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Roger A. Allen
Group CEO, RLA
Andrea BelfantiCEO at International Society of Hospitality Consultants
Andrea Belfanti highlights the importance of human interactions and actions in the hospitality industry, while also pointing out the lack of diversity and inclusivity in top executive roles. She emphasizes the need for a significant shift in thinking and actions and remains hopeful that positive changes are on the horizon. Read Bio »
International Society of Hospitality Consultants
Andrea Belfanti is the CEO for the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by the industry’s most respected hospitality professionals worldwide. Andrea has been with ISHC since 2009 and has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry with previously held in a variety of hospitality sectors. She is a regular speaker and presenter at industry events and currently serves on the planning committees for numerous hospitality investment conferences. Andrea co-founded the ISHC & Questex Diversity and Inclusion Council and is the Podium Committee Chair and serves on the Marketing Committee for the Castell Project. Andrea sits on the Advisory Board for the University of South Carolina’s School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, where she earned her bachelor’s degree.
ISHC is a professional society with over 200 members with work experience in over 60 countries. Membership is by invitation only and members are owners, principals, directors, and/or officers in their firms and are leaders in the industry in their respective areas of expertise.
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