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07 Mar 2012

Questex Media Group present cheque to Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne at IHIF


 Press Release: 7th March 2012


For Immediate Release


Berlin, Germany– During lunch on the third and final day of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Kerry Gumas, President and CEO and Tess Pearson, Event Director from Questex Media Group presented Mr Rochat, General Director of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne  with a cheque for

$30, 000. The contribution signifies Questex Media Group’s ongoing support of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and their recognition of the contribution the school makes to the hotel industry. The gift will be dedicated to the student scholarship programme.

Students scholarships are key to Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne to continue to attract and provide education to young talent from all around the world who can not necessarily afford a Swiss Education.

Scholarship programme was implemented in 2007 and today the school have helped over 48 students achieve their dreams and receive the greatest gift of all, the gift of education.

Tess Pearson, speaking on behalf of Questex Media Group commented, “we are thrilled to continue our longstanding support of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne at this year’s conference. Every year, students from the school work tirelessly throughout the conference and create a relaxed environment for the delegates. We value their commitment hugely and want to show our appreciation”.


Editors notes:

Hosts of the IHIF Questex Hospitality + Travel

In Association with Bench Events


About Questex Hospitality + Travel

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


About Bench Events

Bench Events has a long track record of delivering, with its partners, the premier hotel investment events in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bench Events’ Chairman, Jonathan Worsley, is one of the organisers and founders of the highly successful International Hotel Investment Forum now in its fifteenth year ( In 2005, he was responsible for launching the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai ( and in 2008 launched the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference ( In 2011 Bench Events added two events to the portfolio, co-hosting the Central Asia and Turkey Hotel Investment Conference ( and launching Hotel Investment Conference Africa, in Morocco (


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