NewsDecember 9, 2016

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Young Leader Award presented at IHIF

Berlin, Germany (29 November 2016): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Young Leader Award presented at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, Germany 6-8 March 2017.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 35 years of age or younger. Born on or after 1 January 1982.
  • Currently works for or directly within the hotel sector
  • Is recognised by peers and industry members as an emerging leader for the hotel industry
  • Whose contributions are already making an impact on the hotel industry

To nominate a candidate, please complete the nomination form. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 10 January 2017. Please note that all candidates need to be nominated by a sponsor from within their organisation or by someone with direct work experience with the nominee.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with IHIF to recognise young leaders who are truly shaping the future of our industry. It is always inspiring to see the nominations come in each year of individuals who have already achieved so much early in their career. We are looking forward to IHIF and presenting this year’s Young Leader Award,” said Andrea Belfanti, Executive Director of ISHC.

Tess Pearson, Event Director, Questex Hospitality Group, hosts of IHIF commented, “This year’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of IHIF affords us an opportunity not only to reflect on historic trends but to anticipate the future of our industry and those who will form it. We’re delighted to be working with the ISHC on The Young Leader Award and look forward to receiving the nominations”.

The IHIF Conference will be held 6-8 March 2017 at the InterContinental Berlin.


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 organisation, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at       

For more information, contact Lauren Marshall, Senior Manager of Marketing & Membership Services.
Phone: +1.678.735.9453

About Questex Hospitality Group

Questex Hospitality Group serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to global GDP. Through our innovative platform of targeted solutions the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations. The Questex Hospitality+Travel Group serves every B2B segment of the industry via our proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as our network of live events. For more information visit