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March 17-19, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland

February 17th, Lausanne - The Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) is proud to announce that Mr Taleb Rifai will be joining as Keynote Speaker at the Young Hoteliers Summit 2014 in Lausanne, on Tuesday the 18th.

Mr Taleb Rifai has been serving as Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since 2010, re-elected to a second term in 2014. He had previously served as Deputy Secretary General from 2006 until 2009. Having served in Jordan as Government Minister, as well as internationally in the ILO and Jordanian Trade Missions, he has developed an extensive background in international and national public service, the private sector, and academia.

YHS is honoured to have this opportunity to gain from Mr Rifai’s vast experience and broad view of our industry, and is looking forward to welcoming him in March.

Please note attendance is strictly only by prior agreement.

About YHS

The Young Hoteliers Summit is held annually at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and was founded by a passionate group of EHL students in 2010. It is the first hospitality summit to bring together leaders and students from top hotel schools around the world, acting towards improving professional opportunities for young talents of the industry.

From its first edition in 2011, the number of hospitality schools is continually rising having started with seven schools. The summit has welcomed well renowned partners such as Hyatt, Four Seasons and Starwood, not to mention the presence of famous industry speakers such as Guy Crawford (CEO, Jumeirah Group), Kurt Ritter (President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group) or Ted Teng (CEO, Leading Hoteliers of the World), making YHS a growing reference point for the hospitality industry.

Contact: Friederike Von Bunau

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