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Membership Benefits

Some of the benefits of membership in ISHC include:

Collection of Experience and Expertise

One of a kind collection of experience and expertise- with 200 members in 22 countries , work experience in over 60 countries and over 40 specialty areas of expertise represented in the organization, ISHC represents a one of a kind collaboration of experience and expertise worldwide.

Information and Idea Exchange

Information and Idea Exchange- ISHC members are leaders in their respective areas of expertise and collectively the membership represents a tremendous resource for other members. By having access to the ISHC listserv members have the ability to very quickly solicit member feedback and create an idea exchange.

Education

the ISHC annual conference is viewed by many as one of the premier events in the hospitality industry. Attendance is limited to members, candidates and a limited number of invited guests (sponsors, representatives from the media and guest speakers). The conference provides an excellent forum for networking and information and idea exchange on important industry issues and topics.

Business Collaboration and Referral Network

members frequently work with other members on assignments and/or provide potential referral opportunities for other members with different areas of expertise.

Marketing and Promotion of Members

ISHC provides many opportunities for members to promote their individual practices and to participate in ISHC organized marketing and promotion programs.

ISHC Website/Online Membership Directory

the ISHC website is an excellent opportunity for individual members to promote their respective businesses. The “Consultant Search” feature on www.ishc.com allows members and more importantly non-members to search for members by area of expertise, countries worked in, property types and basic contact information. The online member profiles are customizable and can include direct links to each member’s company website, detailed information on industry specialties, education, representative clients and speaking engagements. The ISHC website is linked to other professional organizations, information resources and media links, which substantially expand the awareness of both ISHC and its members.

Participation in Industry Conferences

ISHC participates as a “Supporting Sponsor” in several premier industry conferences and events worldwide, including the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), the Hotel Investment Conference, the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (ANZPHIC), the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) among several others. As a Supporting Sponsor, ISHC typically has an opportunity to display brochures at the conference and/or tradeshow, provide an ad for the conference brochure and is listed on all conference promotional materials online and in print. Additionally, many ISHC members participate as guest speakers in these industry conferences and events.

Media/Public Relations

ISHC has an excellent relationship with several industry and related industry publications. Many ISHC members are regular contributors to these publications and during the course of the year ISHC as an organization is able to provide opportunities for members to be published in industry publications, both online and in print.

Awards Programs

ISHC is the sponsor or co-sponsor of three prominent industry awards including 1) The ISHC Pioneer Award which is presented annually at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in California. 2) The IHIF Young Leader Award which is presented annually at the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin. 3) The Rising Star Award presented annually at the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit in Miami.

Strategic Relationships

ISHC has strategic relationships with several organizations including the AH&LA, Hotel Asset Managers Associations (HAMA), World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and Hotel sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

Library

the ISHC Member Library provides an excellent opportunity for members to post published articles authored by members. Members and non members are able to search for articles by author and subject.