HTMi Global Students Forum 2020

Hosted by HTMi Switzerland, and powered by HTMi Cisco Webex, with the purpose to advance learning and innovation within all HTMi partner institutions globally.

HTMi Global Student Forum 2020: 11th – 12th November

International Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference
(Contemporary issues in hospitality and tourism)

Innovation Challenge – “Lead don’t follow, create don’t copy”
(Create a leading hospitality or tourism concept)

Bringing together all HTMi students globally.

“Nine partner institutions took part in the HTMi “Innovation Challenge” and were judged by fifty-six judges voting at HTMi locations globally. The research conference part of the forum focused on contemporary issues in hospitality and tourism. The forum was attended by over 200 students and staff with many innovative, insightful and knowledge enhancement outcomes. On day one of the forum, HTMi Switzerland’s 29 BSc (Hons.) students showcased their research in the form of poster presentations, which were judged by a team of academic faculty and students.

On day two the forum went entirely global and started with the six top teams from the “Innovation Challenge”. The students from each team were online and took part in the Q&A session after their respective videos were broadcast.
The forum was then joined by three international guest speakers. The afternoon session saw the four BSc (Hons.) finalists from day one present their research paper concepts.

We are sincerely looking forward to hosting the 2021 Forum. For now, here is the 2020 news and highlights:”

Your hosts,

Jack Iveson, Head of Academics, HTMi Switzerland

Anthony Lack, President of HTMi International Events Association


HTMi Switzerland Announces EMCup 2021 Team

HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute congratulates Marta Begovic (Croatia), Anjali Raikwar (India), Kudaibergen Baizhanov (Kyrgyzstan) and Benjamin Juhasz (Hungary) for being selected to represent HTMi at the European Mise en Place Cup in May 2021 in Maastricht, Netherlands. The team will be coached under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Anthony Lack and Ms. Nicole Pesantes, who herself was a previous contestant in 2019. This will be HTMi’s fifth involvement in the competition. In the 2019 competition, HTMi achieved sixth place out of thirty-six international hotel schools and in 2020 we achieved fourth place and first place in Switzerland. In 2021we hope to better that ranking.

The EMCup is an annual competition amongst the best European Hotel Management Schools and offers students the chance to make a difference with their visions and ideas. The theme for the 2021 competition is “Intrapreneurship – The salvation of our hospitality DNA?”.

We wish them the best of luck and success at the competition and showing the world the HTMi spirit of hospitality.

Anthony Lack, Head of Events Education and Planning, October 2020


Chefs’ Special Evening

Another Eventful Friday at HTMi! Special thanks to our HTMi Chefs for organising “Chefs’ Special Evening” in the Alpine Restaurant on Friday, the 16th of October 2020.

For a unique experience the HTMi Chefs surprised all the guests with a delicious 5-course menu which was highly enjoyed by the whole HTMi community.

Importantly, special thanks to the HTMi kitchen team, the service team, MiTs as well as all the volunteers for making this event possible.


World Class Cocktail Workshop at HTMi Switzerland

On Friday, the 16th of October 2020, the students at HTMi Switzerland had the pleasure to welcome Mr. Andy Walch, Diageo WORLD CLASS Brand Ambassador and World Cocktail Champion.

Mr. Walch presented a very insightful seminar about his career progression and about the world of bar, cocktails and top competitions to all the students. But definitely, the highlight of the day has been the World Class Cocktail Workshop. This included a Spirit Tasting Session with some of the most exclusive spirits from Diageo and a Creative Cocktail Making Session where students had the chance to see some of the international winning cocktails from Mr. Walch and they also tried their own luxurious cocktail creations. An amazing World Class experience.

HTMi would like to thank Mr. Andy Walch and Diageo for the visit and supporting this event. Also to Mr. Francois Brauening, Bar Manager at Mariott Zurich Hotel for the insights from the current hotel landscape and to Mr. Benjamin Juhasz, one of our excellent students and a cocktail passionate who initiated and brought this event to life.

-HTMi Centre for Events Management

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