NewsAugust 9, 2014

Call for Nominations South Asia Rising Star Award

Contact: Karla Smith, Director Membership Services
Phone: 404-542-0159

 2015 Rising Star Award South Asia – Call for Nominations

Atlanta, GA (August 8, 2014): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in partnership with the Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) has announced they are accepting nominations for the Rising Star Award South Asia.  This will be the second year the two organizations have joined together to recognize emerging talent in the Indian subcontinent.

Nominees must be 35 years of age or younger, have a minimum of five years in a hotel development and/or investment related field with at least one year with the current hotel or company, be recognized by leaders in the hotel or hospitality company as a rising star, currently work and live in South Asia and have a minimum of two of the most recent five years hospitality experience living and working in South Asia.  HIFI Conference will be held in Gurgaon, Delhi (N.C.R.), India 14 – 15 January 2015 at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel & Residences.

To learn more about this award and to download a nomination form, click here, or visit and select the Awards section under About ISHC. Nominations must be submitted by midnight (EDT) 13 October 2014 to Karla Smith, Director Membership Services ISHC, Please note that all candidates need to be nominated by another person from within their organization or someone with direct work experience with the nominee.


About ISHC

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at

About HIFI

Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) is India’s most important hotel investment conference. It is the annual meeting place for the leaders in the Indian hotel and tourism industry to discuss important trends, network, identify new opportunities, and do deals through a combination of plenary sessions, breakout panels, and interactive workshops.

About BHN

BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With almost three decades of experience, nearly 120 events completed to-date, and over 80,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest trends.

BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Gurgaon Delhi N.C.R.; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London.

The BHN website at is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.