Hi everyone, my name is Balazs Rankasz and I graduated from HTMi in 2011. I work currently for the Hotel Astoria in Luzern as Seminar Front Manager. However my career started during the internship after my TT course (now MIT). As a German speaking student I had the opportunity to spend my internship in a 5 star Swiss Deluxe Hotel in Switzerland as a regular service employee.

That was the starting point of my career. After finishing my internship I got straight a job offer from the hotel and I started to work in a low service position. After many great years in the food and beverage department in World Leading Hotels I got my first chance for a higher position as a Banqueting manager in a 4 star historic hotel. I learned how to lead people and was part of many great weddings, birthday parties, balls. In my current position by Astoria Luzern is our goal to become the leading seminar hotel in the central region of Switzerland. I am responsible for events with 300 – 400 people and lead a service team up to 20 people.

In the short period of time I was already lucky enough to work for conferences as Calvin Klein, Siemens or the World Tourism Forum. My theoretical knowledge, what I could collect at HTMi, helped / helps me to look the MICE industry in a different way. I can bring my own ideas into the daily work and can help to work out new strategies to reach our goal! It is great!
So guys, nothing is impossible!!!

Balazs Rankasz