The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly the world's greatest source for hospitality expertise and counsel, represented by some two hundred of the industry's most respected professionals from across the six continents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.