Ingunn Weekly: Busy spring

I hope you have a wonderful time enjoying the Spring. HSMAI will visit several cities in the coming weeks, so have a look at the invitations included in this article. We hope to see you and your team.

We have started to collect some quotes from our members in Europe:

dsc6771_059fe6b10325230593665da-300x209.jpgHSMAI to me is an institution where professionals discuss and exchange (not only) industry trends and challenges for now and the future in open settings or specialized boards. As a result, HSMAI is able to create recommendations and programmes that will shape the industry and how we do business successfully in the future.

— Ralf Denke, Vice President E-Business, Deutsche Hospitality

Lennert de JongHSMAI gives you the chance of connecting in person with high value peers in the industry and exchanging ideas in an engaging, informal and trusted environment.

— Lennert de Jong, Chief Commercial Director CitizenM

Nina NieminenI work for a company that is large locally but small globally – that’s why it is really important to connect with colleagues within the industry to discuss on relevant topics and learn from my peers. HSMAI gives me an opportunity to do so.

— Nina Nieminen, Director of Revenue management and Distribution, Sokos Hotels

Frederic ToitotWe have joined HSMAI REGION EUROPE because it gathers influent and highly committed professionals who are aiming to reflect, act and make an impact on the Hospitality business. Being part of the new People & Culture Advisory board is a unique opportunity for me to work actively on topics such as the attractiveness of Hospitality for talents. It is also a fantastic platform for supporting leaders in acquiring, developing and retaining great people in their organization.

— Frederic Toitot, VP Learning & Development Revenue, Digital & Distribution, Global T&C, AccorHotels

Anant VithlaniSometimes when you are working in a company you tend to get into a state of home blindness where you get stuck into an Inside-Out perspective. To avoid that I try to broaden my perspective and knowledge by participating into different conferences and networks. HSMAI Sales Advisory Board consists of different type of companies and individual competences from both larger as smaller companies. I get the opportunity to contribute to develop our industry and in the same time fuel my own knowledge in Sales by being a part of it.

— Anant Vithlani, Vice President Sales, Nordic Choice Hotels

Gil MuldersThe HSMAI is a fountain of knowledge and expertise, not only in the field of Sales & Marketing, but in Hospitality in general. Being a member is a great way for me to keep learning about our industry, meet with senior leaders and recognised specialists and, of course, broaden my network. It also helps me bring the outside in and share this with my colleagues, which in turn benefits IHG.

— Gil Mulders, Head of Learning Europe at IHG – InterContinental Hotels Group


Enjoy the weekend!

Warm regards from
Ingunn Hofseth
President & CEO
HSMAI Region Europe