Co-Chairing the event with Roger Allen was Herbert Mascha, Managing Partner of MRP.   The event was fittingly titled 'Innovation & Disruption: The Evolution of Hospitality' and the program and speaker lineup was insightful, inspirational and thought-provoking.   Topics included:

  • the future of hotel technology,
  • the revolution of hotel distribution and OTA influence,
  • lessons from the retail sector,
  • a hotel owners perspective,
  • over-tourism,
  • food & beverage trends, that changing the hotel offers,
  • innovation in sustainability, 
  • the evolution of resorts. 

The conference is exclusively for ISHC members, candidates, Friends of Society sponsors, guest speakers, media partners and guests of ISHC.  Delegates gathered from all over the world and hailed the event a tremendous success.   

RLA USA President, Lynn Curry a fellow ISHC member took part in a panel session titled 'HNN Think Tank' and resulted in the sharing of new industry ideas from industry thought-leaders.  

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly the world’s greatest source for hospitality expertise and counsel, represented by some two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents.

Hotel New Now has recently published a number of articles from the event:  

For more information on the event and International Society of Hospitality Consultants

ISHC 2019 Vienna Conference Committee:   

Herbert Mascha, Partner MRP hotels - Committee Co-Chair
Roger Allen, Global CEO, Resources for Leisure Assets - Committee Co-Chair
Becka Chester, Principal, Hospitality Design Specialist
Joe Foltz, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Joanne Jia, Head of Asia, Christie & Co.
Peter Kraft, CEO, KRAFT & Associates 
Wolfgang Gattringer, Managing Director, Solutions dot WG Hospitality Advisory Alliance GmbH
Tea Ros, Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting
Margaret Shutze, Margaret Shutze Principal Shutze Studio
Trevor Stuart-Hill, President, Revenue Matters
Sinisa Topalovic, Managing Partner, Horwath HTL
Ivar Yuste, Partner, PHG Hotels & Resorts

 

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