|Paris, France 26 April 2006 - Mark Your Calendars for the IH&RA
43rd Annual Congress, Hospitality Takes Center Stage, to be held in Buenos
Aires, Argentina from 26-29 October 2006 at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel
Buenos Aires, a member of The Luxury Collection.
IH&RA CEO David McMillan recently met with the Vice President of
the Republic of Argentina, Dr. Daniel Scioli, and leaders from three hotel
and restaurant associations of Argentina: Mr. Alberto Alvarez Argüelles,
President of the Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Enterprises of the
Argentine Republic (F.E.H.G.R.A), Mr Juan Mirrena, Vice President of the
Association of Hotels of Tourism, and Mr. Ricardo Boente President of the
Association of Hotels, Restaurants, and Cafes of Capital Federal, to begin
preparations for this event which promises to be truly memorable…with Argentina
pulling out all the stops for IH&RA.
Left to Right: Alberto Alvarez Argüelles (Presidente de la federacion
Empresaria Hotelera Gastronomica de la Republica Argentina), David McMillan
(IH&RA CEO), Lic. Jorge Busquets (Asesor de FEHGRA)
Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, is one of the world’s cultural hot
spots – an elegant city combining European-flair with Latin American vitality.
It is a perfect venue for IH&RA’s forthcoming annual event and spectacular
Argentina, the world’s 8th largest country, is a gateway to Latin America,
a prime market for hospitality development and growth; a region known for
the warmth and passion of its people; a perfect meeting place for IH&RA
Congress delegates, hospitality leaders and star performers from all over
New in 2006 - Business and Education come together! To kick off the
Congress in Buenos Aires on Friday 27 October IH&RA will host its first
ever Hospitality Human Resources Development Forum. Professors and administrators
of hospitality schools and human resource directors of hospitality chains
and independent operations will come face-to-face for an intensive one-day
session to dialogue and present current hospitality industry trends and
implications for education, training and Human Resources Development.
|The International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) is
pleased to announce the 2006 IH&RA Human Resources Development Forum
with the theme: Education and Industry Partnerships in Hospitality Industry.
The Forum will take place on 27 October 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
in conjunction with the 43rd IH&RA Congress 26-29 October 2006.
In recent years, the global hospitality industry has witnessed remarkable
growth and a corresponding need for development of human resources capacity.
IH&RA foresees the need for increased cooperation and partnership between
educators and the industry-at-large in order to build human resource capacity
and at the same time promote the sustainable development of the hospitality
industry. This one day Forum is intended to foster an open dialogue and
exchange of ideas between practitioners and academia on critical success
factors for human resources development, training and education in global
Who Should Attend the Forum?
Hospitality educators, academics and teachers at all levels of education
Hotel, Restaurant and Hospitality industry executives and employers
Researchers and consultants
Administrators of hospitality/tourism education and training institutions
Government officials in tourism administration
Hospitality business trainers and recruiters
And others with interest in HRD/education/training in hospitality
and tourism industry
Hospitality Takes Center Stage! The curtain will then rise for the
IH&RA Congress, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October. This features a
dynamic Conference programme where a stellar line-up of the world's hospitality
industry leaders will identify threats and opportunities for the global
hospitality industry; new developments, trends and innovations around the
world. And for the second act: forecasts for the hospitality industry in
a globalized world.
Standing Ovation! As it takes two to tango – this year IH&RA and
the Association of Hotels, Restaurants, and Cafes of Capital Federal (the
Hospitality Association of Buenos Aires) are marking two important milestones
together: IH&RA’s 60th Anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the
Association of Hotels, Restaurants, and Cafes of Capital Federal – Don’t
miss the show.