt of the award was the icing on top.”

ISHC executive director Andrea Belfanti said: “This is the sixth year that ISHC has partnered with the IHIF Young Leader Award and every year the standard of nominees is excellent. It is vital for the industry to recognise and reward emerging talent as these are the future leaders of the hospitality sector who will shape the next chapter of the story”.

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Candidates eligible for nomination for the IHIF Young Leader Award must fulfil the following criteria:
• Be under 35 years of age
• Worked in a hospitality-related field
• Completed a significant project for his or her hotel/organisation
• Be recognised by leaders of his or her own hotel/organisation as an emerging leader

To download a nomination form, visit www.berlinconference.com, select the Young Leader Award tab and download the PDF nomination form.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on January 31, 2014. All candidates need to be nominated by another person from within their organisation or by someone with direct work experience with the nominee.

This year’s conference will take place on March 3-5, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin, Germany.

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