NewsAugust 12, 2013

2013 Young Leader Award

For additional information contact:
Andrea Belfanti
Deputy Executive Director
ISHC, 678-973-2242

BERLIN, Germany: The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and
The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) are proud to announce Carmen
Hui, as the 2013 Young Leader award recipient. The award is given each year to a
young and emerging leader who has great potential.
Hui is SVP Acquisitions, Europe at Host Hotels, where she oversees a team that
sources and executes new deals on behalf of Host Hotel’s European joint venture
with affiliates of GIC RE and APG. Her notable achievements over the past nine
years since joining Host Hotels include contributing to the acquisition of a $3.3
billion portfolio from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in 2006, which included 33 assets, and leading the acquisition process of the EU Marriott
portfolio in 2012.

Tess Pearson, Event Director, Questex Media Group co-organizers of IHIF, said of
the announcement, “For the first time the Young Leader Award was thrown open
to all aspiring young leaders around the world. To have been singled out from this
vast talent pool is a considerable achievement and one that Carmen should rightly
be very proud of.”

“Andrea Belfanti, Deputy Executive Director, International Society of Hospitality
Consultants, who presented the award to Hui, said, “We are thrilled to continue
our support of the Young Leader Award and to recognize the industry’s emerging
leaders. I am delighted for Carmen and feel her tireless work ethic and
commitment to our industry is deservedly recognized.”

To qualify for the Young Leader award the candidate must be 35 years of age or
younger, have worked in a hospitality-related field, have completed a significant
project for his or her hotel or organization and be recognized by leaders of his or
her own hotel or organization as an emerging leader.

About the Organizers:
International Society of Hospitality Consultants (
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) is a professional society
of leading hospitality industry consultants. Membership is by invitation only and
members are required to abide by the ISHC Code of Professional Conduct. ISHC is
represented by some two hundred members who, collectively, have expertise in
over 50 different specialty areas and work experience in 65 countries. A complete
listing/directory of members and specialty areas of expertise represented within
ISHC is available under “Consultant Search” on the ISHC web site at

About Questex Media Group LLC (
Questex Media Group LLC is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated
media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves
multiple industries including technology, telecommunications, beauty, spa, travel,hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, landscape design, building services and
natural resources through a range of well-established, market-leading
publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated
marketing services. The company’s media properties include over 100 print and
digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a
range of research, data and information products. The company’s businesses are
managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group;
InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a
world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company’s combined
operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North
America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Bench Events (
As organisers of top conferences for the hotel and investment industry, Bench
Events is a growing entity, which currently hosts hotel investment conferences in
Berlin, Dubai and Moscow in partnership with other leading providers. Jonathan
Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, is one of the organisers and founders of the
International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) held each year in Berlin. In 2005, he
was responsible for launching the successful Arabian Hotel Investment
Conference (AHIC) in Dubai and in October 2008, the Russia & CIS Hotel
Investment Conference (RHIC) in Moscow alongside Questex Media. Worsley is
also Chairman of Bench Event’s sister company, JW Bench, a benchmarking
company that has successfully launched the Conference Bench and the
Productivity Bench.