NewsJune 10, 2024

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2024 Rising Star Award Asia Pacific to be presented at HICAP

Singapore (11 June 2024): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in partnership with the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), is now accepting nominations for the Rising Star Award Asia Pacific to be presented at HICAP on 16-18 October 2024 at the Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 35 years of age or younger, born on or after 16 October 1989
  • Have a minimum of five years in a hotel development and/or investment-related field with a minimum of one year with the current company
  • Recognized by leaders in the hospitality field as a rising star
  • Currently living and working in the Asia Pacific or South Asia region with a minimum of two years’ experience in the market

To nominate a candidate, please complete the nomination form. The deadline for submissions is on or before midnight SGT on 15 August 2024. 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.

Past recipients include:

2023 – Vicky Jian
2022 – Calvin Li
2021 – Siddhant Jhunjhunwala
2020 – Corey Hamabata
2019 – Daniel Yip
2018 – Kieran Bestall
2017 – Peter Harper
2016 – Kiichi Mashita
2015 – Nihat Ercan
2014 – Christopher Hur

For more information, please visit the ISHC Rising Star Award webpage.

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


Founded over 30 years ago, HICAP is Asia’s largest and longest-running hotel investment event, making it the most important gathering of hotel developers, investors, lenders, operators, and other industry executives for information exchange, trend spotting, and deal making. With a rich tradition and unrivaled history of stability, HICAP is the unequaled gathering place for Asia-Pacific’s hotel investment community, attracting the most influential owners, developers, lenders, executives, and professional advisors from around the globe. The HICAP portfolio of events consists of three key events across the region — Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Singapore; HICAP UPDATE in Hong Kong, and HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) in Sydney.


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