HSMAI Europe DACH Calls for Advisory Board Members

11th Feb, 2022

Advisory Board will be part of a strategic drive to support membership and the hospitality, travel and event industry recovery in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 

Nominations are open until 1 March 2022 to apply for a number of prestigious leadership positions on the DACH Advisory Board at the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Region Europe (HSMAI). The successful applicants will work with the recently appointed Chair Andreas Kohn.  

The DACH Advisory Board will be part of a strategic drive to support the Association’s membership and the hospitality, event and travel industries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the post pandemic area - as, many make their first steps on the path of their business recovery.

Check the selection and application criteria here

In addition, the Board, will be working closely with two prominent business schools in the region; SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern and EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. The aim is to build even stronger ties with the undergraduate/post graduate community; to attract new talent to the industry, create new employment opportunities and boost the region’s economy. The Board will also be meeting with the Schools to ensure that students are armed with the necessary leadership skills and competencies in the modern era of hospitality.

HSMAI Europe is committed to growing business for the hotel, event and travel industry and their partners and is a leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable revenue growth on a local, national, and European level.

Ingunn Hofseth, President and CEO, HSMAI Europe adds, “Andreas’s contribution as the region’s Chair, along with the new DACH Advisory Board, will be a great source of support and guidance for members, not only for strategic and revenue management insights but offering businesses new avenues to recruit talent and networking events aimed to boost the pipeline of new business.

Even through the pandemic, the hospitality industry in the DACH region has shown great determination and resilience to keep going. 2022 promises to be a year for a green shoots’ recovery. Once travel restrictions lift, whether it’s for business, leisure or “bleisure”, we will want to meet, connect and explore new destinations and cultures. This is an exciting time for the hospitality, event and travel professionals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to capitalise on opportunities.”

This news follows the recent appointment of Andreas Kohn (cover photo) as Chairman of the Advisory Board of HSMAI Europe DACH

Andreas Kohn, said: “Together with the HSMAI Region Europe team, I am looking forward to supporting the membership to ensure that as an industry we unite, share knowledge and valuable insights in our region. HSMAI provides ideal platforms, forums and working groups, which serve as a think-tank on how to manoeuvre through today’s challenges.”, comments, Andreas Kohn.

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