Due to our long-standing and excellent reputation, the HTMi Centre for Events Management Training was once again selected out of the several existing hotel management institutes in Switzerland, by Volkswagen Motor Corporation to run and manage their Food & Beverage Operations for their VIPs and International Press from around the globe at the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva. The first three days of the event were opened only to the press, where Volkswagen introduced their 2015 line up. During this time top executives from Volkswagen & Audi as well as the world’s most influential journalists attended the event and it was the chance where HTMi’s excellent students were able to gain valuable experience serving them along side exhibiting the highest professional standards taught at HTMi.

HTMi has been sending groups of excellent students to work at this prestigious event for the past few years and due to the high professionalism and work ethic of our students, this year was no different, with excellent attitudes during work and outstanding behaviour, we have been asked to send a further group again next year to the 86rd International Motor Show in Geneva. We hope to continue this relationship with Volkswagen for many years to come.

Ms. Ines Letzel, Project Manager for Volkswagen said, “All your students were great! My many thanks for their hard work and high standards of professionalism. I’m looking forward to next year.”

At this year’s Geneva Auto Salon, the feedback from Volkswagen were highly positive, however it is equally important to receive pleasing feedback from our students after the event. “It was tough, but this is the real world and the real world is exciting, thank you HTMi and Volkswagen for this exceptional opportunity” said one student. Another student has also commented “Volkswagen had the biggest booth, arguably where all eyes were on, since Volkswagen produces some of the world’s most iconic models, the press flooded in during the launch of this year’s line up, I am so proud to be a part of this”. We at HTMi were even more proud of our students’ achievements and their appreciation of the opportunities, it is why we do what we do!

The 86th Geneva International Motor Show is taking place from 13 to 15 March 2016 and we are looking forward to hearing more positive feedbacks.

The next major international event where another group of excellent HTMi students will be supporting the kitchen and banqueting operations is the Breitling Event at Basel World 2015, the world’s largest watch and jewellery fair.

Mr Anthony Lack, Events & Training Manager at the Centre for Events Management Training at HTMi, March 2015