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16 Nov 2011

Call For 4th Annual Young Leaders Nominations at International Hotel Investment Forum; Submissions Now Being Accepted

BERLIN, Germany: The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), in conjunction with the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, is now calling for nominations for the fourth annual IHIF Young Leader Award. Each year, this prestigious award is given to a young hospitality leader who has made outstanding contribution(s) to the industry.  


The IHIF Young Leader award will be presented to the winner on Wednesday 7th March 2012 as part of the plenary session during IHIF at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin. Previous winners include Amy Carter-James, Thin Cats Thinking; Roderick Micallef, Director of Finance and Acting General Manager, Corinthia Hotel, Lisbon and Leslie McGibbon, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, IHG.

 “We’re thrilled to continue the tradition of recognizing young talent in the industry,” said Marilyn McHugh, Director of Global Hospitality Events and co-organiser of IHIF. “IHIF is proud to celebrate and award leaders under 35 for their contributions and very much look forward to reviewing the submissions early next year.”

"We are confident that we will find a winner for 2012 that truly stands apart from the rest and exemplifies the meaning of the award,” said Lori Raleigh, Executive Director ISHC. “The winner will have made a positive impact on the industry and been instrumental in the growth of their organization. They will set the standard for all young hospitality professionals and give them inspiration in their careers going forward.”

To be eligible for nomination, entrants for the IHIF Young Leader Award must be under 35 years of age, have worked in a hospitality-related field, have completed a significant project for his or her organization and be based in a European country.

Nominations are being accepted until 30 January 2012 on the IHIF website.
Click here to download an entry form today.

For information and details on registering for the IHIF conference to be held 5-7 March in Berlin, visit the IHIF website.

For press inquiries, please contact Christina Belenky at +1 216-706-3731.

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Questex Hospitality + Travel drives demand for travel and hospitality organizations  as the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to these related industries. It includes a dynamic collection of strategic investment and deal-making forums as well as tactical services such as powerful lead generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications to help hospitality and travel organizations drive revenue, productivity and value creation.  Questex Hospitality + Travel operates throughout the United States and Americas regions, EMEA and Asia/Pacific through a variety of market-leading properties and services including International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Berlin, North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, International Hotel Investment Forum Asia Pacific