“Accor’s Vision for the Hospitality Industry in a post-Covid19 World”.

HTMi Switzerland is pleased to announce that Mr. Fabrice Tessier, VP School Relations and Partnerships Talent & Culture, Accor, Paris, France will be one of its guest speakers at our Global Student Forum taking place on 21st and 22nd April 2021. Mr. Tessier will be talking about “Accor’s Vision for the Hospitality Industry in a post-Covid19 World”.

Fabrice has been a member of the Accor family since the beginning of his career, having worked in three operational as well as two regional and four corporate offices. His achievements have been rewarded with a recognition Award from Ecpat NGO in2004, a nomination for Innovation by The Hospitality Awards in 2010 as well as Company with best recognized relations with schools in 2018 and 2019.

Fabrice Tessier started his career as restaurant manager in Paris after his bachelor’s in hospitality management from Ecole Hôtelière de Paris. Loving the industry, he decided to pursue a career in hotel management and has worked in close areas of hotel operations, holding different positions including Trainer, and F&B Manager opening a Novotel in Comoros Islands. Fabrice’s passion has always been in developing talent within the organisation so the move into human resources was a natural progression.

One of Fabrice’s most notable experiences in 2000 when he was appointed Vice President Human Resources Accor in Asia based in Bangkok. 22,000 employees were working in the organization including 260 expatriates in 10 Asian countries. In the region, he oversaw the implementation of remuneration systems, boosted mobility both within and outside the region, developed national managers, and organized training programs for all employees. There, with the support of other hotels, he developed a partnership with Ecpat to promote actions protecting children from sexual exploitation in the tourism industry. This led to an agreement by many hotels to sign a Code of Conduct between Ecpat with WTO and UNICEF, now expanded within Accor. From there he moved to different positions in HR within Accor as VP HR, and Project Director.

Since 2010 he holds the position of VP School Relations and Partnerships for Accor Group. His role is aligned with the future needs of recruitment for Accor, namely, to identify and develop partnerships with the best Hospitality Schools, Universities and Business Schools. The goal is to see an increasing number of graduates taking management positions within Accor for the benefit of our industry development. Based in Paris, his department is part of the Hotel Services department in Corporate Talent & Culture. Fabrice gives lectures about HR-related issues in a few Universities and represents Accor in several School and Institution boards.

Anthony Lack, President of HTMi International Events Association