Nominations open for the 2017 Young Leader Award at IHIF


The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Young Leader Award presented at the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin, Germany, running from March 6-8, 2017.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

•    35 years of age or younger (born on or after January 1, 1982);
•    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.

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To nominate a candidate, please complete the nomination form. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on January 10, 2017. Please note that all candidates need to be nominated by a sponsor from within their organization or by someone with direct work experience with the nominee.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with IHIF to recognize young leaders who are truly shaping the future of our industry. It is always inspiring to see the nominations come in each year of individuals who have already achieved so much early in their career. We are looking forward to IHIF and presenting this year’s Young Leader Award,” said Andrea Belfanti, Executive Director of ISHC.

Tess Pearson, Event Director, Questex Hospitality Group, hosts of IHIF commented, “This year’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of IHIF affords us an opportunity not only to reflect on historic trends but to anticipate the future of our industry and those who will form it. We’re delighted to be working with the ISHC on The Young Leader Award and look forward to receiving the nominations.”

The IHIF Conference will be held 6-8 March 2017 at the InterContinental Berlin. For more information and to register for IHIF visit

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