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The International Hotel Investment Forum Accepting
Nominations for the IHIF 2011 Young Leader Awards

BERLIN, Germany, December, 2010 -  The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) is now calling for nominations for the third annual IHIF Young Leader Award. Held in conjunction with the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), the award is given each year to a young and emerging leader who has great potential.  

The IHIF Young Leader award, plus Euro 1,000, will be presented to the winner on Wednesday, 11 March 2011 at a plenary session held at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin. Previous winners include Roderick Micallef, Director of Finance and Acting General Manager, Corinthia Hotel, Lisbon and Leslie McGibbon, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, IHG.

 “It’s always difficult for our judging panel to choose only one deserving winner each year, but we’ve been extremely pleased with the past two recipients and look forward to announcing 2011’s Young Leader in March,” said Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, co-organisers of IHIF.

"We’re thrilled to support the Young Leaders program with IHIF next year,” said Lori Raleigh, Executive Director ISHC. “It’s truly a worthwhile endeavour to collaborate with the organisers of IHIF to seek out and reward the young leaders in the industry. Each applicant will be instrumental in the growth and success of our industry in the future and we applaud their efforts.”

To be eligible for nomination, entrants for the IHIF Young Leader Award must be under 35 years of age, have worked in a hospitality-related field, have completed a significant project for his or her hotel or organization, be recognized by leaders of his or her own hotel or organization as an emerging leader and be based in a European country.

Nominations are being accepted until 31 January 2011 on the IHIF website.

Click here to download an entry form today.

For information and details on registering for the IHIF conference to be held 7-11 March in Berlin, visit the IHIF website.

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Questex Media Group LLC is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, telecommunications, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, landscape design, building services and natural resources through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

About Bench Events
Bench Events has a long track record in hosting the premier hotel investment events in Europe and the Middle East. Bench Events’ Chairman, Jonathan Worsley, is one of the organisers and founders of the highly successful International Hotel Investment Forum now in its fourteenth year ( In 2005, he was responsible for launching the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai (; in 2008 launched the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference ( and in 2011 will premier the Central Asia and Turkey Hotel Investment Conference ( Bench Events’ sister company, JW Bench, is a benchmarking company that has successfully launched the Conference Bench and the Productivity Bench. An industry first, the Conference Bench, measures performance data for conference and banqueting space in hotels 10 cities throughout Europe and the Middle East.
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) is a professional society of leading hospitality industry consultants. Membership is by invitation only and members are required to abide by the ISHC Code of Professional Conduct.  ISHC is represented by some two hundred members who, collectively, have expertise in over 50 different specialty areas and work experience in 65 countries. A complete listing/directory of members and specialty areas of expertise represented within ISHC is available under “Consultant Search” on the ISHC web site at

Christina Belenky
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