With this year’s umbrella topic, “Eyes on the Future: Following the Momentum of Growth,” the student-organized summit aims to explore the trends, possibilities and opportunities in the hospitality industry.
YHS will explore topics ranging from new branding ideas and marketing schemes to the trends for the Internet of Things in hospitality and the changing landscape of hotel ownership.
Keynote speakers this year include Tina Haller, senior manager of KPMG; Michael Levie, COO of CitizenM; Steve Hood, senior vice president of STR. YHS will also host the annual Certificate in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) workshop for all student delegates. In addition to keynote speeches, panel discussions will revolve around topics such as redefining luxury in the age of the millennial traveller.
YHS will also see the publication of its annual YHS Rankings survey, which brings young hospitality talent opinions and hopes to light, and identifies where companies may be lacking regarding employer branding, recruitment and employment methods.