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Powered by CISCO – Mastered by HTMi – HTMi Switzerland Virtual Open House

Following a return to full face to face teaching operations, we continue to make a difference by blending our online interactive broadcasting events, following on from the highly successful Global Student Forum.

On 29th April 2021 at 09:00 AM (Swiss Local Time), the very first HTMi Switzerland Virtual Open House was a groundbreaking success where we received registrations of over 250+ attendees, of which 150 were in attendance. The aim of this event has been to provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the learning environment, student lifestyle, on-campus facilities, student application process and academic performance. The vision of the event has been to engage with students directly through a personalised approach, as they would normally have in an actual open house event.

As pioneers of Swiss Hospitality Education, where HTMi Switzerland prides itself to the Leading Hotel Management Institute in the World, our motto ‘Lead, Don’t Follow. Create, Don’t Copy’, the response has been phenomenal. This event allowed over 35 nationalities to connect with HTMi Switzerland and experience a journey of international hospitality & tourism management with our excellent faculty members while having the opportunity to interact with them directly, as well as engage with our excellent students. This gave the attendees an authentic experience of Swiss Hospitality Education at its best.

In the light of COVID-19 globally, HTMi Switzerland has taken a leap forward to overcome challenges and provided every attendee with an experience that would provide them with a detailed overview of HTMi Switzerland campus, and its 6 Centres of Excellence.

The programs of HTMi Switzerland are industrially specific and prepare each student to become an exceptional manager, which is our motto ‘Come as Student, Become a Manager’. Through the exceptional learning facilities, faculty members and hands-on learning approach, we are confident that each student will exceed the industrial standard and employer expectations.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our global partners to join this excellent and unique HTMi Switzerland Virtual Open House Event, and we look forward to the 2nd edition. Stay tuned, more to follow.

2021-05-04T12:38:07+02:00

News Release – HTMi Switzerland’s Enjoys Success at 25th International Research Conference

HTMi Switzerland saw the closure of its 25th International Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference that took place took on place 21st and 22nd April 2021 at our campus in beautiful Sörenberg.

Day one of the conference saw HTMi Switzerland’s Bachelor of Science (Hons.) students present their research topics in the form of poster presentations to an audience of faculty and fellow students. From all the poster presentations, three BSc students were selected based on the judging to go forward to the final presentations during day two of the conference.

On the first day, we had the privilege of listening to two international guest speakers present online to our global audience through our Cisco Webex platform. The first speaker was Dr. Thomas Sladko, Managing Director, ISPD Protocol & Diplomacy, Oman who discussed the “The Basics of International Protocol for the Hospitality Sector. Soft Diplomacy in the “New Normal” and gave a delightful talk on the importance of protocol, etiquette and diplomacy at international events. This was followed by Mr. Fabrice Tessier, VP School Relations and Partnerships Talent & Culture, Accor, Paris, France who spoke on “Accor’s Vision for the Hospitality Industry in a post-Covid19 World”, which was very insightful for our students to hear about Accor’s global strategy in terms of growth and jobs.

On the second day, we had a further two international guests. Ms. Kylie Thuyen, Human Resources Manager, The Grace Hotel, Sydney, Australia who shared her insights into “Career Opportunities and Growth in Hospitality”. Kylie, herself is a graduate of HTMi Switzerland having graduated in 2008 with a first-class BSc (Hons.) Degree from Ulster University, where She gave much valuable advice to students on the possibilities and scope of the job market in the industry. This was followed by Mr. John Lohr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Hosco, Spain who discussed “2021 – Hosco’s Big Bets for the Recovery”. This was of great interest to all students as Hosco is one of the world’s Leading Hospitality Networks for jobs.

The afternoon session saw our three BSc finalists present their research. Ms. Le Thu Thuy from Vietnam presented “The impact of internship experiences on career expectations and career orientations in hospitality and tourism industry: a case of Vietnamese students in Switzerland.”, Ms. Paula Maria Toma from Romania talked about “Medieval Tourism Between Middle Ages as a Modern Tourism Trend and Niche Tourism. Development and Awareness on Transylvania’s Seven Fortresses”, and Mr. Lorant Tamas from Hungary discussed “To Investigate the Recruitability of Disabled Employees in the Hospitality Industry:  Case Study of Front Office Departments in 5-Star Hotels in St. Moritz”.

We thank all our HTMi Switzerland students and international guest speakers for making this 25th conference a true success.

Anthony Lack, HTMi Head of Events Education and Planning, April 2021

2021-04-29T20:39:38+02:00

HTMi Global Student Forum 2021- launched

Day 1 of the HTMi Global Student Forum took place on Wednesday, 21st April 2021 and saw an exciting program of international guest speakers together with HTMi Switzerland’s Bachelor of Science (Hons.) students present their own research in the form of poster presentations.

The first guest speaker Dr. Thomas Sladko, Managing Director, ISPD Protocol & Diplomacy, Oman discussed the “The Basics of International Protocol for the Hospitality Sector. Soft Diplomacy in the “New Normal”. This was followed by Mr. Fabrice Tessier, VP School Relations and Partnerships Talent & Culture, Accor, Paris, France who spoke on “Accor’s Vision for the Hospitality Industry in a post-Covid19 World”.

In the morning and afternoon sessions, our BSc (Hons.) students presented their research during the poster presentations. Congratulations to Paula Maria Toma, Lorant Tamas and Le Thu Thuy for making it to the top three finalists, who will present their research presentations on Thursday during day 2.

The first day the event saw the forum go live to over 16 countries across 15 time zones. Day 2 of the global student forum promises to be full of excitement, excellent research and innovation across all partners schools within the HTMi Switzerland family. The event will start off with the final round of the “Innovation Challenge” of the top eight schools who made it through round one. Congratulations goes to HTMi Saudi Arabia, HTMi Dubai, HTMi Singapore, HTMi Switzerland, Polytechnics Mauritius and UCSI University Malaysia for making it to the final round of presentations that will take place on Day 2 of the forum. The teams from all partner schools were tasked with answering the question on the theme, “What source of innovation contributes to the salvation of the hospitality industry?” All eight finalist teams will be live online from around the world to defend their research and ideas and answer questions from the global audience. We wish them all the best of luck!

 

Anthony Lack, President of HTMi International Events Association

2021-04-22T11:56:20+02:00

Focus – Mr. John Lohr Guest Speaker for Global Student Forum 2021 22nd April

“2021 – Hosco’s Big Bets for the Recovery” 

HTMi Switzerland is pleased to announce that Mr. John Lohr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Hosco, Spain will be one of its guest speakers at our Global Student Forum taking place on 21st and 22nd April 2021. Mr. Lohr will be talking about “2021 – Hosco’s Big Bets for the Recovery”.

 

John Lohr currently serves as Hosco’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation. He is a Glion Switzerland graduate who has amassed over 12 years of hospitality, tourism and education business development work experience in +40 countries.

 

For Hosco, John leads the partnership development with hospitality schools, departments, associations and national organizations. Earlier, John worked with IHG hotels in Thailand and India and served as the Director of Business Development for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) in Europe.

 

He has also held various board positions for EuroCHRIE, the Council of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Educators and is a member of multiple global hospitality education and training associations.

 

John resides in Poznan, Poland with his family and regularly visits the Hosco global headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Anthony Lack, President of HTMi International Events Association

2021-04-18T18:37:27+02:00

Focus: Ms. Kylie Thuyen Guest Speaker for Global Student Forum 2021 22nd April

“Career Opportunities and Growth in Hospitality”

HTMi Switzerland is pleased to announce that Ms. Kylie Thuyen, Human Resources Manager, The Grace Hotel, Sydney, Australia will be one of its guest speakers at our Global Student Forum taking place on 21st and 22nd April 2021. Ms. Thuyen will be talking about “Career Opportunities and Growth in Hospitality”.

Kylie is a proud and enthusiastic hospitality professional and has been in the industry since she graduated from HTMi Switzerland in 2008 with a first-class BSc (Hons.) Degree from Ulster University. Kylie was also the recipient of the Excellent Student Award. Her passion and love for the industry is growing bigger by day. Kylie says that thanks to the many career fairs organised by HTMi every semester, she was thrilled to secure the Front Office Management Trainee opportunity with the Rotana Hotels & Resorts group in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates before her graduation. The experiences she gained in her four and a half years in Dubai and Abu Dhabi across the Rotana, Jumeirah and the Shangri-La groups were priceless. It is such a wonderful industry that could open up endless travel opportunities and help to shape and build you with all these valuable soft skills for life.

In 2013, she took the chance to apply for the transfer from Shangri La Dubai to Shangri La Sydney and truly fell in love with Sydney and has called this beautiful city home since.

During her 13 years’ experiences in hospitality, she has held various managerial positions in Front Office and Human Resources departments and feels so blessed to be able to do what she loves within the industry she is so connected to all these years. It is 13 years and counting. Kylie is married and has a two-year-old son.

Anthony Lack, President of HTMi International Events Association

2021-04-12T16:13:59+02:00

International Career through Swiss Master Programme

Switzerland has forever been identified as the destination of hospitality & tourism, be it for discovering a beautiful part of the world, or be it for getting the higher education that will form a solid foundation for your career.

Join our speaker from HTMi Switzerland to learn about the key advantages that you can gain in your International career development by pursuing the Swiss Masters program.

Save the date on 13th April at 3 PM (IST) for a presentation that will provide you with the details of pursuing your dream to become a successful manager in the hospitality & tourism industry.

Speaker: Mr. Nishant Suri, Hospitality Training Manager, HTMi Switzerland
Date: 13th April 2021
Time: 3:00PM (+5:30 GMT, India Standard Time)

Register your interest here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0oce6grjkuHNyPZlCDHJZAzmzGEb6ZtkRL

 

2021-04-12T16:05:44+02:00

Focus: Dr. Thomas Sladko Guest Speaker for Global Student Forum 2021 21st April

“The Basics of International Protocol for the Hospitality Sector. Soft Diplomacy in the “New Normal”

HTMi Switzerland is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Sladko, Managing Director, ISPD Protocol & Diplomacy, Oman will be one of its guest speakers at our Global Student Forum taking place on 21st and 22nd April 2021. Dr. Sladko will be talking about “The Basics of International Protocol for the Hospitality Sector. Soft Diplomacy in the “New Normal”.

Dr. Thomas Sladko is Managing Director of the ISPD Protocol & Diplomacy Academic Institute, based in Brussels. He is a strategic communication advisor, external affairs researcher and expert in the bilateral and international protocol.

During his 15-year professional career, he organised more than 300 high-level events such as receptions, state visits, representative journeys, state funerals, speeches and cultural nights. Dr. Sladko has worked with more than 70 nationalities and served in Vienna, Lisbon, Brussels, New York, Rio de Janeiro and Muscat.

Dr. Sladko served as Deputy Head of Protocol of the Austrian Federal Chancellery for nearly 10 years. Previously, he worked for the corporate communications department of Lufthansa in New York and as a journalist for different publications in Brazil and Austria covering European Union, economy and society features.

The debut of his career was in the Capital of Europe, Brussels at the regional European office of Carinthia (one of Austrian regions).

As protocol expert, consultant and capacity building specialist, he served different European Agencies, governments and international organisations in reaching their higher standards in protocol and external communication. He was a leading expert in some of ISPD’s flagship projects for the Pentagon, the Dubai/UAE EXPO2020, Diwan of Royal Court Protocol of Oman, Frontex, PDO (Petrol Development Oman) among many others.

He is the author of various publications and articles such as “Protocol & Diplomacy Today – A collection of thoughts by leading experts” and Co-Author of the book “Soft Diplomacy -Modelling Global Interactions” adding to it various concept papers and research publications across industries.

Dr. Thomas Sladko holds Master Degrees in Communication Science & Philosophy and in Advanced Latin American Studies with specialisation in Protocol. In 2021 he was awarded the Honorary Professor Title in Soft Diplomacy of the California Church and University Institute. Dr. Sladko speaks 5 languages.

Anthony Lack, President of HTMi International Events Association

2021-04-09T14:44:42+02:00

Topics and Presenters – 2021 Virtual Open House Event – Spring 2021

We will take every participant on a journey to HTMi campus, where they will have a chance to interact with staff members and explore the variety of courses offered.

The event starts at 9:00 AM (Swiss Local Time) on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 and aims to provide you with a detailed overview of the programmes at HTMi Switzerland, along with an introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry. Our prolific guest speakers will guide you through each step of your journey at HTMi and you will be given a chance to apply for HTMi Programs directly.

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

9:00AM (GMT +1): Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
Mr. Tiago Fernandes, Career Centre Coordinator
Mr. Anthony Lack, Head of Events Education and Planning

9:20AM (GMT +1): HTMi, Leading Hotel Management Institute in the World
Mr. Anthony Lack, Head of Events Education and Planning

9:50AM (GMT +1): HTMi Courses
Undergraduate Courses
Mr. Anthony Lack, Head of Events Education and Planning

Postgraduate Courses
Mr. Jack Iveson, Head of Academic

Culinary Courses
Chef Andreas Kurfurst, Head of Culinary Centre

 

REGISTER HEREhttps://htmi.webex.com/webappng/sites/htmi/meeting/info/02299e1478b841578e030caac5a26ee4?isPopupRegisterView=true

2021-04-09T17:37:12+02:00

Focus : Mr. Fabrice Tessier Guest Speaker for Global Student Forum 2021 21st April

“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

2021-04-06T16:50:53+02:00

HTMi is pleased to announce the First 2021 Virtual Open House Event – Spring 2021

We will take every participant on a journey to HTMi campus, where they will have a chance to interact with staff members and explore the variety of courses offered.

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

The event starts at 9:00 AM (Swiss Local Time) and aims to provide you with a detailed overview of the programmes at HTMi Switzerland, along with an introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry. Our prolific guest speakers will guide you through each step of your journey at HTMi and you will be given a chance to apply for HTMi Programs directly.

Register to get the event agenda and keynote speaker introductions.

REGISTER HERE: https://htmi.webex.com/webappng/sites/htmi/meeting/info/02299e1478b841578e030caac5a26ee4?isPopupRegisterView=true

2021-03-31T00:22:25+02:00
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