IHIF's Road to Berlin: Bike ride for a cause


IHIFThe opening of the International Hotel Investment Forum is only 10 days away, but there is a whole lot of action going on before it—and for a great cause.

As a lead up the conference, 10 IHIF attendees will bike from Amsterdam to Berlin to raise not only their heart rates but money for charitable organizations Future Talent and the Anne Frank Trust. Colliers International is sponsoring the "Road to IHIF" and those participating in this inaugural event include:

  • Badr Al Badr, Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality
  • Yousef Aleid, VP of Investment & Development, Dur Hospitality
  • Anton Bawab, Regional President, Viceroy Hotel Group
  • John Wagner, Partner, Cycas Hospitality
  • Michael Bibring, Owner, Michael Bibring Associates
  • Dirk Bakker, Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International
  • Jonathan Worsley, Chairman, Bench Events & Co-Founder IHIF
  • Rene van Schie, Head of Hotel Development, Amsterdam
  • Andrew Fernandes, Regional Marketing Specialist EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Marei Markmann, Regional Marketing Manager Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group

Future Talent is a charity that gives financial support and mentoring to young musicians aged between 5 and 18 who demonstrate outstanding musical ability or potential, but for whatever reason do not have the financial means to reach their goal. Many youngsters who have benefitted from Future Talent ultimately embark upon a career in music.


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The Anne Frank Trust was founded in 1990 and uses her life and inspirational message as an anchor to educate people about damage caused by all forms of prejudice and discrimination. The Trust enters the lives of young people across the country when they are likely to be at their most vulnerable and impressionable and imbues in them the importance of positive attitudes, personal responsibility and respect for others. This is achieved through educational projects in schools, prisons and communities across the UK.

It's not too late to donate, which you can do so, here. The goal is to reach is £20,000.00.


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